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Portrait of Kent Mercker

Kent Mercker PBraves

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
18 1325.3 74 67 25 917 4.16 7.9
Birth Date2-1-1968
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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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
1989 ATL MLB 2 1 4.3 8 6 4 0 .234 99 16.6 12.5 0.0 8.3 38% .500 .406 3.23 4.97 12.46 111 14.63 -0.5
1990 ATL MLB 36 0 48.3 43 24 39 6 .267 104 8.0 4.5 1.1 7.3 41% .264 .258 1.39 4.42 3.17 95 4.50 0.2
1991 ATL MLB 50 4 73.3 56 35 62 5 .259 105 6.9 4.3 0.6 7.6 48% .251 .225 1.24 3.46 2.58 91 3.89 0.9
1992 ATL MLB 53 0 68.3 51 35 49 4 .259 103 6.7 4.6 0.5 6.5 41% .237 .235 1.26 3.77 3.42 107 3.53 1.0
1993 ATL MLB 43 6 66.0 52 36 59 2 .256 100 7.1 4.9 0.3 8.0 45% .275 .223 1.33 3.31 2.86 100 4.49 0.7
1994 ATL MLB 20 17 112.3 90 45 111 16 .252 101 7.2 3.6 1.3 8.9 41% .256 .227 1.20 4.14 3.45 83 4.17 2.1
1995 ATL MLB 29 26 143.0 140 61 102 16 .255 98 8.8 3.8 1.0 6.4 44% .282 .263 1.41 4.44 4.15 110 5.36 0.8
1996 BAL 0 14 12 58.0 73 35 22 12 .263 98 11.3 5.4 1.9 3.4 31% .289 .322 1.86 7.15 7.76 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CLE 0 10 0 11.7 10 3 7 1 .265 97 7.7 2.3 0.8 5.4 35% .257 .216 1.11 3.93 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 28 25 144.7 135 62 75 16 .256 100 8.4 3.9 1.0 4.7 41% .259 .250 1.36 4.80 3.92 118 4.79 1.6
1998 SLN MLB 30 29 161.7 199 53 72 11 .253 100 11.1 3.0 0.6 4.0 42% .326 .270 1.56 4.10 5.07 112 5.45 0.7
1999 BOS 0 5 5 25.7 23 13 17 0 .254 97 8.1 4.6 0.0 6.0 44% .280 .250 1.40 3.52 3.51 0 0.00 0.0
1999 SLN 0 25 18 103.7 125 51 64 16 .258 104 10.9 4.4 1.4 5.6 40% .318 .291 1.70 5.38 5.12 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ANA MLB 21 7 48.3 57 29 30 12 .271 91 10.6 5.4 2.2 5.6 39% .296 .306 1.78 7.13 6.52 114 6.67 -0.3
2002 COL MLB 58 0 44.0 55 22 37 12 .270 116 11.2 4.5 2.5 7.6 47% .319 .310 1.75 6.38 6.14 102 7.07 -0.9
2003 ATL 0 18 0 17.0 15 7 7 1 .260 100 7.9 3.7 0.5 3.7 32% .241 .234 1.29 4.15 1.06 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CIN 0 49 0 38.3 31 25 41 5 .265 100 7.3 5.9 1.2 9.6 47% .265 .260 1.46 4.49 2.35 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 71 0 53.0 39 27 51 4 .267 96 6.6 4.6 0.7 8.7 37% .254 .231 1.25 3.71 2.55 90 3.40 1.3
2005 CIN MLB 78 0 61.7 64 19 45 8 .266 107 9.3 2.8 1.2 6.6 45% .295 .266 1.35 4.29 3.65 95 4.11 1.0
2006 CIN MLB 37 0 28.3 28 11 17 6 .263 97 8.9 3.5 1.9 5.4 40% .247 .277 1.38 5.83 4.13 114 5.59 0.0
2008 CIN MLB 15 0 13.7 13 8 6 1 .272 101 8.6 5.3 0.7 4.0 43% .279 .246 1.54 4.93 3.29 115 4.24 0.2
1996 TOT MLB 24 12 69.7 83 38 29 13 .263 98 10.7 4.9 1.7 3.7 32% .285 .307 1.74 6.61 6.98 128 6.73 -0.5
1999 TOT MLB 30 23 129.3 148 64 81 16 .257 102 10.3 4.5 1.1 5.6 41% .311 .283 1.64 5.01 4.80 109 6.74 -0.7
2003 TOT MLB 67 0 55.3 46 32 48 6 .263 100 7.5 5.2 1.0 7.8 41% .256 .252 1.41 4.38 1.95 97 3.98 0.9
CareerMLB6921501325.31307607917154.2591018.94.11.06.242%.283.2611.444.604.161065.158.4

