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Portrait of Hector Mercado

Hector Mercado PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 124.7 5 4 1 127 4.55 0.8
Birth Date4-29-1974
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2000 CIN 26 12 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 12 7 7 2 20 8 8 0 13 4.50 4.77 5.88 0.0 -0.0
2001 CIN 27 56 0 53.0 0.0 53.0 3 2 0 3 0 0 240 55 27 24 6 87 30 29 0 59 4.08 3.95 4.39 6.4 0.5
2002 PHI 28 31 3 39.0 12.7 26.3 2 2 0 0 0 0 173 32 21 20 2 49 25 23 3 40 4.62 3.65 3.22 7.3 0.7
2003 PHI 29 13 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 0 0 1 1 0 0 86 18 12 12 5 37 12 12 1 15 5.79 6.94 7.10 -4.1 -0.4
Career1123124.712.7112.0541400559117676315193757241274.554.394.579.60.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1993 OSC A+ 2 2 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 OSC A+ 25 25 136.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KIS A+ 19 17 104.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CCH AA 8 7 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KIS A+ 56 0 80.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PME AA 31 17 129.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHR AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .176 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NOR AAA 2 2 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CIN MLB 12 0 14.0 5.88 90 .236 .273 .338 .449 .256 .270 106 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0
2000 LOU AAA 47 5 77.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 Pon Wnt 9 2 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 56 0 53.0 4.39 110 .272 .266 .337 .438 .264 .340 103 6.6 0.7 6.4 0.5
2001 LOU AAA 12 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Pon Wnt 8 6 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 31 3 39.0 3.22 125 .243 .260 .327 .399 .256 .291 96 8.0 0.8 7.3 0.7
2002 SWB AAA 26 0 33.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 13 0 18.7 7.10 40 .307 .257 .320 .392 .252 .245 96 -3.5 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2003 REA AA 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SWB AAA 14 2 32.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Pon Wnt 8 8 46.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 OKL AAA 22 0 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.588 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TOL AAA 26 0 32.1 4.89 77 .292 .259 .330 .391 .258 .347 91 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2007 GSV Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 2 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 3 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ZUL Wnt 9 8 40.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SLT mex 6 6 34.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PON Wnt 4 3 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .447 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1993 OSC A+ 1 1 0 2 2 8.7 9 6 5 0 0% .000 9.3 6.2 0.0 5.2 1.72 5.17 0.0 0.0
1994 OSC A+ 6 13 0 25 25 136.7 123 79 88 5 0% .000 8.1 5.2 0.3 5.8 1.48 3.95 0.0 0.0
1995 CCH AA 1 4 0 8 7 30.0 36 32 20 5 0% .000 10.8 9.6 1.5 6.0 2.27 7.80 0.0 0.0
1995 KIS A+ 6 8 0 19 17 104.0 96 37 75 2 0% .000 8.3 3.2 0.2 6.5 1.28 3.46 0.0 0.0
1996 KIS A+ 3 5 3 56 0 80.0 78 48 68 4 0% .000 8.8 5.4 0.5 7.7 1.57 4.16 0.0 0.0
1997 PME AA 11 3 0 31 17 129.7 129 54 125 10 0% .319 9.0 3.7 0.7 8.7 1.41 3.96 0.0 0.0
1997 CHR AAA 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 5 5 1 2 0% .176 9.0 9.0 3.6 1.8 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
1999 NOR AAA 0 0 0 2 2 6.0 3 1 2 1 0% .000 4.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 0.67 1.50 0.0 0.0
2000 CIN MLB 0 0 0 12 0 14.0 12 8 13 2 52% .270 7.7 5.1 1.3 8.4 1.43 4.50 0.0 -0.0
2000 Pon Wnt 1 4 0 9 2 9.7 16 13 8 0 0% .000 14.8 12.1 0.0 7.4 2.99 14.85 0.0 0.0
2000 LOU AAA 1 5 2 47 5 77.0 69 48 67 2 0% .000 8.1 5.6 0.2 7.8 1.52 3.04 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 3 2 0 56 0 53.0 55 30 59 6 46% .340 9.3 5.1 1.0 10.0 1.60 4.08 6.4 0.5
2001 Pon Wnt 4 1 0 8 6 41.3 33 13 35 2 0% .000 7.2 2.8 0.4 7.6 1.11 2.18 0.0 0.0
2001 LOU AAA 1 0 1 12 0 13.3 12 6 13 0 0% .000 8.1 4.1 0.0 8.8 1.35 1.35 0.0 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 2 2 0 31 3 39.0 32 25 40 2 49% .291 7.4 5.8 0.5 9.2 1.46 4.62 7.3 0.7
2002 SWB AAA 3 1 3 26 0 33.3 22 12 43 2 0% .274 5.9 3.2 0.5 11.6 1.02 1.62 0.0 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 0 0 1 13 0 18.7 18 12 15 5 47% .245 8.7 5.8 2.4 7.2 1.61 5.79 -4.1 -0.4
2003 REA AA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 0 0% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 Pon Wnt 2 2 0 8 8 46.0 44 18 30 4 0% .000 8.6 3.5 0.8 5.9 1.35 3.91 0.0 0.0
2003 SWB AAA 0 3 0 14 2 32.0 34 11 20 2 0% .311 9.6 3.1 0.6 5.6 1.41 1.41 0.0 0.0
2005 OKL AAA 4 0 1 22 0 31.7 31 19 31 1 0% -.588 8.8 5.4 0.3 8.8 1.58 1.70 0.0 0.0
2006 TOL AAA 3 2 1 26 0 32.1 36 18 25 1 48% .347 10.1 5.0 0.3 7.0 1.68 3.93 -0.5 -0.1
2007 ZUL Wnt 3 3 0 9 8 40.7 40 13 20 4 0% .271 8.8 2.9 0.9 4.4 1.30 3.54 0.0 0.0
2007 GSV Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0% .400 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2007 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 3 1 3 0 0% .375 8.2 2.7 0.0 8.2 1.21 0.00 0.0 0.0
2008 SLT mex 3 2 0 6 6 34.0 35 15 27 1 0% .327 9.3 4.0 0.3 7.1 1.47 3.71 0.0 0.0
2009 PON Wnt 0 3 0 4 3 11.3 20 4 13 3 0% .447 15.9 3.2 2.4 10.4 2.12 8.76 0.0 0.0

