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This Phillies Prospect Continues His Dominant Start in 2024

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The Philadelphia Phillies acquired starting pitcher Michael Mercado from the Tampa Bay Rays on Novemer 6th of 2023. The Phillies sent RHP Adam Leverett and cash considerations to the Rays for Mercado. Everyone thought this trade would just be a minor trade. Well, Michael Mercado has something to say about that, he is pitching on a different level in Triple-A this season.

Michael Mercado is not in the Philadelphia Phillies top 30 prospects. Although, he is making strides in the right direction. He is by far having the best season of his career, and it’s not even close.

Michael Mercado stats in 2024:

25.2 IP |12 H |1 ER | 11 BB | 25 K | 0.35 ERA | 0.90 WHIP.

Yesterday Michael Mercado faced the best lineup he has all season long, the Triple-A Baltimore Orioles. He pitched 5 scoreless innings while striking out 7, including the likes of Jackson Holliday, Coby Mayo, and others.

The Phillies organization are most definitely noticing Michael Mercado, rightfully so. He is almost making people notice him. The youngster Michael Mercado is just 25-years-old. He has a real shot at pitching in the MLB at some point this season, especially if he keeps up this fabulous start.


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