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Yermin Mercedes
Trending: ↑ 25%
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 235LBS | Age: 27

MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
1 Season 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .000 0 0 0 .000
1 Season .000 0 0 0 .000

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020 CWS AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2020 CWS AL 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0 6 6.000 .000 .000 .--- .000 .000 0

Scouting Report

2020

Signed by the Nationals for $20,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2011, Mercedes played three years in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League before getting released and spending 2014 in a pair of independent circuits. After hooking up with the Orioles, he toiled for three years in their system before the White Sox grabbed him the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft at the 2017 Winter Meetings. He posted a 1.033 OPS in the final three months in Triple-A last season to finally claim a spot on a 40-man roster in November.

Mercedes may be older than most prospects at age 27, but he has hit almost everywhere he has gone in pro ball and compiled a .302/.366/.491 line in his first eight seasons in the Minors. He makes consistent hard contact to all fields from the right side of the plate, generating most of his fringy to average power to the pull side. He controls the strike zone well, mashes left-handers and holds his own against righties.

Mercedes also possesses a plus arm behind the plate and a long track record of erasing basestealers, including 44 percent in 2019. He's a very shaky receiver, however, which detracts from his ability to catch on a regular basis even though Chicago likes his framing metrics. His lack of speed limits his ability to play other positions, though he did get brief action at first and third base last season.



Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2020 6 1 0 0.0 90.9 -0.4 0.0 .316 .310 .000 .284 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0
ALL 6 1 0 0.0 90.9 -0.4 0.0 .316 .310 .000 .284 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0
MLB 43265 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.8 21.8 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/03/2020 Chicago White Sox optioned C Yermin Mercedes to White Sox Alternate Training Site.
08/01/2020 Chicago White Sox recalled C Yermin Mercedes from White Sox Alternate Training Site.
03/16/2020 Chicago White Sox optioned C Yermin Mercedes to Charlotte Knights.
11/20/2019 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of Yermin Mercedes from Charlotte Knights.
06/20/2019 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.
05/14/2019 Birmingham Barons activated C Yermin Mercedes from the 7-day injured list.
05/06/2019 Birmingham Barons placed C Yermin Mercedes on the 7-day injured list.
04/03/2019 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
02/23/2019 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Chicago White Sox.
05/26/2018 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Charlotte Knights.
05/24/2018 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Charlotte Knights from Winston-Salem Dash.
04/05/2018 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Winston-Salem Dash.
03/05/2018 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Chicago White Sox.
12/14/2017 Charlotte Knights claimed C Yermin Mercedes off waivers from Frederick Keys.
10/10/2017 Frederick Keys activated DH Yermin Mercedes.
09/02/2017 DH Yermin Mercedes roster status changed by Frederick Keys.
06/28/2017 Frederick Keys activated DH Yermin Mercedes from the temporarily inactive list.
06/24/2017 Frederick Keys placed C Yermin Mercedes on the temporarily inactive list.
06/22/2017 Frederick Keys activated C Yermin Mercedes from the temporarily inactive list.
06/16/2017 Frederick Keys placed C Yermin Mercedes on the temporarily inactive list.
05/24/2017 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Frederick Keys from Bowie Baysox.
05/03/2017 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
02/07/2017 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster C Yermin Mercedes to spring training.
01/30/2017 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Dominican Republic.
08/01/2016 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
04/10/2016 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds.
05/28/2015 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
04/09/2015 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.
12/20/2014 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to Tigres del Licey.
09/08/2014 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent C Yermin Mercedes to a minor league contract.
08/24/2013 DSL Nationals released C Yermin Mercedes.
05/28/2011 C Yermin Mercedes assigned to DSL Nationals.
03/03/2011 Washington Nationals signed free agent C Yermin Mercedes to a minor league contract.