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Kent Mercker # - P

  • Age: 46
  • DOB: 1968/02/01
  • POB: Dublin, OH
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 18
  • Drafted by Atlanta in 1986 (1st round).

Scouting Report

Assets
Flaws
Career potential

Honours and Awards

2000Tony Conigliaro Award (Best overcomes adversity through the attributes of spirit)
1988Carolina League (A) - Most Valuable Pitcher
1988Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1988Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2008/10/31Filed for free agency.
2008/06/03Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008/05/29Missed 20 games (back injury).
2008/05/09Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 6th, 2008).
2008/03/30Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2008/02/08Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2006/11/02Filed for free agency.
2006/10/02Missed the last 46 regular season games (left elbow inflammation).
2006/08/16Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left elbow inflammation).
2006/08/12Left elbow inflammation, 15-day DL.
2006/08/07Missed 15 games (left elbow inflammation).
2006/07/22Left elbow inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 21st, 2006).
2006/05/26Missed 13 games (elbow injury).
2006/05/14Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2004/12/20Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds to a two-year contract.
2004/11/01Filed for free agency.
2004/09/13MLB reduced his suspension to 2 games.
2004/06/04Missed 13 games (back injury).
2004/05/22Back injury, 15-day DL.
2004/05/20Back injury, day-to-day.
2003/12/18Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2003/10/30Filed for free agency.
2003/08/12Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds.
2003/07/10Missed 11 games (sprained lower back).
2003/06/28Sprained lower back, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 25th, 2003).
2003/03/23Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2003/01/07Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2002/12/07Colorado Rockies declined to offer salary arbitration.
2002/11/11Filed for free agency.
2002/07/30Missed 45 games (fractured hand).
2002/06/06Fractured hand, 15-day DL.
2002/03/31Contract purchased from the minors.
2002/01/31Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2001/03/29Released by the Boston Red Sox.

Trades

2004/12/20Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds.
2003/12/18Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
2003/08/12Cincinnati Reds traded Kent Mercker to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later (Matt Belisle - Aug. 14th 2003).
2003/01/07Signed as a minor league free agent by the Cincinnati Reds.
2002/01/31Signed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies.
2001/01/05Signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2000/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Angels of Anaheim.
1999/08/24Boston Red Sox traded Mike Matthews and Mike Menham to the St. Louis Cardinals for Kent Mercker.
1996/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds.
1996/12/10Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
1996/07/21Baltimore Orioles traded Kent Mercker to the Cleveland Indians for Eddie Murray.
1995/12/17Baltimore Orioles traded Joe Borowski and Rachaad Stewart to the Atlanta Braves for Kent Mercker.
1986/06/02Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round in 1986.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2008CincinnatiNL1501000013.213551861.543.29
2008LouisvilleAAA21010001.22110101.805.40
2008DaytonA10000001.00000010.000.00
2006CincinnatiNL3701110028.1281513611171.384.13
2005CincinnatiNL7803140061.2642725819451.353.65
2004Chicago CubsNL7103100053.0391515427511.252.55
2003AtlantaNL1800010017.015321771.291.06
2003CincinnatiNL4900200038.1311310525411.462.35
2003Total Cin/AtlNL6700210055.1461612632481.411.95
2002ColoradoNL5803100044.05533301222371.756.14
2002Colorado SpringsAAA20000001.23442202.9921.60
2001Did not play-----------------
2000AnaheimAL2171300048.15735351229301.786.52
2000Lake ElsinoreA11000004.00000030.000.00
1999BostonAL552000025.2231210013171.403.51
1999St. LouisNL251865000103.212573591651641.705.12
1999Total StL/BosMLB302385000129.114885691664811.644.80
1998St. LouisNL31291111000161.219999911153721.565.07
1997CincinnatiNL2825811000144.213565631662751.363.92
1996ClevelandAL1001000011.210441371.113.09
1996BaltimoreAL14123600058.07356501235221.867.76
1996Total Bal/CleAL24124600069.28360541338291.746.98
1996BuffaloAAA330200016.0117739111.253.94
1995AtlantaNL292678000143.0140736616611021.414.15
1994AtlantaNL201794021112.190464316451111.203.45
1993AtlantaNL4363100066.0522421236591.332.86
1992AtlantaNL5303260068.1512726435491.263.42
1991AtlantaNL5045360073.1562321535621.242.58
1990AtlantaNL3604770048.1432217624391.393.17
1990RichmondAAA12105410058.1603023127691.493.55
1989AtlantaNL21000004.18660643.2312.46
1989RichmondAAA2727912040168.2107666017951441.203.20
1988GreenvilleAA993100048.1362018226601.283.35
1988DurhamA1919114050127.210244395471591.172.75
1987DurhamA330100011.2118716141.465.40
1986GCL BravesR984300047.1372113116421.122.47
TotalMLB693150746725211325.113076766121546079171.444.16
TotalAL502479000143.2163107992580761.696.20
TotalNL643126675825211181.211445695131295278411.413.91
TotalAAA46411419140246.118310895231342241.293.47
TotalAA993100048.1362018226601.283.35
TotalA2423115050144.111352466531771.152.87
TotalR984300047.1372113116421.122.47

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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