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KENT MERCKER

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1986-2008
Positions
P-777
Born
February 1, 1968  (46.295)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-2 / 195
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
High School
Dublin Coffman  (Dublin,OH)
College:
 
Drafted:
Atlanta Braves:  1986-1-5 (June-Reg) 
Full Name
Kent Franklin Mercker 
TBC Player ID
15299
MLB Debut
Top Prospect:  mlb  1990 (#47)   team  1987 (#9-ATL), 1989 (#2-ATL), 1990 (#4-ATL)
Control
34
K-Rating
60
Efficiency
51
vsPower
54

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OFF THE FIELD
The formula to determine similarity scores is listed in the about section of the site. In short, the scores attempt to compare players career batting statistics vs all other major leagues as well as cumulative statistics at each age.
Career Statistics
1.  Elmer Dessens (84.39)
2.  Mark Leiter (83.35)
3.  Paul Quantrill (80.34)
4.  Josh Fogg (79.69)
5.  Braden Looper (79.32)
6.  Kevin Correia (78.16)
7.  Ron Villone (77.47)
8.  Scott Schoeneweis (77.46)
9.  Julian Tavarez (76.62)
10.  Pete Schourek (76.39)
Age: 21
1.  Reggie Cleveland (89.03)
2.  Carl Bouldin (88.59)
3.  John Goodell (87.35)
4.  Adam Peterson (87.3)
5.  Glen Hobbie (86.81)
6.  Pug Cavet (86.6)
7.  Lou Manske (86.52)
8.  Francisco Barrios (86.36)
9.  Roger Salmon (86.02)
10.  Cy Barger (85.81)
Age: 22
1.  Ed Sprague (83.83)
2.  Joe Schaffernoth (81.29)
3.  Bobby Bolin (79.77)
4.  Adrian Devine (79.05)
5.  Drew Storen (75.53)
6.  Mike Joyce (75.15)
7.  Jim Hannan (75.12)
8.  Dave LaRoche (75.01)
9.  Dave Patterson (74.6)
10.  Greg Garrett (72.89)
Age: 23
1.  Brandon Morrow (87.16)
2.  Jack Meyer (84.55)
3.  Bill Wilkinson (83.55)
4.  Antonio Osuna (79.56)
5.  Dave LaRoche (79.21)
6.  Joel Zumaya (77.96)
7.  Elias Sosa (77.86)
8.  Bob Lacey (77.39)
9.  Will McEnaney (76.79)
10.  Luis DeLeon (76.6)
Age: 24
1.  Lee Smith (86.6)
2.  Steve Foucault (83.67)
3.  Gene Pentz (82.49)
4.  Dave LaRoche (81.83)
5.  Brian Fisher (81.39)
6.  Turk Farrell (81.06)
7.  Kevin Saucier (80.94)
8.  Curt Schilling (80.42)
9.  Omar Daal (79.9)
10.  Shane Rawley (79.79)
Age: 25
1.  Mike Garman (84.56)
2.  Adrian Devine (82.32)
3.  Joe Kerrigan (81.99)
4.  Carlos Marmol (81.47)
5.  Butch Metzger (81.26)
6.  Scott Williamson (81.16)
7.  Steve Bedrosian (81.09)
8.  Bob Scanlan (81.04)
9.  Chuck McElroy (80.86)
10.  Franklin Morales (80.74)
Age: 26
1.  Steve Ontiveros (84.62)
2.  Calvin Schiraldi (82.97)
3.  Bob Wickman (81.1)
4.  Ed Vande Berg (78.99)
5.  Paul Lindblad (78.13)
6.  Dave Stewart (78.04)
7.  John Urrea (77.91)
8.  Jeff Robinson (77.44)
9.  Jason Jacome (76.88)
10.  Taylor Buchholz (76.63)
Age: 27
1.  Calvin Schiraldi (91.36)
2.  Derek Lilliquist (85.05)
3.  Larry Sherry (83.8)
4.  Wade Davis (81.99)
5.  Shawn Hillegas (81.06)
6.  Ramiro Mendoza (80.4)
7.  Mark Grant (80.28)
8.  Ricky Horton (79.83)
9.  Bob Wickman (79.77)
10.  Paul Lindblad (79.66)
Age: 28
1.  Calvin Schiraldi (92.13)
2.  Bobby Castillo (84.39)
3.  Mark Grant (84.23)
4.  Micah Owings (84.07)
5.  Dave Sisler (83.84)
6.  Ricky Horton (82.67)
7.  Shawn Hillegas (81.88)
8.  Scott Sanders (81.88)
9.  Derek Lilliquist (81.87)
10.  Bob Kipper (81.59)
Age: 29