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
1987 DUR A+ 3 3 11.7 11 6 14 1 .000 8.5 4.6 0.8 10.8 0% .000 .000 1.45 3.45 5.38
1988 DUR A+ 19 19 127.7 102 47 159 5 .000 7.2 3.3 0.4 11.2 0% .000 .000 1.17 2.33 2.75
1988 GRN AA 9 9 48.3 36 26 60 2 .000 6.7 4.8 0.4 11.2 0% .000 .000 1.28 2.55 3.35
1989 ATL MLB 2 1 4.3 8 6 4 0 .234 99 16.6 12.5 0.0 8.3 38% .500 .406 3.23 4.97 12.46
1989 GWN AAA 27 27 168.7 107 95 144 17 .000 5.7 5.1 0.9 7.7 0% .000 .000 1.20 4.05 3.20
1990 ATL MLB 36 0 48.3 43 24 39 6 .267 104 8.0 4.5 1.1 7.3 41% .264 .258 1.39 4.42 3.17
1990 GWN AAA 12 10 58.3 60 27 69 1 .000 9.3 4.2 0.2 10.7 0% .000 .000 1.49 2.17 3.55
1991 ATL MLB 50 4 73.3 56 35 62 5 .259 105 6.9 4.3 0.6 7.6 48% .251 .225 1.24 3.46 2.58
1992 ATL MLB 53 0 68.3 51 35 49 4 .259 103 6.7 4.6 0.5 6.5 41% .237 .235 1.26 3.77 3.42
1993 ATL MLB 43 6 66.0 52 36 59 2 .256 100 7.1 4.9 0.3 8.0 45% .275 .223 1.33 3.31 2.86
1994 ATL MLB 20 17 112.3 90 45 111 16 .252 101 7.2 3.6 1.3 8.9 41% .256 .227 1.20 4.14 3.45
1995 ATL MLB 29 26 143.0 140 61 102 16 .255 98 8.8 3.8 1.0 6.4 44% .282 .263 1.41 4.44 4.15
1996 BAL MLB 14 12 58.0 73 35 22 12 .263 98 11.3 5.4 1.9 3.4 31% .289 .322 1.86 7.15 7.76
1996 CLE MLB 10 0 11.7 10 3 7 1 .265 97 7.7 2.3 0.8 5.4 35% .257 .216 1.11 3.93 3.09
1996 BUF AAA 3 3 16.0 11 9 11 3 .000 6.2 5.1 1.7 6.2 0% .000 .000 1.25 5.75 3.94
1997 CIN MLB 28 25 144.7 135 62 75 16 .256 100 8.4 3.9 1.0 4.7 41% .259 .250 1.36 4.80 3.92
1998 SLN MLB 30 29 161.7 199 53 72 11 .253 100 11.1 3.0 0.6 4.0 42% .326 .270 1.56 4.10 5.07
1999 BOS MLB 5 5 25.7 23 13 17 0 .254 97 8.1 4.6 0.0 6.0 44% .280 .250 1.40 3.52 3.51
1999 SLN MLB 25 18 103.7 125 51 64 16 .258 104 10.9 4.4 1.4 5.6 40% .318 .291 1.70 5.38 5.12
2000 ANA MLB 21 7 48.3 57 29 30 12 .271 91 10.6 5.4 2.2 5.6 39% .296 .306 1.78 7.13 6.52
2000 LEL A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 3 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 0% .000 .000 0.00 2.18 0.00
2002 COL MLB 58 0 44.0 55 22 37 12 .270 116 11.2 4.5 2.5 7.6 47% .319 .310 1.75 6.38 6.14
2002 CSP AAA 2 0 1.7 3 2 0 2 .000 15.9 10.6 10.6 0.0 0% .167 .000 2.94 22.27 21.18
2003 ATL MLB 18 0 17.0 15 7 7 1 .260 100 7.9 3.7 0.5 3.7 32% .241 .234 1.29 4.15 1.06
2003 CIN MLB 49 0 38.3 31 25 41 5 .265 100 7.3 5.9 1.2 9.6 47% .265 .260 1.46 4.49 2.35
2004 CHN MLB 71 0 53.0 39 27 51 4 .267 96 6.6 4.6 0.7 8.7 37% .254 .231 1.25 3.71 2.55
2005 CIN MLB 78 0 61.7 64 19 45 8 .266 107 9.3 2.8 1.2 6.6 45% .295 .266 1.35 4.29 3.65
2006 CIN MLB 37 0 28.3 28 11 17 6 .263 97 8.9 3.5 1.9 5.4 40% .247 .277 1.38 5.83 4.13
2008 CIN MLB 15 0 13.7 13 8 6 1 .272 101 8.6 5.3 0.7 4.0 43% .279 .246 1.54 4.93 3.29
2008 DYT A 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 .241 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 .006 0.00 1.27 0.00
2008 LOU AAA 2 1 1.7 2 1 0 0 .276 85 10.6 5.3 0.0 0.0 86% .286 .259 1.76 5.09 5.29

