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15 Whit Merrifield 2B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
72%62%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
32311.294434216
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC813114488229197283.323.392.283
2017KC83323429511431847162.336.489.294

Player Updates

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Pops 11th homer Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The leadoff blast was Merrifield's fourth homer in the last six games and 11th of the year. The 28-year-old's been on fire since the All-Star break, slashing .347/.411/.714, and he's become one of the unsung heroes of the Royals' climb into playoff contention after their rough start to the season.

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Slugs two homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Merrifield hit the first of three consecutive Royals homers off Derek Holland in the bottom of the fourth inning, then added another solo shot off reliever Dan Jennings to tie the game 4-4 in the eighth. The 28-year-old second baseman has been a tremendous spark plug at the top of the order, having swiped 16 bags to go with 10 long balls this year. Four of those 10 home runs have come in the month of July after Merrifield failed to hit one in June.

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Royals' Whit Merrifield: Goes deep for eighth time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The second baseman offers a nice cross-category profile with eight homers, 35 RBI, 15 stolen bases, 37 runs and a .290/.330/.468 slash line. Individually, there aren't any high-end marks, but tilting the scales across multiple stat columns has Merrifield moving the fantasy needle in the the majority of settings.

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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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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit46153 .380 .652 .326
vs Tomlin (Career)1021 .500.200.200
vs RHP235687 .327 .472 .289
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/20DET6221100
7/21CHW5010301
7/22CHW2010120
7/23CHW3222210
7/24@DET5000000
7/25@DET4121100
7/26@DET7230100
Two Week Schedule
JULY /AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
23
CHW
W5-4
24
@Det
W5-3
25
@Det
W3-1
26
@Det
W16-2
27
28
@Bos
7:10 pm
29
@Bos
7:10 pm
30
@Bos
1:35 pm
31
@Balt
7:05 pm
1
@Balt
7:05 pm
2
@Balt
7:05 pm
3
Sea
8:15 pm
4
Sea
8:15 pm
5
Sea
7:15 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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31

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC813114488229197283 .323 .392 .283
2017KC82316409211421847161 .334 .491 .291
Total 16362784180137137119244 .329 .442 .287
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016KC1B11990011.000
2016KC2B655525292156439 .984
2016KC3B53101812 .900
2016KCOF161431283021.000
2017KC1B10330001.000
2017KC2B6968318123190548 .984
2017KC3B10101001.000
2017KCOF16122523110 .960
Total  1611536492793591192 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016KC22312211011
2017KC22415551506
Total 44727762517
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