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Jordy Mercer
Birthdate: 8/27/1986 (30 y, 6 m, 25 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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SeasonThrough 0 - 2GABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2012Through 0 - 21216172110001008010000.125
2013Through 0 - 26493981612211154036100100.172
2014Through 0 - 2811161192012602281047020600.172
2015Through 0 - 27397971715200050037000200.175
2016Through 0 - 29012212819161022154039110000.156
TotalThrough 0 - 23204444597456121553490167240900.167

SeasonThrough 0 - 2BB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2012Through 0 - 20.0 %47.1 %0.00.125.118.188.305.063.222-1-2.6.126-29
2013Through 0 - 24.1 %36.7 %0.11.172.214.247.462.075.2683-8.1.20828
2014Through 0 - 20.8 %39.5 %0.02.172.176.276.452.103.2612-10.4.19621
2015Through 0 - 20.0 %38.1 %0.00.175.175.196.371.021.283-1-11.7.162-4
2016Through 0 - 23.1 %30.5 %0.10.156.188.213.401.057.2070-14.8.1785
TotalThrough 0 - 22.0 %36.4 %0.05.167.185.232.417.065.2504-47.6.18411

SeasonThrough 0 - 2GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2012Through 0 - 21.3322.2 %44.4 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %55.6 %11.1 %11.1 %55.6 %33.3 %731657
2013Through 0 - 22.6722.8 %56.1 %21.1 %0.0 %8.3 %15.6 %0.0 %45.6 %29.8 %24.6 %22.8 %61.4 %15.8 %43487347
2014Through 0 - 21.8116.9 %53.5 %29.6 %4.8 %9.5 %2.6 %0.0 %45.1 %33.8 %21.1 %19.7 %59.2 %21.1 %49487407
2015Through 0 - 22.6433.3 %48.3 %18.3 %0.0 %0.0 %10.3 %0.0 %35.0 %38.3 %26.7 %15.0 %70.0 %15.0 %40472332
2016Through 0 - 21.3419.0 %46.4 %34.5 %10.3 %6.9 %5.1 %0.0 %34.5 %26.2 %39.3 %21.4 %58.3 %20.2 %610131479
TotalThrough 0 - 21.8722.4 %50.5 %27.0 %6.6 %6.6 %7.7 %0.0 %39.5 %32.4 %28.1 %19.6 %61.6 %18.9 %20153931622