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
2008 215 0.4791 0.4533 0.8454 0.6990 0.2232 0.8750 0.7600 0.1546
Career2150.47910.45330.84540.6990.22320.8750.760.1546

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
2008-06-03 2008-09-28 60-DL 117 103 Low Back Strain -
2008-05-06 2008-05-29 15-DL 23 20 Low Back Strain -
2006-08-12 2006-10-01 60-DL 50 45 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-08-17
2006-07-21 2006-08-07 15-DL 17 15 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2006-05-11 2006-05-26 15-DL 15 13 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2004-05-16 2004-06-04 15-DL 19 16 Low Back Tightness -
2003-06-25 2003-07-10 15-DL 15 14 Low Back Sprain -
2002-06-06 2002-07-30 15-DL 54 45 Left Hand Fracture -
2000-05-12 2000-08-12 60-DL 92 80 - Head Cerebral Hemorrhage - -
1999-09-07 1999-09-23 15-DL 16 13 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1998-06-14 1998-07-01 15-DL 17 15 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball - -
1997-08-17 1997-09-01 15-DL 15 13 - Low Back Strain - -
1991-08-09 1991-08-24 15-DL 15 15 - Not Disclosed - -
1990-04-11 1990-05-07 15-DL 26 22 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1987-05-05 1987-08-30 Minors 117 0 Left Elbow Surgery Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 CIN $600,000
2006 CIN $1,350,000
2005 CIN $1,250,000
2004 CHN $1,200,000
2003 CIN, ATL $550,000
2002 COL $500,000
2000 ANA $850,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$6,300,000
7 yrTotal$6,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 148 d1 yr/$0.6M (08)

Details
  • contract purchased 3/31/08
  • re-signed as a free agent 2/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 12/04, 2 year/$2.6M (05-06), 05:$1.25M, 06:$1.35M
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 12/03, 1 year/$1.2M (04)
  • acquired in trade from CIN 8/03 contract purchased 3/03 signed as a free agent from COL 1/03, 1 year/$0.55M (03) (minor-league contract)
  • signed 1/02 (minor-league contract)

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Kent Mercker threw 210 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (81mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph).