P Jesús Merlano #27
Age: 24 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Great    
09/10/2029
P JESÚS MERLANO #27 - AGE: 24 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: GREAT
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
30 30 4-9 0 3.29 175.0 144 15 77 198 1.26 3.1
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 6 6 7 7
Movement 4 4 5 5
Control 3 3 3 4
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 8 8
Slider 6 8
Splitter 7 7
 
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 98-100 Mph
Stamina 7
Suggested Role Starter
Type Neutral
Hold Runners 3
Defense 5
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 1
Stealing Ability: 1
Baserunning Inst.: 2
Sacrifice Bunt: 5
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
09/09/2029 @ NII Loss, 2-3 X 7.0 5 2 2 2 8
09/03/2029 KUW Loss, 1-6 X 7.0 6 4 3 3 8 Loss
08/29/2029 @ LB Loss, 4-6 X 5.0 9 3 3 1 8
08/24/2029 NII Win, 7-0 X 8.2 2 0 0 0 13 Win
08/18/2029 @ KUW Win, 3-0 X 7.0 3 0 0 1 9 Win
08/12/2029 @ NJ Loss, 5-7 X 5.0 4 2 2 5 3
08/06/2029 @ NII Win, 6-2 X 3.1 3 2 2 7 3
08/02/2029 KUW Win, 11-5 X 5.0 6 4 4 2 6
07/28/2029 @ LB Loss, 0-3 X 6.0 5 3 2 2 3 Loss
07/22/2029 NII Win, 4-3 X 5.0 5 2 2 5 6
PERSONALITY
Merlano is about as humble as they come.
Personality Class: Humble
High: Loyalty, Intelligence
Low: Greed
Birthday:01/15/2005
Born in:San Juan, SAN
Nationality:Puerto Rican
Height:6' 4"
Weight:220 lbs
Local Popularity:Fair
National Pop.:Unknown
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$5,200,000
Signed Through:2029 Season
Major Service:3 Years, 111 Days
Service This Yr:161 Days
40-Man Service:None, None
Pro Service:3 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Eligible, but possibly free agent after season!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2026, 1st Pick in Round 2
WORLD INDEPENDANT LEAGUE 2029 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 30 30 4 9 0 3.29 175.0 144 70 64 15 77 198 0 0.0 0 16 53.3
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 11.88 7.41 10.18 3.96 3.22 1.26 91 3.1 .299        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 334 82 13 2 10 42 43 99 2 6 6 .246 .340 .386 .726      
vs. RHB 307 62 13 2 5 28 34 99 2 5 4 .202 .288 .306 .594      
WORLD INDEPENDANT LEAGUE 2029 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Last Week 2 2 0 1 0 3.21 14.0 11 6 5 0 5 16  
April 5 5 1 1 0 1.67 32.1 21 6 6 3 7 40  
May 6 6 1 2 0 3.50 36.0 28 15 14 3 19 37  
June 6 6 0 2 0 3.53 35.2 33 17 14 5 13 37  
July 5 5 0 3 0 5.48 23.0 24 15 14 3 17 26  
August 6 6 2 0 0 2.91 34.0 27 11 11 1 16 42  
September 2 2 0 1 0 3.21 14.0 11 6 5 0 5 16  
Spring Training 4 4 2 1 0 2.76 16.1 9 5 5 1 11 12  
Last Year 32 32 8 12 0 4.80 187.1 174 106 100 19 92 190  
2 Years Ago 45 0 2 1 0 3.92 62.0 56 33 27 5 34 80  
Career 136 65 18 25 1 3.85 486.1 419 227 208 41 237 533  
Home 14 14 2 5 0 4.26 80.1 71 40 38 11 31 100  
Road 16 16 2 4 0 2.47 94.2 73 30 26 4 46 98  
Grass 27 27 4 8 0 3.32 157.1 129 62 58 13 73 182  
Turf 3 3 0 1 0 3.06 17.2 15 8 6 2 4 16  
Day 11 11 2 3 0 2.94 67.1 54 24 22 4 30 65  
Night 19 19 2 6 0 3.51 107.2 90 46 42 11 47 133  
As Starter 30 30 4 9 0 3.29 175.0 144 70 64 15 77 198  
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2026 Total - 21 14 14 8 2 0 2.50 93.2 77 30 26 7 25 113 0 0 1.09 .304 2.59 3.1 100
2026 Gloucester - IND 21 29 3 4 3 1 2.47 62.0 45 18 17 2 34 65 0 0 1.27 .287 3.24 0.8 155
2027 Gloucester - IND 22 45 0 2 1 0 3.92 62.0 56 33 27 5 34 80 0 0 1.45 .338 3.27 0.5 93
2028 Gloucester - IND 23 32 32 8 12 0 4.80 187.1 174 106 100 19 92 190 0 0 1.42 .309 3.71 2.6 78
2029 Gloucester - IND 24 30 30 4 9 0 3.29 175.0 144 70 64 15 77 198 0 0 1.26 .299 3.22 3.1 108
Total WIL 136 65 18 25 1 3.85 486.1 419 227 208 41 237 533 0 0 1.35 .306 3.42 100.4
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2026 Gloucester - IND P 28 3 8 8 1 16 0 1.000 62.0 2.32 -0.4 1.012
2027 Gloucester - IND P 45 0 3 2 0 5 0 1.000 62.0 0.73 -0.5 1.007
2028 Gloucester - IND P 32 32 6 30 0 37 1 .973 187.1 1.73 -0.6 1.012
2029 Gloucester - IND P 30 30 7 26 0 34 1 .971 175.0 1.70 -1.7 .976
TOTAL P 135 65 24 66 1 92 2 .978 486.1 1.67 -3.2 .999
PLAYER HISTORY
06/05/2026 Drafted in the 2026 first-year player draft (Round 2, Pick 1, 9th overall pick) by the Gloucester Fishermen, out of college (Oklahoma State; Stillwater, OK).
09/01/2026 Wins the WIL WIL Pitcher of the Month Award.
11/08/2026 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2027 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (8); Movement: 4 (4); Control: 1 (4).
07/11/2027 Was selected to the 2027 World Independant League All-Star Game.
11/04/2027 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2028 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (6); Movement: 4 (5); Control: 2 (3).
09/13/2028 Injured (Herniated disc (back)), out for one week.
10/19/2028 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $5,200,000 with the Gloucester Fishermen organization.
01/01/2029 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 8 (9); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 3 (4).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year BB Rank
2028 92 6
Year K Rank
2028 190 6
Year WP Rank
2028 8 4
Year K/9 Rank
2028 9.13 4
Year GB% Rank
2028 0.57 9
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