Way way way back in June, I showed off my Jordy Mercer 2013 Topps camo parallel. As expected, Jordy Mercer due to his offensive upside grabbed the starting shortstop position from Clint Barmes in 2014 and although it took him a little longer than expected to get going, he provided enough offense to beat his previous career highs in nearly every offensive category. Many felt that Mercer didn't have the range or agility to stick at shortstop, but he made several plays in the field during the year that rivaled those of other NL shortstops. On top of that he finished the year in the top 5 for fielding percentage among NL shortstops.
|2013 Topps Pink Parallel 15/50|
The above pink parallel of Jordy ran me $6 delivered. Mercer appears to be the Pirates opening day shortstop when the season opens for 2015, but switch hitting shortstop prospect Alen Hanson could potentially be up mid season if Mercer scuffle