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Full Name: Kent Franklin Mercker Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/175 First Game: September 22, 1989
Birthdate: February 1, 1968 MLB Experience: 17 years
Birthplace: Dublin, Ohio
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Born on February 1, 1968 in Dublin, Ohio, Kent Mercker (Kent Franklin Mercker) played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs over the course of his 17 year career. Mercker broke into the bigs on September 22, 1989 with the Atlanta Braves, and put up a 2.58 ERA in 73.1 innings pitched in 1991, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Kent Mercker's best season was 1994, when he posted a 3.45 ERA and struck out 111 batters.

Mercker was also one of the players named in baseball's Mitchell Report. According to former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, he sold Mercker one kit of HGH in 2002, when Mercker was recovering from Tommy John surgery. Mercker paid by check, and Radomski was able to produce this check for the investigators. While searching Radomski's house, federal agents discovered an Express Mail receipt with Mercker's name on it dated October 29, 2002.

Like many players, Mercker did not respond to interview requests that investigators for the Mitchell Report made.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1989 ATL N 2 1 0 0 12.46 4 6 6 0 0 0 4.1 8 0 6 0 0 0
1990 ATL N 36 0 4 7 3.17 39 22 17 0 0 7 48.1 43 6 24 3 2 2
1991 ATL N 50 4 5 3 2.58 62 23 21 0 0 6 73.1 56 5 35 3 4 1
1992 ATL N 53 0 3 2 3.42 49 27 26 0 0 6 68.1 51 4 35 1 6 3
1993 ATL N 43 6 3 1 2.86 59 24 21 0 0 0 66 52 2 36 3 5 2
1994 ATL N 20 17 9 4 3.45 111 46 43 2 1 0 112.1 90 16 45 3 4 0
1995 ATL N 29 26 7 8 4.15 102 73 66 0 0 0 143 140 16 61 2 6 3
1996 CLE A 10 0 1 0 3.09 7 4 4 0 0 0 11.2 10 1 3 1 0 0
1996 BAL A 14 12 3 6 7.76 22 56 50 0 0 0 58 73 12 35 1 3 3
1996 TOT A 24 12 4 6 6.98 29 60 54 0 0 0 69.2 83 13 38 2 3 3
1997 CIN N 28 25 8 11 3.92 75 65 63 0 0 0 144.2 135 16 62 6 2 2
1998 STL N 30 29 11 11 5.07 72 99 91 0 0 0 161.2 199 11 53 4 6 3
1999 STL N 25 18 6 5 5.12 64 73 59 0 0 0 103.2 125 16 51 3 3 2
1999 BOS A 5 5 2 0 3.51 17 12 10 0 0 0 25.2 23 0 13 0 0 1
1999 Total 30 23 8 5 4.80 81 85 69 0 0 0 129.1 148 16 64 3 3 3
2000 ANA A 21 7 1 3 6.52 30 35 35 0 0 0 48.1 57 12 29 3 2 2
2002 COL N 58 0 3 1 6.14 37 33 30 0 0 0 44 55 12 22 2 1 2
2003 CIN N 49 0 0 2 2.35 41 13 10 0 0 0 38.1 31 5 25 2 2 0
2003 ATL N 18 0 0 0 1.06 7 3 2 0 0 1 17 15 1 7 2 2 0
2003 TOT N 67 0 0 2 1.95 48 16 12 0 0 1 55.1 46 6 32 4 4 0
2004 CHI N 71 0 3 1 2.55 51 15 15 0 0 0 53 39 4 27 2 4 3
2005 CIN N 78 0 3 1 3.65 45 27 25 0 0 4 61.2 64 8 19 4 1 3
2006 CIN N 37 0 1 1 4.13 17 15 13 0 0 1 28.1 28 6 11 1 1 0
Total NL 627 126 66 58 3.91 835 564 508 2 1 25 1168 1131 128 519 41 49 26
Total AL 50 24 7 9 6.20 76 107 99 0 0 0 143.2 163 25 80 5 5 6
Total 677 150 73 67 4.16 911 671 607 2 1 25 1311.2 1294 153 599 46 54 32

