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JORDY MERCER RUMORS & GOSSIP

The 2015 Altoona Curve Giveaways Are Awesome

The Pirates have a pretty good track record when it comes to fan giveaways. For a long time, it was one of their best marketing tool to draw fans to the games. The promotions/giveaways at the major league level, while still occasionally exciting, have dropped off a bit lately now that attendance is great even without them. The schedule is now largely dominated by T-shirts and fireworks...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect Kang to Get Time at Shortstop; Don’t Expect Mercer to Lose His Job

Day two of the pitchers and catchers portion of Spring Training is in the books. These are workout days, and nothing is really going on of great importance on the field. Most of the discussions with Clint Hurdle at the end of the day are either reviewing what happened the previous year with specific players, or talking about the role the new guys will play. I took a lot of photos...
Via Pirates Prospects
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Video Comparison of Jung-ho Kang and Jordy Mercer at Shortstop

Tomorrow is the official reporting date for pitchers and catchers in Spring Training. Many of the Pittsburgh Pirates players have already reported to Bradenton, including several position players. There isn’t much going on yet at Pirate City, outside of bullpen sessions, batting practice, and fielding drills. However, today provided an opportunity to watch Jung-ho Kang and Jordy...
Via Pirates Prospects
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer < 500

I’m not sure any player validates the whole Neal Huntington front office approach quite as much as Jordy Mercer. That seems like a crazy place to start, so bear with me. Mercer was a third-round pick in 2008, drafted one round after Chase d’Arnaud and generally slightly less-well regarded than d’Arnaud in the early part of his career. Mercer didn’t do much of anything in...
Via WHYGAVS?
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jung-Ho Kang is Confident He Can Outplay Jordy Mercer at Shortstop

Jung-Ho Kang held a press conference with the Korean media, prior to his flight to the U.S. The infielder talked about several topics, including mentioning that he would like to get a chance to compete with Jordy Mercer for the shortstop position. He also re-iterated his desire to square off against Aroldis Chapman, and said that he won’t be changing much in his game. There were...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer’s Impressive Defensive Feat in 2014

Mark Simon from ESPN found a very impressive accomplishment from Jordy Mercer during the 2014 season, as shown in his tweet below. Defender of the Day Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer did something in 2014 that rated better than every other SS … pic.twitter.com/jCzzZub59Z — Mark Simon (@msimonespn) January 7, 2015 Mercer had a 1.6 WAR on defense in 2014 according to Baseball...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer and The Late Bloomer Conundrum

In 2014 Jordy Mercer established himself as a viable starting major league shortstop. He earned his first call up in May of 2012 and split duties in 2013 with Clint Barmes, but this past season he became an everyday regular. Mercer got off to a slow start but finished strongly. He posted a triple slash line of .255/.305/.387 in 149 games. Those are decent numbers for a SS. For...
Via Hidden Vigorish
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman’s beer cup explode (video)

A woman was either in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time — depending on one’s perspective — during Wednesday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The predicament — or benefit — prompted by the location of her seat was precipitated […] The post Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Run Explodes In Woman’s Beer Cup At Giants Game

This is easily one of the best videos/GIFs you’ll see all day. San Francisco Giants’ Jordy Mercer ripped this ball straight out of the park and a bunch of people made an attempt to catch the ball. Obviously because this lady wasn’t gong for the ball, it went straight at her. The fact that this […] The post Home Run Explodes In Woman’s Beer Cup At Giants Game appeared first...
Via Diehardsport
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Pirates SS Jordy Mercer’s home run lands in and absolutely destroys fan’s beer

It’s probably not a good idea to attempt to catch a home run ball with one’s beer. But that’s what happened to one unlucky fan during Wednesday’s Pirates-Giants game at AT&T Park. After Pirates SS Jordy Mercer blasted a home run to put his team ahead, 5-4, a group of fans attempted to catch the ball. And one particular fan sat and watched with a beer in her hand, and...
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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