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David Mercado

#16 | RHP | RaysTB
Hudson Valley Renegades Hudson Valley Renegades
David Mercado
Name: David Michael Mercado
Born: Apr 15, 1999 in San Diego, Calif. USA
High School: Westview HS, San Diego
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 160 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career71.14.161.352.526.56
Drafted in the 2nd round (40th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017 (signed for $2,132,400)
Mercado was a late-riser in a deep southern California class and became a prime attraction by April. Lanky and projectable at 6-foot-5, 165 pounds, Mercado saw his velocity shoot up and he began sitting 90-91 mph and touching 94 in the spring. He also showcased a groundball-inducing two-seamer at 88 mph, a curveball that flashed plus and an above-average cutter. Where Mercado stands out most is his ability to command his four-pitch arsenal in a way that is rare for a prep. He spots his fastball at will, can manipulate the shape and power of his curveball and is smart enough to rely on his two-seamer for quick groundouts when he isn't feeling his best. Mercado's top-flight combination of size, stuff, and feel to pitch have catapulted him into supplemental first-round consideration. He is committed to Stanford and expected to be a costly sign.
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