Analysis

Mercer Joins the Pirates, But Barmes Still the Shortstop

Mercer Joins the Pirates, But Barmes Still the Shortstop

Jordy Mercer

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Infielder Jordy Mercer arrived to the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon at PNC Park just an hour before the club was set to take batting practice. Surrounded by media, the 25-year-old was all smiles as he tried to put into words what getting called up to the Majors felt like.

"It’s a dream come true, it really is," Mercer said. "Words can't describe it. It’s something you dream about as a little kid, and it's actually coming true. That’s pretty special...This is what you dream of. To get into the game. To make the most of it. I’m excited for it."

Mercer said he found out from his Triple-A manager Dean Treanor, who called him into his office to deliver the news.

"Dean just called me in his office and said, ‘The time is now. You’re ready to go.’ That’...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

More in Analysis

Williams: The Pirates Need to Get Out of No Man’s Land

Tim WilliamsDecember 15, 2017

Williams: The Pirates are Taking Steps Towards Having a Strong Future Bullpen

Tim WilliamsDecember 14, 2017

What to Expect For the Pirates in Tomorrow’s Rule 5 Draft

Tim WilliamsDecember 13, 2017

Looking at the Pirates’ 2018 ZiPS Projections to See if They Should Be Buyers or Sellers

Tim WilliamsDecember 12, 2017

Winter Meetings Preview: Will We Find Out the Pirates’ Direction This Week?

Tim WilliamsDecember 10, 2017

John Lantigua Hopes a Healthy 2018 Will Allow Him to Show Off His Potential

John DrekerDecember 9, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects