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Oscar Mercado
Popularity: ↓ 18%
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 Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 1738 365 15 4.1 88 14.7 33.2 .264 .411 .321 .314 .353 34.2 17.4 5.8
2020 366 61 1 1.6 88.2 14.4 18.0 .159 .226 .157 .190 .234 32.8 29.0 5.4
ALL 2104 426 16 3.8 88 14.6 31.0 .246 .380 .294 .294 .336 34.0 19.3 5.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 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 195 53.3 62 55 9 7 1 0 1 12 45 .164 .160 .236 .245 .208 .211 89.0 13 19.8 23.5
2020 Breaking 146 39.9 24 24 2 2 0 0 0 11 13 .083 .156 .083 .193 .073 .151 79.8 18 49.0 20.8
2020 Offspeed 25 6.8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 .000 .153 .000 .184 .000 .146 93.3 0 45.5 30.8
2019 Fastballs 959 55.6 272 247 71 48 15 1 7 36 218 .287 .291 .441 .474 .327 .346 90.8 17 15.9 15.5
2019 Breaking 582 33.8 145 132 34 17 9 2 6 35 99 .258 .229 .492 .342 .334 .279 83.9 13 35.8 19.2
2019 Offspeed 183 10.6 61 55 13 10 1 0 2 11 46 .236 .245 .364 .321 .281 .274 84.0 8 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 -6.3 -1 15 4.1 5 .000 .000 .140 37.5 20.0 33.3 .073 .077 .200 33.3
2020 Changeup -6.0 -1 24 6.6 7 .000 .000 .000 45.5 57.1 33.3 .153 .184 .146 33.3
2020 Curveball -7.6 -3 37 10.1 9 .000 .000 .000 38.5 44.4 26.7 .124 .158 .126 20.0
2020 Slider -2.6 -3 109 29.8 15 .133 .133 .120 52.6 46.7 18.4 .176 .214 .166 25.0
2020 Sinker -4.8 -4 74 20.2 22 .143 .143 .123 17.4 31.8 30.4 .157 .177 .143 20.0
2020 4-Seamer -2.1 -2 106 29.0 35 .200 .333 .310 19.4 11.4 16.0 .174 .315 .258 44.4
2020 Splitter 3.8 0 1 0.3 0.0
2019 Splitter -6.5 -1 9 0.5 2 .000 .000 .000 40.0 100.0 66.7 .000
2019 Cutter -2.5 -3 104 6.0 29 .240 .320 .293 28.3 20.7 22.2 .280 .397 .335 40.0
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 194 11.2 42 .263 .421 .332 26.3 19.0 15.1 .258 .374 .311 26.7
2019 Changeup 0.9 2 174 10.0 59 .245 .377 .304 27.4 15.3 20.9 .254 .333 .284 23.9
2019 Sinker 2.1 6 276 15.9 79 .380 .563 .451 12.8 12.7 20.8 .312 .483 .364 43.5
2019 Slider 0.5 2 388 22.3 103 .255 .521 .348 39.7 26.2 20.9 .217 .329 .267 21.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 579 33.3 164 .252 .404 .299 15.3 12.2 12.7 .282 .482 .339 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 473 1706 4 -17 13 6 5
2020 94 367 -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 75.3 86.8 27.6 50.8 43.0 37.8 50.7 23.6 7.0 84.2
2020 366 50.0 70.5 82.9 26.8 36.7 43.4 36.6 48.6 29.8 9.0 78.8
ALL 2104 48.6 74.4 86.1 27.5 48.5 43.1 37.6 50.4 24.6 7.3 83.0
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 40.0 35.3 24.7 2.2 29.6 26.8 27.9 6.3 4.1
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
ALL 42.3 25.4 23.7 8.7 39.4 36.9 23.7 2.3 30.3 28.6 26.3 6.1 3.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 25 52 25 22 24 18 18 25 24 73 16 61 98 88
2020 82 69
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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 11.7 3.3 10 11 4 26.7
2020 20.6 1 0.2 0.8 3 0 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 13 12 15 15 6 8 15 9 17 13 16 5 11 11 15 7 15 13 14 6 6 7 15 16 15 14 7 17 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 14.7 14.4 -0.3
Barrel % 4.1 1.6 -2.5
Hard Hit % 34.2 32.8 -1.4
Sweet Spot % 33.2 18 -15.2
xBA .264 .159 -0.105
BA .269 .128 -0.141
xwOBA .314 .19 -0.124
wOBA .321 .157 -0.164
xSLG .411 .226 -0.185
SLG .443 .174 -0.269
K% 17.4 29 11.6
BB% 5.8 5.4 -0.4
Swing % 50.7 48.6 -2.1
Whiff% 23.6 29.8 6.2
In Zone Swing % 48.3 50 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 51.7 50 -1.7
First Pitch Swing % 37.8 36.6 -1.2
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 .187 .073

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