Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Friday, January 25, 2013

Draft Focus: Oscar Mercado

David Rawnsley        
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Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.



Oscar Mercado Perfect Game profile

Position:  SS
Height:  6-2
Weight:  175
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Dec. 16, 1994
High School:  Gaither
City, State:  Tampa, Fla.
Travel Team:  Marucci Elite
Commitment:  Florida State
Projected Draft Round:  1

Earlier in the week, we profiled Southern California’s John Paul Crawford and discussed the major question that scouts have about high school shortstops in Perfect Game’s ongoing Draft Focus series.

Today, we’ll address the other standout shortstop in the 2013 high school class, Florida’s Oscar Mercado, currently ranked No. 8 overall in the Perfect Game 2013 class rankings. While Mercado and Crawford share a similar national ranking and the same first round draft projection, they are two very different players in both background and athleticism.


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