Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:45:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is batting second in the lineup Tuesday, April 28, against the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .188 in the past week, with one run batted in and three hits in 16 at-bats. It may be a shakeup in the lineup, but Mercer still isn't worth picking up with numbers like this.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:16:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (chest) returned to the lineup Thursday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,000, 4.0% of your cap) has done very little this young season, but he could have FantasyScore luster later in the year.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:04:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (chest) missed his third consecutive game Wednesday, April 22, against the Chicago Cubs due to a bruised chest.
Fantasy Tip: With Mercer on the shelf it was Jung-Ho Kang ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) making the start at shortstop again. Kang is worth a look if you want to save salary to spread across other positions.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:23:33 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (ribs) is not playing Tuesday, April 21, against the Chicago Cubs. SS Jung-Ho Kang is batting instead.
Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) may be out a little bit longer after he was hit by a pitch. Kang ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should not be picked up as he is hitting .077 in his last seven games with a 1-for-13 performance. There are other options out there.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:37:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (chest) missed the game Monday, April 20, against the Chicago Cubs due to a bruised chest. He was injured by a hit by pitch Sunday, April 19. Mercer might be ready to return Tuesday, April 21.
Fantasy Tip: Mercer is the better of the two Pittsburgh shortstops from an offensive perspective, and worth a look at just $2,000 (or 4.0% of cap) when he is healthy.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:16:51 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang, who hit .356 with 40 home runs in the Korean League last year, has "zero chance" of starting in the minors, according to general manager Neal Huntington. He'll be battling SSs Jordy Mercer and Sean Rodriguez for playing time, and Mercer has been serviceable and underrated defensively. Kang could, however, force Mercer into a utility role if he tears it up this spring.
Fantasy Tip: Kang's power is extremely intriguing at a position that lacks it. However, it'll be a mystery how that power translates to the major league level until games begin. If Kang has a good spring and cements a starting job, he'll definitely be worth a flier in the later rounds for his power hack.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:20:28 -0800
Korean League SS Jung-Ho Kang said he hopes to play shortstop with the Pirates but will have to talk with the team about his position. Kang said he believes he can be better than SS Jordy Mercer if he receives consistent playing time.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:52:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (back) is batting seventh and playing shortstop Thursday, Sept. 18. Mercer has not started a game since Sunday, Sept. 14.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:28:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17. It will be the second consecutive game he will miss due to back tightness.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:10:23 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (back) was scratched from the lineup with back tightness Tuesday, Sept. 16.