Oscar Mercado is a Colombian-American professional baseball outfielder for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He represented the Colombian national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Mercado was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft, with the 58th overall pick. The Cardinals offered him a $1.5 million signing bonus as a condition of his signing.
At the Rookie level, Mercado played his first 42 games with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Cardinals in the Gulf Coast League and batted.209 with one home run and 14 RBIs.
When he was a rookie in the Advanced Rookie Appalachian League, he played for Johnson City Cardinals and batted.224 with three home runs, 25 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases in 60 games.
In the Class A Midwest League, he played for Peoria Chiefs and hit.254 with four home runs, 44 RBIs, and 50 stolen bases in 117 contests.
In 2016, he played outfield for the Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals after previously having played shortstop.
He swung and missed 250 with 27 RBIs and 33 stolen bases over 125 games.
Oscar Mercado Parents: Who Is Oscar Mercado Dad, Oscar Sr.
Oscar Mercado Sr. is the father of baseball outfielder Oscar Mercado. Mercado’s father. Oscar Sr., the man who raised him, was an avid soccer player who also worked as a general contractor.