Oscar Mercado
Oscar Mercado
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Indians
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Mercado received a promotion to the big leagues in mid-May and moved into an everyday role within a few weeks, eventually settling into center field (where he made 77 starts). He slashed .269/.318/.443 with 15 home runs, 54 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 115 games during his age-24 season. Mercado never flashed significant offensive ability in the upper minors until last season, when he posted a 131 wRC+ before his call-up. He hit 19 homers between Triple-A and the majors, marking only the second time in his professional career that he's hit double-digit long balls. Mercado eclipsed 30 stolen bases in four minor-league seasons and totaled 29 in 2019 between Triple-A and the majors, so he's likely to provide more value on the basepaths. Cleveland's outfield remains devoid of top-level talent entering 2020, so Mercado should have every chance to retain a starting job. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2013. Traded to the Indians in July of 2018.
Retreats to bench
OFCleveland Indians
August 8, 2020
Mercado isn't starting Saturday against the White Sox.
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Mercado had started in the past six contests, but he'll take a seat for the second game of the series against the White Sox. Delino DeShields will take over in center field and bat ninth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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4
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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#3
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2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .734 184 24 7 21 9 .248 .304 .430
Since 2018vs Right .713 341 48 8 36 6 .261 .306 .408
2020vs Left .000 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .362 34 2 0 3 0 .156 .206 .156
2019vs Left .775 175 24 7 21 9 .263 .320 .455
2019vs Right .753 307 46 8 33 6 .273 .317 .436
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .795 264 35 11 38 6 .275 .324 .471
Since 2018Away .646 261 37 4 19 9 .238 .286 .360
2020Home .310 23 1 0 3 0 .136 .174 .136
2020Away .255 20 1 0 0 0 .105 .150 .105
2019Home .844 241 34 11 35 6 .289 .339 .505
2019Away .679 241 36 4 19 9 .250 .297 .382
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Oscar Mercado compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.15
 
BB Rate
4.7%
 
K Rate
30.2%
 
BABIP
.179
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.122
 
OBP
.163
 
SLG
.122
 
OPS
.285
 
wOBA
.136
 
Exit Velocity
81.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Mercado was traded at the deadline from St. Louis to Cleveland in a rare prospect-for-prospect trade, but remained at the Triple-A level for the remainder of the season. In 132 games at the highest level of the minors between the two organizations, the 24-year-old managed a .278/.349/.390 line, good for a roughly average 99 wRC+. That figure certainly doesn't excite, but it's fine for a player who profiles well in center field. Mercado isn't going to be a star, but he's now with an organization that has a shortage of quality outfielders. His combination of an adequate bat and good defense could be enough to earn him a run in the lineup at some point. If that happens, Mercado's speed in particular will interest fantasy owners, as he's swiped an average of 39.5 bags over the last four seasons.
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Sitting Saturday
OFCleveland Indians
August 1, 2020
Mercado is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.
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Sits for afternoon game
OFCleveland Indians
July 28, 2020
Mercado is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
OFCleveland Indians
July 26, 2020
Mercado is not in Sunday's lineup against the Royals.
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Could hit in bottom half of lineup
OFCleveland Indians
July 12, 2020
Mercado is not expected to lead off this year, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
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Locked in as CF
OFCleveland Indians
March 26, 2020
Mercado (wrist) was locked in as the Indians' everyday center fielder when camp was suspended, MLB.com's Mandy Bell reports.
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