|High School:||Agoura HS|
UC Santa Barbara
2011 - Redshirted.
Played two years for varsity coaches Dennis Reitz and Bill Sizemore at Agoura High ... Was a two-time All-Marmonte League Honorable Mention selection ... As a senior he went 5-2 with a 2.76 ERA, striking out 75 batters in 72 innings pitched ... Also recorded four saves for the Chargers ... His junior year, went 3-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 55 innings, striking out 60 with three saves ... In a summer semi-final game vs. Chatsworth High, pitched a complete game, striking out 10 and allowing just three hits ... Also played basketball.
Zachary Mercer was born on May 23, 1992 in Agoura, Calif. to parents Dean and Karen ... Has four siblings - older brothers Doug and Kyle and younger sisters Megan and Hannah ... Roots for the Dodgers and the Lakers ... Favorite movies are "The Hangover" and "Step Brothers" ... Plays basketball, ping pong, video games and fantasy football in his free time ... Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Clayton Kershaw and Roy Halladay ... Aspires to play in the big leagues ... Watches "Modern Family," Eastbound and Down" and "The Office" on TV ... Was also recruited by Fresno State, Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount and San Diego State.