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Hector MercadoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2008 MLB Years: 2000-2003
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PositionsP-461Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHector Luis Mercado
Height6-3Weight235BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 29,1974 [44.028]PlaceCatano,Puerto Rico
High SchoolJose S Alegria (Dorado,PR)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 13th round (349th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsFrankie Thon
MLB DebutApril 4,2000 [25.340]
OrganizationsHOU [5] CIN [2] DET [2] PHI [2] MIA [1] NYN [1] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID21Retrosheet IDmerch002MLBAM ID280059
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts61Walks24Hittable60SO/BB34vsPower60Hitting0Durability59Team.500Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1992Gulf Coast AstrosGCLRkhou-S/R18124.2013310004030.0221714025367001.576.60--7.5010.801.44.333-
1993Gulf Coast AstrosGCLRkhou-ST19542.4211110110067.04926181295910001.166.580.133.907.932.03.556-
1993Osceola AstrosFSLA+hou-ST19115.1922000008.29750650001.739.35--6.235.190.83.500-
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0652.7413130110075.25833231356410001.236.900.124.167.611.83.545-
1994Osceola AstrosFSLA+hou-ST206133.95252501100136.21237560579889301.488.100.335.205.801.11.316-
1995Kissimmee CobrasFSLA+hou-ST21683.46191722000104.0965040237754101.288.310.173.206.492.03.429-
1995Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-ST21147.80871000030.0363326532204002.2710.801.509.606.000.63.200-
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST07124.43272432000134.01328366769958101.508.870.474.636.381.38.368-
1996Kissimmee CobrasFSLA+hou-Rel22354.16560560018380.0784337448686001.588.780.455.407.651.42.375-
1997Gulf Coast TigersGCLRkdet-S/R23333.7915510001040.0452317212324001.4110.040.452.687.142.67.500-
1997Portland Sea DogsEastAAflo-S/R231133.963117141160129.21296657105412516201.418.950.693.758.682.31.786-
1997Charlotte KnightsILAAAflo-ST23019.0011000005.05552511002.009.003.609.001.800.20.000-
1997Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--S/R01474.064723241170174.11799479147115821201.439.210.723.658.132.23.667-
1999Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn53ST25001.5022000006.03111120000.674.501.501.503.002.00--
2000Louisville RiverBatsILAAAcin-Rel26153.04475420010277.0692626248676001.528.060.235.617.831.40.167-
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin52Rel26004.5012012004014.0127728132001.437.711.295.148.361.63-4.85
2001Louisville RiverBatsILAAAcin39Rel27101.3512012004113.0122206131001.358.10--4.058.782.171.000-
2001Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin52Rel27324.08560560010053.0552724630594001.609.341.025.0910.021.97.6003.99
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-Rel28311.62260260012333.02266212432001.025.940.543.2411.613.58.750-
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi54Rel28224.6231328007039.0322120225403131.467.380.465.779.231.60.5003.73
2003Reading PhilliesEastAAphi-ST29000.0011000002.00000100000.50----4.50--0.00--
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi54Rel29031.4114212002032.034125211200001.419.560.563.095.631.82.000-
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0031.3215312002034.034125212200001.359.000.533.185.291.67.000-
2003Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi54Rel29005.7913013004118.2181212512151011.618.682.415.797.231.25-7.00
2005Bridgeport BluefishAtlInd--Rel31102.4919019003021.22296213152001.629.140.835.406.231.151.000-
2005Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex36Rel31401.7122022007131.23186119310001.588.810.285.408.811.631.000-
2006Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet52Rel32323.94260260010132.0361614118259001.6910.130.285.067.031.39.600-
2007Bridgeport BluefishAtlInd--Rel33234.53330330010143.2512922619368001.6010.511.243.927.421.89.400-
2008Saltillo SaraperosMexAAA--ST34323.71660000034.0351714115272001.479.260.263.977.151.80.600-
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter544.55112310900251124.21176763157512710141.548.451.085.419.171.69.5561.43
Minor League Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter52573.56337104233537411890.28344333534145873781601.458.410.414.627.431.61.477-
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter15142.691561614000458263.024793791213522921001.458.410.414.607.801.70.517-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1274.624025151160161.21659983158714520201.569.190.844.848.071.67.632-
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter16273.88102445831183328.03061751421117023619401.458.360.304.656.451.39.372-
Rk Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter993.213919201150137.0116664936612721001.337.600.204.338.321.92.500-
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter333.86520520013164.07338288325110001.6110.061.104.417.031.59.500-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter324.16680680014067.0673431838726001.579.001.075.109.671.89.600-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter224.99443410011157.2503332737554141.517.801.095.778.581.49.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings974.55198519300442220.02061181112613222418271.548.451.085.419.171.69.5631.43
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13143.5683265711183220.0206107871011318220101.458.410.414.627.431.61.481-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-p2187100000001500001.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.09012.5062.505.000.000.000.00
1997Portland Sea DogsEastAAflo-p233111220000000702000.182.182.182.3642013.500.000.000.1640.0053.850.000.000.000.00
1997Charlotte KnightsILAAAflo-2310100000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.714100.000.000.000.000.000.00
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         3211320000001702000.182.250.182.4322014.500.000.091.2097.1450.007.000.000.000.00
