Oscar Mercado

Age: 25
Bats/Throws: R/R
6' 2" / 197
OF
Birthdate: 12/16/1994 (25 y, 2 m, 4 d)
Drafted: 2013 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 18, Overall: 57, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: 1 yr, $555K (2019)
Service Time: 0.139
Reported as the pre-2020 value.
0 years and 139 days days of service time.
  
Free Agent:
Becomes a free agent entering the 2026 season, after the conclusion of the 2025 season.
2026   
Arb Eligible:
Projected to be arbitration eligible for the 2022 season.
2022   
MiLB Options: 1
Reported as the pre-2020 season number of waiver options remaining.

Prospects Report
Team Rank: 12Overall Rank: Reported: 2019ETA: 2019  
HitGamePowerRawPowerSpeedFieldThrowsFuture Value
50 / 5535 / 4045 / 4555 / 5550 / 5550 / 5045

RotoWire News: Mercado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. (9/29/2019)

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2013Cardinals (R)4218611814129.1 %21.0 %.098.262.209.290.307.29181    
2014Cardinals (R)6027434125267.3 %13.5 %.082.252.224.303.306.29782    
2015Cardinals (A)11751347044504.5 %11.9 %.087.282.254.297.341.29986    
2016Cardinals (A+)12550605027338.7 %14.0 %.057.253.215.296.271.27671    
2017Cardinals (AA)120523137646386.1 %21.4 %.140.348.287.341.428.346114    
2018Cardinals (AAA)10042787342318.4 %15.0 %.123.323.285.351.408.341101    
2018Indians (AAA)321190125610.9 %19.3 %.068.325.252.342.320.30893    
2019Indians (AAA)30140424151411.4 %22.9 %.202.373.294.396.496.388131    
2019Indians115482157054155.8 %17.4 %.174.300.269.318.443.321953.50.30.41.7
2020THE BAT136586147558237.0 %19.9 %.144.297.252.312.397.30383    
2020ATC141605158061226.7 %18.9 %.151.301.260.317.411.31088    
2020Depth Charts140588137260246.8 %20.0 %.138.300.253.311.391.301810.6-13.31.10.8
2020Steamer136602157566226.8 %19.3 %.146.297.256.313.402.305840.8-11.20.41.0
2020ZiPS142600127357276.8 %20.7 %.129.302.251.310.380.29779-0.1-16.64.20.9
Total- - -115482157054155.8 %17.4 %.174.300.269.318.443.321953.50.30.41.7

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2013Cardinals (R)4216318634245411814170393300124.209
2014Cardinals (R)6024527455429134125200378104267.224
2015Cardinals (A)11747251312090233470442306185595019.254
2016Cardinals (A+)12544250695712310502744071956103320.215
2017Cardinals (AA)12047752313710020413764632211294133819.287
2018Cardinals (AAA)1003824271097921187342360644327318.285
2018Indians (AAA)32103119262051012513023102464.252
2019Indians (AAA)30119140352010142415160324011143.294
2019Indians11543848211875253157054280845479154.269
2020THE BAT136530586134882931475584101177449236.252
2020ATC1415456051429330415806141011474810229.260
2020Depth Charts14053258813591283137260400117745 2411.253
2020Steamer13654760214093293157566410116744 2210.256
2020ZiPS14254260013693283127357410124746102712.251
Total- - -11543848211875253157054280845479154.269

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2013Cardinals (R)9.1 %21.0 %0.44.209.290.307.597.0987.8.262  0.717-4.1.29181
2014Cardinals (R)7.3 %13.5 %0.54.224.303.306.609.0827.5.252  2.227-6.1.29782
2015Cardinals (A)4.5 %11.9 %0.38.254.297.341.638.0877.3.282  2.449-8.2.29986
2016Cardinals (A+)8.7 %14.0 %0.62.215.296.271.567.0575.6.253  -1.239-16.2.27671
2017Cardinals (AA)6.1 %21.4 %0.29.287.341.428.769.1407.0.348  -0.4698.6.346114
2018Cardinals (AAA)8.4 %15.0 %0.56.285.351.408.759.1236.7.323  2.5570.7.341101
2018Indians (AAA)10.9 %19.3 %0.57.252.342.320.662.0685.7.325  -0.412-1.0.30893
2019Indians (AAA)11.4 %22.9 %0.50.294.396.496.891.2027.9.373  1.4255.9.388131
2019Indians5.8 %17.4 %0.33.269.318.443.761.1746.3.3002.20.31.0610.3.32195
2019Average8.5 %23.0 %0.37.252.323.435.758.1835.0.298     .320 
2020THE BAT7.0 %19.9 %0.35.252.312.397.709.1446.0.297  1.565-8.5.30383
2020ATC6.7 %18.9 %0.36.260.317.411.728.1516.1.301  0.271-5.1.31088
2020Depth Charts6.8 %20.0 %0.34.253.311.391.703.1385.7.3000.9 -0.264-9.7.30181
2020Steamer6.8 %19.3 %0.35.256.313.402.715.1465.6.2971.2 -0.468-7.6.30584
2020ZiPS6.8 %20.7 %0.33.251.310.380.690.1295.9.302  -0.163-12.1.29779
Total- - -5.8 %17.4 %0.33.269.318.443.761.1746.3.3002.20.31.0610.3.32195

SeasonAgeGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBSOSBCSBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwSBwOBAWAR
202025142542600136932831273574112427126.8 %20.7 %0.33.251.310.380.690.129.302-0.1.2970.9
202126136518577130862831371564212324107.3 %21.3 %0.34.251.313.392.705.141.3030.2.3021.2
20222713651657512884283137156421262397.3 %21.9 %0.33.248.311.390.701.141.3020.4.3001.0

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2013Cardinals (R)1.1315.0 %45.0 %40.0 %31.3 %2.1 %  57.5 %18.9 %23.6 %   
2014Cardinals (R)1.2316.1 %46.2 %37.7 %29.3 %4.0 %  44.5 %26.8 %28.7 %   
2015Cardinals (A)0.9415.4 %40.9 %43.7 %27.3 %2.3 %  48.9 %28.5 %22.6 %   
2016Cardinals (A+)0.9720.8 %38.9 %40.3 %32.7 %0.0 %  52.8 %23.9 %23.4 %   
2017Cardinals (AA)1.0722.8 %40.0 %37.2 %32.8 %9.7 %  46.5 %27.0 %26.5 %   
2018Cardinals (AAA)1.0222.2 %39.4 %38.4 %25.6 %6.6 %  47.1 %26.0 %26.9 %   
2018Indians (AAA)1.7325.0 %47.5 %27.5 %27.3 %0.0 %  42.0 %30.9 %27.2 %   
2019Indians (AAA)1.1023.5 %40.0 %36.5 %19.4 %12.9 %  50.0 %20.5 %29.6 %   
2019Indians1.0421.5 %39.9 %38.5 %9.6 %11.0 %6.4 %8.3 %40.8 %35.3 %23.8 %16.4 %43.8 %39.7 %
Total- - -1.0421.5 %39.9 %38.5 %9.6 %11.0 %6.4 %8.3 %40.8 %35.3 %23.8 %16.4 %43.8 %39.7 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2013Cardinals (R)54481815   79249328
2014Cardinals (R)92753222   103329432
2015Cardinals (A)1651766248   4208801300
2016Cardinals (A+)1421477648   69811331831
2017Cardinals (AA)1441348244   67612381914
2018Cardinals (AAA)1241217031   6549591613
2018Indians (AAA)3822206   158273431
2019Indians (AAA)3431206   223328551
2019Indians1411367613912164110971738
Total- - -1411367613912164110971738

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2019Indians-0.79-7.766.970.30-0.060.861.855-0.66-0.26
Total- - --0.79-7.766.970.30-0.060.861.855-0.66-0.26

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2019Indians49.1% (93.2)23.8% (84.3)5.8% (88.7)10.5% (78.8)10.4% (84.1)0.4% (84.3)  
Total- - -49.1% (93.2)23.8% (84.3)5.8% (88.7)10.5% (78.8)10.4% (84.1)0.4% (84.3)  

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2019Indians33.4 %8.8 %5.9 %0.6 % 7.7 %23.0 %9.6 %1.1 % 10.0 %   
Total- - -33.4 %8.8 %5.9 %0.6 % 7.7 %23.0 %9.6 %1.1 % 10.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2019Indians93.492.287.883.2 92.784.678.480.6 84.1  
Total- - -93.492.287.883.2 92.784.678.480.6 84.1  

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2019Indians34.6 %5.7 %0.6 %14.8 %10.2 %24.7 %9.5 %  0.1 % 
Total- - -34.6 %5.7 %0.6 %14.8 %10.2 %24.7 %9.5 %  0.1 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2019Indians93.688.983.492.684.484.478.6  81.4
Total- - -93.688.983.492.684.484.478.6  81.4

