Oscar Mercado
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 197LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 2, #57, St. Louis Cardinals | Vivian Gaither (FL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 81 77 9 16 4 15 1 .208 .235 .442 .677
4 Seasons 894 815 112 193 26 94 26 .237 .290 .395 .685
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .208 4 15 1 .677
4 Seasons .237 26 94 26 .685

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 24 1738 365 15 4.1 3.1 88.0 109.5 14.9 33.4 .259 .401 .321 .308 .346 33.9 17.4 5.8
2020 25 366 61 1 1.6 1.1 88.2 110.8 14.4 18.0 .158 .227 .159 .193 .238 32.8 29.0 5.4
2021 26 903 173 7 4 2.9 86.2 108.0 16.2 24.9 .220 .332 .294 .282 .296 27.7 17.6 8.8
2022 27 290 58 6 10.3 7.4 87.4 106.0 20.1 27.6 .199 .444 .293 .279 .353 34.5 24.7 2.5
Player 3297 657 29 4.4 3.2 87.5 110.8 15.7 29.2 .232 .369 .294 .287 .323 32.2 19.4 6.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.1 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2022 Fastballs 151 52.1 44 41 10 5 2 1 2 10 31 .244 .230 .488 .490 .343 .325 92.0 22 20.7 22.7
2022 Breaking 109 37.6 28 27 5 2 1 0 2 5 23 .185 .175 .444 .421 .263 .239 83.0 21 30.4 17.2
2022 Offspeed 30 10.3 9 9 1 0 1 0 0 5 4 .111 .130 .222 .307 .143 .178 77.5 2 50.0 35.7
2021 Fastballs 477 52.9 129 117 31 16 9 1 5 16 101 .265 .249 .487 .420 .350 .322 88.5 18 18.1 15.1
2021 Breaking 324 35.9 90 80 10 7 2 0 1 23 57 .125 .162 .188 .205 .195 .223 83.8 13 37.5 17.8
2021 Offspeed 101 11.2 19 17 7 7 0 0 0 3 15 .412 .286 .412 .320 .380 .291 73.2 6 33.3 10.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 41.9 25.2 24.9 7.9 40.0 35.3 24.7 3.3 29.0 26.8 27.9 6.3 4.1 3.1
2020 44.3 26.2 16.4 13.1 36.1 45.9 18.0 3.3 34.4 39.3 16.4 4.9 1.6 1.1
2021 43.9 23.7 19.7 12.7 43.9 30.6 25.4 2.9 35.3 31.2 19.7 4.6 4.0 2.9
2022 39.7 37.9 8.6 13.8 55.2 22.4 22.4 1.7 36.2 32.8 10.3 8.6 10.3 7.4
Player 42.5 26.0 21.3 10.2 42.0 33.9 24.0 3.0 31.8 29.7 23.1 5.9 4.4 3.2
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer 0.5 0 95 32.8 25 .250 .625 .374 24.1 20.0 17.2 .232 .591 .351 47.4
2022 Slider 4.3 4 91 31.4 23 .182 .500 .337 31.3 17.4 18.2 .157 .441 .267 21.1
2022 Sinker -3.0 -2 51 17.6 15 .308 .385 .357 10.3 20.0 23.1 .270 .425 .345 60.0
2022 Changeup -7.1 -2 25 8.6 8 .125 .250 .156 41.2 50.0 36.4 .146 .346 .200 25.0
2022 Curveball 0.4 0 18 6.2 5 .200 .200 .180 25.0 20.0 14.3 .254 .331 .248 0.0
2022 Cutter -8.4 0 5 1.7 4 .000 .000 .000 40.0 50.0 100.0 .087 .095 .080 0.0
2022 Splitter -6.2 0 5 1.7 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer 1.0 3 286 31.7 78 .246 .536 .391 17.5 10.3 11.9 .238 .458 .339 29.5
2021 Slider -1.6 -4 256 28.3 74 .130 .188 .191 36.8 27.0 19.2 .171 .219 .208 22.4
2021 Sinker 0.8 1 144 15.9 43 .325 .475 .391 22.2 18.6 25.8 .270 .381 .312 46.9
2021 Changeup 1.2 1 97 10.7 18 .375 .375 .412 34.1 16.7 12.0 .285 .320 .291 28.6
2021 Curveball 0.3 0 68 7.5 16 .091 .182 .377 40.7 18.8 12.0 .097 .109 .298 0.0
2021 Cutter -2.8 -1 47 5.2 8 .125 .125 .113 5.9 0.0 0.0 .238 .292 .229 0.0
2021 Splitter 12.2 0 4 0.4 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .314 .324 .300 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.8 -3 105 28.7 34 .172 .276 .282 17.5 11.8 15.4 .177 .328 .272 46.2
2020 Slider -2.9 -3 105 28.7 14 .143 .143 .129 55.6 50.0 19.4 .159 .171 .146 14.3
