Jordy Mercer, Shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates, #10


Date of Birth: 8/27/1986
Birthplace: Seiling, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University

Jordy Mercer, shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was drafted by the Pirates in 2008. He played in the minor leagues for almost five years before being called up to the Pirates for 42 games in 2012.

In 2013, his first full season in the major leagues, Mercer batted .285 with 95 hits and 22 doubles in 103 games. He finished the 2014 season with 129 hits, 27 doubles, and a .255 batting average in 149 games.

Mercer spent time on the DL in 2015 with a leg injury. He finished the season with 96 hits, 21 doubles, 34 RBIs, and a .244 batting average in 116 games. As a shortstop, he made 351 assists, 78 double plays, 148 putouts, and 7 errors in 115 games. He had one strikeout in two at-bats in the postseason Wild Card game.

In 2016, Mercer played in 149 games with the Pirates. He finished the season with career highs in hits (133) and RBIs (59), 22 doubles, and a .256 batting average. Defensively, as the Pirates' shortstop, he made 411 assists, 95 double plays, 187 putouts, and 9 errors.

Mercer batted .255 in 145 games with the Pirates in 2017. He finished the season with 128 hits, 24 doubles, a career high 14 home runs, 58 RBIs, and 88 strikeouts to 51 walks. Defensively, as the Pirates' shortstop in 144 games, he made 359 assists, 88 double plays, 176 putouts, and 10 errors.

Career batting statistics for Mercer through 2017 include:

  • 704 games played
  • 594 hits
  • 121 doubles
  • 238 RBIs
  • 409 strikeouts to 190 walks
  • .256 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Mercer at shortstop through 2017 include:

  • 655 games played
  • 1,813 assists
  • 394 double plays
  • 775 putouts
  • 50 errors
  • .981 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Jordy Mercer
ESPN - Jordy Mercer