Daily Prospect Profile: Jordy Mercer

When Jordy Mercer was drafted in the third round of the 2008 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was described as an offensive minded shortstop.  Mercer is 6′ 3″, 191 pounds, and is a tall lean shortstop, although he has the defensive skills to stick at the position.  While he can play the position, ultimately his value lies with his bat, especially his power. That power has existed throughout his career with doubles.  He...

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Jordy Mercer Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Mercer was hitting for a .268/.329/.487 line with Altoona, along with a career high 13 homers.  His numbers were low, thanks to a .154/.233/.346 line in the month of April.  He rebounded from that with a .318/.372/.486 line in 107 at-bats in the month of May, and had a strong month of June, with a .313/.363/.625...

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Two Promotions the Pirates Need to Make

The offense for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year has been, no pun intended, hit or miss.  The Pirates have scored one or fewer runs in six of their last ten games.  Not surprisingly, their record in those games has been 1-5, including two straight 5-1 losses to Cleveland.  The pitching has been great this year, but no pitching staff should be expected to pitch six 1-0 shutouts in a week and a half.  It’s not like the Pirates...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/17/11

PLAYER PROFILE: JORDY MERCER In light of Jordy Mercer’s 12th homer of the year tonight, I figured I would point out just how good he has been at the plate lately.  Mercer got off to a rough start in April, with a .154/.233/.346 line in 78 at-bats.  He did manage to hit four homers, which was one more than he hit in 485 at-bats in the entire 2010 season at the AA level.  However, the homers were about the only thing he was...

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Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

In the past I’ve done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term “trade chips” has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good returns, but that Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder (article here) probably wouldn’t see much, and that was...

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