Óscar Mercado
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 197LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 2, #57, St. Louis Cardinals | Vivian Gaither (FL) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 238 214 27 48 6 7 .224 .300 .369 .669
2022 128 121 17 25 4 2 .207 .242 .372 .614
2023 32 31 3 9 0 2 .290 .313 .387 .700
5 Seasons 973 890 123 211 26 29 .237 .289 .388 .677
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .224 6 7 .669
2022 .207 4 2 .614
2023 .290 0 2 .700
5 Seasons .237 26 29 .677
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 .158 .227 .159 .193 .238 32.8 29.0 5.4
2021 26 903 173 7 4.0 2.9 86.2 108.0 16.4 24.9 .217 .328 .294 .279 .292 27.7 17.6 8.8
2022 27 471 93 6 6.5 4.7 86.3 106.3 22.2 33.3 .203 .350 .266 .258 .310 29.0 22.7 3.9
2023 28 112 27 0 0.0 0.0 85.5 104.2 22.8 29.6 .271 .327 .304 .273 .298 33.3 12.5 3.1
Player 3590 719 29 4.0 3.0 87.3 110.8 16.5 29.9 .232 .357 .291 .282 .317 31.8 19.1 6.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.1 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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 35.8 32.4 19.7 4.6 4.0 2.9
2022 32.3 35.5 18.3 14.0 45.2 30.1 24.7 3.2 26.9 37.6 19.4 6.5 6.5 4.7
2023 33.3 25.9 29.6 11.1 33.3 33.3 33.3 7.4 14.8 40.7 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 41.0 26.3 22.3 10.4 41.0 34.4 24.6 3.3 30.3 31.2 24.2 5.6 4.0 3.0
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 0 31 27.7 12 .250 .250 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .275 .328 .263 50.0
2023 Slider 6.8 2 23 20.5 7 .333 .667 .457 38.5 14.3 20.0 .350 .469 .403 40.0
2023 Sinker 10.1 2 17 15.2 4 .500 .750 .538 22.2 25.0 33.3 .340 .371 .313 33.3
2023 Changeup -5.6 -1 15 13.4 4 .000 .000 .000 42.9 25.0 33.3 .070 .097 .066 0.0
2023 Curveball -2.9 0 10 8.9 1 .000 .000 .000 16.7 100.0 25.0 -- -- .000 --
2023 Cutter 5.0 1 10 8.9 3 .667 .667 .600 33.3 0.0 0.0 .423 .471 .397 0.0
2023 Sweeper -2.8 0 4 3.6 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Split-Finger -7.9 0 2 1.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .077 .081 .074 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.0 0 152 32.3 41 .225 .475 .346 20.4 17.1 16.3 .229 .421 .288 36.4
2022 Slider 1.5 2 127 27.0 31 .179 .321 .289 30.5 16.1 12.8 .165 .284 .246 16.7
2022 Sinker -3.7 -3 78 16.6 21 .263 .316 .298 17.0 19.0 16.0 .218 .325 .279 46.7
2022 Changeup -4.0 -2 44 9.3 14 .154 .308 .229 26.9 21.4 23.1 .177 .301 .239 30.0
2022 Curveball 0.9 0 27 5.7 7 .286 .286 .257 42.9 57.1 40.0 .248 .305 .249 0.0
2022 Sweeper 9.4 1 15 3.2 4 .250 1.000 .500 37.5 25.0 25.0 .327 .985 .548 33.3
2022 Cutter -3.4 0 14 3.0 6 .167 .167 .150 44.4 50.0 50.0 .192 .214 .181 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -5.9 0 7 1.5 2 .000 .000 .000 80.0 100.0 40.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 Slurve -9.3 -1 6 1.3 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .006 .006 .005 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 3 287 31.8 79 .243 .529 .377 17.4 10.1 11.9 .229 .441 .328 29.0
2021 Slider -2.7 -6 233 25.8 67 .113 .129 .167 35.1 25.4 17.5 .176 .220 .215 22.2
2021 Sinker 0.9 1 143 15.8 42 .333 .487 .400 22.5 19.0 25.8 .275 .387 .317 48.4
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 .353 40.7 18.8 12.0 .096 .108 .284 0.0
2021 Cutter -3.3 -2 50 5.5 9 .111 .111 .100 11.1 11.1 11.1 .212 .259 .203 0.0
2021 Sweeper 13.0 3 20 2.2 6 .333 .833 .483 50.0 33.3 33.3 .150 .251 .170 25.0
2021 Split-Finger 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-Seam Fastball -3.5 -4 112 30.6 36 .161 .258 .266 19.4 16.7 20.0 .165 .307 .256 46.2
2020 Slider -3.2 -3 103 28.1 13 .077 .077 .069 57.1 53.8 19.4 .110 .120 .101 16.7
2020 Sinker -0.4 0 69 18.9 21 .200 .250 .231 15.9 23.8 27.8 .174 .203 .158 18.8
2020 Curveball -9.2 -3 32 8.7 9 .000 .000 .000 38.5 44.4 30.8 .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 Slurve 1.2 0 4 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Sweeper 8.7 0 3 0.8 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .787 .831 .723 0.0
