Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
10 Jordy Mercer SS
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 8/27/1986 | Birthplace: Taloga, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 11/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
PIT

Latest Updates

 

SS Mercer in, C Cervelli out of Thursday lineup for Pirates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) One regular has returned, but another is getting a day off Thursday for the Pirates.

Shortstop Jordy Mercer is back in the lineup against the Cubs after being sidelined since Monday with a rib injury. He hopes to bring a hotter bat - he is in a 1-for-15 slump

Meanwhile, starting catcher Francisco Cervelli is catching a break for a day game following a night game. Chris Stewart will squat behind the plate instead.


Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer remains sidelined Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is out of the starting lineup again Wednesday against the Cubs with a rib injury, the team announced. 

Manager Clint Hurdle believes the injury is nothing more than day to day and hopes to get him back soon, according to MLB Network Radio. Mercer could be available off the bench and may start Thursday, Hurdle said per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Jung Ho Kang will replace Mercer at short again Wednesday. Mercer is hitting .200 with two RBI in 35 at-bats.


Pirates SS Mercer reports ribs are feeling better


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Jordy Mercer is not in the starting lineup for the Pirates on Tuesday, but he reports that his ribcage is improving, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mercer added that he would try to throw Tuesday.

Mercer sustained the injury on a hit-by-pitch Sunday, courtesy of Milwaukee pitcher Matt Garza.


Pirates' Jordy Mercer out of lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.

Mercer left Sunday's game after getting by a pitch, but X-rays on his rib cage came back negative. Manager Clint Hurdle said that the shortstop has one test remaining but the team is treating the injury as a contusion, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"He's in a better place than when I was talking to him (while he was) on his knees on the field," Hurdle said. "He's sore. He feels a lot better."

Jung Ho Kang is making his second start at shortstop for the Pirates, who are favorites (-110) at home against the Cubs Monday.


X-Rays negative for Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (rib cage)


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) X-Rays for Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer revealed no fracture in his rib-cage area, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mercer left Sunday's game against the Brewers after getting hit with a pitch from Matt Garza in his rib-cage area while attempting to bunt.

The pitch caught him in the left ribs just below the chest.

Mercer's status for Monday against the Cubs remains questionable.

Pirates SS Jordy Mercer exits Sunday after hit in chest with pitch


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer left Sunday's game against the Brewers after getting hit with a pitch from Matt Garza in the rib-cage area attempting to bunt, according to the team.

He's reported as experiencing pain in his rib cage area.

Jung Ho Kang replaced Mercer in the game.

Mercer's status for Monday against the Cubs is unknown.


Pirates' Jordy Mercer collects two hits Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored in his team's 10-2 win over the Brewers Sunday.

Mercer got the day off Saturday and came back with his first multihit game of the season. He was moved up to the No. 2 spot in the lineup Sunday with the team resting leadoff hitter Josh Harrison. Mercer is 5 for 18 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs in five games.


Pirates' Jordy Mercer entrenched as starting shortstop


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer is firmly entrenched as the team's starting shortstop and said Monday he was never worried about the perceived competition with Jung Ho Kang, MLB.com reports.

"I never worried about it one bit, to be perfectly honest," Mercer said. "That's kind of the way I always am. Put my head down and keep playing."

Mercer opened the spring with just three hits in 23 at-bats but has managed seven hits in his last 11 at-bats to raise his spring average to .293. General manager Neal Huntington threw his support behind Mercer earlier in March.

"We love Jordy Mercer," Huntington said in early March. "The narrative is, he's the guy. He had a really tough start last year, but then was one of the best shortstops in the league. Shortstop is not a competition."

"Yeah, any time somebody says something like that about you -- especially coming from management -- it's really good to hear," Mercer said Monday. "Still, it's not going to change how I play. I just continue to push forward."


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer looks to build from strong 2014 finish


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer worked on improving his defensive struggles last year with Clint Barmes and his offensive struggles with first-base coach Nick Leyva, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"What's the best thing that Barmes could do for our ballclub? That's to tutor this young kid, and that’s exactly what he did," Leyva said. "It was phenomenal to watch that."

Mercer hit .199 through the first 49 games last season. He bounced back with a .278 batting average, a .333 on-base percentage, 11 home runs and 19 doubles since June 2. Now that Mercer is the incumbent starter at shortstop, he is hoping to use his experience as an advantage to beat out Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang for playing time throughout the season.

"You can't substitute for innings played, you can't substitute for at-bats, you can't substitute for innings pitched at this level," Leyva said. "You talk all you want about it, but when you get 450 at-bats, you've had a major league season. When you've played 140 games, you've played a major league season. The only way you're going to get those is by competing and getting the job done."


Pirates' Kang clarifies comment about being better than Mercer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang made some headlines in the offseason when he was quoted as saying he "can play better" than Pirates starting shortstop Jordy Mercer.

But Kang said Wednesday he wasn't trying to put down Mercer and was trying to convey he's most comfortable at shortstop.

"That was a little bit of a misinterpretation. I don't want to steal his position. It's all about competition," Kang said, per MLB.com. "I want to have a friendly competition with all of the players and work along with all of them -- like a synergy.

