2013 MLB Draft Profile: Oscar Mercado

by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Player:  Oscar Mercado
Position:  SS
School:  Gaither (FL)
Date of Birth:  12/16/1994
Height/Weight:  6’2/175
Bats/Throws:  R/R
2013 Class:  Senior
Committed To:  Florida State

Scouting Report:

Oscar Mercado is the consensus top shortstop eligible for the 2013 MLB Draft.

  • Line drive swing
  • Above average bat speed
  • Projects to add some power, but more a doubles hitter than slugger
  • Hits to all fields
  • True shortstop
  • Strong arm
  • Good range, quick actions
  • Soft Hands
  • Good athlete
  • 6.61 in the 60 per Perfect Game

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Awards/Achievements:

  • 2012 Under Armour All-American
  • 2012 Perfect Game All-American Classic
  • 2012 MaxPreps Underclass All-American
  • 2012 Perfect Game Underclass All-American 1st Team
  • 2011 Perfect Game Underclass All-American High Honorable Mention
  • 2011 ProspectWire Underclass AA Games Top Prospect Team

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Statistics:

YR LG AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG
 2012 HS  81  30  4  2  1  13  14  12  .370  .461  .506

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

 
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  1. Washie says:

    If hes the “consensus top shortstop eligible,” what about JP Crawford ?

  2. Kevin says:

    JP Crawford in my opinion is the top SS in the class.He’s if anything not even a half step behind mercado defensively and his bat in my opinion from the left side will be much better.I think JP has better power then people give him credit for and that probally is the same for Mercado.In my opinion I’d say both have a arguement for the Top Spot but it’s really JP who takes the cake for me.

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