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10 Jordy Mercer SS

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
49%38%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
50612.25555564
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014PIT149506561291255358941.305.387.255

Player Updates

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Pirates' Kang clarifies comment about being better than Mercer
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang made some headlines in the offseason when he was quoted as saying he "can play better" than Pirates starting shortstop Jordy Mercer.

But Kang said Wednesday he wasn't trying to put down Mercer and was trying to convey he's most comfortable at shortstop.

"That was a little bit of a misinterpretation. I don't want to steal his position. It's all about competition," Kang said, per MLB.com. "I want to have a friendly competition with all of the players and work along with all of them -- like a synergy.

"It's not like I'm stealing it, but if I get a chance, I would like to play shortstop. If I get another opportunity at another position, I'm open to playing another position."

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Huntington: Pirates' Kang 'horrified' at portrayal of Mercer quote
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday the team is "trying to reduce expectations up front" for shortstop Jung-ho Kang in an effort to "allow him to transition and become comfortable."

The expectations are certainly riding high for Kang, who is coming off a 40-homer season in Korea. Kang also put himself in a tough position a few weeks ago when he was quoted as saying he "can play better than" Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.

Although, Huntington said Kang was "absolutely horrified" how the quote about winning the shortstop job over Mercer was portrayed in the U.S., per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"The one mistake I made through Kang process is not coming out and saying how much we like Jordy Mercer," Huntington told MLB Network Radio. "We like him."

Huntington said Kang is "most comfortable" at shortstop, but added he is going to play at second and third base in spring training as well.

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Newcomer Kang already angling for Pirates starting shortstop job
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang is on his way to Pittsburgh to finalize a deal with the Pirates, the 27-year-old infielder seems extremely confident in his skills and put incumbent Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer on notice that he's aiming for his job, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"If I get an opportunity to play consistently, I think I can play better (than Mercer)," Kang told the Yonhap News Agency. "I think I’ll have to talk to the team about my position, but I’d like to play shortstop."

Mercer played in a career-high 149 games last season, batting .255 with 12 home runs, 27 doubles and 55 RBI. Kang hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI in 117 games in 2014 for Nexen of the Korea Baseball Organization.

If Pittsburgh completes the deal with Kang, it seems Mercer views Kang's confidence as a plus for the team.

"It's good to see he has got confidence coming in," Mercer said. "All of us can use that, for sure. If we all set our sights on one goal and have confidence in our ability, the sky is the limit for this team. So, it’s exciting to see it."

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Jordy Mercer slugs 12th home run Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 10-6 loss to the Reds Saturday.

Mercer put his team on the board with an RBI groundout in the second inning and followed it up with a solo blast in the fifth. He was just 2 for 26 in his last eight games entering play Saturday. Mercer has hit .257/.308/.390 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in 502 at-bats.

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Jordy Mercer gets thumbs-up for Thursday action
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is back in action Thursday against visiting Boston. He had been absent from the lineup since Sunday with a back problem.

Mercer returns on a roll. He was 14 of 36 in his last eight games before going down.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 11 40.58
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Francisco2061 .333 .600 .300
vs Cueto (Career)1961 .474.316.316
vs RHP385919 .292 .366 .236
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/23@ATL4010000
9/24@ATL3000010
9/25@ATL3010020
9/26@CIN4000000
9/27@CIN4121200
9/28@CIN4000000
10/1SF4000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
@Cin
4:10 pm
Tickets
7
8
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
9
@Cin
12:35 pm
Tickets
10
@Mil
8:10 pm
Tickets
11
@Mil
7:10 pm
Tickets
12
@Mil
2:10 pm
Tickets
13
Det
1:35 pm
Tickets
14
Det
7:05 pm
Tickets
15
Det
7:05 pm
Tickets
16
17
Mil
7:05 pm
Tickets
18
Mil
7:05 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
7

2

10

-2

3

19

9

-2

4

28

17

19

8

23

8

13

9

22

15

14

5

8

25

24

4

11

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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
Total 2949019623721876116574 .314 .404 .263
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012PIT2B7423419041.000
2012PIT3B1000000 ---
2012PITSS28956163914 .982
2013PIT1B10110001.000
2013PIT2B26201063172313 .972
2013PIT3B11303001.000
2013PITSS7863315892141249 .962
2014PITSS1441376091594391180 .982
2014PITOF1000000 ---
Total  274234111330078627150 .976
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012PIT512310100
2013PIT22214515467
2014PIT2721965541214
Total 54536471091821
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:
3
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