1.  Hipolito Pichardo (87.15)
2.  Dave Stewart (85.27)
3.  Paul Quantrill (83.13)
4.  Calvin Schiraldi (82.56)
5.  Mark Grant (82.09)
6.  Philip Hughes (81.78)
7.  Jeff Robinson (81.5)
8.  Scott Sanders (81.31)
9.  David Wells (81.23)
10.  Todd Van Poppel (80.62)
Age: 30
1.  Kevin Correia (83.59)
2.  Jason Hammel (83.29)
3.  David Wells (82.33)
4.  Derek Lowe (82.17)
5.  Hipolito Pichardo (81.5)
6.  Kyle Kendrick (81.17)
7.  Paul Quantrill (80.76)
8.  Francisco Liriano (80.23)
9.  Scott Schoeneweis (79.86)
10.  Bob Anderson (79.83)
Age: 31
1.  Derek Lowe (84.26)
2.  Kent Bottenfield (83.04)
3.  Kevin Correia (82.96)
4.  Dave Burba (82.14)
5.  David Wells (82.1)
6.  Jason Hammel (80.99)
7.  Gene Nelson (80.74)
8.  Scott Kazmir (79.13)
9.  Todd Van Poppel (78.85)
10.  Paul Quantrill (78.05)
Age: 32
1.  Kevin Correia (86.45)
2.  Kent Bottenfield (84.34)
3.  David Wells (82.24)
4.  Todd Van Poppel (80.92)
5.  Elmer Dessens (80.72)
6.  Paul Quantrill (79.01)
7.  Scott Schoeneweis (78.91)
8.  Scott Kazmir (78.61)
9.  Mike Maroth (77.78)
10.  Gene Nelson (77.78)
Age: 33
1.  Kevin Correia (86.45)
2.  Kent Bottenfield (84.34)
3.  Elmer Dessens (83.37)
4.  Scott Schoeneweis (81.05)
5.  Todd Van Poppel (80.92)
6.  Scott Kazmir (78.61)
7.  Paul Quantrill (78.42)
8.  Erik Bedard (77.89)
9.  Mike Maroth (77.78)
10.  Gene Nelson (77.78)
Age: 34
1.  Elmer Dessens (86.64)
2.  Kevin Correia (86.44)
3.  Scott Schoeneweis (81.92)
4.  Kent Bottenfield (81.61)
5.  Todd Van Poppel (80.42)
6.  Pete Schourek (79.36)
7.  Mark Leiter (77.36)
8.  Josh Fogg (77.15)
9.  Paul Quantrill (76.99)
10.  Braden Looper (76.89)
Age: 35
1.  Elmer Dessens (86.81)
2.  Kevin Correia (84.78)
3.  Scott Schoeneweis (82.52)
4.  Mark Leiter (82.5)
5.  Pete Schourek (80.2)
6.  Braden Looper (79.36)
7.  Kent Bottenfield (79.11)
8.  Todd Van Poppel (78.94)
9.  Paul Quantrill (78.91)
10.  Josh Fogg (78.41)
Age: 36
1.  Elmer Dessens (85.45)
2.  Scott Schoeneweis (82.81)
3.  Kevin Correia (82.74)
4.  Mark Leiter (81.84)
5.  Braden Looper (80.74)
6.  Paul Quantrill (80.31)
7.  Pete Schourek (79.93)
8.  Josh Fogg (78.4)
9.  Todd Van Poppel (77.43)
10.  Kent Bottenfield (77.06)
Age: 37
1.  Elmer Dessens (83.98)
2.  Mark Leiter (82.92)
3.  Braden Looper (80.83)
4.  Paul Quantrill (80.56)
5.  Kevin Correia (79.98)
6.  Scott Schoeneweis (79.54)
7.  Josh Fogg (79.18)
8.  Pete Schourek (78.09)
9.  Jimmy Haynes (75.29)
10.  Todd Van Poppel (74.92)
Age: 38
1.  Elmer Dessens (84.84)
2.  Mark Leiter (83.76)
3.  Paul Quantrill (80.36)
4.  Braden Looper (79.93)
5.  Josh Fogg (79.81)
6.  Kevin Correia (78.63)
7.  Scott Schoeneweis (77.97)
8.  Pete Schourek (76.9)
9.  Julian Tavarez (75.96)
10.  Jimmy Haynes (75.43)
Age: 39
1.  Elmer Dessens (84.84)
2.  Mark Leiter (83.76)
3.  Paul Quantrill (80.36)
4.  Braden Looper (79.93)
5.  Josh Fogg (79.81)
6.  Kevin Correia (78.63)
7.  Scott Schoeneweis (77.97)
8.  Ron Villone (77.56)
9.  Pete Schourek (76.9)
10.  Rheal Cormier (76.63)
Age: 40
1.  Elmer Dessens (84.39)
2.  Mark Leiter (83.35)
3.  Paul Quantrill (80.34)
4.  Josh Fogg (79.69)
5.  Braden Looper (79.32)
6.  Kevin Correia (78.16)
7.  Ron Villone (77.47)
8.  Scott Schoeneweis (77.46)
9.  Julian Tavarez (76.62)
10.  Pete Schourek (76.39)


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