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Oscar Mercado
Popularity: ↑ 37%
RF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 197LBS | Age: 26

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
2020 93 86 6 11 1 6 3 .128 .174 .174 .348
2 Seasons 575 524 76 129 16 60 18 .246 .295 .399 .693
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .128 1 6 3 .348
2 Seasons .246 16 60 18 .693

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 1738 365 15 4.1 88 14.9 33.4 .257 .397 .321 .306 .342 33.9 17.4 5.8
2020 366 61 1 1.6 88.2 14.4 18 .157 .227 .159 .193 .238 32.8 29 5.4
2104 426 16 3.8 88.1 14.8 31.2 .241 .369 .294 .287 .327 33.7 19.3 5.7
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




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%
2020 Fastballs 199 54.4 63 56 9 7 1 0 1 12 46 .161 .166 .232 .263 .208 .222 89.3 13 19.0 22.6
2020 Breaking 142 38.8 23 23 2 2 0 0 0 11 12 .087 .139 .087 .157 .077 .130 78.1 18 51.0 21.6
2020 Offspeed 25 6.8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 .000 .149 .000 .173 .000 .141 93.3 0 45.5 30.8
2019 Fastballs 959 55.6 272 247 71 48 15 1 7 36 218 .287 .283 .441 .458 .327 .336 89.8 16 15.7 15.6
2019 Breaking 583 33.8 145 132 34 17 9 2 6 35 99 .258 .225 .492 .334 .334 .275 83.9 13 35.2 19.1
2019 Offspeed 182 10.6 61 55 13 10 1 0 2 11 46 .236 .237 .364 .306 .281 .265 83.8 9 28.0 23.9


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 %
2020 Cutter -5.3 -1 19 5.2 6 0 0 .117 30 16.7 20 .138 .228 .248 50
2020 Changeup -6 -1 24 6.6 7 0 0 0 45.5 57.1 33.3 .149 .173 .141 33.3
2020 Curveball -7.6 -3 37 10.1 9 0 0 0 38.5 44.4 26.7 .109 .137 .106 20
2020 Slider -2.8 -3 105 28.7 14 .143 .143 .129 55.6 50 19.4 .159 .171 .146 14.3
2020 Sinker -5 -4 74 20.2 22 .143 .143 .123 17.4 31.8 30.4 .16 .182 .145 20
2020 4-Seamer -2.2 -2 106 29 35 .2 .333 .31 18.5 11.4 16 .175 .325 .268 44.4
2020 Splitter 3.5 0 1 0.3 0
2019 Splitter -6.4 -1 9 0.5 2 0 0 0 40 100 66.7 0
2019 Cutter -2.5 -3 105 6 29 .24 .32 .293 27.3 20.7 22.2 .273 .38 .322 40
2019 Curveball 0.6 1 196 11.3 44 .282 .436 .353 27.6 18.2 15.1 .27 .385 .329 25.8
2019 Changeup 0.8 1 173 10 59 .245 .377 .299 27.4 15.3 20.9 .246 .317 .275 21.7
2019 Sinker 2.1 6 276 15.9 79 .38 .563 .451 12.4 12.7 20.8 .306 .478 .36 43.5
2019 Slider 0.4 2 387 22.3 101 .247 .516 .339 38.1 26.7 20.8 .206 .313 .252 22.1
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 578 33.3 164 .252 .404 .299 15.2 12.2 12.8 .274 .461 .327 40.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 478 1724 3 -18 13 7 5
2020 94 370 -6 -10 1 1 -14
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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 1738 48.3 76.7 85.1 27.7 50.6 43 40 51.5 23.2 7 85.8
2020 366 50.3 71.7 81.1 26.9 36.7 43.4 39.8 49.5 29.3 9 81.8
2104 48.7 75.8 84.4 27.6 48.3 43.1 40 51.1 24.3 7.3 85
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 41.9 25.2 24.9 7.9 40 35.3 24.7 3.3 29 26.8 27.9 6.3 4.1
2020 44.3 26.2 16.4 13.1 36.1 45.9 18 3.3 34.4 39.3 16.4 4.9 1.6
42.3 25.4 23.7 8.7 39.4 36.9 23.7 3.3 29.8 28.6 26.3 6.1 3.8
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 25 54 24 22 25 18 17 25 23 73 16 62 97 87
2020 81 68
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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 11.4 4 13 10 4 26.7
2020 20.6 1 0.2 1 3 0 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 13 12 14 14 6 8 15 9 16 15 15 5 11 10 14 7 14 12 13 6 6 7 15 15 14 14 7 16 7 12
2020 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88 88.2 0.2
Launch Angle 14.9 14.4 -0.5
Barrel % 4.1 1.6 -2.5
Hard Hit % 33.9 32.8 -1.1
Sweet Spot % 33.4 18 -15.4
xBA .257 .158 -0.099
BA .269 .128 -0.141
xwOBA .306 .193 -0.113
wOBA .321 .159 -0.162
xSLG .397 .227 -0.17
SLG .443 .174 -0.269
K% 17.4 29 11.6
BB% 5.8 5.4 -0.4
Swing % 51.5 49.5 -2
Whiff% 23.2 29.3 6.1
In Zone Swing % 48.3 50.3 2
Out of Zone Swing % 51.7 49.7 -2
First Pitch Swing % 40 39.8 -0.2
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 69.9 8.7
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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

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