2020 Sinker -1.6 -1 76 20.8 23 .182 .227 .211 18.8 30.4 31.8 .158 .185 .144 18.8
2020 Curveball -7.7 -3 37 10.1 9 .000 .000 .000 38.5 44.4 26.7 .109 .137 .106 20.0
2020 Changeup -6.3 -1 23 6.3 7 .000 .000 .000 45.5 57.1 33.3 .149 .173 .141 33.3
2020 Cutter -5.2 -1 19 5.2 6 .000 .000 .117 30.0 16.7 20.0 .138 .228 .248 50.0
2020 Splitter 3.5 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 569 32.7 160 .243 .392 .290 14.8 12.5 12.8 .272 .459 .324 40.6
2019 Slider 0.7 3 391 22.5 101 .247 .516 .348 37.9 26.7 20.6 .206 .313 .252 22.1
2019 Sinker 2.2 6 285 16.4 83 .392 .581 .464 13.3 12.0 20.8 .311 .487 .369 43.1
2019 Curveball 0.6 1 192 11.0 44 .282 .436 .353 28.0 18.2 15.4 .270 .385 .329 25.8
2019 Changeup 0.7 1 173 10.0 59 .245 .377 .304 27.4 15.3 20.9 .251 .323 .280 21.7
2019 Cutter -2.6 -3 105 6.0 29 .240 .320 .293 27.3 20.7 22.2 .273 .380 .322 40.0
2019 Splitter -6.4 -1 9 0.5 2 .000 .000 .000 40.0 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 478 1,724 2 -16 13 7 6
2020 94 370 -4 -10 1 1 -12
2021 238 902 -5 -4 5 4 1
2022 81 290 -1 -1 1 1 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 1,738 48.3 76.7 85.1 27.7 50.6 43.0 40.0 51.5 23.2 7.0 85.8
2020 366 50.3 71.7 81.1 26.9 36.7 43.4 39.8 49.5 29.3 9.0 81.8
2021 903 50.1 71.0 77.6 24.0 56.5 41.0 33.6 47.6 26.7 7.5 77.9
2022 290 48.6 80.9 82.5 36.2 50.0 42.1 43.2 57.9 27.4 8.3 100.0
Player 3,297 49.1 74.9 82.4 27.4 50.4 42.4 38.6 50.8 25.2 7.5 84.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 24 52 24 22 27 18 17 25 23 73 16 62 97 87
2020 81 80
2021 92
2022 11 6 51 79 1 46 69 24 26 34 2 37 80 11
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.5 15 12.0 3.0 14 10 4 26.7
2020 20.6 1 0.2 1.0 4 0 0 0.0
2021 23.1 6 7.1 -1.0 2 3 5 83.3
2022 22.2 4 5.5 -2.0 2 4 3 75.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 13 13 14 14 6 8 16 9 16 15 15 5 12 11 15 7 16 12 15 6 7 7 15 15 14 17 7 17 7 15
2020 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
2021 6 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 7 8 7 6 6 8 8 8 7 7 6 8 6 7 6 7 7 8 6 6 7 7 8
2022 4 5 6 4 5 5 5 4 6 8 6 5 4 5 5 6 5 7 5 6 4 4 5 8 6 6 7 5 7 4 7
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88 88.2 0.2 86.2 -2 87.4 1.2
Launch Angle 14.9 14.4 -0.5 16.2 1.8 20.1 3.9
Barrel % 4.1 1.6 -2.5 4 2.4 10.3 6.3
Hard Hit % 33.9 32.8 -1.1 27.7 -5.1 34.5 6.8
Sweet Spot % 33.4 18 -15.4 24.9 6.9 27.6 2.7
xBA .259 .157 -0.102 .22 0.063 .199 -0.021
BA .269 .128 -0.141 .224 0.096 .208 -0.016
xwOBA .308 .193 -0.115 .282 0.089 .279 -0.003
wOBA .321 .159 -0.162 .294 0.135 .293 -0.001
xSLG .401 .227 -0.174 .332 0.105 .444 0.112
SLG .443 .174 -0.269 .369 0.195 .442 0.073
K% 17.4 29 11.6 17.6 -11.4 24.7 7.1
BB% 5.8 5.4 -0.4 8.8 3.4 2.5 -6.3
Swing % 51.5 49.5 -2 47.6 -1.9 57.9 10.3
Whiff% 23.2 29.3 6.1 26.7 -2.6 27.4 0.7
In Zone % 48.3 50.3 2 50.1 -0.2 48.6 -1.5
Out of Zone % 51.7 49.7 -2 49.9 0.2 51.4 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 26.9 -0.8 24 -2.9 36.2 12.2
First Pitch Swing % 40 39.8 -0.2 33.6 -6.2 43.2 9.6
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 69.9 8.7 63.9 -6 63 -0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 R 482 54 11.2 .306 .432
2020 R 93 24 25.8 .190 .074
2021 R 234 15 6.4 .295 .304
2022 R 81 6 7.4 .269 .596

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