Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Friday night's victory over the Cubs, 7-3.
Insight: Mercer hit a single in the fourth to score Travis Snider and his single in the sixth scored Chris Stewart and Josh Harrison. Mercer and Harrison, the top two hitters in Friday's lineup, combined to go 6-for-9 with two runs and three RBI.
9/6/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Pirates defeated the Cubs, 5-0, on Saturday.
Insight: The home run was Mercer's third in six games. Over that stretch, he is hitting .260 with four RBI, three runs and a steal to go with the three bombs. Mercer is batting .254 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI this season.
8/19/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer said his forearm is not 100 percent, according to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Mercer is going to try to play through his forearm strain. "I don't think it's going to be completely healed," he said. "I know that." Mercer has hit .306 over his last 68 games and .348 in August.
8/18/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer pinch ran in the ninth inning and remained in the game for extra innings on Sunday night. He is listed as probable for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Mercer was having a great second half before his forearm injury, batting .319 in July and .348 in 13 games in August. If doesn't suffer a setback, Mercer a can be a viable fantasy option down the stretch.
8/15/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer isn't in the lineup Friday night due to a forearm injury, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Mercer has batted .307 with six homers, 35 RBI, 34 runs and an .817 OPS over his last 66 games, but he is only hitting .264 with a .696 OPS on the season because he hit .190 with one homer and a .487 OPS in his first 47 games. Super-utilityman Josh Harrison is starting at shortstop for the first time this year.
7/30/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer hit his first home run since June 21 Wednesday at San Francisco.
Insight: Mercer has gone 29-for-88 (.330) in July and 58-for-193 (.301) with six home runs, 29 RBI and 28 runs over his last 52 games.
7/20/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has hit .311 with eight doubles, five home runs, 25 RBI and 25 runs over his last 43 games.
Insight: Mercer went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk Sunday against Colorado. He started off batting .190 with one home run and six RBI in his first 47 games, but he's turned into a competent fantasy shortstop option.
7/4/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer drove in four runs Friday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Mercer has batted .308 with five doubles, five homers, 20 RBI and 21 runs in his last 31 games after starting out with a .190 average, one homer and six RBI in his first 47 games of the year.
7/2/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has hit .290 with five homers since the start of June.
Insight: Mercer's overall numbers (.237, 6 HR, 22 RBI, 31 R, .620 OPS) aren't impressive because he started out 29-for-146 (.199) with one homer and a .508 OPS. However, he's been good lately and could be a shortstop option in NL-only leagues.
5/11/2013 9:39:00 PM
Description: Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer slammed two home runs Saturday in a win over the Mets.
Insight: Mercer (.286, 3 HR, 4 RBI) has been getting most of the reps at second base with Neil Walker out of the lineup. Walker is slated to return Monday versus Milwaukee so Mercer's days of fantasy relevance could be coming to an end shortly.
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