Oscar Mercado
RF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 197LBS | Age: 28

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 128 121 17 25 4 16 2 .207 .242 .372 .614
4 Seasons 941 859 120 202 26 95 27 .235 .289 .388 .677
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .207 4 16 2 .614
4 Seasons .235 26 95 27 .677

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 4.0 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
Player 3478 692 29 4.2 3.1 87.3 110.8 16.2 29.9 .230 .358 .290 .282 .317 31.7 19.3 6.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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
Player 41.3 26.3 22.0 10.4 41.3 34.4 24.3 3.2 30.9 30.8 23.7 5.8 4.2 3.1
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 0.0 0 152 32.3 41 .225 .475 .346 20.7 17.1 16.3 .229 .421 .288 36.4
2022 Slider 2.7 4 136 28.9 34 .194 .419 .322 31.7 17.6 14.3 .180 .368 .279 19.2
2022 Sinker -3.7 -3 78 16.6 21 .263 .316 .298 16.7 19.0 16.0 .218 .325 .279 46.7
2022 Changeup -4.1 -2 46 9.8 15 .143 .286 .213 28.6 26.7 26.7 .164 .279 .223 30.0
2022 Curveball -0.5 0 30 6.4 8 .250 .250 .225 41.2 50.0 36.4 .260 .326 .260 0.0
2022 Cutter -3.5 -1 15 3.2 6 .167 .167 .150 40.0 50.0 50.0 .192 .214 .181 0.0
2022 Slurve -9.3 -1 6 1.3 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .006 .006 .005 0.0
2022 Splitter -5.9 0 5 1.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2022 Sweeper 0.7 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer 1.0 3 286 31.7 78 .246 .536 .381 17.5 10.3 11.9 .231 .445 .330 29.5
2021 Slider -2.2 -6 253 28.0 73 .118 .176 .181 37.1 27.4 19.2 .172 .221 .209 22.9
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 .353 40.7 18.8 12.0 .096 .108 .284 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
2021 Sweeper 51.2 2 3 0.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .125 .142 .124 0.0
2020 Slider -2.9 -3 106 29.0 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 -1.7 -1 76 20.8 23 .182 .227 .211 18.8 30.4 31.8 .158 .185 .144 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 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 2 397 22.8 102 .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 0.8 1 181 10.4 43 .289 .447 .362 26.4 16.3 14.3 .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 -2.5 -3 108 6.2 29 .240 .320 .293 27.3 20.7 20.7 .273 .380 .323 40.0
2019 Splitter -6.4 -1 9 0.5 2 .000 .000 .000 40.0 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
2019 Sweeper 0.1 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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
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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
Player 3,478 49.1 75.3 82.5 27.3 50.1 42.3 38.9 51.0 25.2 7.4 85.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! 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
2019 25 52 24 22 25 18 18 25 67 24 73 16 62 56 98 88
2020 78 82 82 75
2021 53 91 54
2022 25 77 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 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 5.5 -2 3 4 2 50.0
Player 22.0 26 25.5 1 21 17 12 46.2

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 8 5 3 7 6 4 4 5 5 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 4 5 7 5 6 7 5 7 4 7
Player 26 27 29 25 23 25 22 28 29 30 25 25 17 23 23 29 27 30 24 25 28 18 18 30 27 28 31 18 31 20 31
! 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 86.3 0.1
Launch Angle 14.9 14.4 -0.5 16.4 2 22.2 5.8
Barrel % 4.1 1.6 -2.5 4 2.4 6.5 2.5
Hard Hit % 34.2 32.8 -1.4 27.7 -5.1 29 1.3
Sweet Spot % 33.4 18 -15.4 24.9 6.9 33.3 8.4
xBA .259 .157 -0.102 .217 0.06 .203 -0.014
BA .269 .128 -0.141 .224 0.096 .207 -0.017
xwOBA .308 .193 -0.115 .279 0.086 .258 -0.021
wOBA .321 .159 -0.162 .294 0.135 .266 -0.028
xSLG .401 .227 -0.174 .328 0.101 .35 0.022
SLG .443 .174 -0.269 .369 0.195 .372 0.003
K% 17.4 29 11.6 17.6 -11.4 22.7 5.1
BB% 5.8 5.4 -0.4 8.8 3.4 3.9 -4.9
Swing % 51.5 49.5 -2 47.6 -1.9 56.7 9.1
Whiff% 23.2 29.3 6.1 26.7 -2.6 26.6 -0.1
In Zone % 48.3 50.3 2 50.1 -0.2 49.5 -0.6
Out of Zone % 51.7 49.7 -2 49.9 0.2 50.5 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 26.9 -0.7 24 -2.9 32.8 8.8
First Pitch Swing % 40 39.8 -0.2 33.6 -6.2 43.8 10.2
First Pitch Strike % 61.2 69.9 8.7 63.9 -6 63.3 -0.6
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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 230 15 6.5 .295 .304
2022 R 128 28 21.9 .248 .329

Pitch Tempo