Latest Update Mercer collects three hits and three RBI in Pirates win Fri Sep, 12, 11:25 PM
Has pretty good home-run pop in his bat, plus decent plate patience, for a middle infielder. Can also steal a few bases. Displays excellent arm strength.
Flaws: : Lacks offensive consistency at the dish, which hurts his chances of playing every day over the long haul. Lacks a bit of quickness when playing shortstop.
Mercer continue to be hot at the plate in September, coming back from a slow start to the season but turning things on since the All Star break.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Mercer was one of the four Pirates to go yard off Cubs pitching on Sunday. Mercer is hitting .257 on the year but should be a last resort option if he is going to play in your fantasy line up. He has picked up two RBIs in back-to-back games.Analyst: Colby Conway
After going 1-for-10 over his last three games, Mercer got back on track Saturday, as he connected on his 10th home run of the season, which is a new career-high. Prior to this season Mercer was known more for his glove than in bat, but has shown he can give more at the plate when given the opportunity. Those in deep league formats will want to give him a look if in search of shortstop help down the stretch while having his best season since joining the Pirates back in 2012. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Mercer is just 4-for-21 over his last six games so he'll be riding the pine and getting some rest Tuesday. Clint Barmes will get the nod at shortstop.Analyst: Howard Bender