Tag: Jordy Mercer

Pirates Tender Contracts to All Four Arbitration Eligible Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players on Friday night. Pitchers Gerrit Cole, Felipe Rivero, George Kontos and shortstop Jordy Mercer were all expected to be tendered today by the 8:00 PM deadline. The Pirates also tendered contracts to all of their 40-man roster players who either don’t already […]
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2017 Recaps: With Prospects on the Way, Jordy Mercer’s Time as...

The Pirates could do a lot worse than having Jordy Mercer as their starting shortstop. Mercer entered the 2017 season as the starter for the fourth straight season, after taking over the role in 2013 from Clint Barmes. Throughout his time as a starter, he has been mostly below average, topping out as an average […]
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Jordy Mercer Taking More of a Leadership Role With the Younger...

PITTSBURGH — As I’ve been writing about what Pirates players hope to accomplish in the final weeks of the 2017 season, for the most part, I had a good idea going into the conversation what the answers were going to be. When it came to Jordy Mercer, I had no clue. Mercer, 31, is one […]
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Pirates Notebook: Jordy Mercer Has Become One of the Best Eighth...

PITTSBURGH — Jordy Mercer is hitting seventh in the Pirates’ lineup on Friday against the San Francisco Giants, but he’s become one of the best No. 8 hitters in the entire National League this season. Mercer is hitting .291/.387/.466 while hitting in front of the pitcher. That’s the third-best batting average and second-best on-base percentage […]
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Jordy Mercer Continues His Hot Stretch, But Pirates Can’t Find Additional...

PITTSBURGH — Jordy Mercer hit a solo home run on Sunday, his sixth of the season. It was the only offense the Pirates could muster against Chicago Cubs starter John Lackey and they lost, 7-1, to close their 10-game homestand at an even 5-5. The offensive performance on Sunday was disappointing, as the Pirates collected […]
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First Pitch: From Walt Weiss to Clint Barmes to Jordy Mercer...

BRADENTON, Fla. – When Clint Hurdle was the manager in Colorado around 2003-2004, he watched Clint Barmes make his transition to the major leagues, getting advice from Walt Weiss, who was an instructor in the system at the time. Barmes and Hurdle later reunited in Pittsburgh, with Barmes taking on the mentor role for a young […]
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Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Jordy Mercer, Gerrit Cole and Juan Nicasio;...

After agreeing to terms with Drew Hutchison and Jared Hughes last night on a one-year deal, the Pittsburgh Pirates came into Friday morning with four unsigned arbitration-eligible players and a 1 PM EST deadline to exchange figures. According to DK Pittsburgh Sports, the Pirates avoided arbitration with shortstop Jordy Mercer when they agreed on a one-year […]
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Upcoming Pirates Off-Season Transactions: The Non-Tender Deadline

This Friday is the non-tender deadline in baseball, making it one of the final league-wide transaction deadlines that could impact free agency. Teams must decide who to tender contracts to for the 2017 season by this date. This involves players who are making near the league minimum, along with arbitration eligible players. Teams could decide […]
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First Pitch: How Can the Pirates Improve Their Defense in 2017?

It’s pretty obvious that the Pirates need to upgrade their pitching this off-season. Their starting rotation under-performed on a widespread level in 2016, with almost every starting pitcher falling short of his projections. Most of the relievers also struggled, which is a bad combination. As a result, the Pirates went from 697 runs scored last […]
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2016 Shortstop Recap: Jordy Mercer’s Days as a Pirates Starter Look...

Yesterday I broke down Josh Harrison’s season, noting that he excelled defensively, added some value on the bases, and didn’t provide much value on offense. Today’s season recap about Jordy Mercer is going to be pretty much the same story. Mercer is far from the best shortstop in the game. Out of 31 qualified shortstops […]
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