Simon Mercedes Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: February 17, 1992
Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (March 2012)

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Scouting Report: Dominican right-hander signed at the age of 20 after having his first pro contract with the Giants voided by MLB. Live arm. Raw with solid potential. Live arm with a strong lower half. High 3/4 arm slot. Some effort in unbalanced delivery, struggles to maintain release point. Fastball sits 91-96 mph and reportedly can hit 100 mph. Late life. Velocity faded at the end of the 2013 season, likely due to stamina issues. Also throws a 76-82 mph curvebal with 11-5 break, which is a work in progress with solid-average potential. Mid-80s changeup needs a lot of work, only in the experimental stages. Works best at 82-84 mph with sink and fade. Fringe-average command. Stuff could play up out of the bullpen.

Links
2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Manuel Margot and Simon Mercedes (7.24.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

 
   
   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2012 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 20 0 0 --- 0.00 1 1 0 4.0 4 0 0 0 2 4 1.50 2.00 9.00
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 2 2 0.500 3.13 13 3 1 63.3 62 24 22 2 17 57 1.25 3.35 8.10
  2014 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22     stats                            
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: March 2, 2012 (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $800,000
MiLB Debut: August 23, 2012 (DSL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2016
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2013):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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