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Mark Merchant

Mark Alan Merchant

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: January 23, 1969 in Dunkirk, New York, US
High School: Oviedo HS (Oviedo, FL)

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (2nd) of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft from Oviedo HS (Oviedo, FL).

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
1987 18 -1.7 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 50 216 185 32 49 5 1 3 17 33 13 30 29 .265 .370 .351 .722 65 1 0 0 4
1988 19 -2.3 Augusta SALL A PIT 60 256 211 36 51 6 0 2 19 14 3 41 38 .242 .367 .299 .666 63 2 0 2 2
1989 20 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A SEA,PIT 134 563 488 76 109 21 3 11 54 20 7 68 114 .223 .318 .346 .664 169 2 0 5 2
1989 20 -2.5 San Bernardino CALL A SEA 119 496 429 65 90 15 2 11 46 17 6 61 101 .210 .308 .331 .639 142 2 0 4 1
1989 20 -1.4 Augusta SALL A PIT 15 67 59 11 19 6 1 0 8 3 1 7 13 .322 .388 .458 .846 27 0 0 1 1
1990 21 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ SEA 73 295 258 38 60 8 0 4 29 15 4 34 70 .233 .322 .310 .632 80 1 0 2 2
1990 21 -1.8 San Bernardino CALL A+ SEA 29 122 102 22 32 3 0 4 19 8 2 20 34 .314 .426 .461 .887 47 0 0 0 0
1990 21 -2.6 Williamsport EL AA SEA 44 173 156 16 28 5 0 0 10 7 2 14 36 .179 .249 .212 .460 33 1 0 2 2
1991 22 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA SEA 129 500 426 53 112 18 1 11 51 14 8 72 108 .263 .370 .387 .757 165 9 1 0 1 10
1991 22 -0.1 Peninsula CARL A+ SEA 78 321 270 31 68 8 1 6 34 11 4 51 70 .252 .371 .356 .726 96 7 0 0 0 6
1991 22 -1.7 Jacksonville SOUL AA SEA 51 179 156 22 44 10 0 5 17 3 4 21 38 .282 .369 .442 .811 69 2 1 0 1 4
1992 23 -0.9 Jacksonville SOUL AA SEA 109 427 381 42 93 9 1 13 47 3 2 37 91 .244 .310 .375 .685 143 11 2 1 6 2
1993 24 0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN 112 401 342 58 102 17 0 17 61 3 5 52 82 .298 .393 .497 .890 170 9 3 1 3 2
1993 24 0.4 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 109 392 336 56 101 16 0 17 61 3 5 50 79 .301 .393 .500 .893 168 9 3 0 3 2
1993 24 -3.2 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 3 9 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .375 .333 .708 2 0 0 1 0 0
1994 25 1.0 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 106 374 329 31 102 14 2 5 56 1 2 39 46 .310 .378 .410 .788 135 10 0 1 5 8
1995 26 0.5 3 Teams 3 Lgs Ind-AA-AAA CIN 86 315 270 45 80 14 0 12 47 1 1 43 55 .296 .394 .481 .875 130 6 1 0 1 3
1995 26 0.1 Sioux City NORL Ind 61 255 217 41 69 14 0 11 41 1 1 36 40 .318 .416 .535 .950 116 2 1 0 1 2
1995 26 1.9 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 25 60 53 4 11 0 0 1 6 0 0 7 15 .208 .300 .264 .564 14 4 0 0 0 1
1995 26 Reynosa MEX AAA
1996 27 0.5 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHW,KCR 80 293 249 39 61 13 0 8 36 2 1 39 55 .245 .351 .394 .744 98 12 2 2 1 1
1996 27 0.5 Omaha,Nashville AA AAA CHW,KCR 80 293 249 39 61 13 0 8 36 2 1 39 55 .245 .351 .394 .744 98 12 2 2 1 1
1996 27 0.5 Nashville AA AAA CHW 42 152 131 21 28 6 0 4 15 1 1 17 29 .214 .311 .351 .662 46 6 2 1 1 1
1996 27 0.5 Omaha AA AAA KCR 38 141 118 18 33 7 0 4 21 1 0 22 26 .280 .393 .441 .834 52 6 0 1 0 0
1997 28 3.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR 51 179 152 27 50 9 0 9 38 0 1 23 39 .329 .419 .566 .985 86 3 2 0 2 0
1997 28 4.0 Wichita TL AA KCR 49 174 147 27 50 9 0 9 38 0 1 23 35 .340 .431 .585 1.016 86 3 2 0 2 0
1997 28 2.0 Omaha AA AAA KCR 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 29 2.5 Newburgh ATLL Ind 69 286 252 33 64 14 1 8 40 1 1 31 49 .254 .339 .413 .752 104 4 2 0 1 2
12 Seasons 1059 4105 3543 510 933 148 9 103 495 107 48 509 776 .263 .356 .397 .754 1408 64 19 5 29 38
Rk (1 season) Rk 50 216 185 32 49 5 1 3 17 33 13 30 29 .265 .370 .351 .722 65 1 0 0 4
Ind (2 seasons) Ind 130 541 469 74 133 28 1 19 81 2 2 67 89 .284 .375 .469 .844 220 6 3 0 2 4
A (2 seasons) A 194 819 699 112 160 27 3 13 73 34 10 109 152 .229 .333 .332 .665 232 4 0 7 4
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 107 443 372 53 100 11 1 10 53 19 6 71 104 .269 .386 .384 .770 143 7 0 0 0 6
AA (7 seasons) AA 493 1779 1558 198 429 63 3 50 235 17 16 191 340 .275 .354 .416 .770 648 39 9 2 19 19
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 85 307 260 41 62 14 0 8 36 2 1 41 62 .238 .345 .385 .730 100 12 2 3 1 1
