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Portrait of Orlando Merced

Orlando Merced RFPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 4530 .277 .355 .426 .272 15
Birth Date11-2-1966
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

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
1990 PIT 23 25 25 24 3 5 1 0 0 6 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .240 .250 .168 -1.5 -0.0 -0.2
1991 PIT 24 120 478 411 83 113 17 2 10 164 64 81 1 1 1 50 8 4 .275 .373 .399 .291 30.9 -9.7 2.3
1992 PIT 25 134 465 405 50 100 28 5 6 156 52 63 2 5 1 60 5 4 .247 .332 .385 .266 8.2 -0.1 0.9
1993 PIT 26 137 527 447 68 140 26 4 8 198 77 64 1 2 0 70 3 3 .313 .414 .443 .309 36.4 4.0 4.1
1994 PIT 27 108 431 386 48 105 21 3 9 159 42 58 1 2 0 51 4 1 .272 .343 .412 .250 0.5 -8.0 -0.7
1995 PIT 28 132 545 487 75 146 29 4 15 228 52 74 1 5 0 83 7 2 .300 .365 .468 .283 27.2 -4.7 2.2
1996 PIT 29 120 507 453 69 130 24 1 17 207 51 74 0 3 0 80 8 4 .287 .357 .457 .269 23.3 6.9 2.9
1997 TOR 30 98 420 368 45 98 23 2 9 152 47 62 3 2 0 40 7 3 .266 .352 .413 .273 17.2 1.9 1.9
1998 BOS 31 9 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .128 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
1998 CHN 31 12 12 10 2 3 0 0 1 6 1 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 .300 .333 .600 .272 0.5 0.1 0.1
1998 MIN 31 63 223 204 22 59 12 0 5 86 17 29 1 1 0 33 1 4 .289 .345 .422 .260 -0.3 -1.2 -0.1
1999 MON 32 93 221 194 25 52 12 1 8 90 26 27 0 1 0 26 2 1 .268 .353 .464 .270 6.6 0.8 0.7
2001 HOU 34 94 153 137 19 36 6 1 6 62 14 32 1 1 0 29 5 1 .263 .333 .453 .262 4.0 -0.3 0.4
2002 HOU 35 123 281 251 35 72 13 3 6 109 26 50 0 3 1 30 4 0 .287 .350 .434 .267 10.9 2.3 1.3
2003 HOU 36 123 230 212 20 49 17 2 3 79 15 33 1 2 0 26 3 2 .231 .283 .373 .228 -4.2 -0.4 -0.5
Career1391453039985641108229281031702487661123035855729.277.355.426.272158.0-8.215.0

Advanced

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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
1986 MCN A 65 188 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 WTT A- 27 106 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 MCN A 4 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 WTT A- 4 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 AUG A 37 146 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SLM A+ 80 332 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 HAR AA 95 380 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BUF AAA 35 139 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .413 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 PIT MLB 25 25 .168 .251 .309 .369 .251 .333 97 -2.3 0.7 0 -0.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
1990 BUF AAA 101 426 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PIT MLB 120 478 .291 .248 .314 .366 .254 .321 98 14.6 12.9 -7.9 -9.7 7.0 30.9 2.3 30.9 2.3
1991 BUF AAA 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PIT MLB 134 465 .266 .248 .312 .367 .254 .276 97 2.6 12.1 -6.9 -0.1 -0.3 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
1993 PIT MLB 137 527 .309 .263 .323 .396 .257 .350 100 27.5 15.1 -6.5 4.0 -1.8 36.4 4.1 36.4 4.1
1994 PIT MLB 108 431 .250 .266 .326 .409 .253 .299 100 -5 13.1 -6.5 -8.0 -1.5 0.5 -0.7 0.5 -0.7
1995 PIT MLB 132 545 .283 .264 .329 .408 .255 .325 102 14.1 16.3 -6.6 -4.7 1.4 27.2 2.2 27.2 2.2
1996 PIT MLB 120 507 .269 .260 .325 .407 .251 .310 102 5.5 15.7 -5.7 6.9 -0.3 23.3 2.9 23.3 2.9
1997 TOR MLB 98 420 .273 .274 .340 .430 .266 .298 95 6.1 11.6 -4.6 1.9 0.0 17.2 1.9 17.2 1.9
1998 BOS MLB 9 12 .128 .274 .328 .438 .259 .000 109 -1.7 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
1998 CHN MLB 12 12 .272 .255 .318 .373 .241 .250 97 0.2 0.3 0 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
1998 MIN MLB 63 223 .260 .271 .334 .428 .264 .316 101 0 6.1 -3.8 -1.2 -1.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
1999 MON MLB 93 221 .270 .268 .337 .425 .257 .275 101 2.6 6.0 -1.6 0.8 -0.1 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2000 NWO AAA 0 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 HOU MLB 94 153 .262 .258 .324 .424 .257 .300 103 0.4 4.1 -0.8 -0.3 1.3 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2002 HOU MLB 123 281 .267 .259 .330 .413 .259 .333 103 2 7.2 -2.4 2.3 -0.8 10.9 1.3 10.9 1.3
2003 HOU MLB 123 230 .228 .254 .320 .403 .251 .258 105 -7.9 6.1 -2 -0.4 -0.7 -4.2 -0.5 -4.2 -0.5

