BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

Jan Mercado

C | MarlinsMIA
Jupiter Hammerheads Jupiter Hammerheads
Jan Mercado
Name: Jan Michael Mercado
Born: Aug 28, 1999 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico
High School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
202232.219.306.3441
Career468.197.289.2788
Drafted in the 13th round (389th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2017 (signed for $225,000)
Puerto Rico seems to have a handful of promising defensive catchers every single year, with many of them going towards the back of the top ten rounds in the draft or soon after the tenth. Mercado is a smooth, steady defender and should stick behind the plate long term. Scouts on the island note that he isn't as explosive as fellow Puerto Rican catcher Santis Sanchez, but Mercado shows above-average arm strength and is a steady receiver. He has a flat bat path and a compact swing that's geared for contact. Mercado doesn't have a ton of power and has limited track record hitting with a wood bat against quality pitching. He's young for the class and won't turn 18 until August.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2022 Game Logs
  • 2022 Splits
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining