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Class A Catcher Of The Week: Yermin Mercedes-Orioles

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Yermin Mercedes (

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 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 and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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