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Whit Merrifield
Birthdate: 1/24/1989 (28 y, 9 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/195     Position: 2B
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 9, Pick: 4, Overall: 269, Team: Kansas City Royals
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RotoWire News: Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks. (9/30/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Royals (A)472095242657.2 %20.1 %.156.300.253.317.409.332100    
2011Royals (A+)12654757436249.5 %16.3 %.107.310.262.337.369.326103    
2012Royals (A+)10144085936259.3 %15.7 %.132.292.258.333.389.329102    
2012Royals (AA)24106112837.5 %17.9 %.073.312.260.314.333.29782    
2013Royals (AA)9435333143176.2 %16.1 %.121.318.270.319.391.317100    
2014Royals (AA)4419052220511.6 %14.2 %.185.305.278.366.463.377139    
2014Royals (AAA)7634535729114.9 %15.1 %.134.394.340.373.474.372120    
2015Royals (AAA)13559458338326.6 %11.1 %.099.292.265.317.364.30881    
2016Royals (AAA)6930484629207.2 %18.1 %.157.302.266.321.423.32896    
2016Royals813322442985.7 %21.7 %.109.361.283.323.392.309913.7-0.15.41.7
2017Royals (AAA)93736912.7 %10.8 %.382.393.412.432.794.505208    
2017Royals145630198078344.6 %14.0 %.172.308.288.324.460.3321054.48.31.23.1
2018Depth Charts140588126955235.5 %16.5 %.136.309.271.314.406.309891.1-6.62.51.6
2018Steamer136601127056245.5 %16.5 %.136.309.271.314.406.309891.1-6.72.61.7
Total- - -22696221124107425.0 %16.6 %.150.326.286.324.437.3241008.18.36.64.8

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Royals (A)471862094731835242615042314253.253
2011Royals (A+)126477547125873035743652089441082414.262
2012Royals (A+)10138044098672038593641069451011255.258
2012Royals (AA)249610625212111288019011532.260
2013Royals (AA)943223538759205331432205722514177.270
2014Royals (AA)4416219045261315222022027114354.278
2014Royals (AAA)763213451097528335729171522326117.340
2015Royals (AAA)135544594144105295583383916643413329.265
2016Royals (AAA)69274304734619084629221552424202.266
2016Royals8131133288612232442919172011183.283
2017Royals (AAA)9343714740369104110011.412
2017Royals1455876301691123261980782908867113348.288
2018Depth Charts14054358814710031412695532197445 2311.271
2018Steamer13655560115010332412705633199445 2411.271
Total- - -22689896225717354921124107481160682144211.286

