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9 Jordy Mercer 3B

Detroit Tigers

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August 6, 2020 01:32 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer was designated for assignment by the Tigers and elected free agency Thursday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

He cleared waivers and will now look to catch on with a club that needs a veteran shortstop. Mercer is 2-for-9 with one run and one strikeout in three games.

July 23, 2020 10:16 AM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Officially added to roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers selected Mercer's contract Thursday.

Mercer is expected to open the season as the primary backup shortstop, but he could end up seeing steady action if the versatile Niko Goodrum is needed to play elsewhere around the diamond or in the outfield. In his first season with Detroit in 2019, Mercer slashed .270/.310/.438 with nine home runs, 24 runs and 22 RBI across 271 plate appearances.

July 19, 2020 12:04 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Should make active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer is likely to make the Tigers' active roster as a utility infielder, Evan Woodbery of reports.

The team would still need to add Mercer to the 40-man roster, but that is expected to happen in the coming days. The veteran should serve as a backup at all four infield positions. He's not a particularly exciting fantasy option, though his value could climb some if he finds everyday at-bats at some point.

June 29, 2020 03:28 AM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Makes 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.

The veteran infielder was released and re-signed to an NRI deal back in April as a procedural move, but he was fully expected to earn a reserve spot with the Tigers. Mercer can back up several positions and provide a decent bat (.270/.310/.438 slash line in 74 games for Detroit last season), though he's unlikely to play enough to make a fantasy impact.

May 3, 2020 08:12 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Should serve as infield reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer could back up all four infield spots this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Mercer was released and re-signed to an NRI deal by the Tigers in April, and the veteran could serve as a super-utility player when the regular season is able to begin. Mercer slashed .270/.310/.438 with nine home runs and 22 RBI in 74 games last year, but a lack of an everyday role will keep his fantasy appeal limited in 2020.

April 3, 2020 11:12 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Still on NRI deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer was released and re-signed to an NRI deal with the Tigers this week, Jason Beck of reports.

The Tigers had to re-work Mercer's contract to account for later dates to opt out since spring training was suspended. He will still be in camp competing for a roster spot when things resume. Mercer hit .300 with one home run in 22 plate appearances this spring.

March 8, 2020 10:04 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Hits first spring home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

Mercer connected in the sixth inning for his first home run of the spring, and he's now sporting a .794 OPS in Grapefruit League play. The veteran recorded nine home runs and a .748 OPS in 74 games for the Tigers last season, and he profiles as a utility infielder heading into 2020, which limits his appeal.

January 30, 2020 04:12 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Back with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

Mercer is back with the Tigers after appearing in 74 games for Detroit in 2019, posting a .270/.310/.438 slash line with nine home runs and 22 RBI. The veteran will fight to claim a role on the team's Opening Day roster as a utility infielder.

September 24, 2019 03:52 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Sits for third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer remains on the bench Tuesday against the Twins.

Mercer had been seemingly the starting second baseman in mid-September but appears to have lost that role, as he's sitting for the third straight game. Harold Castro starts for the third time in four games.

September 18, 2019 03:32 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer is not starting Wednesday against Cleveland.

Mercer hits the bench after hitting three straight games. Harold Castro takes over at second base in his absence.

September 16, 2019 09:20 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Launches ninth home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and two runs scored in Monday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Mercer got Detroit on the board in the first inning with his ninth home run of the season, then came around to score again in the sixth. The veteran infielder is slashing a solid .281/.391/.460 this year, though his playing time has dipped a bit in the second half with the rebuilding Tigers getting a look at some younger players.

September 14, 2019 03:32 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Comes through with three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Friday night in a loss to the Orioles.

Mercer delivered an RBI single to left field in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough to lift his team to victory. The 33-year-old shortstop is hitting well above his career average of .257 in 2019, slashing .281/.317/.447 with eight homers and 18 RBI over 66 games.

September 10, 2019 10:56 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Delivers walkoff hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a game-winning RBI in Tuesday's 12-11 win over the Yankees.

Mercer scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it 11-11, then singled home Willi Castro two innings later to end the game. The 33-year-old has a respectable .273/.310/.441 slash line this season, though he's seen a dip in playing time as the 43-100 Tigers take a longer look at some younger players.

September 8, 2019 01:36 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Returns from wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer (wrist) is starting at shortstop and batting ninth Sunday at Oakland.

Mercer exited Thursday's game with the right wrist contusion but is good to go after sitting out the last two games. The veteran infielder is enjoying a decent season with a .272/.308/.446 slash line in 62 games.

September 7, 2019 06:12 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer (wrist) remains on the bench Saturday against Oakland.

Mercer left Thursday's game with a wrist contusion and hasn't started either of the last two days, though he did appear for the conclusion of a suspended game that took place Friday, so it's possible the injury is no longer bothering him. Willi Castro will start at shortstop Saturday.

September 6, 2019 09:44 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer (wrist) is not starting Friday against the Athletics.

Mercer left Thursday's game with a right wrist contusion. He doesn't have an everyday role at the moment, so there's no guarantee that his absence from the lineup means he's still injured, especially as he appeared for the final few innings of a suspended game earlier in the day.

September 5, 2019 10:04 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Exits with wrist contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer left Thursday's game against the Royals with a right wrist contusion, Jason Beck of reports.

He suffered the injury in the fifth inning while fielding a hard-hop grounder. Mercer was 2-for-2 with a home run and an additional run scored prior to exiting. He was replaced at shortstop by Willi Castro. According to Beck, X-rays came back clean, and the shortstop said after the game that his wrist is fine.

September 2, 2019 05:48 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Hits rare home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-3 loss against the Twins on Sunday.

The veteran shortstop hadn't hit a homer since Aug. 6 and went deep just twice in August, so it's only fitting he already hit a homer on Sept. 1. Mercer has never been much of a power hitter, but he has already passed his 2018 homer total despite nearly half as many at-bats. He is hitting .267 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and 16 runs in 206 at-bats this season.

August 26, 2019 04:52 PM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Doubles, scores twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Twins.

The veteran recently lost his starting job at shortstop to 22-year-old Willi Castro, but Mercer picked up his first start at first base all season Sunday, and he delivered a strong performance. The 39-89 Tigers have no incentive to play Mercer over Castro as they look to the future, but the former could serve in a utility role the rest of the way.

August 25, 2019 09:52 AM
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Loses starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercer is expected to work in a reserve role for the rest of the season after the Tigers called up Willi Castro from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday and installed him as their new everyday shortstop, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

General manager Al Avila previously suggested that Castro would be summoned from the minors when rosters expanded in September, but the well-regarded prospect received an early callup when utility man Niko Goodrum (groin) landed on the injured list. Mercer immediately retreated to the bench in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Twins to clear a spot for Castro, who batted seventh and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in his MLB debut. The 39-88 Tigers have little to gain by handing regular at-bats in September to a veteran on an expiring deal, so don't expect Mercer to make more than 2-to-3 starts per week -- if that -- unless Castro goes down with an injury.

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vs Detwiler (Career)4111.000.250.250
vs LHP57183 .328 .544 .316
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