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Whit Merrifield
Birthdate: 1/24/1989 (28 y, 3 m, 2 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 will start at second base and occupy the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. (4/23/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBBSOBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
Today4100000001125.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.500.750.500.571284
201729601122103410.3 %13.8 %.200.250.240.345.440.343122

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 %.109.361.283.323.392.309893.7-0.55.41.7
2017Depth Charts156317525.3 %17.8 %.105.309.260.301.365.289760.1-1.70.50.1
2017Steamer572283232175.6 %17.6 %.103.311.263.306.366.291770.4-5.81.50.4
2017Fans (6)10542053438136.4 %20.0 %.101.334.273.321.374.303861.1-5.95.61.4
2017ZiPS13558066348185.0 %18.1 %.107.307.257.297.364.287740.9-17.36.00.9
2017Royals (AAA)93736912.7 %10.8 %.382.393.412.432.794.514220    
2017Royals72512218.0 %12.0 %.217.211.217.280.435.30796-0.5-0.60.50.1
2017ZiPS (R)11348255240155.1 %17.9 %.111.304.256.296.366.28774-0.3-15.35.20.6
2017Steamer (R)9338253934125.9 %17.6 %.107.309.261.307.368.292780.5-9.61.90.5
2017Depth Charts (R)11146654940145.5 %17.8 %.109.306.258.301.367.290760.8-12.61.80.5
Total- - -883573463195.9 %21.0 %.117.350.278.320.395.309903.2-1.15.91.7

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
2017Depth Charts1558631511301753011000 21.260
2017Steamer5721022855401213232113140122 73.263
2017Fans (6)10538842010679202534382718423  133.273
2017ZiPS13554158013997324663482911053348186.257
2017Royals (AAA)9343714740369104110011.412
2017Royals723255301122203000110.217
2017ZiPS (R)113449482115802645524024186233 155.256
2017Steamer (R)9335238292661925393422167233 126.261
2017Depth Charts (R)111432466112792435494026183233 146.258
Total- - -8833435793642243463121175011293.278

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 %0.26.283.323.392.716.1095.9.3611.42.10.237-2.4.30989
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts5.3 %17.8 %0.30.260.301.365.666.1054.3.3090.1 0.06-1.5.28976
2017Steamer5.6 %17.6 %0.32.263.306.366.672.1035.1.3110.5 -0.122-5.0.29177
2017Fans (6)6.4 %20.0 %0.32.273.321.374.695.1014.8.334  1.144-5.3.30386
2017ZiPS5.0 %18.1 %0.28.257.297.364.661.1075.8.307  0.953-15.1.28774
2017Royals (AAA)2.7 %10.8 %0.25.412.432.7941.227.3823.2.393  -0.3105.5.514220
2017Royals8.0 %12.0 %0.67.217.280.435.715.2176.9.211-0.6-0.10.23-0.1.30796
2017Average8.7 %21.6 %0.40.243.314.400.714.1584.9.286     .311 
2017ZiPS (R)5.1 %17.9 %0.28.256.296.366.662.1116.0.304-1.1 0.844-12.4.28774
2017Steamer (R)5.9 %17.6 %0.33.261.307.368.674.1075.3.3090.7 -0.237-8.1.29278
2017Depth Charts (R)5.5 %17.8 %0.31.258.301.367.668.1095.5.3060.6 0.344-10.9.29076
Total- - -5.9 %21.0 %0.28.278.320.395.715.1176.2.3500.82.00.439-2.5.30990

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 %   
2017Royals1.8315.0 %55.0 %30.0 %0.0 %16.7 %9.1 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %20.0 %50.0 %30.0 %
Total- - -1.5324.7 %45.5 %29.8 %1.3 %3.9 %6.0 %33.3 %34.9 %33.7 %31.4 %12.6 %52.1 %35.2 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2010Royals (A)7052198   79288535
2011Royals (A+)1641685032   2376771337
2012Royals (A+)1401363629   2276041208
2012Royals (AA)3529144   127232464
2013Royals (AA)118914620   4128691675
2014Royals (AA)52592012   267443919
2014Royals (AAA)1141153623   4578711640
2015Royals (AAA)2151857633   75014242631
2016Royals (AAA)87963814   3867671455
2016Royals105706016624098491258
2017Royals (AAA)51680   4689175
2017Royals11630100366197
Total- - -116766317624459101355

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2016Royals0.43-5.856.28-0.33-0.031.032.924-0.440.86
2017Royals0.04-0.420.46-0.61-0.061.13 00.010.03
Total- - -0.47-6.276.74-0.94-0.091.042.924-0.430.89

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%
2017Royals48.5% (92.6)22.7% (85.4)11.3% (90.2)9.3% (78.6)7.2% (82.4)1.0% (84.0)  
Total- - -57.6% (92.5)16.7% (84.8)6.8% (88.4)8.4% (78.3)9.2% (83.6)1.2% (84.4)0.1% (78.0)0.1%

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 %   
2017Royals29.9 %24.7 %4.1 %1.0 %  23.7 %8.3 %1.0 % 7.2 %   
Total- - -34.2 %17.1 %5.6 %1.2 % 5.7 %17.1 %8.0 %1.4 % 9.7 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Royals92.792.288.684.9 91.884.978.780.1 83.7  
2017Royals93.291.387.789.6  85.578.880.1 82.7  
Total- - -92.792.188.685.2 91.885.078.780.1 83.7  

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
2017Royals0.30.0-0.50.50.0-0.1 0.69-0.02-4.525.160.60-11.57 
Total- - -7.1-4.1-2.20.00.6-1.50.00.90-1.82-2.43-0.020.46-9.623.72

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Royals0.34.8-1.2-1.0 0.8-3.4-1.90.4 0.4  
2017Royals0.70.1-0.9-0.1  0.00.30.0 0.0  
Total- - -1.05.0-2.2-1.1 0.8-3.4-1.60.5 0.4  

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  
2017Royals2.370.56-23.51-5.35  0.183.893.58 -0.42  
Total- - -0.212.14-2.86-6.85 1.03-1.45-1.502.46 0.30  

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 %
2017Royals31.5 %69.8 %48.5 %82.4 %86.7 %85.1 %44.3 %68.0 %7.2 %
2017Average29.2 %66.8 %45.9 %62.2 %85.5 %77.3 %44.5 %60.1 %10.4 %
Total- - -33.7 %63.9 %47.6 %68.3 %91.7 %82.8 %46.1 %61.1 %8.2 %

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
2017Royals32.7 %69.1 %48.5 %83.3 %86.2 %85.1 %43.3 %24.4
2017Average30.1 %64.0 %46.0 %61.6 %85.7 %77.3 %46.9 %23.8
Total- - -35.4 %60.3 %47.6 %67.2 %91.5 %82.3 %49.1 %23.4

