Comments on: First Pitch: The Pirates Have an Easy Decision to Make With Jordy Mercer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27371 Tue, 14 May 2013 04:33:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27371 Keep believing what? That range and defense at the SS position are important? Okay. I will. Are you trying to say that UZR is just a grand conspiracy created by Bob Nutting for the sole purpose of keeping Jordy Mercer at AAA? That’s your most likely explanation? Take your tin-foil hat off.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27299 Mon, 13 May 2013 05:25:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27299 There were only 3 qualified shortstops last year who hit .280+ with 12+ homers. Even if you expand it just outside those parameters (.270, 11+), you only add three more.

So yeah, I’m sure a lot of people will take that shortstop. The problem is that shortstop is rare.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27297 Mon, 13 May 2013 03:07:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27297 Yeah, keep believing that. That’s exactly what the Pirates want you to believe. Let’s assume it’s true for a moment, I will take the SS hitting .280 with 12-15 HR and can’t get maybe 1 ball/week that gets through the hole over the guy that gets the ball but hits .220 with maybe 5 HR.

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By: mike_carlini66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27294 Mon, 13 May 2013 02:08:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27294 Well it looks like cbssports is reporting Jordy Mercer is headed back to the minors……UN!…BELIEVABLE!!!!!

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By: jamminjoe66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27287 Sun, 12 May 2013 22:45:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27287 I had season tickets last & didn’t renew this because Barmas is still here. Sorry Todd S. the next time you see Barmas make a diving play in the hole & throw anyone other then Barajas out will be the 1st time in about 5 years. Barmas d has cost the pirates 3 games this year. Thank god its a small sample size.

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By: jamminjoe66 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27286 Sun, 12 May 2013 22:33:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27286 I had season tickets last & didn’t renew this because Barmas is still here. Sorry Todd Smith the next time you see Barmas make a diving play in the hole & throw anyone other then Barajas out will be the 1st time in about 5 years. Barmas d has cost the pirates 3 games this year. Thank god its a small sample size.

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By: ianmonk http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27285 Sun, 12 May 2013 22:02:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27285 I was going to write the same thing. Barmes seems to have picked up his game with Jordy around. McDonalds days are definitely numbered.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27281 Sun, 12 May 2013 19:14:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27281 A ball goes deep in the hole at SS. Barmes makes a diving stop and makes an off-balance throw right on the target to first to get an out and end the inning. His fielding percent is 1.000.

A ball goes deep in the hole at SS. Mercer can’t quite get to it, and it goes in to left field. A run scores and the inning continues. His fielding percent is 1.000.

Fielding percent doesn’t really mean a whole lot. Sure, they’ll both probably make about the same number of errors, but Barmes will get to more balls, make more outs and save more runs on defense. The question is whether or not Mercer’s offense will make up for those runs on defense.

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By: rburgh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27280 Sun, 12 May 2013 18:51:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27280 Barmes is hitting .355-.412-.452 in the last 11 games, and has a solo HR today. That’s approximately the time frame in which Mercer has been in the lineup.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-the-pirates-have-an-easy-decision-to-make-with-jordy-mercer.html#comment-27279 Sun, 12 May 2013 18:40:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53232#comment-27279 For all you “Barmes is a fielding god” people. At SS Barmes has a career .971 fielding % in the bigs at SS while Mercer has a career .969 fielding % at SS in the minors on fields that aren’t always as well kept.

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