Pirates Jordy Mercer Joins @RumbunterPodcst (S5 Ep4)

May 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer (10) and second baseman Neil Walker (18) celebrate winning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates defeated the Phillies, 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Jordy Mercer joined the RumBunter podcast recently to discuss the 17-18 Pirates. We have always tried to provide new information about Jordy Mercer rather than the normal interview with the Pirates shortstop. The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates are not playing like the team that ended the 2014 season and Mercer discusses some of those struggles and of course the interview looks at some indicators that show that Mercer could be poised for a break out.

Mercer had a strong finish to his season in 2014 when he was the strongest offensive shortstop in the National League. Mercer had an outstanding spring training, but then still started the 2015 season slowly. One topic that is never discussed enough is just how well Jordy has played shortstop defensively. The offense in 2015 was better than expected, and we look forward to seeing Mercer return to his 2015 production.

In the interview, Mercer talks about just how difficult it is to hit from the number eight hole. The Bucs shortstop also talks about why he bats better the further up in the batting order he hits. Finally, Jordy talks about something very cool– The Mercer Ranch. Now that’s something the outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy. Enough…enough, just give it a listen.

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