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2019Indians-0.61.2-0.40.90.20.2 -0.070.29-0.380.500.093.35 
Total- - --0.61.2-0.40.90.20.2 -0.070.29-0.380.500.093.35 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2019Indians-7.34.8-1.4-0.8 0.61.22.8-0.4 -1.9  
Total- - --7.34.8-1.4-0.8 0.61.22.8-0.4 -1.9  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2019Indians-1.273.18-1.38-8.22 0.430.301.70-2.07 -1.07  
Total- - --1.273.18-1.38-8.22 0.430.301.70-2.07 -1.07  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2019Indians-5.0-1.31.41.8 -0.93.0  0.0
Total- - --5.0-1.31.41.8 -0.93.0  0.0

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2019Indians-0.84-1.3714.190.69-0.78-0.201.82  0.65
Total- - --0.84-1.3714.190.69-0.78-0.201.82  0.65

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2019Indians31.1 %77.7 %50.8 %55.5 %89.8 %77.7 %42.2 %61.2 %11.3 %
2019Average31.6 %68.5 %47.0 %62.7 %84.9 %76.2 %41.8 %60.9 %11.1 %
Total- - -31.1 %77.7 %50.8 %55.5 %89.8 %77.7 %42.2 %61.2 %11.3 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2019Indians29.8 %74.7 %50.6 %53.1 %89.3 %77.9 %46.5 %25.7
2019Average30.6 %65.2 %47.0 %59.4 %84.9 %76.2 %47.4 %24.4
Total- - -29.8 %74.7 %50.6 %53.1 %89.3 %77.9 %46.5 %25.7

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2019Indians29.9 %75.7 %50.6 %53.9 %89.2 %77.8 %45.3 %26.6
Total- - -29.9 %75.7 %50.6 %53.9 %89.2 %77.8 %45.3 %26.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2019Indians (AAA)LF5544.01210  0          
2019IndiansLF2420180.02814310000     .879 
Total- - -LF2420180.02814310000     .879 
2019Indians (AAA)CF1919164.04721  1          
2019IndiansCF8277698.219851010000     .995 
Total- - -CF8277698.219851010000     .995 
2019Indians (AAA)RF4433.21100  0          
2019IndiansRF9763.01001100000     .909 
Total- - -RF9763.01001100000     .909 
2019IndiansOF115104941.223666420000     .976 
Total- - -OF115104941.223666420000     .976 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSZrCERArSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZFSRFRMARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2019IndiansLF180.00   -1-11-11716.94112  -1.6 2.2-1.6-1.0-6.2
Total- - -LF180.00   -1-11-11716.94112  -1.6 2.2-1.6-1.0-6.2
2019IndiansCF698.20   3159164152.92746  2.9 -0.90.72.85.8
Total- - -CF698.20   3159164152.92746  2.9 -0.90.72.85.8
2019IndiansRF63.00   -1-1-1-387.8753  -0.7 -0.3-0.2-1.2-36.8
Total- - -RF63.00   -1-1-1-387.8753  -0.7 -0.3-0.2-1.2-36.8
2019IndiansOF941.20   1-155189175.92661  0.6 1.0-1.00.60.9
Total- - -OF941.20   1-155189175.92661  0.6 1.0-1.00.60.9

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2019IndiansLF180.00.0%    (13)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)96.3%    (27)
Total- - -LF180.00.0%    (13)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)96.3%    (27)
2019IndiansCF698.20.0%    (43)0.0%      (9)85.7%      (7)25.0%     (4)75.0%      (8)100.0%  (185)
Total- - -CF698.20.0%    (43)0.0%      (9)85.7%      (7)25.0%     (4)75.0%      (8)100.0%  (185)
2019IndiansRF63.00.0%      (4)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (8)
Total- - -RF63.00.0%      (4)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (8)
2019IndiansOF941.20.0%    (60)0.0%    (12)60.0%    (10)50.0%     (6)80.0%    (10)99.5%  (220)
Total- - -OF941.20.0%    (60)0.0%    (12)60.0%    (10)50.0%     (6)80.0%    (10)99.5%  (220)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2019Indians-3.33.50.6-0.20.30.41.915.217.71.7$13.8 
Total- - --3.33.50.6-0.20.30.41.915.217.71.7$13.8 

  • 2013 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 18, Overall: 57
    • Team: St. Louis Cardinals
    • School: Vivian Gaither (FL) HS