Mercer Baseball

Georgia
NCAA Division 1
Southern Conference

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TeamFacts Report Card

/5

Roster Size

Large

Player Retention

Average

Redshirting Tendency

Average

On Field Performance

Above Average

Incoming Transfers

Average

Recruiting Area

Average

Are you interested in playing college baseball? If so, Mercer University should be at the top of your list. The Bears compete at the Division 1 level within the Southern Conference, or commonly referred to as SoCon. The program has had some recent success in the conference, securing regular season conference titles in three straight years from 2015 to 2017 and also taking home the conference tournament championship in 2015 and 2019. While each of these tournament championships led to regional appearances, the program hasn’t been able to win a regional yet. With a coaching staff that is dedicated to seeing their players succeed both on and off the field, Mercer provides a collegiate experience that can’t be matched. Not to mention, the campus is absolutely beautiful and located in one of the most vibrant cities in Georgia. If you’re looking for an amazing education paired with a first-class baseball program, Mercer is your school!

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2024 Mercer Roster

Roster Size

46

Redshirted Players Last Year

2

Incoming Transfers

13

Freshman Retention Rate

57%

Position Players by Batting Side

Right: 19
Left: 7

Pitchers by Throwing Arm

Right: 15
Left: 6

Position Depth

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Middle Infielders: 4

3B: 0

1B: 3

Infielders: 5

Catchers: 6

Outfielders: 8

Utility: 3

Pitchers: 21

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Mercer Recruiting Needs

2024/25 Needs by Position

Middle Infielders: 3

3Bs: 0

1Bs: 1

Infielders: 2

Catchers: 2

Outfielders: 4

Utility: 2

Pitchers: 6

2024/25 Needs by Batting Side

Right: 10

Left: 3

2024/25 Needs by Pitcher Throwing Arm

Right: 3

Left: 3

2025/26 Needs by Position

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2024 Grads by Position

Middle Infielders: 1

3Bs: 0

1Bs: 1

Infielders: 1

Catchers: 1

Outfielders: 1

Utility: 0

Pitchers: 6

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Mercer Roster Trends

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Roster Size

2023: 46

2022: 39

2021: 47

2020: 44

2019: 38

2018: 41

Incoming Transfers

2023: 13

2022: 8

2021: 4

2020: 5

2019: 6

Freshman Retention Rate

2024
57%
2023
70%
2022
85%
2021
78%

Redshirts

2022: 2

2021: 5

2020: 2

2019: 26

2018: 3

2017: 5

Georgia Baseball Schools

Mercer Player Details

1: Georgia

2: Florida

3: Minnesota

4: Virginia

5: Tennessee

6: North Carolina

7: Alabama

8: Illinois

9: Ohio

10: Mississippi

Popular Majors

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2024 Height by Position (Inches)

Middle Infielders: 72.5

3Bs:

1Bs: 74.5

Infielders: 73.0

Catchers: 72.5

Outfielders: 72.5

Utility: 71.5

Pitchers: 74.0

2023 Height by Position (Inches)

Middle Infielders: 71.0

3Bs:

1Bs: 75.5

Infielders: 72.5

Catchers: 72.0

Outfielders: 73.5

Utility: 71.5

Pitchers: 74.5

NCAA Division 1 Baseball Schools

Mercer University Admissions

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Acceptance Rate

74%

SAT Verbal Range: 590 - 670

SAT Math Range: 580 - 670

ACT English Range: 24 - 32

ACT Math Range: 24 - 28

SAT/ACT Requirement

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SAT/ACT Percent Submit

SAT: 59%

ACT: 41%

High School GPA

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High School Rank

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Reccomendations

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Costs

Net Price

Not Reported

*All net price figures represent the average cost for undergraduate students after grant and scholarship aid.

 

Average Net Price by Household Income

< $30k: Not Reported

$31k - 47k: Not Reported

$48 - 75k: Not Reported

$76 - 110k: Not Reported

> $110k: Not Reported

Tuition

In-State:​ $25528

Out-of-State:​ $25528

Other Costs

Room and Board: ​$12036

Books and Supplies: ​$1200

Fees: ​$300

Other Expenses: ​$2778

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Student Body

Enrollment

Total:​ 9767

Undergraduate:​ 5194

Graduate:​ 4573

Gender

Men
36%
Women
64%

Graduation Rates

4 Year
47%
6 Year
64%
8 year
65%

Demographics

American Indian or Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
8%
Black or African American
30%
Hispanic or Latino
5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
0%
White
45%
Multiracial
10%

Financial Aid & Student Loans

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%

Average Total Aid Awarded: $22945

Average Federal Grant Aid: $6325

Average State/Local Grant Aid: $5695

Average Pell Grant Aid: $5174

Average Institutional Grant Aid: $23771

Percent of Students awarded student loans​
55%
Percent of Students awarded federal, state, local or institutional grant aid​
99%
Percent of Students awarded federal grant aid​
29%
Percent of Students awarded Pell grants​
29%
Percent of Students awarded state/local grant aid​
83%
Percent of Students awarded institutional grant aid​
99%

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Roster Size

How many players does the program typically keep on their roster.

