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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 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
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
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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