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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 (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. Sep 24 - 10:30 AM

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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.
Sep 24 - 12:39 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.
Sep 23 - 11:28 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.
Aug 28 - 11:30 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).
Aug 24 - 7:49 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.
Aug 12 - 4:07 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.
Aug 7 - 3:20 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.
Jul 25 - 5:32 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler