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Hector Mercado    \mur-CAH-do\

Hector Luis Mercado

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: April 29, 1974 in Catano, PR
High School: Jose S. Alegria (Dorado, PR)

Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 13th round of the 1992 MLB June Amateur Draft from Jose S. Alegria (Dorado, PR).

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Hector Mercado
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Pitching: 2008

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1992 18 -1.1 Astros GULF Rk HOU 1 2 .333 4.20 13 3 4 0 0 0 30.0 22 17 14 0 25 0 36 3 6 7 140 1.567 6.6 0.0 7.5 10.8 1.44
1993 19 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ HOU 6 5 .545 2.74 13 13 0 1 1 0 75.2 58 33 23 1 35 1 64 1 2 10 317 1.229 6.9 0.1 4.2 7.6 1.83
1993 19 -0.3 Astros GULF Rk HOU 5 4 .556 2.42 11 11 0 1 1 0 67.0 49 26 18 1 29 0 59 1 2 10 278 1.164 6.6 0.1 3.9 7.9 2.03
1993 19 -3.8 Osceola FLOR A+ HOU 1 1 .500 5.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.2 9 7 5 0 6 1 5 0 0 0 39 1.731 9.3 0.0 6.2 5.2 0.83
1994 20 -2.5 Osceola FLOR A+ HOU 6 13 .316 3.95 25 25 0 1 1 0 136.2 123 75 60 5 79 4 88 1 3 9 601 1.478 8.1 0.3 5.2 5.8 1.11
1995 21 -1.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA HOU 7 12 .368 4.43 27 24 0 2 0 0 134.0 132 83 66 7 69 1 95 5 1 8 590 1.500 8.9 0.5 4.6 6.4 1.38
1995 21 -1.5 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU 6 8 .429 3.46 19 17 0 2 0 0 104.0 96 50 40 2 37 0 75 3 1 4 433 1.279 8.3 0.2 3.2 6.5 2.03
1995 21 -2.8 Jackson TL AA HOU 1 4 .200 7.80 8 7 0 0 0 0 30.0 36 33 26 5 32 1 20 2 0 4 157 2.267 10.8 1.5 9.6 6.0 0.63
1996 22 -0.7 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU 3 5 .375 4.16 56 0 18 0 0 3 80.0 78 43 37 4 48 1 68 4 0 6 353 1.575 8.8 0.4 5.4 7.6 1.42
1997 23 -1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA FLA 11 4 .733 4.14 32 18 6 1 1 0 134.2 134 71 62 12 59 5 126 3 2 17 590 1.433 9.0 0.8 3.9 8.4 2.14
1997 23 -1.0 Portland EL AA FLA 11 3 .786 3.96 31 17 6 1 1 0 129.2 129 66 57 10 54 5 125 3 2 16 565 1.411 9.0 0.7 3.7 8.7 2.31
1997 23 -3.1 Charlotte IL AAA FLA 0 1 .000 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 5 5 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 25 2.000 9.0 3.6 9.0 1.8 0.20
1999 25 -1.9 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 0 0 1.50 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 22 0.667 4.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 2.00
2000 26 -0.6 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 5 .167 3.04 47 5 10 0 0 2 77.0 69 26 26 2 48 2 67 2 0 6 339 1.519 8.1 0.2 5.6 7.8 1.40
2001 27 -0.3 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1 0 1.000 1.35 12 0 4 0 0 1 13.1 12 2 2 0 6 1 13 1 0 1 55 1.350 8.1 0.0 4.0 8.8 2.17
2002 28 1.6 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 3 1 .750 1.62 26 0 12 0 0 3 33.1 22 6 6 2 12 1 43 1 0 2 131 1.020 5.9 0.5 3.2 11.6 3.58
2003 29 2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PHI 0 3 .000 1.32 15 3 2 0 0 0 34.0 34 12 5 2 12 0 20 0 0 0 142 1.353 9.0 0.5 3.2 5.3 1.67
2003 29 4.7 Reading EL AA PHI 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.500 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
2003 29 2.2 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 0 3 .000 1.41 14 2 2 0 0 0 32.0 34 12 5 2 11 0 20 0 0 0 136 1.406 9.6 0.6 3.1 5.6 1.82
2005 31 3.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind TEX 5 0 1.000 2.02 41 0 10 0 0 1 53.1 53 17 12 3 32 3 46 1 0 2 239 1.594 8.9 0.5 5.4 7.8 1.44
2005 31 2.1 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 1 0 1.000 2.49 19 0 3 0 0 0 21.2 22 9 6 2 13 1 15 1 0 2 103 1.615 9.1 0.8 5.4 6.2 1.15
2005 31 3.6 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 4 0 1.000 1.71 22 0 7 0 0 1 31.2 31 8 6 1 19 2 31 0 0 0 136 1.579 8.8 0.3 5.4 8.8 1.63
2006 32 5.0 Toledo IL AAA DET 3 2 .600 3.94 26 0 10 0 0 1 32.0 36 16 14 1 18 3 25 0 0 9 148 1.688 10.1 0.3 5.1 7.0 1.39
2007 33 4.3 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 2 3 .400 4.53 33 0 10 0 0 1 43.2 52 29 22 6 19 0 36 1 0 8 198 1.626 10.7 1.2 3.9 7.4 1.89
2008 34 5.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn-AAA 6 5 .545 3.74 15 15 0 0 0 0 89.0 84 44 37 7 35 0 76 1 0 7 147 1.337 8.5 0.7 3.5 7.7 2.17
2008 34 5.4 Saltillo MEX AAA 3 2 .600 3.71 6 6 0 0 0 0 34.0 35 17 14 1 15 0 27 0 0 2 147 1.471 9.3 0.3 4.0 7.1 1.80
2008 34 4.9 Parma ITSA Fgn 3 3 .500 3.76 9 9 0 0 0 55.0 49 27 23 6 20 49 1 0 5 1.255 8.0 1.0 3.3 8.0 2.45
15 Seasons 55 60 .478 3.58 383 108 86 5 3 12 972.2 912 475 387 53 498 22 805 25 14 92 4012 1.450 8.4 0.5 4.6 7.4 1.62
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 6 6 .500 2.97 24 14 4 1 1 0 97.0 71 43 32 1 54 0 95 4 8 17 418 1.289 6.6 0.1 5.0 8.8 1.76
Ind (2 seasons) Ind 3 3 .500 3.86 52 0 13 0 0 1 65.1 74 38 28 8 32 1 51 2 0 10 301 1.622 10.2 1.1 4.4 7.0 1.59
A+ (4 seasons) A+ 16 27 .372 3.88 102 44 18 3 1 3 329.1 306 175 142 11 170 6 236 8 4 19 1426 1.445 8.4 0.3 4.6 6.4 1.39
AA (3 seasons) AA 12 7 .632 4.62 40 25 6 1 1 0 161.2 165 99 83 15 87 6 145 5 2 20 728 1.559 9.2 0.8 4.8 8.1 1.67
AAA (9 seasons) AAA 15 14 .517 2.69 156 16 45 0 0 8 264.1 247 93 79 12 135 9 229 5 0 21 1139 1.445 8.4 0.4 4.6 7.8 1.70
Fgn (1 season) Fgn 3 3 .500 3.76 9 9 0 0 0 55.0 49 27 23 6 20 49 1 0 5 1.255 8.0 1.0 3.3 8.0 2.45
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1992 18 -0.9 Astros GULF Rk HOU 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk HOU 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 19 0.1 Astros GULF Rk HOU 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 19 -3.2 Osceola FLOR A+ HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 20 -2.4 Osceola FLOR A+ HOU 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 21 -2.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ HOU 27 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 1 0 0 0 0
1995 21 -1.3 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 21 -2.8 Jackson TL AA HOU 8 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 1 0 0 0 0
1996 22 -0.3 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 -0.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA FLA 32 14 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 2 0 0
1997 23 -0.9 Portland EL AA FLA 31 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 0 2 0 0
1997 23 -3.3 Charlotte IL AAA FLA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 25 -2.1 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2000 26 -1.0 Louisville IL AAA CIN 47 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2001 27 -0.2 Louisville IL AAA CIN 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 0.7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 29 1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PHI 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 29 4.5 Reading EL AA PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 29 1.7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA TEX 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 2.0 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 3.7 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 4.7 Toledo IL AAA DET 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 4.7 Bridgeport ATLL Ind 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn-AAA 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 34 4.4 Saltillo MEX AAA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 34 4.3 Parma ITSA Fgn 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 383 31 25 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 16 .080 .148 .080 .228 2 1 0 4 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ind (2 seasons) Ind 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (4 seasons) A+ 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 40 21 18 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 1 0 2 0 0
AAA (9 seasons) AAA 156 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 2 0 0
Fgn (1 season) Fgn 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1992 18 Astros GULF Rk HOU P 13 7 0 5 2 0 .714 0.38
