Comments on: Neil Walker to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: AlbanyPirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26971 Fri, 03 May 2013 21:35:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26971 Mercer in the lineup tonight, batting 2nd and playing 2nd. Inge in right field.

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By: AlbanyPirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26970 Fri, 03 May 2013 21:30:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26970 Mercer’s record in the minors hitting-wise has been reasonable (.287 in AAA last year, and an unsustainable .333 in AAA so far this year), so there’s no reason to think that can’t translate over to the majors given enough at bats.
I’d say the more pressing matter is why McDonald is still on the roster, but it may well be possible that will change in the next week or two depending on how Mercer hits in the limited appearances he’ll be making.

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By: pitwalker18 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26969 Fri, 03 May 2013 21:22:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26969 I hope you’re right. But time will tell.

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By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26968 Fri, 03 May 2013 21:04:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26968 Your statement only makes sense in the context of the FO and CH constructing the roster to maximize the team’s performance right now. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Morris is a better pitcher than Leroux, Mazzaro and Hughes, but he was left off the 25-man because he had an option left. Presley was sent down to AAA because, apparently, he hits left-handed while Tabata hits righty. And Mercer was left off because apparently NH feared the universe would run out of light-hitting middle infielders.

Mercer can hit. He’s not likely to be an all-star but he’s certainly good enough to start.

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26967 Fri, 03 May 2013 20:52:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26967 I expect Inge to be Walker’s primary replacement. Mercer can sit on the bench.

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By: pitwalker18 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26966 Fri, 03 May 2013 20:06:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26966 If he could hit he would have been up here by now.

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By: blackmax http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26965 Fri, 03 May 2013 19:49:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26965 Why do you suppose that Mercer can’t hit?

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By: pitwalker18 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26964 Fri, 03 May 2013 19:46:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26964 Just what we need. Another middle infielder that can’t hit. I can’t stomach a team with Barmes, McDonald and Mercer all on the 25 man roster.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26962 Fri, 03 May 2013 19:10:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26962 I just hope they let him play!

If Inge plays instead of him….POW….right in the Hurdle bubblegum. :)

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/report-jordy-mercer-likely-to-join-the-pirates.html#comment-26955 Fri, 03 May 2013 18:51:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=52325#comment-26955 Thank God. Anybody but Barmes. Guy has had a .253 wOBA since joining the Pirates. The NL average for shortstops was a .302 wOBA during that time.

Mercer can give us close to league average. Good enough for me.

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