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35 Oscar Mercado CF

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
60%45%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1977.29925359
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CLE511973559725123792.352.477.299

Player Updates

July 20, 2019 12:36 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Turns in five-hit evening
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 5-for-5 with a double, two RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored Friday night against the Royals.

The Royals were unable to keep Mercado off the basepaths in the series opener, as he delivered an RBI double to left in the third inning followed by an RBI single to left in the sixth. He's now 11-for-26 with three home runs and eight RBI in eight games since the All-Star break, so he's evidently seeing the baseball well to kick off the second half.

July 17, 2019 01:48 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Another strong game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 1-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base and a two-run home run Tuesday against the Tigers.

For the second consecutive night, Mercado delivered both a home run and stolen base. His production began in the first frame when he stole his eighth base of the season. Just one inning later, he took Ryan Carpenter deep for his seventh homer of the season. After looking out of the sorts at the plate to begin July, Mercado has come alive for the Indians' first two games against Detroit and is now hitting .286/.340/.470 across 204 plate appearances for the season.

July 16, 2019 01:12 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Knocks two homers, steals base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs and a stolen base in Monday's 8-6 win over the Tigers.

Mercado hadn't gone deep or swiped a bag since mid-June so he broke both droughts in one game. The rookie outfielder has six homers and seven stolen bases with a .785 OPS in his first 200 career plate appearances.

July 14, 2019 12:40 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Sitting amid slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

The recent All-Star break didn't prove to be the solution to Mercado's recent woes at the plate, as he went 1-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts while starting the first two games of the series. Mercado, who is off to a 1-for-25 start to June, still looks decently secure in his everyday role, though he could cede occasional starts to Greg Allen while he works through the slump.

July 7, 2019 11:52 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Gets day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

The speedy rookie will take a seat in the Indians' final game before the All-Star break while Greg Allen checks in as the Tribe's center fielder. Mercado has gone 0-for-18 while starting the Indians' past four games, dropping his season average from .314 to .281.

July 4, 2019 11:56 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Production waning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado will start in center field and bat second Thursday against the Royals.

The rookie has gone hitless in nine at-bats over the first two games of the series, but he looks like he'll remain locked in as the club's No. 2 hitter while maintaining a solid .296/.345/.451 slash line through his first 177 plate appearances in the majors. He'll at least benefit from a plus matchup in the series finale with righty Homer Bailey (4.87 ERA, 1.40 WHIP in 17 starts this season) on the mound for Kansas City.

June 19, 2019 02:32 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Swipes two bags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two stolen bases and three runs scored Tuesday against the Rangers.

Mercado made an immediate impact on the contest, hitting his first major-league triple in the first inning against Adrian Sampson. He also contributed on the basepaths, stealing both second and third base in the fourth inning. He now has six stolen bases for the season and has paired that with an impressive .308/.362/.495 line across 118 plate appearances.

June 17, 2019 11:20 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Delivers big day at dish
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 3-for-4 with a double, four RBI, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored Sunday against the Tigers.

Mercado accounted for half of Cleveland's offensive attack in the series finale, plating one run in the third, two in the fourth and another in the sixth on a double to left field. The 24-year-old has now registered three straight multi-hit performances, raising his batting average to .306 over 26 games this season.

June 9, 2019 04:04 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Goes deep again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in an 8-4 victory against the Yankees on Saturday.

For the second time in three days, Mercado has gone deep. He's on a modest four-game hitting streak, but behind that run, his average is back to .300. Mercado has seven extra-base hits, including three homers, seven RBI, 17 runs and two steals in 70 major-league at-bats this season.

June 6, 2019 04:52 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Mercado will take a seat on the bench after starting the past four games and going just 2-for-15 (.133) with a 1:4 BB:K during that stretch. In his absence, the Indians will go with an outfield consisting of Jordan Luplow, Leonys Martin and Tyler Naquin from left to right.

May 31, 2019 06:08 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Takes seat Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado isn't starting Friday's game against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Mercado is set for an off day after starting each of Cleveland's last five contests. Jake Bauers gets the nod in left field and will bat sixth with Mercado on the bench.

May 28, 2019 09:24 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Scores three times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 2-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases and three runs Monday in the Indians' 12-5 loss to the Red Sox.

After briefly missing time with a hip contusion, Mercado has been stellar upon returning to the lineup the past two days as the Indians' No. 2 hitter. The rookie recorded four hits and has scored four times between the contests and put his high-end speed on display Tuesday with the first two steals of his career. The Indians are desperate to find impact hitters to support co-stars Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, so Mercado should have ample opportunity to solidify his spot in the top half of the lineup.

