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15 Whit Merrifield 2B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%93%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
53615.299658516
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018KC158632881921260611144510.367.438.304
2019KC1285368516015654095168.351.478.299

Player Updates

August 22, 2019 12:04 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Records 15th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Orioles.

Merrifield hit his 15th homer of the season in the third inning off Aaron Brooks. The effort extended his hitting streak to a modest four games, though earlier in the month he recorded at least one hit in nine consecutive starts. Though his 16 stolen bases are a bit disappointing, Merrifield has put together a strong .298/.350/.478 with 85 runs scored across 582 plate appearances for the season.

August 10, 2019 09:52 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Smacks inside-the-park homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Friday night against the Tigers.

Merrifield completed one of the most exciting plays in the baseball in the first inning, hitting an inside-the-park home run. However, his team would drop the second game of the series by a score of 5-2. Through 117 games this season, Merrifield is slashing .303/.358/.485 with 13 homers, 56 RBI and 16 stolen bases.

July 29, 2019 02:52 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Notches two more hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double and run Sunday in the Royals' 9-6 win over the Indians.

With two more hits, the All-Star boosted his season total to 136, trailing only Boston's Rafael Devers (138) for the major-league lead. Merrifield's lack of involvement on the basepaths of late -- he's nabbed just two stolen bases thus far in the second half -- might be a source of frustration for fantasy managers that drafted him with visions of a third straight 30-plus-steal season, but it's difficult to quibble with the all-around production he's offered to this point.

July 20, 2019 03:08 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a triple, a double, three RBI and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

Merrifield did his part in this one, clearing the bases with a triple in the sixth inning to cut his team's deficit to just one run, but the Indians would eventually cruise to a 10-5 victory in the series opener. The 30-year-old has hit safely in nine of his last 10 contests, boosting his batting average from .307 to .313 over that stretch.

July 18, 2019 02:12 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Reaches five times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored, two walks and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-5 victory over the White Sox

Merrifield got on base in each plate appearance, recording back-to-back three-hit games for the first time in his career. It's been a scorching hot campaign for the 30-year-old, whose current 15-game hitting streak is the longest active one in the majors. Merrifield is slashing .316/.369/.511 with 12 home runs, 69 runs scored, 48 RBI and 15 steals overall this season.

July 16, 2019 11:44 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Continues hitting streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs in an 11-0 victory against the White Sox on Tuesday.

While this was only Merrifield's first homer of July, he does have four doubles and is on a 14-game hitting streak. During the streak, he now has six multi-hit contests. Dating back to June 20, Merrifield has 21 hits in his last 22 games. Merrifield is batting .311 with 12 home runs, 47 RBI, 68 runs and 14 steals in 402 at-bats this season.

July 7, 2019 09:48 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-3 with a walk and stolen base in a 6-0 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

The 30-year-old hasn't stolen a lot of bags recently, but he's still getting on base plenty. The opportunities for steals should come. He's 13-for-20 in stolen-base attempts with a .307 average, 11 home runs, 44 RBI and 62 runs in 378 at-bats this season.

July 3, 2019 02:24 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Piling up hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a run scored Tuesday in the Royals' 9-5 loss to the Indians.

Merrifield has turned in three straight multi-hit performances and was able to surge ahead of the Yankees' DJ LeMahieu (108 hits) for the major-league lead (111) after adding three more singles to his ledger. The All-Star has supplemented his .307 average with 11 home runs and 11 steals, making him just one of 13 players in the majors to reach double digits in both categories.

June 26, 2019 11:48 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Three-game multi-hit streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run Tuesday in the Royals' 8-6 win over the Indians.

Merrifield's base knock in the top of the ninth helped fuel the Royals' comeback from a three-run deficit and gave him two hits for the third consecutive contest. The 30-year-old previously notched three consecutive multi-hit games in April and will look to establish a new season-long streak in Wednesday's series finale. He'll lead off and man left field, marking his first start of the season at that position.

June 21, 2019 01:19 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Homers twice, plates six
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, six RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's rout of the Mariners.

Merrifield led off the game with a single and came around to score on a hit by Alex Gordon. He then helped put the game out of reach with a three-run blast in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly for a run in the sixth before capping the scoring with a two-run blast in the eighth. The multi-homer game was the second of Merrifield's career, while the six RBI established a career high. He is putting together another fine season, complementing a .306/.353/.510 slash line with 10 homers, 39 RBI, 52 runs and 11 stolen bases.

June 17, 2019 11:44 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes 11th bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a walk, one RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 8-6 win over Minnesota.

Merrifield stole just three bases in both April and May but has already notched three roughly halfway through June. If he continues stealing more consistently, his fantasy value increases tremendously. The 30-year-old owns an .843 OPS and 33 extra-base hits.

June 9, 2019 07:36 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Multi-hit run comes to end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went hitless and struck out twice in four at-bats Sunday in the Royals' 5-2 loss to the White Sox.

After totaling seven hits across his previous three starts against the White Sox, Merrifield saw his run of success come to an end Sunday with Reynaldo Lopez and a trio of relievers silencing the Kansas City offense. Merrifield has still been a major plus for fantasy managers with a .294 batting average, but he hasn't provided much categorical juice lately. Over his last 16 games, he's tallied six RBI, five runs, one home run and no steals.