Large

  • More competition for playing time.
  • Fewer opportunities for underclassmen to gain in-game experience.
  • More position-specific players (Fewer multi-position opportunities.)
  • Could indicate that the program fields multiple teams like a secondary/JV squad.

Average

  • Healthy competition for playing time
  • Some opportunities for underclassmen to gain in-game experience.
  • Allows program to make proper strategic moves throughout the season and manage player injuries.

Small

  • More opportunities for playing time.
  • Increased likelihood of meaningful playing time as an underclassmen.
  • Being a versatile player, who can play multiple positions, is valuable.
  • Could indicate a lower level of funding.

Player Retention

The percentage of true freshman that returned to the program for their sophomore year.

High

The program has had a history of keeping their freshman within the program. That’s a really good sign. The program lived up to what players were sold during the recruiting process, and they had a positive college baseball experience their freshman year. 

Average

The highest period of volatility with player retention occurs during freshman year. It’s completely normal to have some freshman that don’t return. Things happen and players realize college baseball is not for them. A program with an average freshman retention shouldn’t be a red flag.

Low

A pattern of poor player retention should be identified as an area of concern for any recruit. Players leave because the experience didn’t match their expectations and the program is run in a way they can’t see themselves being a part of for the next 3 years.

Redshirt Tendencies

How many players does the program redshirt.

High

The program regularly redshirts their players for development, academic, or injury related reasons. Are you okay with a 5 year baseball experience and the financial impact that comes along with it?

Average

Redshirting is common roster management component of college baseball. An average number of redshirts shouldn’t deter you from the program. It may be worth asking the coach about their philosophy on redshirt usage. 

Low

The program has a history of moving their players through the program in four years. Players typically are only redshirted for injury related reasons. 

On-Field Performance

How well the program has performed on the field.

High

Top performing team that is a regular contender in their conference tournament with a good chance of advancing to the regional and super regional tournament (or the equivalent of that depending on the division).

Average

Middle of the pack school who typically makes their conference tournament, but as a mid-low seed. While it is possible, regional and super regional appearances would be viewed as more of a long shot.

Low

Typically bottom of the pack in conference standings with an unlikely chance of making the conference tournament. Sometimes these programs are in rebuild mode, and could take a few years to get the pieces to be a team that can compete within the conference.

Incoming Transfers

How many players on the roster have transferred from JUCOs or other four-year colleges.

High

The program relies heavily on developed, game-ready talent from other colleges. This can make for unexpected roadblocks to meaningful playing time. The program prioritizes transfer replenishments over the progression of homegrown freshman into contributors.

Average

An average number of transfers on a roster is healthy and many competitive programs fall into this category. Programs will fill unexpected holes with game-ready transfers. It’s inevitable – you will have to compete against incoming true freshman and transfers for playing time throughout your career.

Low

The program is committed to and trusts the development of their true freshman. Competition for playing time will primarily come from true freshman and players that are already on the team. While this gives players a more predictable path to playing time, a lack of game-ready transfers can negatively impact the programs performance on the field.

Recruiting Area

What size area does the program typically recruit in.

Large

Due to either the strength of the program or the prestige of the institution, the program attracts and recruits players from across the country. 

Average

The program recruits players from about 5-7 states, typically within the same region that the school is located in.

Small

The program tends to recruit players within the same state. This isn’t a bad thing. Some of the best programs primarily recruit in-state players because they are located in a baseball talent hot bed.

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Depth by Batting Side and Throwing Arm

At the collegiate level, coaches are mindful of handedness as they build their rosters. During the recruiting process, it is helpful to get a feel for a program’s current depth and needs, from a batting side and pitcher throwing arm perspective.

Position Depth

This metric provides a breakdown of how many players are currently at each position. It’s important to understand a coach’s roster depth preferences. This is a great way to get a feel for the number of players that are typically stacked up at each position. Keep in mind that this will be your competition for meaningful playing time. This data can also be used to better understand a program’s positional needs.

Players Graduating by Position

Evaluating the number of players that are projected to leave the program by position, this metric gives players a better idea of the positions that a program is in need of and is likely recruiting for. Players typically see a higher level of engagement from coaches that have a need for their position, so it’s a key component to consider throughout the college baseball search.

Player Home States

It’s often overlooked, but understanding the locations where a coach typically recruits is extremely valuable. This metric provides a breakdown of where players live by state, so you can get a feel for a coach’s recruiting grounds. If you don’t live in those areas it might be a little more difficult to get noticed.

Players' Majors

Unfortunately, there are some majors that don’t mesh well with the schedule of a student athlete. Many student athletes come to the realization that they can’t keep their current major and continue to play their sport, while staying on pace to graduate in four years. We provide you with a list of majors that players have been able to balance with the rigorous college baseball schedule.

Height by Position

Some coaches have a tendency of recruiting big, physical players. This metric can help you get an understanding of the physicality of players on a positional basis.

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