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
1986 WTT A- 106 12 16 0 1 3 9 14 21 6 2 .180 .305 .303 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 MCN A 188 20 34 4 1 2 24 12 38 5 3 .197 .253 .266 .069 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 WTT A- 14 4 5 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 .417 .500 .583 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 MCN A 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SLM A+ 332 47 87 12 7 7 42 27 64 13 3 .292 .352 .450 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 AUG A 146 19 36 6 3 1 17 7 20 2 0 .265 .310 .375 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BUF AAA 139 18 44 5 3 1 16 7 26 0 1 .341 .370 .450 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 HAR AA 380 43 82 16 4 6 48 32 65 13 3 .240 .309 .364 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 PIT MLB 25 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .208 .240 .250 .042 .168 -1.5 -0.0 -0.2
1990 BUF AAA 426 52 99 12 6 9 55 46 63 14 5 .262 .341 .397 .135 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PIT MLB 478 83 113 17 2 10 50 64 81 8 4 .275 .373 .399 .124 .291 30.9 -9.7 2.3
1991 BUF AAA 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 .167 .231 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 PIT MLB 465 50 100 28 5 6 60 52 63 5 4 .247 .332 .385 .138 .266 8.2 -0.1 0.9
1993 PIT MLB 527 68 140 26 4 8 70 77 64 3 3 .313 .414 .443 .130 .309 36.4 4.0 4.1
1994 PIT MLB 431 48 105 21 3 9 51 42 58 4 1 .272 .343 .412 .140 .250 0.5 -8.0 -0.7
1995 PIT MLB 545 75 146 29 4 15 83 52 74 7 2 .300 .365 .468 .168 .283 27.2 -4.7 2.2
1996 PIT MLB 507 69 130 24 1 17 80 51 74 8 4 .287 .357 .457 .170 .269 23.3 6.9 2.9
1997 TOR MLB 420 45 98 23 2 9 40 47 62 7 3 .266 .352 .413 .147 .273 17.2 1.9 1.9
1998 CHN MLB 12 2 3 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 .300 .333 .600 .300 .272 0.5 0.1 0.1
1998 MIN MLB 223 22 59 12 0 5 33 17 29 1 4 .289 .345 .422 .132 .260 -0.3 -1.2 -0.1
1998 BOS MLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .128 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
1999 MON MLB 221 25 52 12 1 8 26 26 27 2 1 .268 .353 .464 .196 .270 6.6 0.8 0.7
2000 NWO AAA 69 8 18 4 0 1 14 2 4 0 1 .269 .290 .373 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 HOU MLB 153 19 36 6 1 6 29 14 32 5 1 .263 .333 .453 .190 .262 4.0 -0.3 0.4
2002 HOU MLB 281 35 72 13 3 6 30 26 50 4 0 .287 .350 .434 .147 .267 10.9 2.3 1.3
2003 HOU MLB 230 20 49 17 2 3 26 15 33 3 2 .231 .283 .373 .142 .228 -4.2 -0.4 -0.5

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2001-06-23 2001-07-12 15-DL 19 15 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1999-07-01 1999-07-31 15-DL 30 25 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1997-07-30 1997-09-29 15-DL 61 58 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
1997-01-21 1997-01-21 Off 0 0 - Knee Surgery Cartilage 1997-01-21 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 HOU $1,700,000
2002 HOU $1,050,000
2001 HOU $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$3,050,000
3 yrTotal$3,050,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 65 d

Details
  • released 3/04 signed as a free agent from HOU 2/04 (minor-league contract)
  • re-signed 8/02, 1 year/$1.7M (03)
  • 1 year/$1.05M (02)

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This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Searching for Switch-Hitters Who Shouldn't Switch-HitBen Lindbergh2014-02-03
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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jeff BagwellLarry Granillo2013-01-08
The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?Bradley Ankrom2012-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling PayrollsJay Jaffe2012-02-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Day Three of the Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2009-12-10
Prospectus Q&A: Benny DistefanoDavid Laurila2009-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Rookie SpoilersJim Baker2007-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL East RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-31, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-03
Teams: A Critical Guide: Preseason EditionSteven Goldman2004-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 13-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-17
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2003-10-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-18
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, a HistorySteven Goldman2003-08-14
BP Does Tout Wars: 10 Valuable LessonsNate Silver2003-05-08
BP Does Tout Wars: 10 Valuable LessonsJonah Keri2003-05-08
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: August 19-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 12-14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-16
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
Transaction Analysis: April 21-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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