"It's not like I'm stealing it, but if I get a chance, I would like to play shortstop. If I get another opportunity at another position, I'm open to playing another position."


Huntington: Pirates' Kang 'horrified' at portrayal of Mercer quote


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday the team is "trying to reduce expectations up front" for shortstop Jung-ho Kang in an effort to "allow him to transition and become comfortable."

The expectations are certainly riding high for Kang, who is coming off a 40-homer season in Korea. Kang also put himself in a tough position a few weeks ago when he was quoted as saying he "can play better than" Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.

Although, Huntington said Kang was "absolutely horrified" how the quote about winning the shortstop job over Mercer was portrayed in the U.S., per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"The one mistake I made through Kang process is not coming out and saying how much we like Jordy Mercer," Huntington told MLB Network Radio. "We like him."

Huntington said Kang is "most comfortable" at shortstop, but added he is going to play at second and third base in spring training as well.


Newcomer Kang already angling for Pirates starting shortstop job


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) While Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang is on his way to Pittsburgh to finalize a deal with the Pirates, the 27-year-old infielder seems extremely confident in his skills and put incumbent Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer on notice that he's aiming for his job, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"If I get an opportunity to play consistently, I think I can play better (than Mercer)," Kang told the Yonhap News Agency. "I think I’ll have to talk to the team about my position, but I’d like to play shortstop."

Mercer played in a career-high 149 games last season, batting .255 with 12 home runs, 27 doubles and 55 RBI. Kang hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI in 117 games in 2014 for Nexen of the Korea Baseball Organization.

If Pittsburgh completes the deal with Kang, it seems Mercer views Kang's confidence as a plus for the team.

"It's good to see he has got confidence coming in," Mercer said. "All of us can use that, for sure. If we all set our sights on one goal and have confidence in our ability, the sky is the limit for this team. So, it’s exciting to see it."


Jordy Mercer slugs 12th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 10-6 loss to the Reds Saturday.

Mercer put his team on the board with an RBI groundout in the second inning and followed it up with a solo blast in the fifth. He was just 2 for 26 in his last eight games entering play Saturday. Mercer has hit .257/.308/.390 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in 502 at-bats.


Jordy Mercer gets thumbs-up for Thursday action


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is back in action Thursday against visiting Boston. He had been absent from the lineup since Sunday with a back problem.

Mercer returns on a roll. He was 14 of 36 in his last eight games before going down.


Jordy Mercer out again for Pirates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has been given the red light for the second straight game Wednesday against Boston. He has been dealing with a back issue.

Mercer was on a 14-for-36 run before being sidelined.


Jordy Mercer scratched with back tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back tightness, the team announced. Clint Barmes will replace Mercer at the position and bat eighth.

Jordy Mercer swats 10th home run Saturday vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 5-0 win over the Cubs Saturday.

Mercer plated the first run of the game by singling home the leadoff man in the first inning. He then remained quiet until the ninth, when he extended his team's lead to five runs with his 10th blast of the season. Mercer has hit .245/.300/.379 in 441 at-bats, and three of his home runs have come in his last six games.


Jordy Mercer back from three-game absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer is starting at shortstop Tuesday against the Braves, after recovering from a forearm injury. Mercer is batting eighth in his return from a three straight games off. 

Jordy Mercer misses third straight start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer missed a third straight start Sunday against the Nationals due to a forearm injury. Josh Harrison once again started at shortstop in Mercer's absence.

Jordy Mercer out yet again Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer is out of the lineup yet again Saturday, the second straight game he has missed as a result of forearm tightness. He remains day to day moving forward. 

Jordy Mercer out of lineup, no MRI set


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer is out of the lineup Friday against the Nationals, though the extent of his injured forearm is not yet known.

Mercer told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he will see the team doctor prior to Friday's game, but has not yet had an MRI scheduled. He has had other tests performed, though details on that are not yet known as well.


Jordy Mercer dealing with forearm tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer is dealing with forearm tightness, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mercer was removed from Thursday's game due to the injury. Mercer was taken out in the seventh inning. The team did not initially announce the injury.


Jordy Mercer removed from Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has been taken out of the Thursday game in Detroit and replaced by Jayson Nix. The team has yet to announce why Mercer was removed in the seventh inning.

Jordy Mercer staying consistent and productive


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Jordy Mercer caught fire in late July and has remained hot ever since.

The Pirates shortstop has raised his average from .246 to .261 over the last three weeks. He has six multi-hit games during that stretch with a 19-for-55 tear. He has six RBI and six runs scored in his last 11 games to raise his on-base percentage to .304, its highest point since April 4.


Jordy Mercer remains on roll in defeat of Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Jordy Mercer has taken the shortstop job with the Pirates and run with it - and he continued on a dead sprint Friday night.

Mercer achieved his third two-hit performance in the last six games to help Pittsburgh win at Arizona. He doubled twice, scored three runs and drove in another as his stat line improved to .254/.300/.374. He's batting .360 with six runs scored in his last seven games.