Jose Mercado
#31

Position: IF
Height: 5' 9"   Weight: 175 lbs
College Experience: Concordia University Chicago
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:

Concordia University Chicago

Jose Mercado served as the workhorse for Concordia University Chicago during both the 2018 and 2019 seasons as the Medellin, Colombia native registered a career clip of .367/.468/.499 in 102 games over the course of his two-season career with the Cougars. The improvement from year one to year two was slight, but nonetheless noticeable. Mercado leaned on his power in 2019, belting all six of his career home runs in his senior season and driving in 29 of his career 55 RBI as well. the 5'9 shortstop doubled his extra-base hits from 2018 to 2019 and increased runs scored from 46 in 2018 to 70 in 2019. Mercado's slugging jumped from .431 in 2018 to .565 in his second year with the program, while the senior also drew more walks and struck out less frequently. A speedster on the basepath, Mercado swiped a total of 85 bases; 46 of which came in 2019, the most nationally in all of Division III baseball. 

Personal

Son of Pedro Mercado and Beatriz Londono... Hobbies include playing video games and watching movies

Catchers

# Name POS
30 Marshall Skinner C
72 Jackson Smith C

Infielders

# Name POS
1 Brandon Zaragoza IF
2 Michael Woodworth IF
7 Tom Walraven IF
8 Hayden Schilling IF
31 Jose Mercado IF
44 Daniel Lingua IF
63 Ryan Cash IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
11 MJ Rookard OF
14 Ray Jones OF
18 Jesus Marriaga OF
25 Billy Cooke OF
34 Alec Olund OF
39 Jacob Talamante OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
0 Aaron Phillips P
10 Chris Erwin P
15 Tasker Strobel P
37 Trevor Lubking P
41 Jack Eisenbarger P
46 Matt Vonderschmidt P
48 Jack Alkire P
50 Yoel De Leon P
58 John Sheaks P
64 Nick Garcia P
66 Adam Heidenfelder P

Inactive

# Name POS
56 Josh Vincent P

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