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Class A Catcher Of The Week: Yermin Mercedes-Orioles

Yermin Mercedes (Photo:BaseballAmerica.com)

Yermin Mercedes (Photo:BaseballAmerica.com)

The 2016 success of catcher Yermin Mercedes has not gone unnoticed.

The twenty-three year old Baltimore Orioles’ catching prospect has had a standout season with the Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League. He hit .343 in his last ten games with three homers and 7 RBIs and 12 hits in 35 at-bats. Mercedes was named to the Mid-Season All-Star team in the SAL this season and has earned  SAL Player of the Week honors twice in 2016.

He has a season average of .353 with 60 RBIs and 14 homers which has led to his promotion to the Class-A Advanced Frederick Keys of the Carolina League this past Sunday.

On July 23, 2016 he had a career best night, going 4 for 4 with three homers and 4 RBIs.

He made his debut with the Keys on Monday night he went 0 for 3 with a walk but Mercedes won’t be down for long once he gets adjusted to his new surroundings.


Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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