Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Indians. Merrifield wasn't particularly productive at the plate in the regular-season finale, but he managed to record his 45th stolen base. He was extremely aggressive on the basepaths to close the season, stealing 10 bags in his last 10 starts. Though he's not much of a power producer, he hit for a good average (.304) and scored plenty of runs (88), while supporting his 2017 breakout and making his case to be considered a top-50 fantasy player, at least in rotisserie leagues, entering 2019.
Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a stolen base Thursday against the Royals. Merrifield reached base on a single in the first inning and promptly stole second base, bringing his total to 42 on the season. He continues to run wild, stealing six bases across his last seven games. He's also been productive with a .304 batting average and 87 runs scored across 619 at-bats.
Merrifield went 1-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Reds. Merrifield singled to lead off the third inning and swiped second and third base before scoring on a single from Alex Gordon. The utility man is now sitting at 41 stolen bases on the season, putting him just two behind the major-league leader, Trea Turner. He's also hitting .303/.367/.440 with 12 homers and 87 runs scored.
Merrifield went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, two walks, an RBI and a run in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Merrifield roped his second triple and 42nd double of the season off Jordan Zimmermann and Joe Jimenez, respectively. Following this busy night with the bat, the 2017 breakout star continues building on that lore by slashing .304/.369/.441 with 12 homers, 58 RBI, 86 runs and 38 stolen bases -- which ranks him second in big-league thefts behind Trea Turner (41).
Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and two runs scored Saturday against the Twins. Merrifield extended his hitting streak to six games, during which he has gone 8-for-24 with four RBI, 10 runs scored and five stolen bases. His 81 runs scored are a career-best mark and he currently leads the American League with 36 steals.