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10 Jordy Mercer SS

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%2%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1130.177970
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PIT149506561291255358941.305.387.255
2015PIT351137200981800.242.212.177

Player Updates

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Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker out of Pirates' lineup
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

First baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker are both out of the Pirates' Sunday lineup. 

Alvarez is replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who gets his second start of the year at first base. Rodriguez will hit sixth.

Walker's absence requires shifts at all other infield positions. Josh Harrison moves over from third place to replace Walker at second. Jung Ho Kang moves to third from shortstop, and Jordy Mercer returns to the lineup at short, for just the second time in eight games. 

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Pirates looking at mental approach to alleviate Jordy Mercer's slump
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

For the second-consecutive season, Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has started the season in a slump and manager Clint Hurdle said Mercer's struggles may be mental, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"That's what we worked last year, the mental part of it first, and then we got into the physical glitch or the mechanical glitch," Hurdle said. "It's similar in some areas, very similar in some areas. We've got to get his hands to work better."

Mercer is hitting .171 in 111 at-bats this season and Hurdle hopes giving Mercer a few games off will help him correct his swing.

"If we've got a mechanical situation where our hands aren't going where we want them to go, why?" Hurdle said. "What are you trying to do? What are you trying to generate? Are you trying to generate power, are you trying to generate lift?"

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Pirates confident that Jordy Mercer emerging from slump
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has lost playing time to Jung Ho Kang in the last week, but the Pirates see reason for optimism with him.

Mercer is hitting just .176, with a .434 OPS. 

"We feel he's getting closer to some things," manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "There's only one way to find out how close you are or where you are, that's to get back in a game environment and see. We'll take it one day at a time." 

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Pirates SS Jordy Mercer getting pushed aside by Jung Ho Kang
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was out of the lineup again on Sunday in favor of rookie Jung Ho Kang, something that is becoming a more common occurrence. But manager Clint Hurdle doesn't prefer one to the other at this point, according to MLB.com.

"We told [Mercer] before the weekend started that he would get it off. We had a plan coming in," said Hurdle. "We'll figure it out as we go. I know the dynamic of working with Jung Ho, getting him more playing time. We'll see where it takes us."

Mercer is hitting just .176 with eight RBI in 108 at-bats on the season. Meanwhile, Kang is showing Hurdle a little more pop at the plate.

"They are different defenders. I compare Jung Ho to a Jhonny Peralta type," said Hurdle. "Jordy probably has more lateral range, and more experience with positioning, and the only way Jung Ho will get that is by continuing to go out there and get those reps. Both have very, very accurate arms."

Hurdle continues to say both will see even time for now.

"It doesn't benefit anyone for me to get ahead of myself," the manager said. "We'll continue to look for the best lineup we can put out there daily. Situations will present themselves. The game gives guys opportunities to do things.

"We'll see, I don't have a crystal ball. I do know Jordy will continue to work and to prepare himself. He is a very good defender and player who has shown us he will try to find his way back on the offensive side of the ball."

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Slumping SS Jordy Mercer could have Pirates looking for deal
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

With shortstop Jordy Mercer continuing to struggle in 2015, some around the game believe the Pirates might start looking for a possible trade. But, as CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports, the Pirates already have Jung Ho Kang who represents an in-house option.

Kang got off to a slow start in his first season since coming over from Japan. Through April 28, he was batting just .189 with zero home runs and four RBI. But, since a three-hit game on April 29, Kang has been one of the hotter hitters in baseball. In that 11 game stretch, he is hitting .371, while splitting time between shortstop and third base.

So, if the Pirates have indeed seen enough from Mercer and his .183 batting average, Kang would seem to be a logical everyday replacement. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 32 23.02
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Mets000 --- --- ---
vs Simon (Career)1431 .429.313.214
vs RHP93150 .218 .183 .161
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
5/14@PHI3000000
5/15@CHC3100000
5/16@CHC1000000
5/19MIN1000000
5/20MIN2000000
5/23NYM0000000
5/24NYM2110120
Two Week Schedule
MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17
@CHC
W3-0
18
19
Min
L5-8
20
Min
L3-4
21
22
NYM
W4-1
23
NYM
W8-2
24
NYM
W9-1
25
Miami
7:05 pm
Tickets
26
Miami
7:05 pm
Tickets
27
Miami
12:35 pm
Tickets
28
@SD
10:10 pm
Tickets
29
@SD
10:10 pm
Tickets
30
@SD
10:10 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012PIT42627131541401 .265 .371 .210
2013PIT1033333395827226232 .336 .435 .285
2014PIT149506561291255358941 .305 .387 .255
2015PIT351137200981800 .242 .212 .177
Total 329101410325721966918374 .306 .383 .253
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012PIT2B7423419041.000
2012PIT3B1000000 ---
2012PITSS28956163914 .982
2013PIT1B10110001.000
2013PIT2B26201063172313 .972
2013PIT3B11303001.000
2013PITSS7863315892141249 .962
2014PITSS1441376091594391180 .982
2014PITOF1000000 ---
2015PITSS34311384888223 .986
Total  308265125134887429173 .977
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012PIT512310100
2013PIT22214515467
2014PIT2721965541214
2015PIT402411243
Total 585388811112224
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013PIT5802001200 .333 .250 .250
2014PIT1400000200 .000 .000 .000
Total 61202001400 .231 .167 .167
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 A-Hickory50192214870418124443 .300 .349 .250
2008 A-St. College6245611121310 .280 .500 .250
2009AFA-Lynchburg1315136413136410834193106 .314 .400 .255
2010AA-Altoona Curve12648567137312365316971 .329 .373 .282
2011AA-Altoona Curve7226540711711348233563 .329 .487 .268
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians602263954131621134333 .304 .385 .239
2012AAA-Indianapolis Indians562092860141427204535 .357 .421 .287
2013AAA-Indianapolis Indians2696113261119121731 .404 .448 .333
Total 527201027553912511422831533493722 .321 .404 .268
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/205
Birthdate:
8/27/1986
Age:
28
Hometown:
Taloga, OK
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
4
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