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Jordy Mercer | Shortstop | #10

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 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. Jul 25 - 5:32 AM

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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.
Jul 22 - 12:44 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.
Jul 6 - 4:23 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.
Jul 5 - 10:46 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.
Jul 2 - 4:57 PM

Jordy Mercer homered and collected three RBI in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

Mercer hit a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn in the fourth inning, his seventh homer of the year, and he added an RBI groundout in the sixth. The 30-year-old is quietly on pace for the best full offensive season of his career, batting .275/.349/.424 in 72 games. He's got 28 RBI and 29 runs scored to go with those seven homers to date.
Jun 24 - 11:46 PM

Jordy Mercer clubbed a solo home run on Sunday, accounting for all of the Pirates' offense in a losing effort against the Cubs.

Mercer tagged John Lackey for the solo shot in the fifth inning, trimming their deficit to 4-1. As a team, the Pirates would only muster three total hits on the afternoon. Mercer finished the day 1-for-3 and is slashing .279/.356/.421 with six homers and 25 RBI on the season.
Jun 18 - 4:40 PM

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-2 with a double on Tuesday as the Pirates defeated the Rockies.

Mercer also drew a walk in this one, reaching base safely in all three of his plate appearances. He normally does his damage against left-handed pitching but held his own against right-hander Tyler Chatwood on Tuesday. He's now slashing .278/.359/.408 with five round-trippers and 24 RBI.
Jun 13 - 9:55 PM

Jordy Mercer finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's game at the N.Y. Mets.

Mercer has been on fire lately, posting 22 hits over his past 50 at-bats (.440). He has raised his average from a paltry .203 to a solid .266 just since May 20 thanks to nine multi-hit efforts over the past 12 outings.
Jun 4 - 1:00 AM

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with a homer and a walk against the Braves on Wednesday.

Mercer hit the third of back-to-back-to-back homers off Josh Collmenter in the 10th, following David Freese and Jose Osuna. Mercer was hitting just .203/.317/.268 this season before arriving in Atlanta this week. He's gone 7-for-13 with two homers in three games since.
May 25 - 12:19 AM

Jordy Mercer mashed a solo homer and drove in three runs Tuesday against the Braves.

Mercer took R.A. Dickey over the boards in the sixth inning and has now reached base in five of nine career plate appearances versus the knuckleballer. He then put the Pirates ahead in the top of the ninth following a long rain delay, but Pittsburgh coughed up the lead in the bottom of the frame. Mercer is sporting an unappetizing .215/.323/.299 batting line on the season.
May 24 - 1:55 AM

Jordy Mercer was removed from Monday's game against the Braves due to discomfort in his right hand.

Mercer is considered day-to-day. He sustained the injury when he was hit in the hand by a groundball. Look for him to return to the Pirates' lineup in a day or two.
May 22 - 10:26 PM

Jordy Mercer singled three times in four trips to the plate Tuesday against the Cardinals.

The Pirates had 11 hits on the night, but nine of them were singles and they didn't draw any walks, which added up to just one run. It's been a rough go of it so far at the plate for Mercer, who is hitting only .229/.315/.250.
Apr 18 - 11:39 PM

Jordy Mercer finished 0-for-3 in the Pirates' loss to the Cardinals on Monday.

Mercer hit a game-tying RBI single in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Cubs, helping to finish off a big three-game sweep of the defending champs at Wrigley Field, but the veteran shortstop was retired in all three of his plate appearances against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn on Monday night in St. Louis. Mercer is batting just .182/.280/.205 on the season.
Apr 17 - 9:24 PM

Jody Mercer went 1-for-4 with a game-tying eighth-inning RBI single in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Mercer committed a costly fielding error in the seventh inning which allowed the Cubs to score the first run of the game, but he made up for his blunder against Koji Uehara with the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth inning. His dunk single knotted up the game at 1-1. The Pirates would take an 3-1 lead by the time the dust settled on the frame. With a career .256/.313/.374 triple-slash in the majors, Mercer holds no fantasy intrigue.
Apr 16 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Juan Nicasio
3Tony Watson
4Daniel Hudson
5Wade LeBlanc
6Jhan Marinez
7A.J. Schugel
8Steven Brault