Kaleb Merck
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Kaleb Merck

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

High School:
Keller High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


06/10/2012

TCU's Season Ends With 4-1 Loss To UCLA Saturday

Rivera homers in his final game.

06/09/2012

UCLA Halts TCU's Win Streak; Takes Game One 6-2

Elander and Von Tungeln home for TCU

06/06/2012

Four More Horned Frogs Drafted

Six TCU players selected overall in 2012

06/01/2012

TCU vs. Ole Miss Postgame Notes

05/26/2012

New Mexico Rallies To Take 5-2 Win Over TCU

Elander hits eighth home run of the season

06/01/2012

NCAA College Station Regional: TCU vs. Ole Miss

The Horned Frogs dropped the first game of the NCAA tournament 6-2 to Ole Miss on Friday.

03/04/2012

TCU vs. Oklahoma State (Game 3)

The Frogs rallied for a 6-5 comeback victory in 10 innings over Oklahoma State on Sunday.

02/19/2012

TCU Defeats Ole Miss 5-3 Sunday Afternoon

The Horned Frogs picked up their first win of the season with a 5-3 victory over Ole Miss.

Career Honors:
• Drafted in the 33rd round (1000 overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins
• Drafted in the 43rd round (1314 overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers

2012 (Redshirt Junior):
Made 24 appearances out of the bullpen... compiled a 1-1 record with five saves... team posted a 15-9 record in games he pitched... allowed only two of his 13 inherited runners to score... held opponents scoreless in 19 of his 24 appearances... didn't allow any earned runs in his first nine appearances... closed out the season with 13 1/3 scoreless innings pitched over 11 appearances... picked up saves in his first two appearances of the season against Ole Miss on Feb. 19 and at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 24... struck out three in two innings of work against the Titans on Feb. 26... combined to shut out Oklahoma State on March 3... earned his lone win of the season on March 4 after retiring two of the three batters he faced against Oklahoma State... tallied saves No. 3 and No. 4 against Texas Tech March 11-12... retired all six batters he faced in the two games combined... gave up first runs of the season as he was touched for four runs in an inning of work at UNLV on March 18... game started a string of four straight in which he allowed a run... was tagged with the loss at New Mexico on March 23 after giving up two runs on a hit in 2/3 of an inning... struck out a season-high four in two innings of work against UNC Wilmington on April 6 to earn his fifth save of the season... pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the NCAA Tournament... retired all batters he faced against Ole Miss on June 1 and at UCLA on June 8... closed out the season with two scoreless frames at UCLA on June 9.

2011 (True Junior):
Suffered a season-ending injury in the fall... was granted a medical redshirt after undergoing Tommy John Surgery... served as one of the Frogs' bullpen coaches during the season.

2010 (Sophomore):
Made 22 appearances out of the bullpen... posted a team-low 1.47 ERA and had a 2-1 record to go along with three saves... team had a 17-5 record in games he pitched... held opponents scoreless in 17 of the 22 games he pitched... allowed just six of 17 inherited runners to score... racked up 23 strikeouts and walked just six in 30 2/3 innings pitched... limited opponents to a .210 batting average... opened the season with six straight scoreless outings spanning 10 innings... earned his first save of the season with 1 2/3 innings of work at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 26... tossed two more perfect innings in another TCU win at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 28... picked up his first win of the season with 2 2/3 scoreless innings of work against Missouri on March 6... allowed just two hits and struck out a season-high three... saved his second game of the season on March 12 with a 1 1/3 innings of work against Texas Tech... was touched for his first run of the season on March 14 against Texas Tech... rebounded with two scoreless frames against BYU on March 19... took the loss on April 3 against San Diego State after allowing one run on one hit in a 1/3 of an inning of work... bounced back with three scoreless outings... tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Houston on April 11... pitched a career-high 3 1/3 innings at BYU to earn his second win of the season... was tagged for an unearned run at Baylor on April 28... after surrendering a run at Utah on May 2, turned in seven scoreless appearances... streak spanned eight innings... struck out three in an inning of work at Texas State on May 12... tallied his third save of the season with a scoreless inning of work against Air Force on May 16... tossed a scoreless frame to help shut out Cal State Bakersfield on May 22... was on the mound for the final inning of the Frogs' 9-0 victory over Baylor in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional Championship game... made three appearances and threw 5 2/3 innings in the College World Series... held UCLA scoreless for 1 2/3 innings... had two big scoreless innings of work against Florida State in an elimination game on June 23... was touched for three runs (two earned) in two innings of work against UCLA on June 26... tied his season-high with three strikeouts.

2009 (Freshman):
Made 17 appearances on the season... tossed 16 2/3 innings and posted a 5.94 ERA... tallied 22 strikeouts and walked just 10 batters... held opponents scoreless in 12 of his 17 appearances... team posted an 11-6 record in games he pitched... picked up his lone save of the season in his first appearance on Feb. 21 at Cal State Fullerton... retired all three batters he faced, including one strikeout... fanned two in an inning of work against Texas State on Feb. 25... allowed his first run of the season in his fourth appearance... surrendered a run on two hits with two strikeouts in an inning of work against Wichita State on March 7... tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two Ks against Utah on March 22... struck out a career-high three batters in an inning of work against Stephen F. Austin on March 24... threw three scoreless innings over two appearances on April 5 (New Mexico) and April 11 (UT Pan American)... pitched a career-high 2 1/3 innings against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on April 22... tied his career-high with three strikeouts in the game... turned in three straight scoreless outings from April 28 through May 9... ended the season with two scoreless appearances spanning three innings... struck out two in an inning of work against Oregon State on May 30.

High School:
Lettered four seasons at Keller High School for Rob Stramp... ranked as the No. 15 top recruit in the state of Texas by Inside Prep Baseball... Baseball America tabbed him as the No. 41 prospect in Texas... was the District 5-5A MVP as a senior... also selected third-team all-state following his senior campaign... a two-time MVP on his high school team... was the district Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore... a member of the 2007 USA Baseball Junior National Team... took part in the 2008 Connie Mack World Series... played in the Area Code games with the Texas Rangers scout team... was the offensive MVP of the 2006 Connie Mack World Series with a .818 batting average... finished his high school career with a 22-3 record and 245 strikeouts.

Personal:
Parents are Danny and Kathy... has two younger siblings, Kasey and Kyler... brother, Kasey, plays baseball at UT Arlington... majoring in marketing.

Season ERA W-L G-GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO WP HBP
2009 5.94 0-0 17-0 0 0/0 1 16.2 24 11 11 10 22 1 1
2011 1.47 2-1 22-0 0 0/2 3 30.2 21 7 5 6 23 2 1
2012 3.12 1-1 24-0 0 0/3 5 26.0 18 11 9 10 25 5 3
Career 3.07 3-2 63-0 0 0/5 9
73.1
63 29 25 26 70 8
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