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Portrait of Oscar Mercado

Oscar Mercado SSCardinals

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
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Birth Date12-16-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
Age21 years, 7 months, 8 days
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-0.72016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 CRD Rk 42 186 .238 .244 .317 .330 .000 .262 102 -4.6 5.6 1.4 -2.8 1.6 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.1
2014 JCY Rk 60 274 .232 .243 .321 .338 .000 .252 113 -8.5 10.2 4.7 0.0 5.2 8.4 0.4 8.4 0.4
2015 PEO A 117 513 .243 .254 .319 .364 .000 .282 101 -8.9 14.1 5.2 -9.1 7.1 17.4 0.9 17.4 0.9
2016 PMB A+ 87 344 .215 .242 .313 .342 .256 .241 97 -15.5 9.3 4 2.2 -0.5 -2.7 -0.1 -2.7 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 CRD Rk 186 18 34 5 4 1 14 17 39 12 4 .209 .290 .307 .098 .238 4.0 -2.8 0.1
2014 JCY Rk 274 41 55 9 1 3 25 20 37 26 7 .224 .303 .306 .082 .232 8.4 0.0 0.4
2015 PEO A 513 70 120 23 3 4 44 23 61 50 19 .254 .297 .341 .087 .243 17.4 -9.1 0.9
2016 PMB A+ 344 31 61 13 1 0 23 27 55 23 17 .201 .278 .251 .050 .215 -2.7 2.2 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 17, 2016Will Haines2016-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 10, 2016Will Haines2016-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 2, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: NL EastPatrick Ebert2014-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: NL EastTodd Gold2014-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: NL EastDavid Rawnsley2014-11-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)When I see Delvin Perez I can't help but think of Oscar Mercado, another glove first SS of a few years back. Why does the industry, or yourself, believe he can figure out how to hit enough? Has it to do with being 3 inches taller than Mercado or just a better swing? *Disclaimer I am not a scout and you have 0 reason to accept this a valid comp
(Lotion from In a basket)
That's an interesting comp, even if I don't agree with it. The thing I see in Perez -- and some see it and some don't -- is a chance for big raw power. There's so much bat speed, and he's going to fill out. There's concerns about the hit tool, as there should be, but man, the upside, the upside is palpable. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Have you gotten a chance to take a look at Oscar Mercado? Cardinals SS in High-A looking good with the glove and on the basepaths. Any fantasy value here?
(Will from Gainesville)
We'll have some notes on him shortly, one of our FSL guys caught him last weekend and another is sitting on Palm Beach this weekend. The speed is legit, though he's raw on the bases. Big question will be whether he gets on base enough to use it. Shows some plate discipline, line drive hitter. Alcides Escobar-type potential if it works out? To be continued though, certainly an interesting profile. (Wilson Karaman)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason. Do you see Oscar Mercado as a future SS for the Cardinals?
(dixie_flyer from st. louis)
I don't. I don't think he will hit enough to be a major league regular. (Jason Parks)


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