Dustin Mercadante Pitcher

     
 

Born: October 24, 1988
Poway, CA
Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 41st round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
College: San Diego CC
High School: Poway (CA)

Photo © Guy Sepielli

Released (March 2010)

Scouting Report
: Fastball sits between 86-88 mph, with really good sink. Low-80s changeup. Has a great pitcher's frame.  After getting drafted in the 41st round, Mercadante was installed as the GCL team's closer in 2008, and came through with 8 saves. 
 

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2008 San Diego CC NJCAA JuCo --- 19 2 5 0.286 5.33 9 4 0 0 0 27.0 30 24 16 1 19 33 1.74
  2008 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 0 0 --- 1.42 15 0 0 0 8 19.0 13 4 3 1 5 12 2.40
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 0 1 0.00 5.40 14 0 0 0 3 15.0 17 12 9 0 8 8 1.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Merk-uh-'dahn-tay
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2008 by Dan Madsen
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 22, 2008 (GCL)
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