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Royals (A)7.2 %20.1 %0.36.253.317.409.726.1566.1.300  -0.3260.0.332100
2011Royals (A+)9.5 %16.3 %0.58.262.337.369.706.1075.8.310  -1.0642.1.326103
2012Royals (A+)9.3 %15.7 %0.59.258.333.389.722.1326.8.292  2.8541.0.329102
2012Royals (AA)7.5 %17.9 %0.42.260.314.333.648.0735.6.312  -0.310-2.2.29782
2013Royals (AA)6.2 %16.1 %0.39.270.319.391.710.1216.6.318  0.5400.0.317100
2014Royals (AA)11.6 %14.2 %0.81.278.366.463.829.1854.3.305  -0.6298.1.377139
2014Royals (AAA)4.9 %15.1 %0.33.340.373.474.847.1346.1.394  -1.0548.9.372120
2015Royals (AAA)6.6 %11.1 %0.59.265.317.364.681.0997.2.292  2.260-13.7.30881
2016Royals (AAA)7.2 %18.1 %0.40.266.321.423.745.1576.3.302  3.037-1.7.32896
2016Royals5.7 %21.7 %0.26.283.323.392.716.1095.9.3611.42.10.237-2.4.30991
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Royals (AAA)2.7 %10.8 %0.25.412.432.7941.227.3823.2.393  -0.3105.3.505208
2017Royals4.6 %14.0 %0.33.288.324.460.784.1726.7.3082.2-0.83.0836.0.332105
2017Average8.5 %21.6 %0.39.255.324.426.750.1715.0.300     .321 
2018Depth Charts5.5 %16.5 %0.33.271.314.406.721.1365.8.3091.3 -0.166-5.7.30989
2018Steamer5.5 %16.5 %0.33.271.314.406.721.1365.8.3091.3 -0.167-5.8.30989
Total- - -5.0 %16.6 %0.30.286.324.437.760.1506.5.3263.61.33.21203.6.324100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2010Royals (A)1.3513.5 %49.6 %36.9 %15.4 %9.6 %  45.0 %17.5 %37.6 %   
2011Royals (A+)0.9813.1 %42.9 %44.0 %19.0 %3.0 %  39.4 %24.9 %35.7 %   
2012Royals (A+)1.0311.5 %44.9 %43.6 %21.3 %5.9 %  42.3 %27.2 %30.6 %   
2012Royals (AA)1.2117.9 %44.9 %37.2 %13.8 %3.4 %  44.3 %29.1 %26.6 %   
2013Royals (AA)1.3018.0 %46.3 %35.7 %22.0 %3.3 %  41.9 %23.9 %34.2 %   
2014Royals (AA)0.8815.3 %39.7 %45.0 %20.3 %8.5 %  43.6 %20.0 %36.4 %   
2014Royals (AAA)0.9913.6 %43.0 %43.4 %20.0 %2.6 %  40.2 %24.1 %35.8 %   
2015Royals (AAA)1.1616.0 %45.2 %38.9 %17.8 %2.7 %  40.6 %23.1 %36.3 %   
2016Royals (AAA)0.9117.2 %39.4 %43.4 %14.6 %8.3 %  41.2 %25.2 %33.6 %   
2016Royals1.5025.5 %44.7 %29.8 %1.4 %2.9 %5.7 %33.3 %34.4 %33.2 %32.4 %12.0 %52.3 %35.7 %
2017Royals (AAA)0.3127.6 %17.2 %55.2 %0.0 %18.8 %  38.7 %38.7 %22.6 %   
2017Royals0.9321.8 %37.7 %40.5 %7.4 %9.4 %11.2 %50.0 %33.5 %35.7 %30.8 %15.4 %54.0 %30.6 %
Total- - -1.0823.0 %39.9 %37.1 %5.9 %7.7 %9.2 %42.9 %33.8 %34.9 %31.3 %14.3 %53.5 %32.2 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2010Royals (A)7052198   79288367
2011Royals (A+)1641685032   237677914
2012Royals (A+)1401363629   227604831
2012Royals (AA)3529144   127232359
2013Royals (AA)118914620   4128691281
2014Royals (AA)52592012   267443710
2014Royals (AAA)1141153623   4578711328
2015Royals (AAA)2151857633   75014242174
2016Royals (AAA)87963814   3867671153
2016Royals105706016624098491258
2017Royals (AAA)51680   4689135
2017Royals18820210915218477615942370
Total- - -2932721691627146118524433628

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2016Royals0.43-5.856.28-0.33-0.031.032.924-0.440.86
2017Royals1.88-10.6712.5512.661.280.97 01.260.68
Total- - -2.31-16.5218.8312.331.250.992.9240.821.52

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Royals58.3% (92.5)16.2% (84.7)6.4% (88.2)8.4% (78.3)9.4% (83.6)1.2% (84.4)0.1% (78.0)0.1%
2017Royals52.5% (92.6)19.5% (84.7)6.2% (88.2)11.9% (79.0)9.2% (83.6)0.8% (81.7)  
Total- - -54.5% (92.6)18.4% (84.7)6.3% (88.2)10.6% (78.8)9.2% (83.6)0.9% (82.9)0.0% (78.0)0.0%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Royals34.5 %16.6 %5.7 %1.2 % 6.1 %16.6 %8.0 %1.4 % 9.9 %   
2017Royals31.6 %16.0 %3.6 %0.9 % 5.7 %19.5 %9.3 %3.4 % 10.1 %0.0 %  
Total- - -32.6 %16.2 %4.4 %1.0 % 5.8 %18.5 %8.8 %2.7 % 10.0 %0.0 %  

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Royals92.792.288.684.9 91.884.978.780.1 83.7  
2017Royals93.092.688.582.6 90.984.979.079.4 84.079.7 
Total- - -92.992.488.683.5 91.284.978.979.5 83.979.7 

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2016Royals37.2 %8.6 %1.3 %20.3 %9.2 %15.5 %7.7 %0.2 %  0.1 %
2017Royals37.7 %6.4 %1.0 %15.0 %8.9 %19.1 %11.8 %   0.0 %
Total- - -37.6 %7.1 %1.1 %16.6 %9.0 %18.0 %10.6 %0.1 %  0.1 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2016Royals93.388.785.992.584.085.178.575.0  
2017Royals93.388.881.292.284.185.179.2   
Total- - -93.388.782.992.384.085.179.075.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Royals6.7-4.1-1.7-0.50.5-1.40.00.92-2.02-2.14-0.460.45-9.493.72
2017Royals7.81.7-1.7-0.81.4-0.5 0.630.38-1.14-0.300.65-2.97 
Total- - -14.5-2.4-3.4-1.31.9-2.00.00.74-0.36-1.50-0.340.58-5.933.72

