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15 Whit Merrifield 2B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
53%45%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2917.289343515
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC813114488229197283.323.392.283
2017KC7629135847341542151.330.460.289

Player Updates

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Enjoys strong first half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Merrifield was passed over for an Opening Day roster spot, but it only a couple of weeks before he locked down the big-league gig for good. The sophomore has cut his strikeout rate by nearly eight percent from last year while positing an impressive .168 ISO. His 14 swipes are second in the AL only to Jose Altuve, but Merrifield's 93.3 percent success rate on the base paths is best among all MLB players with at least five steals.

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes three bags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The second baseman is turning in a strong fantasy campaign with a .286/.323/.452 slash line, six home runs, 31 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 28 runs. Merrifield is tilting the scales across all categories, and Kansas City is 16-9 since he moved into the leadoff spot in early June.

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Out of lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

After starting the past eight games, Merrifield receives a standard day off for Thursday's matinee. Ramon Torres will man second base and bat leadoff in his stead.

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Receives day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Merrifield will take a seat after starting in the Royals' previous 21 games in what amounts to little more than a rest day. Ramon Torres will replace Merrifield at the keystone and assume his usual spot atop the lineup.

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Scores three times Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-6 with a stolen base and three runs during Wednesday's win in San Francisco.

A pair of singles and his seventh double of the season boosted Merrifield's average to .292 through 48 games. The second baseman has enjoyed the club's stay on the west coast, going 7-for-18 with five RBI and five runs over the past five games. He hasn't been particularly good hitting leadoff (averaging .185 through 81 at-bats), but Wednesday might just be what the doctor ordered to get Merrifield rolling in the top spot.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit2481 .385 .667 .333
vs Tomlin (Career)1021 .500.200.200
vs RHP211606 .319 .464 .284
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/9@LAD4000000
7/14TEX4120000
7/15TEX4010000
7/16TEX4120001
7/17DET5010100
7/18DET3110010
7/19DET4020000
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16
Tex
W4-3
17
Det
L2-10
18
Det
L3-9
19
Det
W4-3
20
Det
8:15 pm
21
CHW
8:15 pm
22
CHW
7:15 pm
23
CHW
2:15 pm
24
@Det
7:10 pm
25
@Det
7:10 pm
26
@Det
7:10 pm
27
28
@Bos
7:10 pm
29
@Bos
7:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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11

3

19

13

20

31

11

21

14

26

22

13

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC813114488229197283 .323 .392 .283
2017KC7428434817341441151 .324 .458 .285
Total 1555957816996333113234 .323 .424 .284
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016KC1B11990011.000
2016KC2B655525292156439 .984
2016KC3B53101812 .900
2016KCOF161431283021.000
2017KC2B6262285112168545 .982
2017KC3B10101001.000
2017KCOF141019181001.000
Total  1531456072603371089 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016KC22312211011
2017KC20413041405
Total 42725252416
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010AFX-Burlington Bees47186244783526154253 .317 .409 .253
2011AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock1264777412530353652892414 .337 .369 .262
2012AA-Northwest Arkansas N24961225211881932 .314 .333 .260
2012AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock10138059982038364169255 .333 .389 .258
2013AA-Northwest Arkansas N9432231872053432257177 .319 .391 .270
2014AA-Northwest Arkansas N441622245131520222754 .366 .463 .278
2014AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers76321571092833291752117 .373 .474 .340
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers135544831442955383966329 .317 .364 .265
2016AAA-Omaha6927446731908292255202 .321 .423 .266
Total 7162762408753169244326523847614253 .324 .398 .273
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
1/24/1989
Age:
28
Hometown:
Florence, SC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
South Carolina
MLB Experience:
2