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Jordy Mercer | Shortstop | #10

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored three times on Wednesday.
Mercer has been good enough to be rostered in fantasy leagues this year. He is batting .282/.361/.393 with six home runs, 40 runs and 35 RBI. That's not good enough to start for a championship-caliber fantasy team but he can be useful as a backup. Jul 27 - 10:11 PM

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Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Pirates topped the Athletics 7-3 on Friday.

Mercer upped his on-base percentage to .358 tonight. The six intentional walks helps, but it's not just a product of his batting eighth; he actually has a higher OBP from the other spots in the order, including a .400 mark in 16 games leading off against lefties.
Jul 2 - 1:43 AM

Jordy Mercer (head) went 0-for-3 with two walks Monday in his return to the lineup against the Dodgers.

Mercer left Sunday's game with head and right ear discomfort after sliding into second base to break up a double play, but fortunately he avoided serious injury. He should be good to go moving forward.
Jun 28 - 8:47 AM

Jordy Mercer was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Dodgers with head and right ear discomfort.

Mercer sustained the injury while sliding into second base in an attempt to break up a double play. He'll likely be re-evaluated on Monday, but it doesn't sound as though a trip to the disabled list is in his future.
Jun 26 - 9:52 PM

Jordy Mercer hit his fourth longball of the season on Saturday, a two-run homer off Joe Blanton of the Dodgers.

Mercer started the season like gangbusters, hitting .381 in April. He has cooled off considerably since then however. He has a .724 OPS with 31 runs and 26 RBI on the year.
Jun 25 - 10:23 PM

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Cubs.

Batting leadoff, Mercer cranked a homer in the first inning against Cubs starter Jon Lester to get the Bucs on the board early. He then led off the third inning with a double and scored later in the frame. Mercer has cooled from his early production, but the 29-year-old is still batting .267/.355/.356 with three homers, 24 RBI and 29 runs scored in 65 games this year.
Jun 19 - 12:20 AM

Jordy Mercer (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Mercer sat out Friday after departing Thursday's contest with a sore left elbow, but it appears he's going to be alright. He's hit .266/.354/.332 for the Pirates this season.
Jun 5 - 8:26 AM

Jordy Mercer left Thursday's game against the Marlins with left elbow discomfort.

It's been a brutal injury night for Pittsburgh. Francisco Cervelli (foot) and Andrew McCutchen (thumb) went down earlier in the game and now Mercer will join them in the trainer's room. Mercer left after getting drilled by a pitch from Kyle Barraclough in the ninth inning. Cole Figueroa replaced him at shortstop. Mercer went 0-for-2 with a walk before exiting.
Jun 2 - 10:52 PM

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

It's just a routine day off. Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
May 30 - 5:16 PM

Jordy Mercer is out of the Pirates' lineup for Monday's makeup game against the Rockies.

Sean Rodriguez will get a rare start at shortstop with Jung Ho Kang (hand) also still sidelined. Mercer has a respectable .303 average and .391 OBP in 41 games this season. It's just a routine day of rest.
May 23 - 10:17 AM

Jordy Mercer finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Mercer knocked three singles on the night, three of the team's 11 hits against Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves' relievers. He's now got a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's 9-for-18 with nine singles. That's good for a .297/.389/.355 overall line.
May 19 - 11:58 PM

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-4 with a long home run and a walk Friday to help the Pirates edge the Diamondbacks 8-7.

His bomb off Patrick Corbin in the third inning was estimated at 466 feet. Mercer has been leading off against lefties for the Pirates, but since he's still hitting at the bottom of the order versus righties, he's not a mixed-league option. He's off to a nice start, though.
Apr 23 - 1:16 AM

Jordy Mercer (eye) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League finale.

Mercer was held out Tuesday and Wednesday because of a mild case of pink eye. He will start at shortstop for the Pirates on Opening Day against the Cardinals.
Mar 31 - 8:25 AM

Jordy Mercer is out of the Pirates' lineup for the second straight day Wednesday due to pink eye.

Mercer is expected back in the lineup Thursday, so should be fine for the start of the season. The 29-year-old will be Pittsburgh's regular shortstop.
Mar 30 - 1:14 PM

Jordy Mercer was removed from Sunday's Cactus League game due to left knee discomfort.

The team is calling his early exit purely precautionary and he's listed as day-to-day. It doesn't sound as though this ailment should impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 27 - 8:31 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Juan Nicasio
9Jon Niese