1999Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn53p2521000000000101000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2000Louisville RiverBatsILAAAcin-p26473000000000201000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin52p26121000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2001Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin52p27502000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-p28261000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi54p28314010000000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.000.2230.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi54p29142000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2003Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi54p29122000000000000001.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1059010000000400001.111.111.111.222109.200.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter129254200000021604001.080.148.080.2282031.222.000.080.0006.4551.618.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter907100000001402000.000.125.000.1250010.000.000.143.00010.0040.004.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter39183200000011202001.111.158.111.2692021.333.000.056.0004.7657.1412.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter436010000000200001.167.167.167.334106.250.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter623000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16214020000000600002.111.111.111.2222014.200.000.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162315300000032005001.080.148.080.2283039.222.000.080.0006.4551.618.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1992Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou18P13---52-75.7140.38------13100.021.7
1993Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou19P11--3172-2220.9091.82------11100.018.6
1993Osceola Astros FSLA+hou19P2---31-43.7501.50------2100.01.5
1994Osceola Astros FSLA+hou20P25--228113130.9681.20------25100.018.5
1995Kissimmee Cobras FSLA+hou21P19--1153-1916.8420.84------19100.014.0
1995Jackson Generals TexAAhou21P8--15--661.0000.75------8100.05.9
1996Kissimmee Cobras FSLA+hou22P56--413--17171.0000.30------56100.041.5
1997Gulf Coast Tigers GCLRkdet23P15--281-1110.9090.67------15100.025.0
1997Portland Sea Dogs EastAAflo23P31--4195-2823.8210.74------31100.021.8
1999Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn25P2---------------2100.01.4
2000Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin26P47--1151-1716.9410.34------47100.032.6
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26P12-14-1--111.0000.080.07-----12100.07.4
2001Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin27P12---2--221.0000.17------12100.08.3
2001Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27P56-53-51-65.8330.090.09-----56100.034.6
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi28P26--11--221.0000.08------26100.018.1
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P31-3913--441.0000.130.10-----31100.019.3
2003Reading Phillies EastAAphi29P1---2--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi29P14---3--331.0000.21------14100.09.8
2003Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29P13-18-3--331.0000.230.17-----13100.08.0
2005Bridgeport Bluefish AtlIndy-31P19--112-42.5000.11------19100.013.6
2005Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex31P22---4--441.0000.18------22100.015.4
2006Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32P26---6--661.0000.23------26100.018.3
Ind Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P19--112-42.5000.11------190.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P112-1241121-1413.9290.120.10-----1120.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P149--2311-3433.9710.22------1490.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P40--5265-3631.8610.78------400.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P102--759517166.9300.65------1020.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P39--5305-4035.8750.90------390.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1992Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou1813----------
1993Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou1911----------
1993Osceola Astros FSLA+hou192----------
1994Osceola Astros FSLA+hou2025----------
1995Kissimmee Cobras FSLA+hou2119----------
1995Jackson Generals TexAAhou218----------
1996Kissimmee Cobras FSLA+hou2256----------
1997Gulf Coast Tigers GCLRkdet2315----------
1997Portland Sea Dogs EastAAflo2331----------
1999Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn252----------
2000Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin2647----------
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2612----------
2001Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin2712----------
2001Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2756----------
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi2826----------
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2831----------
2003Reading Phillies EastAAphi291----------
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi2914----------
2003Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2913----------
2005Bridgeport Bluefish AtlInd-3119----------
2005Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex3122----------
2006Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet3226----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB32106.7570700318.01486229002.0015.752.252.2510.134.509.001.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs106.7570700318.01486229002.0015.752.252.2510.134.509.001.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2010Gulf Coast Astros -GCLRkMinorhou36Pitching Coach562036.35717.05Omar Lopez
2013Gulf Coast Astros -GCLRkMinorhou39Pitching Coach602733.4509.03Edgar Alfonzo
2014Gulf Coast Astros -GCLRkMinorhou40Pitching Coach602832.4677.04Marty Malloy
2015Gulf Coast Astros -GCLRkMinorhou41Pitching Coach601941.31717.54Marty Malloy
2016Gulf Coast Phillies -GCLRkMinorphi42Pitching Coach584315.741--1Roly De ArmasLost in Finals
2017Gulf Coast Phillies -GCLRkMinorphi43Pitching Coach583622.621--1Roly De ArmasLost in Semi-Finals
2018Gulf Coast Phillies -GCLRkMinorphi44Pitching Coach000.000--0Roly De Armas
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-01-04ContractSigned by Tigers (minor) 
2003-09-29Free AgentGranted free agency 
2003-05-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-04-16InjuredDisabled -- strained left hamstring 
2002-03-30TradeTraded by Reds to Phillies for Reggie Taylor. 
2002-03-28TradeTraded by Reds to Phillies M completing trade in which Phillies sent OF Reggie Taylor to Reds for a player to be named 
1999-12-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1999-08-04Released by Mets. 
1998-09-29On disabled list 
1997-12-15TradeTraded by Phillies to Mets for Mike Welch. 
1996-12-09Selected by Marlins from Astros in the minor league draft. 
1992-06-04Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2000Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll26220,000-68424251,394,248200,000220,000
2001Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll27200,000-77130-1,897,758200,000420,000
2002Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll28255,000-61725322,011,045200,000675,000
2003Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll29330,000-56923302,163,527300,0001,005,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red