1993 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ HOU P 13 26 3 20 3 0 .885 1.77
1993 19 Astros GULF Rk HOU P 11 22 3 17 2 0 .909 1.82
1993 19 Osceola FLOR A+ HOU P 2 4 0 3 1 0 .750 1.50
1994 20 Osceola FLOR A+ HOU P 25 31 2 28 1 1 .968 1.20 13 12 48%
1995 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA HOU P 27 25 2 20 3 0 .880 0.81 7 14 67%
1995 21 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU P 19 19 1 15 3 0 .842 0.84 6 13 68%
1995 21 Jackson TL AA HOU P 8 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.75 1 1 50%
1996 22 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU P 56 17 4 13 0 0 1.000 0.30 14 10 42%
1997 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA FLA P 32 28 4 19 5 0 .821 0.72 10 5 33%
1997 23 Portland EL AA FLA P 31 28 4 19 5 0 .821 0.74 10 5 33%
1997 23 Charlotte IL AAA FLA P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
1999 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2000 26 Louisville IL AAA CIN P 47 17 1 15 1 0 .941 0.34 3 4 57%
2001 27 Louisville IL AAA CIN P 12 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.17 0 0
2002 28 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI P 26 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.08 0 2 100%
2003 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PHI P 15 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.33 2 2 50%
2003 29 Reading EL AA PHI P 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 0 1 100%
2003 29 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI P 14 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.21 2 1 33%
2005 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind TEX P 41 8 1 5 2 0 .750 0.15 1 1 50%
2005 31 Bridgeport ATLL Ind P 19 4 1 1 2 0 .500 0.11 0 0
2005 31 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX P 22 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.18 1 1 50%
2006 32 Toledo IL AAA DET P 26 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 0.23 0 0
2007 33 Bridgeport ATLL Ind P 33 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 0.30 3 2 40%
2008 34 Saltillo MEX AAA P 6 11 3 8 0 1 1.000 1.83 0 2 100%
15 Seasons 374 195 23 155 17 2 .913 0.48 53 54 50%
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1992 18 GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Rk HOU
1993 19 GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Rk HOU
1993 19 Osceola Astros Florida State League A+ HOU
1994 20 Osceola Astros Florida State League A+ HOU
1995 21 Jackson Generals Texas League AA HOU
1995 21 Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League A+ HOU
1996 22 Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League A+ HOU
1997 23 Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League AA FLA
1997 23 Charlotte Knights International League AAA FLA
1998 24 Injured
1999 25 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
2000 26 Louisville RiverBats International League AAA CIN
2000 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 2000-04-04 2000-09-27
2001 27 Louisville RiverBats International League AAA CIN
2001 27 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 2001-04-12 2001-10-06
2002 28 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons International League AAA PHI
2002 28 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 2002-04-04 2002-09-29
2003 29 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons International League AAA PHI
2003 29 Reading Phillies Eastern League AA PHI
2003 29 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 2003-04-02 2003-07-11
2004 30 Fukuoka Daiei Hawks Japan Pacific League Fgn
2005 31 Bridgeport Bluefish Atlantic League Ind
2005 31 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2005-06-23 2005-09-05
2006 32 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA DET 2006-04-06 2006-07-05
2007 33 Bridgeport Bluefish Atlantic League Ind
2008 34 Cariparma Parma Italian Baseball League Fgn
2008 34 Saraperos de Saltillo Mexican League AAA 2008-03-19 2008-04-17

Sabr ID: 17e986a0

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