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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
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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

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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

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-3 with a solo homer Tuesday versus the Tigers.

Mercer spent much of last year trying to hold off Jung Ho Kang at shortstop, but he'll have the spot to himself this year, with Kang taking over at third base once he's healthy. He's not going to have a lot to offer fantasy leaguers while hitting at the bottom of the order. Last year, he hit .244 with just three homers and three steals in 394 at-bats.
Mar 1 - 4:19 PM

Pirates and SS Jordy Mercer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.075 million contract.

It's a bit more than the $1.8 million MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn. Mercer hit .244/.293/.320 with three homers last season for the Pirates and will open the season as the starting shortstop while Jung Ho Kang (knee) recovers.
Jan 15 - 11:30 AM

Jordy Mercer slammed a three-run homer Saturday against the Cubs.

His fifth-inning blast was the big blow against Jason Hammel. It was just his third home run in 109 games this season. The 29-year-old is batting just .249/.300/.328 this season, but the Pirates are looking for him to carry the load at shortstop again with Jung Ho Kang (knee) sidelined.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored Thursday against the Brewers.

Mercer was making his sixth start since coming off the DL on June 23. If he hits, it'll give the Pirates more reason to play Jung-Ho Kang at third. He is the superior defense shortstop, after all.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Erik Kratz
4Elias Diaz
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
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Kyle Lobstein
9Juan Nicasio