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Whit Merrifield

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

AVG

.302

HR

5

RBI

31

R

43

SB

17

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Merrifield led the American League in stolen bases last season despite spending the first couple weeks in the minors, and he showed a surprising power stroke after hitting a mere two homers in 332 pla...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 1/24/1989   BORN: Florence, SC   COLLEGE: South Carolina   DRAFTED: 9th Rd   

July 11, 2018  –  Whit Merrifield News

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Merrifield went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

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Whit Merrifield Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 21 A BUR 47 209 186 24 47 16 8 3 5 26 5 3 15 42 4 1 3 .253 .317 .409 .726
2011 22 A WIL 126 547 477 74 125 38 30 3 5 36 24 14 52 89 10 4 4 .262 .337 .369 .706
2012 23 A WIL 101 440 380 59 98 31 20 3 8 36 25 5 41 69 10 5 4 .258 .333 .389 .722
2012 23 AA NOR 24 106 96 12 25 4 2 1 1 8 3 2 8 19 1 1 0 .260 .314 .333 .647
2013 24 AA NOR 94 353 322 31 87 28 20 5 3 43 17 7 22 57 5 2 2 .270 .319 .391 .710
2014 25 AA NOR 44 190 162 22 45 19 13 1 5 20 5 4 22 27 4 1 1 .278 .366 .463 .829
2014 25 AAA OMA 76 345 321 57 109 34 28 3 3 29 11 7 17 52 2 3 2 .340 .373 .474 .847
2015 26 AAA OMA 135 594 544 83 144 39 29 5 5 38 32 9 39 66 4 3 4 .265 .317 .364 .681
2016 27 AAA OMA 69 304 274 46 73 27 19 0 8 29 20 2 22 55 2 4 2 .266 .321 .423 .744
2016 27 MAJ KC 81 332 311 44 88 27 22 3 2 29 8 3 19 72 1 1 0 .283 .323 .392 .715
2017 28 AAA OMA 9 37 34 6 14 7 4 0 3 9 1 1 1 4 0 1 1 .412 .432 .794 1.226
2017 28 MAJ KC 145 630 587 80 169 57 32 6 19 78 34 8 29 88 1 7 6 .288 .324 .460 .784
2018 29 MAJ KC 94 416 368 43 111 35 30 0 5 31 17 5 37 71 1 4 6 .302 .371 .424 .795
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3-Year Averages     113 481 449 62 128 41 27 4 10 53 21 5 24 80 1 4 3 .285 .323 .430 .753
Career  (View All)     320 1,378 1,266 167 368 119 84 9 26 138 59 16 85 231 3 12 12 .291 .338 .433 .771

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Whit Merrifield Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 22 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .371 .424 .795
Jul. 21 Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .375 .429 .804
Jul. 20 Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .377 .432 .809
Jul. 15 @CWS 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .378 .434 .812
Jul. 14 @CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .307 .377 .432 .809
Jul. 13 @CWS 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .376 .431 .807
Jul. 11 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .373 .430 .803
Jul. 10 @Min 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .375 .435 .810
Jul. 9 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .369 .427 .796
Jul. 8 Bos 5 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .371 .429 .800
Jul. 7 Bos 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .362 .415 .777
Jul. 6 Bos 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .359 .414 .773
Jul. 4 Cle 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .288 .358 .411 .769
Jul. 3 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .360 .408 .768
Jul. 2 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .359 .410 .769
Jul. 1 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .360 .403 .763
Jun. 30 @Sea 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .362 .405 .767
Jun. 29 @Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .358 .401 .759
Jun. 27 @Mil 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .356 .400 .756
Jun. 26 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .356 .400 .756
Jun. 25 LAA 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .360 .406 .766
Jun. 24 @Hou Did not play.
Jun. 23 @Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .358 .401 .759
Jun. 22 @Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .364 .408 .772
Jun. 20 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .367 .412 .779
Jun. 19 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .290 .368 .416 .784
Jun. 18 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .370 .421 .791
Jun. 17 Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .371 .424 .795
Jun. 16 Hou 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .295 .372 .425 .797
Jun. 15 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .367 .419 .786
Last 7 Games 28 4 7 1 0 0 2 3 9 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .323 .286 .609
Last 14 Games 56 10 21 7 0 0 6 7 13 1 1 0 1 2 .375 .438 .500 .938
Last 30 Games 113 12 36 9 0 1 9 10 24 3 1 1 1 2 .319 .376 .425 .801

