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Whit Merrifield

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

AVG

.285

HR

17

RBI

71

R

72

SB

30

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, i...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 1/24/1989   DRAFTED: 9th Rd   

September 13, 2017  –  Whit Merrifield News

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Despite going 0-for-2 Wednesday against the White Sox, Merrifield managed two walks and inched closer to the AL stolen base lead with his 29th swipe of the season.

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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 132 574 533 72 152 53 30 6 17 71 30 5 28 80 1 6 6 .285 .325 .460 .785
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3-Year Averages     81 332 311 44 88 27 22 3 2 29 8 3 19 72 1 1 0 .283 .323 .392 .716
Career  (View All)     213 906 844 116 240 80 52 9 19 100 38 8 47 152 2 7 6 .284 .324 .435 .759

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Whit Merrifield Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 17 @Cle 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .325 .460 .785
Sep. 16 @Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .326 .462 .788
Sep. 15 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .324 .462 .786
Sep. 14 @Cle 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .324 .463 .787
Sep. 13 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .285 .325 .464 .789
Sep. 12 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .322 .466 .788
Sep. 11 CWS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .323 .469 .792
Sep. 10 Min 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .323 .465 .788
Sep. 9 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .288 .322 .464 .786
Sep. 8 Min 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .322 .466 .788
Sep. 7 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .319 .463 .782
Sep. 6 @Det 6 2 3 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .317 .462 .779
Sep. 5 @Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .315 .456 .771
Sep. 4 @Det 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .281 .315 .457 .772
Sep. 3 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .280 .314 .457 .771
Sep. 2 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .314 .459 .773
Sep. 1 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .316 .463 .779
Aug. 30 TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .283 .317 .466 .783
Aug. 29 TB 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .316 .459 .775
Aug. 28 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .317 .455 .772
Aug. 27 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .320 .459 .779
Aug. 26 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .320 .461 .781
Aug. 25 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .285 .321 .463 .784
Aug. 24 Col 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .323 .467 .790
Aug. 23 Col 5 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .324 .462 .786
Aug. 22 Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .319 .458 .777
Aug. 20 Cle 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .320 .460 .780
Aug. 19 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .319 .461 .780
Aug. 18 Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .322 .465 .787
Aug. 16 @Oak 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .287 .325 .471 .796
Last 7 Games 26 2 6 1 1 0 2 4 4 2 1 1 0 1 .231 .355 .346 .701
Last 14 Games 54 9 18 6 1 0 9 6 6 4 2 1 0 2 .333 .410 .481 .891
Last 30 Games 125 17 33 6 1 3 15 7 21 9 3 1 0 4 .264 .308 .400 .708

Whit Merrifield: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 1 119 1 16 7 10
2016 1 65 5 16 13 4

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Whit Merrifield Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017107195115.290.523.865
20167715083.351.494.891

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201742152126025.285.447.768
2016234292215.261.359.657

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201726637124313.297.530.876
2016172272215.291.413.759

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172583452716.271.391.693
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
Marcus Stroman TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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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 574 533 4.9% 13.9% 0.35 85% .305 .175
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3-Year Averages     332 311 5.7% 21.7% 0.26 77% .361 .109
Career     906 844 5.2% 16.8% 0.31 82% .325 .151

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Whit Merrifield Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 1B 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 502.7 5 105 6 -1 0 293 5 134 1 4 2 0
2016 3B 30 -2 9 -2 0 -2 19 -1 10 -1 0 0 -2
2016 LF 91 2 20 1 2 59 1 12 1
2016 RF 27 -1 9 -1 -1 18 -1 4 0
2017 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 1017.7 7 194 7 0 0 535 5 439 -3 5 0 3
2017 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 43 1 10 0 1 39 0 22 0
2017 RF 70 -3 14 -1 -3 36 -1 15 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 1 4 0 5
2016 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 LF 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
2016 RF -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 0 6 0 6
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 -1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
2017 RF -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 0 -2

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2017 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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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
13.9% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.785 OPS
AVERAGE
.325 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.285 AVG
GOOD
.305 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.460 SLG
GOOD
.175 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Merrifield went 3-for-6 with a trio of doubles, three RBI and a pair of runs in Wednesday's 13-2 drubbing of the Tigers.

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Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

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Merrifield went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a steal in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.

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Merrifield went 3-for-6 with a triple, a homer and five RBI Sunday against the White Sox.

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Merrifield cranked out four singles in five at-bats with a stolen base and two runs against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Merrifield recently accomplished something only six other players in MLB history have been able to do -- in his first 162 games, Merrifield had 175-plus hits, 80-plus runs, 40-plus doubles and 20-plus steals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.

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Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 win over the White Sox.

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Merrifield went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Thursday's win over Detroit.

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Merrifield hit .281 with a .768 OPS, seven home runs and 14 stolen bases through 70 first-half games.

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Merrifield went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, three stolen bases and a run scored during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

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Merrifield is not in Thursday's lineup for the series finale against the Tigers, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

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