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Portrait of Melvin Mercedes

Melvin Mercedes PTigers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-2-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age23 years, 9 months, 26 days
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WARP Summary

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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
2014 DET 23 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 1.17 2.66 0.5 0.1
Career102.00.02.000000060000000020.001.172.660.50.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 DIG Rk 24 0 36.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 WMI A 3 0 2.3 7.94 37 .303 .255 .322 .373 .246 .125 109 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2009 TGR Rk 26 0 24.7 4.92 84 .198 .234 .319 .338 .246 .222 103 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 WMI A 15 0 19.7 6.23 71 .255 .247 .327 .367 .250 .267 104 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2011 WMI A 2 0 1.7 7.74 27 .359 .232 .300 .341 .249 .429 99 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 ONE A- 21 0 33.7 4.69 92 .270 .250 .329 .355 .262 .288 95 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2012 WMI A 37 0 64.3 4.83 92 .227 .256 .326 .373 .262 .268 96 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 LAK A+ 1 0 1.0 6.02 77 .245 .296 .337 .428 .255 .250 109 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 4 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAK A+ 24 0 28.0 3.77 111 .204 .256 .325 .373 .257 .256 99 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2013 ERI AA 26 0 25.0 5.01 89 .267 .258 .331 .389 .270 .256 98 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 DET MLB 1 0 2.0 2.66 147 .025 .259 .316 .409 .268 .000 121 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 TOL AAA 44 0 56.3 6.01 67 .261 .261 .331 .394 .251 .288 100 -5.0 -0.5 -5.0 -0.5

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
2008 DIG Rk 2 2 6 24 0 36.7 28 24 33 1 0% .265 6.9 5.9 0.2 8.1 1.42 3.19 0.0 0.0
2009 WMI A 0 1 0 3 0 2.3 1 3 1 0 25% .125 3.9 11.7 0.0 3.9 1.74 11.74 -0.6 -0.1
2009 TGR Rk 1 1 16 26 0 24.7 19 14 20 0 78% .222 6.9 5.1 0.0 7.3 1.34 1.82 -0.4 -0.0
2010 WMI A 1 2 3 15 0 19.7 16 19 12 0 52% .267 7.3 8.7 0.0 5.5 1.78 5.03 -1.8 -0.2
2011 ONE A- 3 1 3 21 0 33.7 32 16 21 0 61% .288 8.6 4.3 0.0 5.6 1.43 2.67 0.5 0.1
2011 WMI A 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 3 1 1 0 57% .429 16.2 5.4 0.0 5.4 2.40 10.80 -0.6 -0.1
2012 TOR Wnt 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 2 2 2 0 0% .200 4.9 4.9 0.0 4.9 1.09 4.91 0.0 0.0
2012 WMI A 0 3 9 37 0 64.3 54 23 43 3 58% .268 7.6 3.2 0.4 6.0 1.20 2.80 1.8 0.2
2012 LAK A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 25% .250 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 0.00 -0.1 -0.0
2013 ERI AA 2 1 12 26 0 25.0 23 9 19 3 40% .256 8.3 3.2 1.1 6.8 1.28 1.44 0.5 0.1
2013 LAK A+ 3 1 11 24 0 28.0 23 5 17 1 54% .256 7.4 1.6 0.3 5.5 1.00 0.96 3.0 0.3
2014 DET MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 75% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.1
2014 TOL AAA 0 3 3 44 0 56.3 62 16 29 7 48% .288 9.9 2.6 1.1 4.6 1.38 4.63 -5.0 -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
2014 23 0.5217 0.3913 0.7778 0.5000 0.2727 0.8333 0.6667 0.2222
Career230.52170.39130.77780.50.27270.83330.66670.2222

Injury History

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 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14.
  • 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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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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Melvin Mercedes has thrown 23 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).