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Orlando Mercado

Orlando (Rodriguez) Mercado

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 7, 1961 in Arecibo, PR

Major League Stats

Register 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
1978 16 -5.3 Bellingham NORW A- SEA 38 67 49 7 6 2 0 0 5 1 0 13 15 .122 .306 .163 .470 8 0 5 0
1979 17 -4.6 San Jose CALL A SEA 110 392 335 53 86 18 2 10 54 7 2 47 78 .257 .342 .412 .754 138 0 3 7
1980 18 -4.5 Lynn EL AA SEA 117 448 396 55 101 25 6 11 71 3 1 43 65 .255 .327 .432 .759 171 1 5 3
1981 19 -6.0 Spokane PCL AAA SEA 95 349 312 32 67 21 2 4 31 4 2 27 55 .215 .287 .333 .621 104 6 1 3 0
1982 20 -4.7 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 90 351 321 43 90 19 2 16 66 2 1 22 59 .280 .323 .502 .824 161 0 4 4 0
1982 20 -8.8 Seattle AL MLB SEA 9 17 17 1 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 5 .118 .118 .294 .412 5 0 0 0 0 0
1983 21 -4.1 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 26 95 88 12 20 2 1 2 12 0 0 5 13 .227 .274 .341 .615 30 1 0 1 0
1983 21 -7.8 Seattle AL MLB SEA 66 197 178 10 35 11 2 1 16 2 2 14 27 .197 .256 .298 .554 53 3 1 2 2 0
1984 22 -3.2 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 29 115 109 18 39 9 2 6 22 0 0 6 20 .358 .391 .642 1.034 70 0 0 0 1
1984 22 -6.7 Seattle AL MLB SEA 30 84 78 5 17 3 1 0 5 1 0 4 12 .218 .265 .282 .547 22 1 1 1 0 0
1985 23 -3.1 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 59 231 206 20 52 7 1 8 29 1 0 19 37 .252 .319 .413 .731 85 2 2 2 0
1986 24 -2.1 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 48 199 172 20 47 11 1 3 25 0 1 26 21 .273 .367 .401 .768 69 0 0 1 1
1986 24 -4.8 Texas AL MLB TEX 46 112 102 7 24 1 1 1 7 0 1 6 13 .235 .279 .294 .573 30 5 1 1 2 0
1987 25 -3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB DET-LAD 17 30 27 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 .222 .300 .259 .559 7 0 0 0 0 0
1987 25 -1.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 69 223 205 22 57 18 0 2 27 1 0 15 29 .278 .327 .395 .722 81 1 0 2 1
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 25 -3.4 Detroit AL MLB DET 10 24 22 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .136 .208 .136 .345 3 0 0 0 0 0
1987 25 -3.2 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 7 6 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .600 .667 .800 1.467 4 0 0 0 0 0
1988 26 0.0 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 53 172 148 16 33 6 0 2 19 0 0 19 25 .223 .304 .304 .608 45 0 1 4 1
1988 26 -2.5 Oakland AL MLB OAK 16 27 24 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 .125 .222 .250 .472 6 0 0 0 0 0
1989 27 0.5 Portland PCL AAA MIN 57 217 196 17 58 20 1 4 29 0 1 16 30 .296 .346 .469 .815 92 1 0 4 1
1989 27 -1.5 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 19 42 38 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 .105 .190 .105 .296 4 0 0 0 0 0
1990 28 -0.3 2 Teams NL MLB NYM-MON 50 108 98 10 21 1 0 3 7 0 0 8 12 .214 .287 .316 .603 31 4 2 0 0 3
1990 28 2.2 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 24 81 72 5 19 4 0 1 10 0 0 7 11 .264 .333 .361 .694 26 1 0 1 2
1990 28 -0.3 New York NL MLB NYM 42 100 90 10 19 1 0 3 7 0 0 8 11 .211 .290 .322 .612 29 4 2 0 0 3
1990 28 -0.3 Montreal NL MLB MON 8 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0
1991 29 3.1 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 55 179 159 13 43 12 0 4 26 0 1 11 28 .270 .307 .421 .728 67 4 0 3 6 3
1992 30 4.0 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 54 194 178 16 44 7 0 8 19 1 0 15 37 .247 .304 .421 .725 75 6 0 0 1 2
1993 31 4.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHC-CLE 18 53 49 4 13 2 0 1 5 0 0 3 11 .265 .321 .367 .688 18 1 1 0 0 1
1993 31 3.8 Iowa AA AAA CHC 8 29 28 4 10 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 6 .357 .379 .536 .915 15 0 0 0 0 0
1993 31 4.9 Charlotte IL AAA CLE 10 24 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .143 .250 .143 .393 3 1 1 0 0 1
1994 32 5.8 Vancouver PCL AAA CAL 12 40 40 2 9 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .225 .225 .350 .575 14 1 0 0 0 0
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 253 617 562 40 112 17 4 7 45 4 3 42 82 .199 .259 .281 .541 158 13 5 4 4 3
Minors (17 seasons) Minors 954 3406 3035 355 784 188 18 82 453 20 9 294 543 .258 .323 .413 .736 1254 12 14 24 39 13
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1207 4023 3597 395 896 205 22 89 498 24 12 336 625 .249 .313 .393 .706 1412 25 19 28 43 16
AAA (14 seasons) Minors 689 2499 2255 240 591 143 10 61 323 9 6 191 385 .262 .320 .416 .735 937 12 13 11 29 13
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1978 16 Bellingham NORW A- SEA C 38 208 184 20 4 2 .981 5.37 15
1979 17 San Jose CALL A SEA 1B 1 8 7 1 0 2 1.000 8.00
1979 17 San Jose CALL A SEA C 99 709 622 70 17 4 .976 6.99 24
1980 18 Lynn EL AA SEA 1B 4 36 33 3 0 2 1.000 9.00
1980 18 Lynn EL AA SEA C 106 660 574 75 11 8 .983 6.12 23
1980 18 Lynn EL AA SEA OF 5 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
1981 19 Spokane PCL AAA SEA C 89 518 445 60 13 8 .975 5.67 10
1981 19 Spokane PCL AAA SEA OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1982 20 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 1B 2 24 24 0 0 1 1.000 12.00
1982 20 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1982 20 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA C 73 523 469 42 12 5 .977 7.00 8
1982 20 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA OF 6 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0.67
1982 20 Seattle AL MLB SEA C 8 49.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 5.88 4.00 0 4 1 20%