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Royals0.34.8-1.2-1.0 0.8-3.4-1.90.4 0.4  
2017Royals-11.97.00.2-0.5 7.92.0-2.0-0.1 1.30.0 
Total- - --11.611.8-1.0-1.5 8.7-1.4-4.00.3 1.70.0 

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Royals0.072.33-1.72-6.95 1.03-1.63-1.932.40 0.34  
2017Royals-1.601.860.27-2.25 5.930.44-0.94-0.18 0.543.90 
Total- - --0.992.03-0.64-4.16 4.13-0.21-1.250.29 0.473.90 

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2016Royals-1.0-1.4-1.27.2 -4.90.20.0  
2017Royals-11.54.0-1.515.1 -3.4-2.8   
Total- - --12.52.6-2.622.3 -8.3-2.70.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2016Royals-0.22-1.27-7.322.840.62-2.520.171.31  
2017Royals-1.082.22-5.263.560.73-0.63-0.85   
Total- - --0.820.92-6.013.290.70-1.13-0.621.31  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Royals33.9 %63.5 %47.6 %67.3 %92.1 %82.6 %46.2 %60.5 %8.3 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
2017Royals34.3 %68.8 %50.6 %70.9 %91.8 %84.3 %47.1 %61.8 %7.9 %
2017Average29.9 %66.7 %46.5 %62.9 %85.5 %77.5 %45.0 %60.3 %10.4 %
Total- - -34.2 %67.0 %49.5 %69.7 %91.9 %83.7 %46.8 %61.3 %8.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Royals35.7 %59.7 %47.6 %65.9 %91.9 %82.1 %49.6 %23.3
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
2017Royals34.6 %66.7 %50.6 %70.5 %91.3 %84.1 %49.8 %24.2
2017Average30.3 %64.1 %46.5 %61.2 %85.8 %77.4 %47.9 %23.8
Total- - -35.0 %64.3 %49.5 %68.9 %91.5 %83.5 %49.7 %23.9

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Royals36.1 %59.5 %47.5 %67.4 %91.5 %82.1 %48.6 %24.0
2017Royals36.7 %65.9 %50.7 %74.7 %91.2 %85.0 %48.0 %24.2
Total- - -36.5 %63.9 %49.7 %72.5 %91.2 %84.1 %48.2 %24.1

