Mark Simon from ESPN found a very impressive accomplishment from Jordy Mercer during the 2014 season, as shown in his tweet below.
Defender of the Day
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer did something in 2014 that rated better than every other SS … pic.twitter.com/jCzzZub59Z
— Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) January 7, 2015
Mercer had a 1.6 WAR on defense in 2014 according to Baseball-Reference. That is up from the 0.2 dWAR he put up during the 2013 season. He made 11 errors this season, nine of them fielding related, one on a catch and one was a throwing error that obviously wasn’t a play at first base. His fielding percentage(.982) ranked fourth in the NL, he was second in assists and his Total Zone Runs(21) led all shortstops in the majors. All this basically means is that Mercer showed solid improvements over 2013 at shortstop, a year in which he was basically average.