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Jordy Mercer | Shortstop | #10

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
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Pirates and SS Jordy Mercer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.75 million contract.
He was arbitration-eligible for the final time. Mercer batted .255/.326/.406 with 14 dingers in 2017. Jan 12 - 12:46 PM

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Jordy Mercer (knee) is unlikely to play again this season.

Mercer has been battling tendinitis in his left knee for a while, and with just a couple games left the Pirates feel no need to push him. Sean Rodriguez is at shortstop Friday.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Jordy Mercer (knee) is hoping to play in the Pirates' final regular-season series this weekend at Nationals Park.

Mercer has been sidelined since last Saturday with tendinitis in his left knee, an ailment that dates back more than a month. "He wants to finish. He wants to be out there and play," Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday. "We're evaluating literally hourly and daily to help him achieve that goal."
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Jordy Mercer (knee) is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Mercer was pulled from Saturday's game with tendinitis in his left knee, an ailment he's been dealing with for a while. He's day-to-day. Max Moroff is at shortstop Sunday. The Pirates are sitting a host of other regulars Sunday, as well, as Josh Bell, Gregory Polanco, David Freese and Adam Frazier are all on the bench.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Jordy Mercer finished 3-for-3 with a double, triple, four RBI and two runs scored to help the Pirates outlast the Cardinals 11-6 on Saturday.

An eight-run first inning was highlighted by Mercer's three-run triple, which landed in front of a sliding Dexter Fowler and skipped under his glove, allowing all three runners to come around to score. Just for good measure, Mercer also swatted an RBI double in the fifth. The 31-year-old already has a career high in homers this year, and with one more run batted in -- he's at 58 following Saturday's game -- he'll tie his single-season high in that category, as well. In all, Mercer is batting .255/.326/.406 with a little over a week left in the season.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Jordy Mercer told reporters after Saturday's game that he's dealing with tendinitis in his left knee.

"It’s alright until I have to leg out a triple or a double or stop," said the 31-year-old shortstop. Mercer made an early exit from Saturday's win over the Cardinals and could see a few days off over the final week of the regular season.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:28:00 PM

Jordy Mercer had three of the Pirates' six hits and homered for their only run in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

Mercer's August slump had seen him hit .176/.225/.270 over his first 20 games of the month. He's picking it back up some now, going 8-for-13 over his last four games. The homer tonight was his 12th, tying his career high from 2014.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Jordy Mercer paced the Pirates with two hits in Thursday’s loss to the Dodgers.

He plated Sean Rodriguez on an RBI single in the second inning. Mercer also doubled off Josh Fields in the seventh and came around to score on a base hit by Adam Frazier. Even with Thursday’s outburst, Mercer is still hitting an ugly .192 for the month of August (15-for-78).
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Jordy Mercer homered and plated the Pirates' only two runs in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Mercer got the Bucs on the board with a run-scoring single in the second inning then tacked on a solo blast in the ninth. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now slashing .254/.327/.409 with 11 homers and 47 RBI on the season.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 04:07:00 PM

Jordy Mercer is not in Monday's lineup against the Tigers.

Sean Rodriguez will get the start at shortstop after playing hero in his return on Sunday. He's batting seventh against Matt Boyd.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Jordy Mercer finished 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's game in San Francisco.

Mercer has managed two homers with five RBI in four games on the western road trip so far. The shortstop has reached double digits in homers for the third time in the past four seasons, and he needs just three more to set a new career high.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 05:32:00 AM

Jordy Mercer launched a two-run homer Friday versus the Rockies.

It was his only hit in five at-bats on the day, but at least it was a big one. Mercer has nine home runs through 92 games, just three shy of his career-high from 2013. He already has a career-best .758 OPS.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 12:44:00 AM

Jordy Mercer is not in the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

It looks like he's just getting a breather. With Mercer taking a seat, Max Moroff will fill in at shortstop and bat eighth against Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 and drove in a run during Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

He tripled to drive in a run in the sixth inning. The 30-year-old veteran is having a career year at the plate, although he is still only on the fringe of fantasy usefulness. He is batting .266/.342/.420 with eight homers and 32 RBI. He has been thrown out in all four of his stolen base attempts this year.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Jordy Mercer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Mercer burned Jeff Samardzija with a two-run homer in the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Prior to the hit, he had gone six games without an extra-base knock. For the campaign as a whole, the shortstop is hitting .265/.344/.415 with eight homers and 31 RBI across 275 at-bats.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
3Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1David Freese
2Colin Moran
LF1Adam Frazier
2Jordan Luplow
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Tyler Glasnow
6Joe Musgrove
7Dario Agrazal
8Luis Escobar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Daniel Hudson
3Michael Feliz
4George Kontos
5Edgar Santana
6A.J. Schugel
7Jordan Milbrath
8Steven Brault
9Nik Turley
10Dovydas Neverauskas
11Jack Leathersich
12Kyle Crick
13Nick Burdi
14Richard Rodriguez