Biographical

Portrait of Melvin Mercedes

Melvin Mercedes PTigers

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-2-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age25 years, 5 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
0.12014
2015
-0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 DET MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 .268 114 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 75% .000 .019 0.00 1.16 0.00 95 -1.38 0.1
CareerMLB102.00020.2681140.00.00.09.075%.000.0190.001.160.0096-1.300.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2008 DIG Rk 24 0 36.7 28 24 33 1 .000 6.9 5.9 0.2 8.1 0% .265 .000 1.42 3.81 3.19
2009 WMI A 3 0 2.3 1 3 1 0 .246 109 3.9 11.7 0.0 3.9 25% .125 .303 1.74 6.67 11.74
2009 TGR Rk 26 0 24.7 19 14 20 0 .246 103 6.9 5.1 0.0 7.3 78% .222 .198 1.34 4.01 1.82
2010 WMI A 15 0 19.7 16 19 12 0 .250 104 7.3 8.7 0.0 5.5 52% .267 .255 1.78 5.74 5.03
2011 WMI A 2 0 1.7 3 1 1 0 .249 99 16.2 5.4 0.0 5.4 57% .429 .359 2.40 5.76 10.80
2011 ONE A- 21 0 33.7 32 16 21 0 .262 95 8.6 4.3 0.0 5.6 61% .288 .270 1.43 3.63 2.67
2012 WMI A 37 0 64.3 54 23 43 3 .262 96 7.6 3.2 0.4 6.0 58% .268 .227 1.20 3.79 2.80
2012 LAK A+ 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 .255 109 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 25% .250 .245 2.00 6.39 0.00
2012 TOR Wnt 4 0 3.7 2 2 2 0 .000 4.9 4.9 0.0 4.9 0% .200 .000 1.09 3.65 4.91
2013 LAK A+ 24 0 28.0 23 5 17 1 .257 99 7.4 1.6 0.3 5.5 54% .256 .204 1.00 3.13 0.96
2013 ERI AA 26 0 25.0 23 9 19 3 .270 98 8.3 3.2 1.1 6.8 40% .256 .267 1.28 4.68 1.44
2014 DET MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 .268 114 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 75% .000 .019 0.00 1.16 0.00
2014 TOL AAA 46 0 60.3 69 16 31 8 .248 102 10.3 2.4 1.2 4.6 49% .295 .261 1.41 4.85 4.92
2015 ERI AA 16 1 26.3 28 9 20 0 .259 107 9.6 3.1 0.0 6.8 46% .337 .253 1.41 3.00 2.73
2015 TOL AAA 22 1 33.7 47 14 32 3 .256 102 12.6 3.7 0.8 8.6 44% .386 .317 1.81 3.75 6.68

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
2014 23 0.4783 0.3913 0.7778 0.5455 0.2500 0.8333 0.6667 0.2222
Career230.47830.39130.77780.54550.250.83330.66670.2222

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-05-25 2010-09-05 Minors 103 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-06-11

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 3 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14. DFA by Detroit 12/11/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/19/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/12. Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13.
  • Signed by Detroit 3/4/08 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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BP Articles

Melvin Mercedes is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: July 29, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: July 29, 2015Wilson Karaman2015-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: July 29, 2015Jeff Moore2015-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation SeasonR.J. Anderson2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-30


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Melvin Mercedes threw 23 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).