Whit Merrifield: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 5 66 22 14 8 5
2017 1 132 1 16 7 10
2016 1 65 5 16 13 4

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Whit Merrifield: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 6 1 2

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Whit Merrifield Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018113184118.389.6021.032
2017121235127.273.479.800
20167715083.351.494.891

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018251251209.267.351.702
201746657146627.292.455.780
2016234292215.261.359.657

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181732021614.318.434.818
201729041134514.300.528.871
2016172272215.291.413.759

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018191233153.293.424.790
20172973963320.276.394.698
201613917083.273.367.661
Whit Merrifield vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Francisco Liriano DET 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .417 .583

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Whit Merrifield Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 A BUR 209 186 7.2% 20.1% 0.36 77% .300 .156
2011 22 A WIL 547 477 9.5% 16.3% 0.58 81% .310 .107
2012 23 A WIL 440 380 9.3% 15.7% 0.59 82% .292 .131
2012 23 AA NOR 106 96 7.5% 17.9% 0.42 80% .312 .073
2013 24 AA NOR 353 322 6.2% 16.1% 0.39 82% .318 .121
2014 25 AA NOR 190 162 11.6% 14.2% 0.81 83% .305 .185
2014 25 AAA OMA 345 321 4.9% 15.1% 0.33 84% .394 .134
2015 26 AAA OMA 594 544 6.6% 11.1% 0.59 88% .292 .099
2016 27 AAA OMA 304 274 7.2% 18.1% 0.40 80% .302 .157
2016 27 MAJ KC 332 311 5.7% 21.7% 0.26 77% .361 .109
2017 28 AAA OMA 37 34 2.7% 10.8% 0.25 88% .393 .382
2017 28 MAJ KC 630 587 4.6% 14% 0.33 85% .308 .172
2018 29 MAJ KC 416 368 8.9% 17.1% 0.52 81% .358 .122
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3-Year Averages     481 449 5% 16.6% 0.30 82% .325 .145
Career     1,378 1,266 6.2% 16.8% 0.37 82% .335 .142

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Whit Merrifield Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 44.3 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2017 1142.7 5 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 545 4 7 5 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 43 2 - 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2018 110 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 70 -2 - -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 65.7 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Whit Merrifield    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
8.9% BB Rate
GOOD
17.1% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.795 OPS
GOOD
.371 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.302 AVG
GREAT
.358 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.424 SLG
WEAK
.122 ISO
POOR

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Whit Merrifield: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a run scored Saturday against the Mariners.

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Merrifield is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Merrifield (knee) will serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Rangers.

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Merrifield, who was lifted from Sunday's game in the second inning, is being diagnosed with a "left medial knee contusion," Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Merrifield was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros in the bottom of the second inning after fouling a ball off his left knee, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

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Merrifield went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

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Merrifield is starting in center field and hitting leadoff Wednesday against the Angels, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Merrifield will get the day off for Wednesday's series finale against Minnesota, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI in Kanas City's 8-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Merrifield was deceivingly solid last season, but his future prospects are dimmed by the reality that his performance was buoyed by a high batting average with little in the way of peripheral stats, including just a 5.7 percent walk rate and a .109 ISO. The 28-year-old is likely to be soft on upside, and a repeat of last year's half-season performance over a full campaign would be a success. Whether the Royals allow the Swiss Army knife to accumulate that much playing time is another issue altogether. Positional versatility might be the biggest feather in Merrifield's cap as well as his greatest utility to fantasy owners in 2017, as it not only allows for some roster flexibility, but it also gives him more opportunities for playing time. However, he's unlikely to be more than a placeholder for the Royals, or for fantasy owners in 2017.