1983 21 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 3B 2 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 2.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1983 21 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA C 24 142 131 9 2 1 .986 5.83 4
1983 21 Seattle AL MLB SEA C 65 507.0 371 342 27 2 2 .995 6.55 5.68 1 46 11 19%
1984 22 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 1B 2 16 16 0 0 4 1.000 8.00
1984 22 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA C 26 171 152 17 2 1 .988 6.50 3
1984 22 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA OF 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1984 22 Seattle AL MLB SEA C 29 194.0 129 118 10 1 0 .992 5.94 4.41 3 15 7 32%
1985 23 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX C 57 298 268 26 4 3 .987 5.16 3
1986 24 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX C 42 271 234 29 8 4 .970 6.26 2
1986 24 Texas AL MLB TEX C 45 290.0 266 240 25 1 5 .996 8.22 5.89 6 26 12 32%
1987 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB DET-LAD C 17 85.0 62 53 8 1 1 .984 6.46 3.59 1 6 2 25%
1987 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 67 380 327 47 6 2 .984 5.58 8
1987 25 Detroit AL MLB DET C 10 66.0 49 40 8 1 1 .980 6.55 4.80 1 5 2 29%
1987 25 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD C 7 19.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 6.16 1.86 0 1 0 0%
1988 26 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 1B 5 45 44 1 0 4 1.000 9.00
1988 26 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK C 36 205 182 21 2 3 .990 5.64 6
1988 26 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK OF 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1988 26 Oakland AL MLB OAK C 16 79.0 49 45 2 2 0 .959 5.35 2.94 0 6 1 14%
1989 27 Portland PCL AAA MIN C 53 320 295 19 6 1 .981 5.92 5
1989 27 Minnesota AL MLB MIN C 19 111.0 82 73 9 0 2 1.000 6.65 4.32 1 6 3 33%
1990 28 2 Teams NL MLB NYM-MON C 48 272.0 250 239 9 2 2 .992 8.21 5.17 4 40 6 13%
1990 28 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 22 145 133 12 0 0 1.000 6.59 1
1990 28 New York NL MLB NYM C 40 242.0 223 213 8 2 2 .991 8.22 5.53 4 34 5 13%
1990 28 Montreal NL MLB MON C 8 30.0 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 8.10 3.38 0 6 1 14%
1991 29 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 1B 2 4 3 0 1 0 .750 1.50
1991 29 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 36 205 177 27 1 2 .995 5.67 3
1992 30 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 52 343 307 31 5 2 .985 6.50 4
1993 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CLE-CHC C 18 132 124 8 0 0 1.000 7.33 1
1993 31 Charlotte IL AAA CLE 1B 1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 11.00
1993 31 Charlotte IL AAA CLE C 10 54 51 3 0 0 1.000 5.40 0
1993 31 Iowa AA AAA CHC C 8 78 73 5 0 0 1.000 9.75 1
1994 32 Vancouver PCL AAA CAL C 11 77 72 4 1 0 .987 6.91 1 12 2 14%
MLB (8 seasons) MLB C 247 1587.0 1241 1141 91 9 12 .993 6.99 4.99 16 149 43 22%
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 1B 17 144 138 5 1 13 .993 8.41
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 3B 4 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.25
Minors (17 seasons) Minors C 849 5307 4696 517 94 46 .982 6.14 121 12 2 14%
Minors (5 seasons) Minors OF 16 20 18 1 1 0 .950 1.19
All Levels (7 Seasons) 1B 17 144 138 5 1 13 .993 8.41
All Levels (2 Seasons) 3B 4 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 1.25
All Levels (17 Seasons) C 1096 1587.0 6548 5837 608 103 58 .984 6.99 5.88 137 161 45 22%
All Levels (5 Seasons) OF 16 20 18 1 1 0 .950 1.19
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1978 16 Bellingham Mariners Northwest League A-
1979 17 San Jose Missions California League A
1980 18 Lynn Sailors Eastern League AA
1981 19 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League AAA
1982 20 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA
1982 20 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1982-09-13 1982-09-29
1983 21 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA
1983 21 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1983-04-06 1983-10-02
1984 22 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA
1984 22 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1984-04-04 1984-09-05
1985 23 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association AAA
1986 24 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association AAA
1986 24 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1986-05-21 1986-10-04
1987 25 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA
1987 25 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-05-02
1987 25 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 2 1987-09-12 1987-10-04
1988 26 Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League AAA
1988 26 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1988-04-13 1988-07-25
1989 27 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA
1989 27 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1989-05-16 1989-06-19
1990 28 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1990 28 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1990-04-15 1990-08-28
1990 28 Montreal Expos National League MLB 2 1990-09-13 1990-09-30
1991 29 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1992 30 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1993 31 Iowa Cubs American Association AAA
1993 31 Charlotte Knights International League AAA
1994 32 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League AAA

Sabr ID: a414c0a7

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