A 7890 (underlined) 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 lgCS% PO
1987 18 Pirates GULF Rk PIT OF 46 105 98 4 3 2 .971 2.22
1988 19 Augusta SALL A PIT OF 57 129 124 2 3 0 .977 2.21
1989 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A SEA,PIT OF 125 239 228 3 8 1 .967 1.85
1989 20 San Bernardino CALL A SEA OF 111 216 205 3 8 1 .963 1.87
1989 20 Augusta SALL A PIT OF 14 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 1.64
1990 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ SEA OF 47 53 52 0 1 0 .981 1.11
1990 21 San Bernardino CALL A+ SEA OF 14 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0.29
1990 21 San Bernardino CALL A+ SEA 1B 1 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1990 21 Williamsport EL AA SEA OF 33 48 48 0 0 0 1.000 1.45
1991 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA SEA OF 107 154 148 5 1 1 .994 1.43
1991 22 Peninsula CARL A+ SEA OF 66 90 87 2 1 0 .989 1.35
1991 22 Jacksonville SOUL AA SEA OF 41 64 61 3 0 1 1.000 1.56
1992 23 Jacksonville SOUL AA SEA OF 22 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 1.68
1993 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN OF 26 42 38 3 1 0 .976 1.58
1993 24 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN OF 25 41 37 3 1 0 .976 1.60
1993 24 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 1B 6 46 41 4 1 2 .978 7.50
1993 24 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1994 25 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN OF 4 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
1994 25 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 1B 22 174 162 10 2 17 .989 7.82
1995 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AA CIN 1B 3 12 10 2 0 0 1.000 4.00
1995 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AA CIN OF 20 29 28 0 1 0 .966 1.40
1995 26 Sioux City NORL Ind OF 16 28 27 0 1 0 .964 1.69
1995 26 Sioux City NORL Ind LF 16 0.00
1995 26 Sioux City NORL Ind 1B 2 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 5.50
1995 26 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN OF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25
1995 26 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN RF 4 0.00
1995 26 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1996 27 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA KCR,CHW 1B 8 43 40 3 0 6 1.000 5.38
1996 27 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA KCR,CHW LF 4 0.00
1996 27 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA KCR,CHW OF 5 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.40
1996 27 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA CHW,KCR RF 1 0.00
1996 27 Omaha, Nashville AA AAA CHW,KCR OF 5 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.40
1996 27 Omaha, Nashville AA AAA CHW,KCR RF 1 0.00
1996 27 Omaha, Nashville AA AAA CHW,KCR LF 4 0.00
1996 27 Omaha, Nashville AA AAA CHW,KCR 1B 8 43 40 3 0 6 1.000 5.38
1996 27 Omaha AA AAA KCR OF 3 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.33
1996 27 Omaha AA AAA KCR RF 1 0.00
1996 27 Omaha AA AAA KCR LF 2 0.00
1996 27 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 8 43 40 3 0 6 1.000 5.38
1996 27 Nashville AA AAA CHW OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
1996 27 Nashville AA AAA CHW LF 2 0.00
1997 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR LF 11 0.00
1997 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR OF 12 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 2.08
1997 28 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA KCR RF 2 0.00
1997 28 Wichita TL AA KCR OF 11 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 2.18
1997 28 Wichita TL AA KCR RF 1 0.00
1997 28 Wichita TL AA KCR LF 10 0.00
1997 28 Wichita TL AA KCR 1B 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00
1997 28 Omaha AA AAA KCR OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1997 28 Omaha AA AAA KCR RF 1 0.00
1997 28 Omaha AA AAA KCR LF 1 0.00
11 Seasons 512 1116 1057 37 22 29 .980 2.14
OF (11 seasons) OF 471 828 791 18 19 4 .977 1.72
1B (6 seasons) 1B 41 288 266 19 3 25 .990 6.95
LF (3 seasons) LF 31 0.00
RF (3 seasons) RF 7 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 6fdb30c6

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