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2013Royals (AA)P101.00 0             
2013Royals (AA)1B4431.024 2             
2015Royals (AAA)1B141299.082 0             
2016Royals (AAA)1B9551.240 0             
2016Royals1B119.09000010010    1.000 
Total- - -1B119.09000010010    1.000 
2011Royals (A+)2B4040338.074 3             
2012Royals (A+)2B5150409.085 5             
2012Royals (AA)2B2424203.137 2             
2013Royals (AA)2B3229275.263 4             
2014Royals (AA)2B1413112.023 4             
2014Royals (AAA)2B2213.03 1             
2015Royals (AAA)2B5756478.296 5             
2016Royals (AAA)2B4039346.287 3             
2016Royals2B6555502.2921564223817211     .984 
2017Royals (AAA)2B6648.210 0             
2017Royals2B4433.08110003120     1.000 
Total- - -2B6959535.21001674224118231     .985 
2013Royals (AA)3B118.01 0             
2015Royals (AAA)3B1514113.118 3             
2016Royals (AAA)3B4327.01 0             
2016Royals3B5330.0181012200     .900 
2017Royals (AAA)3B118.00 0             
Total- - -3B5330.0181012200     .900 
2014Royals (AA)SS9875.021 1             
2015Royals (AAA)SS4332.05 1             
2010Royals (A)LF117.00 0             
2011Royals (A+)LF5554465.283 3             
2012Royals (A+)LF2827230.049 1             
2013Royals (AA)LF3936307.283 1             
2014Royals (AA)LF2120175.039 0             
2014Royals (AAA)LF5654488.197 1             
2015Royals (AAA)LF3935323.076 2             
2016Royals (AAA)LF9762.114 2             
2016RoyalsLF131191.02020000100     1.000 
2017Royals (AAA)LF119.02 0             
Total- - -LF131191.02020000100     1.000 
2010Royals (A)CF3228246.281 0             
2011Royals (A+)CF3030257.179 0             
2012Royals (A+)CF1714132.137 1             
2013Royals (AA)CF108.04 0             
2014Royals (AAA)CF118.23 0             
2015Royals (AAA)CF103.01 0             
2016Royals (AAA)CF3217.05 0             
2010Royals (A)RF1818143.025 1             
2013Royals (AA)RF2019168.039 0             
2014Royals (AAA)RF1716141.027 0             
2015Royals (AAA)RF9970.220 0             
2016Royals (AAA)RF6653.08 0             
2016RoyalsRF4327.0810000100     1.000 
2017Royals (AAA)RF119.00 0             
2017RoyalsRF2219.0500000000     1.000 
Total- - -RF6546.01310000100     1.000 
2016RoyalsOF1714118.02830000200     1.000 
2017RoyalsOF2219.0500000000     1.000 
Total- - -OF1916137.03330000200     1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016Royals1B9.0 0 00032.6670   0  0.60.00.697.3
Total- - -1B9.0 0 00032.6670   0  0.60.00.697.3
2016Royals2B502.2 0 145126101.80228   0 0.35.10.86.213.7
2017Royals2B33.0 0 011661.0004     0.10.40.10.533.2
Total- - -2B535.2 0 156132107.81132   0 0.45.50.86.714.1
2016Royals3B30.0 0 0-1-195.5563   0 0.0-1.2-0.3-1.5-45.5
Total- - -3B30.0 0 0-1-195.5563   0 0.0-1.2-0.3-1.5-45.5
2016RoyalsLF91.0  11131413.9298   00.3 1.10.21.517.1
Total- - -LF91.0  11131413.9298   00.3 1.10.21.517.1
2016RoyalsRF27.0  00-1-1771.0001   0-0.3 -1.40.1-1.6-45.6
2017RoyalsRF19.0  0000551.0000    0.0 0.00.00.0-4.8
Total- - -RF46.0  00-1-112121.0001   0-0.3 -1.40.1-1.7-45.3
2016RoyalsOF118.0  11022120.9529   00.0 -0.40.2-0.1-1.0
2017RoyalsOF19.0  0000551.0000    0.0 0.00.00.0-4.8
Total- - -OF137.0  11022625.9629   00.0 -0.30.2-0.2-1.2

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- - -1B9.00.0%      (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)
Total- - -2B535.20.0%      (3)11.1%      (9)0.0%      (5)50.0%     (4)66.7%      (9)97.5%  (163)
2016Royals3B30.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)88.9%      (9)
Total- - -3B30.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)88.9%      (9)
2016RoyalsLF91.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)94.4%    (18)
Total- - -LF91.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)94.4%    (18)
2016RoyalsRF27.00.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (8)
Total- - -RF46.00.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (8)
2016RoyalsOF118.00.0%      (9)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)96.2%    (26)
Total- - -OF137.00.0%      (9)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)96.2%    (26)

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

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Royals-4.23.75.20.2-0.55.41.310.016.21.7$13.3 
2017Royals-0.1-0.50.50.0-0.60.50.10.70.70.1$0.6 
Total- - --4.33.25.70.2-1.15.91.410.816.91.7$13.8 

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