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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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Jordy Mercer went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Padres.
He poked a single into center field to plate David Freese with the Pirates' first run of the game in the eighth inning, then he came around to score on a Sean Rodriguez double. The multi-hit game boosts his line to .247/.307/.370 with two homers and 14 RBI in 42 games. May 19 - 9:57 PM

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Jordy Mercer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, driving in the go-ahead run in Saturday's win over the Giants.

The Pirates tried several times to lose this game, to no avail. They took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, which the Giants would erase with three runs over the next two frames. Then, after the Pirates went back ahead 5-3 via a solo home run by Gregory Polanco in the third inning and a two-run dinger by Francisco Cervelli in the sixth, Pittsburgh again blew their advantage, coughing up singular runs in the top of the seventh and eighth innings to knot up the score at 5-5. Enter Jordy Mercer with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning. He would drive in the go-ahead run after being plunked by Tony Watson, putting the Pirates up 6-5, a lead which they would not relinquish in the top of the ninth inning. Mercer went 0-for-2 at the plate outside of his brief moment in the sun.
May 13 - 12:14 AM

Jody Mercer went 3-for-4 with a homer on Sunday in a rout of the Brewers.

Mercer's homer was the first of the season, and it was a solo shot off of Chase Anderson in the second inning. He now has a line of .239/.282/.354 on the season, and offers very little fantasy value, even in NL-Only leagues. Sunday was a nice day for him, though.
May 6 - 5:55 PM

Jordy Mercer (finger) reached base three times and scored a run in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Mercer sat out one game after jamming a finger, but he will be fine. The shortstop doubled and drew a couple walks Thursday versus the Reds.
Apr 6 - 8:08 AM

Jordy Mercer (finger) is out of the Pirates' lineup on Wednesday night against the Twins.

Mercer jammed his right pinkie Monday while diving back into first base on a pickoff attempt, but X-rays turned up negative and he should be fine in a couple days. Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and bat eighth Wednesday versus Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
Apr 4 - 2:08 PM

X-rays turned up negative on Jordy Mercer's right pinkie.

Mercer jammed the pinkie Monday while diving back into first base on a pickoff attempt in the bottom of the fourth inning. The shortstop is considered day-to-day.
Apr 2 - 7:59 PM

Jordy Mercer left Monday's game after five innings with right hand/finger discomfort.

The Post-Gazette's Bill Brink believes he was hurt diving back into first base on a pickoff throw. Sean Rodriguez replaced him at shortstop against the Twins.
Apr 2 - 2:56 PM

Jordy Mercer struck out all three times he was up Monday against the Orioles.

Mercer is off to a 3-for-19 start, not that it matters much. He might be entering his last season in Pittsburgh, as he'll be a free agent next winter, but he's at no risk of losing playing time as the team's starting shortstop.
Mar 12 - 4:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3George Kontos
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Richard Rodriguez
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Steven Brault
10Enny Romero
11Nik Turley
12Nick Burdi