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1989 ATL N P 2 1 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
1990 ATL N P 36 0 48.1 2 1 1 0 0 2 5 4 0 .750
1991 ATL N P 50 4 73.1 2 7 1 1 0 0 10 0 0 .900
1992 ATL N P 53 0 68.1 1 2 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 1.000
1993 ATL N P 43 6 66 1 4 1 0 0 2 6 2 0 .833
1994 ATL N P 20 17 112.1 4 15 0 1 0 1 9 7 1 1.000
1995 ATL N P 29 26 143 5 23 1 2 0 0 9 1 0 .966
1996 CLE A P 10 0 11.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000
1996 BAL A P 14 12 58 6 4 1 0 0 0 6 2 1 .909
1996 TOT A P 24 12 69.2 9 4 1 0 0 0 8 2 1 .929
1997 CIN N P 28 25 144.2 11 22 0 0 0 1 14 5 0 1.000
1998 STL N P 30 29 161.2 3 26 2 0 0 0 8 10 2 .935
1999 STL N P 25 18 103.2 1 16 4 1 0 0 0 7 3 .810
1999 BOS A P 5 5 25.2 1 8 1 0 0 0 3 2 2 .900
1999 Total P 30 23 129.1 2 24 5 1 0 0 3 9 5 .839
2000 ANA A P 21 7 48.1 1 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .857
2002 COL N P 58 0 44 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .833
2003 CIN N P 49 0 38.1 6 6 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 .923
2003 ATL N P 18 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 TOT N P 67 0 55.1 6 6 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 .923
2004 CHI N P 71 0 53 1 4 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1.000
2005 CIN N P 78 0 61.2 0 11 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 .846
2006 CIN N P 37 0 28.1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
Total P 677 150 1311.2 52 158 17 7 0 8 104 44 11 .925

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1989 ATL N 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 ATL N 36 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1991 ATL N 50 10 0 1 0 2 .100 .182 .100 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
1992 ATL N 53 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
1993 ATL N 43 13 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
1994 ATL N 20 37 0 2 0 2 .054 .100 .054 0 0 2 15 0 3 0 0 0
1995 ATL N 29 48 1 5 0 5 .104 .104 .167 3 0 0 17 0 6 0 0 0
1996 CLE A 10 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 BAL A 14 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TOT A 24 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 CIN N 31 45 3 7 0 1 .156 .224 .222 1 1 4 23 0 4 0 0 0
1998 STL N 32 54 3 8 1 6 .148 .179 .241 0 1 2 25 0 5 0 0 1
1999 STL N 26 28 5 5 0 2 .179 .233 .214 1 0 2 10 0 4 0 0 0
1999 BOS A 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Total 31 28 5 5 0 2 .179 .233 .214 1 0 2 10 0 4 0 0 0
2000 ANA A 21 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 COL N 58 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CIN N 49 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ATL N 18 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 TOT N 67 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 CHI N 71 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 CIN N 78 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 CIN N 37 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 633 248 12 28 1 18 .113 .150 .161 5 2 11 115 0 22 0 0 1
Total AL 50 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 683 248 12 28 1 18 .113 .150 .161 5 2 11 115 0 22 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Selected by Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (5th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1986 - signed June 3, 1986).
  • Traded by Atlanta Braves to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Joe Borowski and Rachaad Stewart (December 17, 1995).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Eddie Murray (July 21, 1996).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1996).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (December 10, 1996).
  • Granted free agency (October 27, 1997).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (December 16, 1997).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Mike Matthews and David Benham (August 24, 1999).
  • Granted free agency (November 8, 1999).
  • Signed by Anaheim Angels (January 26, 2000).
  • Granted free agency (November 8, 2000).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (January 5, 2001).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (March 28, 2001).
  • Signed by Colorado Rockies (February 7, 2002).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 2002).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (January 14, 2003).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds to Atlanta Braves in exchange for a player to be named later (August 12, 2003); Cincinnati Reds received Matt Belisle (August 14, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 2003).
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs (December 19, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 2004).
  • Signed by Cincinnati Reds (December 20, 2004).

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