2020 Split-Finger 3.5 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 573 33.0 161 .248 .396 .294 14.7 12.4 12.7 .276 .462 .326 41.0
2019 Slider 0.7 3 383 22.0 99 .253 .527 .355 38.7 27.3 21.1 .208 .317 .254 22.7
2019 Sinker 2.2 6 281 16.2 82 .384 .575 .459 13.5 12.2 21.3 .305 .482 .365 42.2
2019 Curveball 0.9 2 177 10.2 42 .297 .459 .370 27.1 16.7 14.6 .278 .396 .338 26.7
2019 Changeup 0.6 1 173 10.0 59 .245 .377 .304 27.4 15.3 20.9 .249 .321 .279 23.9
2019 Cutter -2.5 -3 108 6.2 29 .240 .320 .293 27.3 20.7 20.7 .273 .380 .322 40.0
2019 Slurve -7.6 -1 11 0.6 4 .000 .000 .000 33.3 25.0 33.3 .125 .163 .129 0.0
2019 Sweeper 0.5 0 9 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Split-Finger -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 -11 1 1 -12
2021 238 902 -5 -4 5 4 1
2022 128 471 -3 -3 2 1 -3
2023 32 112 -1 2 1 0 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 76.8 85.2 27.6 50.4 43.2 40.0 51.5 23.2 6.8 86.4
2020 366 50.3 71.7 81.1 26.9 36.7 43.2 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 7.4 79.1
2022 471 49.5 81.1 83.1 32.8 48.7 40.8 43.8 56.7 26.6 8.3 94.9
2023 112 53.6 73.3 79.5 30.8 68.8 50.9 34.4 53.6 23.3 13.4 86.7
Player 3,590 49.3 75.3 82.4 27.4 50.7 42.5 38.7 51.1 25.2 7.6 85.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2019 24 51 24 22 25 18 17 25 67 25 73 16 62 56 97 86
2020 78 82 82 75
2021 53 92 52
2022 25 78 68
2023 12 67
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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 12.9 2 11 9 6 40.0
2020 20.6 1 0.2 1 3 0 0 0.0
2021 23.1 6 6.9 -1 1 3 5 83.3
2022 22.2 4 5.6 -2 2 4 2 50.0
Player 22.0 26 25.6 0 17 16 13 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 16 15 13 13 11 14 15 10 7 12 13 16 15 12 11 10 7 15 13 16 15 17 17 10 8 12 14 17 11 12
2020 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2021 6 8 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 5 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 5 8 7 7 7 5
2022 4 3 6 4 6 6 6 4 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 8 4 5 7 6 5 7 7 7 4 5 6 6 6 6 6
Player 26 27 28 25 27 24 27 25 22 18 24 28 28 27 25 27 21 17 30 26 28 30 32 32 21 18 26 28 30 24 23
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.0 88.2 0.2 86.2 -2.0 86.3 0.1 85.5 -0.8
Launch Angle 14.9 14.4 -0.5 16.4 2.0 22.2 5.8 22.8 0.6
Barrel % 4.1 1.6 -2.5 4.0 2.4 6.5 2.5 0.0 -6.5
Hard Hit % 34.2 32.8 -1.4 27.7 -5.1 29.0 1.3 33.3 4.3
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.4 18.0 -15.4 24.9 6.9 33.3 8.4 29.6 -3.7
xBA .259 .157 -0.102 .217 0.060 .203 -0.014 .271 0.068
BA .269 .128 -0.141 .224 0.096 .207 -0.017 .290 0.083
xwOBA .308 .193 -0.115 .279 0.086 .258 -0.021 .273 0.015
wOBA .321 .159 -0.162 .294 0.135 .266 -0.028 .304 0.038
xSLG .401 .227 -0.174 .328 0.101 .350 0.022 .327 -0.023
SLG .443 .174 -0.269 .369 0.195 .372 0.003 .387 0.015
K% 17.4 29.0 11.6 17.6 -11.4 22.7 5.1 12.5 -10.2
BB% 5.8 5.4 -0.4 8.8 3.4 3.9 -4.9 3.1 -0.8
Swing % 51.5 49.5 -2.0 47.6 -1.9 56.7 9.1 53.6 -3.1
Whiff% 23.2 29.3 6.1 26.7 -2.6 26.6 -0.1 23.3 -3.3
In Zone % 48.3 50.3 2.0 50.1 -0.2 49.5 -0.6 53.6 4.1
Out of Zone % 51.7 49.7 -2.0 49.9 0.2 50.5 0.6 46.4 -4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 26.9 -0.7 24.0 -2.9 32.8 8.8 30.8 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 40.0 39.8 -0.2 33.6 -6.2 43.8 10.2 34.4 -9.4
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 69.9 8.7 63.9 -6.0 63.3 -0.6 53.1 -10.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts R 482 59 12.2 .302 .449
2020 Shifts R 93 24 25.8 .190 .074
2021 Shifts R 234 19 8.1 .296 .286
2022 Shifts R 128 34 26.6 .240 .337
2023 Shades R 32 4 12.5 .240 .752
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 501 17.5 28.3% 6.0% 224 24.8 0.9% 22.8%
2020 94 18.7 14.9% 8.5% 67 26.2 0.0% 26.9%
2021 288 18.1 25.0% 4.9% 123 23.9 0.8% 20.3%
2022 83 18.2 18.1% 0.0% 96 22.2 3.1% 13.5%
2023 22 14.5 63.6% 0.0% 18 18.7 5.6% 0.0%
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