May 25, 2019 11:56 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Lifts three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Royals dropped the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Merrifield took J.A. Happ deep in the sixth inning for his seventh home run of the season and temporarily tied the score. The 30-year-old is hitting .325 over his last 40 at-bats, but this was his first home run since May 7. For the season, Merrifield is slashing .296/.354/.524 with eight stolen bases across 206 at-bats.

May 19, 2019 04:40 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Carries offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Angels.

He was the only Royal on the night to have multiple hits, or to have an extra-base hit. Merrifield is now slashing .306/.351/.569 through 17 games in May with two homers, two steals, 11 RBI and 13 runs.

May 15, 2019 12:52 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Sets table in big win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 11-5 win over the Rangers.

The Royals' leadoff hitter has been feast or famine when it comes to crossing the plate lately. Merrifield has scored multiple runs in four of the last 12 games, but posted a goose egg in that category in the other eight. Overall, the 30-year-old is slashing .297/.354/.529 through 42 games with six homers, seven steals, 20 RBI and 33 runs.

May 14, 2019 01:56 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: More outfield starts on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield is expected to see the majority of his starts in the outfield rather than at second base for the foreseeable future with the Royals set to promote middle infielder Nicky Lopez from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Merrifield already carried second-base and outfield eligibility in most fantasy leagues this season, and he now looks poised to maintain that dual eligibility heading into 2020. He's already made 11 starts in the outfield and should reach the eligibility threshold required in most leagues within the next couple weeks, assuming the Royals follow through with their plan to deploy Lopez at second base on an everyday basis. The ability to slot Merrifield at multiple spots in fantasy lineups merely provides a small boost to his value, which has remained as robust as it was heading into the season. Over 41 games, Merrifield is hitting .286 with seven steals, six home runs, 19 RBI and 30 runs.

May 8, 2019 05:56 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Massive performance in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 4-for-5 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored, five RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 12-2 rout of the Astros.

The big blow was his seventh-inning grand slam off Framber Valdez, at which point Merrifield probably regretted not trying to stretch one of his earlier singles into a double to give him a cycle. The 30-year-old is having another outstanding campaign, slashing .299/.351/.545 through 37 games with six homers, seven steals, 19 RBI and 30 runs.

April 25, 2019 04:28 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Reaches four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and three runs in a 10-2 victory against the Rays on Wednesday.

It was the first time all season Merrifield reached base safety four times. He's been a bit hot and cold lately, but Merrifield is close to climbing back over the .300 average mark and has 11 extra-base hits in 25 games. He is hitting .298 with four home runs, 11 RBI, 19 runs and five steals in 104 at-bats.

April 18, 2019 01:48 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Sits for first time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Merrifield will head to the bench for what appears to be a well-deserved breather after starting the first 17 games of the season for the Royals, slashing .311/.342/.486 with a pair of homers and five stolen bases in those contests. Chris Owings is starting at the keystone in this one, with Jorge Soler in right field and Lucas Duda at DH.

April 13, 2019 04:24 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes fifth base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's 8-1 win over Cleveland.

One game after seeing his club record 31-game hitting streak snapped, Merrifield got right back on his horse. The 30-year-old is now slashing .328/.361/.500 through 13 games with a homer, five steals, 13 runs and five RBI, and the Royals' leadoff hitter should remain the most reliable fantasy asset in the team's lineup.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Boston2580 .346 .360 .320
vs Brooks (Career)000000
vs RHP3791187 .361 .464 .311
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/14STL4010000
8/16NYM4000000
8/17NYM4000000
8/18NYM4010100
8/19@BAL5110100
8/20@BAL4010000
8/21@BAL4111100
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
NYM
L5-11
19
@BAL
W5-4
20
@BAL
L1-4
21
@BAL
L1-8
22
@BOS
L4-5
23
@CLE
7:10 pm
24
@CLE
7:10 pm
25
@CLE
1:10 pm
26
OAK
8:15 pm
27
OAK
8:15 pm
28
OAK
8:15 pm
29
OAK
1:15 pm
30
BAL
8:15 pm
31
BAL
7:15 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
36

26

12

22

27

22

19

24

10

5

32

28

19

21

44

16

10

37

3

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC813114488229197283 .323 .392 .283
2017KC1455878016919782988348 .324 .460 .288
2018KC158632881921260611144510 .367 .438 .304
2019KC1285368516015654095168 .351 .478 .299
Total 51220662976094823214936910329 .344 .448 .295
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016KC1B11990011.000
2016KC2B655525292156439 .984
2016KC3B53101812 .900
2016KCOF161431283021.000
2017KC1B10330001.000
2017KC2B1321315842323411193 .981
2017KC3B10101001.000
2017KCOF16122523110 .960
2018KC1B5539381041.000
2018KC2B108107468175287671 .987
2018KCOF393510098110 .990
2019KC1B543125515 .968
2019KC2B6054284112164845 .972
2019KCOF6562137131510 .993
Total  492483197496797334262 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016KC22312211011
2017KC326270716013
2018KC433277626212
2019KC33925620447
Total 1302192516416733
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
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers93461440391411 .432 .794 .412
Total 7252796414767173244627423948014354 .325 .403 .274
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
1/24/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Florence, SC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
South Carolina
MLB Experience:
4