Mercer and Barmes: Defensive Difference in Pittsburgh

Jordy Mercer is the new starting shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clint Barmes is now a moving part, an accomplished glove man on call at multiple infield positions. The shift will have an impact on both sides of the ball. From an offensive standpoint, the changing of the guard makes perfect sense. The 35-year-old Barmes […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' Mercer excited to be starting shortstop

Last season Jordy Mercer appeared in 103 games, wrestling his way into the starting lineup as the Pirates' everyday shortstop. He hit .285 and slugged .435 and he earned himself a job for 2014.'s George Von Benko caught up with Mercer recently.
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordy Mercer is ready for everyday role

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordy Mercer is ready for everyday roleJordy Mercer Jody Mercer turned heads last year when he emerged as the guy who could become the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting shortstop. The Taloga, Oklahoma native had a good spring training last season but failed to make the big league squad.  Mercer got a second chance later in the year with the Pirates and made the...
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Not-So-Great Jordy Mercer Compromise

Jordy Mercer is getting playing time, but he should be getting most of Brandon Inge’s playing time as well. Photo Credit: David Hague About two weeks ago the biggest topic surrounding Pirates baseball was the fate of Jordy Mercer. Some argued that he should have remained in the majors, with John McDonald being released, Brandon Inge taking McDonald’s role, and Mercer taking Inge’s...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Pirates Have an Easy Decision to Make With Jordy Mercer

The decision on Jordy Mercer when Neil Walker returns is an easy one to make. Photo Credit: David Hague After Jordy Mercer’s first home run today, Greg Brown said the Pirates will have a difficult decision coming up, deciding what to do with the infielder. After the second homer, Brown said the same thing. I saw a lot of the same on Twitter today during the game, possibly repeating...
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jordy Mercer Likely to Join the Pirates

Jordy Mercer could be joining the Pirates. Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that Jordy Mercer is likely joining the Pirates. Hearing from sources that Jordy Mercer will likely be brought up from AAA… #Pirates @937thefan — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) May 3, 2013 No word on what the corresponding move would be. The two possibilities that come to mind would be Neil Walker...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Can Jordy Mercer Be a Starting Shortstop?

Tonight I saw two different opinions on the upside of Jordy Mercer. First, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus tweeted that Mercer could be an “OK utility player” when asked about Mercer’s upside. Then, in Kristy Robinson’s notebook, Clint Hurdle said that he feels Mercer could eventually be a starting shortstop. I lean closer to Hurdle’s opinion. I think Mercer can...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Where in the world is Jordy Mercer?

After almost two months of watching Clint Barmes‘ unbearably awful struggles at the plate, Pirate fans were very happy to see shortstop prospect Jordy Mercer called up from Indianapolis at the end of May. Mercer wasn’t/isn’t exactly an eye-popping prospect, but had steadily moved through the system and had been hitting the ball very well at the time in Indianapolis. It seemed...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates call up Jordy Mercer; Yamaico Navarro optioned to AAA

The #Pirates have recalled INF Jordy Mercer from AAA Indy & have optioned INF Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 29, 2012   I definitely approve of this move. And hopefully it means that Mercer will be replacing Clint Barmes as the Pirates’ every day short stop for the foreseeable future, relegating Barmes to the bench. Mercer, 25, was the Pirates’...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer Video Recap – 4/22/12

Jordy Mercer is coming off a season where he belted 19 home runs between AA-Altoona and AAA-Indianapolis in 2011. That kind of power makes it hard to write off Mercer, who plays shortstop, a position where power is not often found. Pirates Prospects rated him as the #17 prospect in the organization heading into this season. In today’s game, Mercer went 0 for 3 with a walk. All...
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April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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