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Jordy Mercer
Birthdate: 8/27/1986 (30 y, 7 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/205     Position: SS
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 2, Overall: 79, Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Contract: $4.3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Mercer and the Pirates avoided arbitration Friday and settled on a one-year, $4.325 million deal, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports. (1/13/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The term "second division starter" was specially formulated for Pittsburgh Pirates. Mercer is a shining example of one such starter of the second division. In his best season, 2014, he posted exactly 2.0 WAR - also exactly league average according to the designers of WAR. His other three full major league seasons netted somewhat less than 2.0 WAR. Even the Pirates probably prefer to use Mercer as a super utility man. Unfortunately, Jung Ho Kang didn't work out as a shortstop, and the other internal options aren't any better. Perhaps they can provide an opportunity for a free agent like Stephen Drew. After all, Mercer's defense took a big step backwards in 2016 according to UZR. A starting shortstop can be a below-average hitter or a below-average fielder, but he can't be both, and his fantasy value is limited as a result. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Mercer was a tidy little middle infield patch for the Pirates from 2013-2016. Entering his age-30 season, it's probably time for Pittsburgh to troll for a replacement. You should find a replacement on your fantasy squad as well.

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Season2nd HalfGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
20122nd Half244953125511652011110000.245
20132nd Half4815817450311414171410330312501.316
20142nd Half6221424056351326222721631122530.262
20152nd Half371271393022701131511128010101.236
20162nd Half6222624354371025272814233102501.239
Total2nd Half23377484920213049617858958121336561633.261

Season2nd HalfBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
20122nd Half3.8 %20.8 %0.18.245.283.449.732.204.2896-0.2.31196
20132nd Half5.7 %17.2 %0.33.316.366.494.860.177.368277.5.369140
20142nd Half8.8 %12.9 %0.68.262.328.425.753.164.279282.5.323108
20152nd Half7.9 %20.1 %0.39.236.295.315.610.079.29311-4.9.26970
20162nd Half5.8 %13.6 %0.42.239.286.367.654.128.26121-7.5.28174
Total2nd Half6.8 %15.7 %0.44.261.316.406.721.145.29493-2.6.31198

Season2nd HalfGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20122nd Half1.2325.6 %41.0 %33.3 %23.1 %7.7 %6.3 %0.0 %41.0 %35.9 %23.1 %15.4 %64.1 %20.5 %21163148
20132nd Half1.4126.0 %43.3 %30.7 %2.6 %10.3 %9.1 %50.0 %42.8 %34.4 %22.9 %8.4 %61.1 %30.5 %685230455
20142nd Half1.4123.1 %45.1 %31.9 %10.3 %10.3 %2.4 %20.0 %47.1 %31.6 %21.4 %19.8 %56.2 %24.1 %887336551
20152nd Half1.9318.0 %54.0 %28.0 %7.1 %3.6 %3.7 %0.0 %39.0 %39.0 %22.0 %12.0 %64.0 %24.0 %533188345
20162nd Half1.5219.8 %48.4 %31.8 %14.8 %8.2 %7.5 %33.3 %34.9 %37.4 %27.7 %18.5 %54.9 %26.7 %968343625
Total2nd Half1.5122.0 %46.9 %31.1 %10.6 %8.5 %5.7 %33.3 %41.0 %35.3 %23.8 %15.6 %58.4 %25.9 %328411602124