Oscar Mercado
RF | 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 123 117 17 24 4 16 2 .205 .236 .376 .612
4 Seasons 936 855 120 201 26 95 27 .235 .288 .388 .676
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .205 4 16 2 .612
4 Seasons .235 26 95 27 .676

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 .345 34.2 17.4 5.8
2020 25 366 61 1 1.6 1.1 88.2 110.8 14.4 18.0 .157 .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 27 448 90 6 6.7 4.9 86.6 106.3 21.9 33.3 .213 .398 .264 .271 .332 30.0 22.8 3.3
Player 3455 689 29 4.2 3.1 87.4 110.8 16.1 29.9 .233 .366 .290 .285 .322 31.9 19.3 6.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 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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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 32.2 36.7 17.8 13.3 45.6 30.0 24.4 3.3 26.7 37.8 18.9 6.7 6.7 4.9
Player 41.4 26.4 21.9 10.3 41.4 34.4 24.2 3.2 30.8 30.5 23.7 5.8 4.2 3.1
MLB 44.9 22.9 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 0.2 0 143 31.9 38 .216 .486 .350 20.9 18.4 17.5 .228 .482 .305 36.7
2022 Slider 3.0 4 126 28.1 32 .200 .433 .320 31.7 15.6 13.2 .193 .419 .283 19.2
2022 Sinker -4.1 -3 78 17.4 22 .250 .300 .284 16.7 18.2 16.0 .252 .389 .308 50.0
2022 Changeup -3.6 -2 45 10.0 15 .143 .286 .213 29.6 26.7 26.7 .181 .330 .242 30.0
2022 Curveball -1.6 -1 36 8.0 9 .222 .222 .200 40.9 44.4 33.3 .217 .269 .209 0.0
2022 Cutter -3.3 0 15 3.3 6 .167 .167 .150 40.0 50.0 50.0 .193 .230 .185 0.0
2022 Splitter -6.1 0 5 1.1 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 Slider -2.9 -3 105 28.7 14 .143 .143 .129 55.6 50.0 19.4 .159 .171 .146 14.3
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 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 0.6 2 399 23.0 102 .245 .511 .345 38.6 27.5 21.2 .204 .310 .249 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 0.7 1 184 10.6 43 .289 .447 .362 26.0 16.3 13.7 .277 .395 .336 25.8
2019 Changeup 0.7 1 173 10.0 59 .245 .377 .304 27.4 15.3 20.9 .249 .321 .279 23.9
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 123 448 -3 -2 2 1 -2
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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 448 49.1 82.3 82.9 34.2 48.7 40.8 44.7 57.8 27.0 8.5 94.7
Player 3,455 49.1 75.4 82.5 27.5 50.2 42.3 39.0 51.1 25.3 7.5 84.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 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 25 52 24 22 25 18 18 25 24 73 16 62 98 87
2020 81 79
2021 92
2022 82 12
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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 12.6 2 12 10 5 33.3
2020 20.6 1 0.4 1 3 1 0 0.0
2021 23.1 6 7.0 -1 3 2 5 83.3
2022 22.2 4 5.4 -1 3 5 1 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 15 13 14 11 9 10 17 14 16 14 15 6 11 11 15 11 17 12 11 13 7 7 15 15 14 17 7 16 9 16
2020 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
2021 6 7 8 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 6 7 8 7 6 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 7
2022 4 5 6 4 5 7 5 2 7 6 3 4 5 4 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 4 5 7 4 6 7 5 7 4 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 86.6 0.4
Launch Angle 14.9 14.4 -0.5 16.2 1.8 21.9 5.7
Barrel % 4.1 1.6 -2.5 4 2.4 6.7 2.7
Hard Hit % 34.2 32.8 -1.4 27.7 -5.1 30 2.3
Sweet Spot % 33.4 18 -15.4 24.9 6.9 33.3 8.4
xBA .259 .157 -0.102 .22 0.063 .213 -0.007
BA .269 .128 -0.141 .224 0.096 .205 -0.019
xwOBA .308 .193 -0.115 .282 0.089 .271 -0.011
wOBA .321 .159 -0.162 .294 0.135 .264 -0.03
xSLG .401 .227 -0.174 .332 0.105 .398 0.066
SLG .443 .174 -0.269 .369 0.195 .376 0.007
K% 17.4 29 11.6 17.6 -11.4 22.8 5.2
BB% 5.8 5.4 -0.4 8.8 3.4 3.3 -5.5
Swing % 51.5 49.5 -2 47.6 -1.9 57.8 10.2
Whiff% 23.2 29.3 6.1 26.7 -2.6 27 0.3
In Zone % 48.3 50.3 2 50.1 -0.2 49.1 -1
Out of Zone % 51.7 49.7 -2 49.9 0.2 50.9 1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 26.9 -0.8 24 -2.9 34.2 10.2
First Pitch Swing % 40 39.8 -0.2 33.6 -6.2 44.7 11.1
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 69.9 8.7 63.9 -6 64.2 0.3
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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 123 26 21.1 .248 .320

Pitch Tempo