Monday, October 15, 2012

Oscar Mercado 2013 Draft Profile

First Look Oscar Mercado
SS Gaither, Florida
6' 2"    175 Lbs.
Bats:Right    Throws: Right
Committed to Florida State

Mercado frequently draws comparisons to both Francisco Lindor and Alcides Escobar. With his slick fielding,  pus athleticism, and offensive projection he could easily live up to that bill. Mercado is one of the few shortstops in this class who has the ability to stick there. He glides across the diamond and has a strong arm to go along with excellent footwork. Speed is also an asset of Mercado's, and he has posted 60 times as low at 6.61 seconds. He is no slouch with the bat either. He has an easy swing but he can push line drives to all parts of the field. He makes good contact and should drive the ball more as he fills out. However, you are buying defense first here. Even if his bat doesn't fully develop, his defensive game should enable him to be an everyday regular.

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