Tag: Jordy Mercer

Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Michael Martinez to...

Neil Walker Returns to the Pirates Lineup, But Jordy Mercer is...

Neil Walker has returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup tonight, batting fourth and playing second base. The lineup also features Pedro Alvarez returning to...

First Pitch: The Pirates Short and Long Term at Shortstop

Today I wrote about Jordy Mercer and how I think he's going to bounce back offensively this year. He may already be in the...

Pittsburgh Pirates Positive Regression Candidates: Jordy Mercer

It was almost a year ago that Jordy Mercer played his first game of the 2014 season at shortstop. Mercer came up in early...

First Pitch: Evaluating the Pirates Offensive Emphasis

Follow @NateBarnes_ // As discussed yesterday, the 2014 Pirates are emphasizing on-base percentage in hopes of improving an offense that ranked ninth in the National...

First Pitch: Why I’m Not Worried About the Pirates Offense

I can't say that I'm too worried about the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense. I don't think they're going to be a top offense in the...

First Pitch: 21 Reasons Why the Pirates Are Going to Have...

Every team has a weakness. Most of this off-season has been spent focusing on the big weaknesses for the Pirates -- the first base...

Pirates Will Once Again Have Strong Infield Defense and Offensive Questions

The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season begins on Monday when the Pirates take on the Cubs. To prepare for the start of the year, I’ll...

First Pitch: Why Gregory Polanco Should Be the Next Extension Candidate

Back at the beginning of February, I wrote an article looking at extension candidates for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that this was where the...

Spring Training Notes: The Roles of Andrew Lambo and Jordy Mercer

During yesterday's meeting with the media, Clint Hurdle made two comments that really stood out to me as far as how the Pirates see...
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