May 27, 2019 02:12 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Hits first career home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-3 loss against the Rays on Sunday.

The 24-year-old is 8-for-23 (.348) in the last seven games, but the best personal milestone Mercado reached Sunday was hitting his first career major-league homer. Four of his eight MLB hits have now gone for extra bases. Mercado is 8-for-27 (.296) with a homer, four RBI and six runs in nine games this season.

May 26, 2019 10:56 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Shakes off hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado (hip) will start in left field and bat second Sunday against the Rays, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Mercado was withheld from the lineup the past two days after sustaining a right hip contusion in the series opener. The injury was never viewed as a particularly serious concern, and Mercado's return to action for the finale supports that notion. In his prior six starts, Mercado had batted no higher than sixth in the order, but manager Terry Francona will give the rookie a spin in the two hole as the Indians look to shake things up after dropping five of their last six games.

May 26, 2019 02:52 AM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Remains out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado (hip) will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Rays, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Mercado collided with Leonys Martin in the outfield Thursday and was forced to leave with a hip contusion. He did not appear in any capacity Friday. Greg Allen will get the start in left field Saturday.

May 24, 2019 03:36 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado (hip) is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Mercado left Thursday's game with a hip contusion after colliding with Leonys Martin in the outfield. It's unclear when Cleveland expects him to return. Jake Bauers moves out to left field Friday, with Eric Haase serving as the designated hitter.

May 23, 2019 09:08 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Dealing with hip contusion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Rays with a right hip contusion, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Mercado suffered the injury in an outfield collision with Leonys Martin. He remained in the game initially and singled in his next at-bat but was removed for a pinch runner after reaching second base. The diagnosis of a contusion appears to suggest that his absence won't be long, though the Indians have yet to announce his expected return date.

May 23, 2019 08:04 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Leaves after collision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado exited Thursday's game against the Rays following a collision in the outfield, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Mercado and Leonys Martin crashed into each other while diving for a ball. Both players remained in the game initially, but Mercado was removed after hitting a single in his next at-bat. The nature and severity of his injury is unclear, but the issue would seem to be in his hip or groin based on where Martin ran into him.

May 22, 2019 12:24 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Fifth straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado will start in right field and bat seventh Wednesday against the Athletics.

After starting in his MLB debut last week, Mercado's role with the big club looked somewhat uncertain after he was benched for the subsequent two contests. Fortunately for those that scooped him up in fantasy leagues, Mercado's playing-time outlook seems to have stabilized, as he'll pick up a fifth straight start Wednesday after going 5-for-13 with three doubles over the prior four contests. The Indians also designated Carlos Gonzalez for assignment prior to the series finale, clearing the way for Mercado and Jordan Luplow to man the corner-outfield spots on a regular basis until Tyler Naquin (calf) and/or Bradley Zimmer (side) return from the injured list.

May 20, 2019 01:24 PM
Indians' Oscar Mercado: Reaches base three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mercado went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, two runs and an RBI in Sunday's 10-0 win over the Orioles.

Utilized as a bench player in two of his first three games with the big club, Mercado rejoined lineup for the series finale and made a good case for sticking as an everyday player. The 24-year-old showed his full range of skills and would have chipped in a stolen base had he not slid off second base and gotten tagged. At the very least, the right-handed Mercado should pick up another start in Monday's series opener against the Athletics with a lefty (Brett Anderson) on the hill for the opposition.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Kansas City3290 .303 .313 .281
vs Junis (Career)610 .167.167.167
vs RHP122373 .351 .467 .303
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/13MIN3000010
7/14MIN0000000
7/15DET5232201
7/16DET2111221
7/17DET4010200
7/18DET3100010
7/19KC5250201
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018STL-CLE0000000000 --- --- ---
2019CLE511973559725123792 .352 .477 .299
Total 511973559725123792 .352 .477 .299
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019CLEOF50489187220 .978
Total  50489187220 .978
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2018STL-CLE00000000
2019CLE1219404406
Total 1219404406
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013R-Gcl Cardinals421631834541141739124 .290 .307 .209
2014R-Johnson City Cardina602454155913252037267 .303 .306 .224
2015AFX-Peoria Chiefs1174727012023344423615019 .297 .341 .254
2016AFA-Palm Beach125442509523102744713320 .296 .271 .215
2017AA-Springfield Cardinal120477761372041346321123819 .341 .428 .287
Total 464179925544180132115613632015969 .305 .339 .245
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/175
Birthdate:
12/16/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
1