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
2003-04-16 2003-05-26 15-DL 40 36 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1998-03-31 1998-09-28 60-DL 181 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1998-03-21 -
1998-03-10 1998-03-31 Camp 21 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1998-03-21 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 PHI $330,000
2002 PHI $255,000
2000 CIN $220,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$805,000
3 yrTotal$805,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 134 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 2/05 (minor-league contract) assigned Triple-A 8/03 designated for assignment 7/03 1 year/$0.33M (03, split contract:$0.204M min) 2/03 recalled 9/02 7/02 Triple-A 6/02 recalled 5/02 Triple-A 3/02 1 year/$0.255M (02) 1/02 recalled 9/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Mercado throws hard, and he is left-handed. As youd expect, he gets lots of chances as a result, despite shaky control. Hell likely keep bouncing from team to team as he gets those chances. Unless he suddenly chops two walks per nine frames, hell never be consistent.
2002 Mercado throws hard enough to be something more than just a situational left-hander. Not all left-handed hitters struggle with lefty heat, and there are plenty of right-handed hitters who really do their business killing off-speed lefty junk. There are a lot of reasons to believe that scouting-driven situational usage patterns are more useful than conventional platoons. The failure to utilize such information is a blind spot for as many analysts as managers today. The best performance analysis requires a synthesis of scouting and statistical information.
2001 March 2000: rotoheads everywhere bid themselves into a frenzy for an unknown Mexican League player who might--might--get saves for the Reds. April 2000: Hector Mercado sent to Triple-A. Mercado is left-handed and throws hard; he'll be around for a while.
1998 He was picked up from the Astros and pitched surprisingly well as both a starter and reliever, and hes only 24. Hes not an outstanding talent, but is left-handed and could easily slip onto some teams roster if he gets moved to relief full-time and has a nice first half. Faint praise, which may be enough to get a chance in an expansion year.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 25-28Christina Kahrl2003-07-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-16, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-18
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 11-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-15
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02


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