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2013Royals (AA)P101.0000  0          
2013Royals (AA)1B4431.02402  3          
2015Royals (AAA)1B141299.082100  11          
2016Royals (AAA)1B9551.24000  2          
2016Royals1B119.09000010010    1.000 
2017Royals1B102.03000000000    1.000 
Total- - -1B2111.012000010010    1.000 
2011Royals (A+)2B4040338.0741043  28          
2012Royals (A+)2B5150409.0851185  23          
2012Royals (AA)2B2424203.137622  16          
2013Royals (AA)2B3229275.263924  20          
2014Royals (AA)2B1413112.023264  8          
2014Royals (AAA)2B2213.0331  2          
2015Royals (AAA)2B5756478.2961485  36          
2016Royals (AAA)2B4039346.2871063  28          
2016Royals2B6555502.2921564223817211     .984 
2017Royals (AAA)2B6648.210140  1          
2017Royals2B1321311142.223234111838929613     .981 
Total- - -2B1971861645.13244971510512746824     .982 
2013Royals (AA)3B118.0110  0          
2015Royals (AAA)3B1514113.118153  2          
2016Royals (AAA)3B4327.0130  0          
2016Royals3B5330.0181012200     .900 
2017Royals (AAA)3B118.0010  0          
2017Royals3B101.0010000000     1.000 
Total- - -3B6331.0191012200     .909 
2014Royals (AA)SS9875.021231  6          
2015Royals (AAA)SS4332.0571  1          
2010Royals (A)LF117.0000  0          
2011Royals (A+)LF5554465.28333  0          
2012Royals (A+)LF2827230.04931  0          
2013Royals (AA)LF3936307.28341  1          
2014Royals (AA)LF2120175.03940  0          
2014Royals (AAA)LF5654488.19761  0          
2015Royals (AAA)LF3935323.07642  1          
2016Royals (AAA)LF9762.11412  0          
2016RoyalsLF131191.02020000100     1.000 
2017Royals (AAA)LF119.0200  0          
2017RoyalsLF7443.01010000000     1.000 
Total- - -LF2015134.03030000100     1.000 
2010Royals (A)CF3228246.28150  0          
2011Royals (A+)CF3030257.17960  2          
2012Royals (A+)CF1714132.13711  0          
2013Royals (AA)CF108.0400  0          
2014Royals (AAA)CF118.2300  0          
2015Royals (AAA)CF103.0100  0          
2016Royals (AAA)CF3217.0500  0          
2010Royals (A)RF1818143.02541  1          
2013Royals (AA)RF2019168.03930  2          
2014Royals (AAA)RF1716141.02710  0          
2015Royals (AAA)RF9970.22010  0          
2016Royals (AAA)RF6653.0800  0          
2016RoyalsRF4327.0810000100     1.000 
2017Royals (AAA)RF119.0000  0          
2017RoyalsRF10870.01301100000     .929 
Total- - -RF141197.02111100100     .957 
2016RoyalsOF1714118.02830000200     1.000 
2017RoyalsOF1712113.02311100000     .960 
Total- - -OF3426231.05141100200     .982 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016Royals1B9.0 0 00032.6670   0  0.60.00.697.3
2017Royals1B2.0 0 00000 0      -0.10.0-0.10.0
Total- - -1B11.0 0 00032.6670   0  0.50.00.579.4
2016Royals2B502.2 0 145126101.80228   0 0.35.10.86.213.7
2017Royals2B1142.2 0 145262191.72971     0.00.9-0.20.60.8
Total- - -2B1645.1 0 2810388292.75399   0 0.36.00.56.85.6
2016Royals3B30.0 0 0-1-195.5563   0 0.0-1.2-0.3-1.5-45.5
2017Royals3B1.0 0 000111.0000      0.10.00.118.3
Total- - -3B31.0 0 0-1-1106.6003   0 0.0-1.1-0.3-1.4-34.8
2016RoyalsLF91.0  11131413.9298   00.3 1.10.21.517.1
2017RoyalsLF43.0  1012771.0003    0.2 0.40.10.714.2
Total- - -LF134.0  21252120.95211   00.5 1.40.32.216.1
2016RoyalsRF27.0  00-1-1771.0001   0-0.3 -1.40.1-1.6-45.6
2017RoyalsRF70.0  -10-1-2991.0004    -0.8 -0.5-0.2-1.4-33.5
Total- - -RF97.0  -10-2-316161.0005   0-1.1 -1.9-0.1-3.1-35.9
2016RoyalsOF118.0  11022120.9529   00.0 -0.40.2-0.1-1.0
2017RoyalsOF113.0  000016161.0007    -0.6 -0.1-0.1-0.8-8.8
Total- - -OF231.0  11023736.97316   0-0.6 -0.50.1-0.9-4.1

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016Royals1B9.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -1B11.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (2)
2016Royals2B502.20.0%      (3)11.1%      (9)0.0%      (5)50.0%     (4)66.7%      (9)97.5%  (163)
2017Royals2B1142.20.0%      (9)0.0%    (11)12.5%      (8)36.4%    (11)62.1%    (29)97.0%  (338)
Total- - -2B1645.10.0%    (12)5.0%    (20)7.7%    (13)40.0%    (15)63.2%    (38)97.2%  (501)
2016Royals3B30.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)88.9%      (9)
2017Royals3B1.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -3B31.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)90.0%    (10)
2016RoyalsLF91.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)94.4%    (18)
2017RoyalsLF43.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (10)
Total- - -LF134.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)96.4%    (28)
2016RoyalsRF27.00.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (8)
2017RoyalsRF70.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (2)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (12)
Total- - -RF97.00.0%      (9)0.0%      (2)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (20)
2016RoyalsOF118.00.0%      (9)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)96.2%    (26)
2017RoyalsOF113.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (4)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (22)
Total- - -OF231.00.0%    (14)0.0%      (4)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)97.9%    (48)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2016Royals659.21549606054544055530
Total- - -659.21549606054544055530

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Royals-3.83.75.20.2-0.15.41.210.016.61.7$13.6 
2017Royals3.94.4-0.21.48.31.22.319.531.33.1$24.9 
Total- - -0.18.15.01.68.36.63.529.547.94.8$38.5 

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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 9, Pick: 4, Overall: 269
    • Team: Kansas City Royals
    • School: South Carolina