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15 Whit Merrifield 2B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%97%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
724.29211152
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC1626811052061674451262010.348.463.302
2020KC1872152141131222.354.500.292

Player Updates

August 7, 2020 03:12 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Leads offensive onslaught
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, three runs, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday 13-2 rout over the Cubs.

Merrifield batted out of his customary leadoff spot and led a relentless Royals attack in the easy win, belting a two-run homer in the second inning and coming around to score another run after drawing a walk and stealing a bag in the second. The 31-year-old is enjoying another productive campaign at the plate, slashing .298/.344/.561 with four home runs and 11 RBI through 61 plate appearances.

August 2, 2020 10:08 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Belts third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and was caught stealing during Saturday's 11-5 loss to the White Sox.

The 31-year-old was in the midst of a mini-slump as he was 0-for-9 over the past two games, but he got things going again Saturday. Merrifield is 12-for-37 with three home runs, three doubles, eight runs, nine RBI and one stolen base through nine games in 2020.

July 29, 2020 05:52 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Drives in three more
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Tuesday against the Tigers.

Merrifield took Rony Garcia deep in the third inning, supplying the entirety of the Royals' offense for the night. The shot was Merrifield's second of the season and second in as many games. Having also recorded a steal in the team's season opener, Merrifield has gotten off to a strong start in the sprint season.

July 27, 2020 11:12 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Drives in three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 14-6 win over the Tigers.

Merrifield stuffed the stat sheet Monday, clocking a two-run homer in the third innings and an RBI double in the fourth. After earning his first All-Star nod in 2019, the 31-year-old utilityman is off to a hot start with a hit in each of his first four games to start the season.

July 24, 2020 11:40 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Limited impact in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-3 with a stolen base during Friday's 2-0 loss against the Indians.

Merrifield failed to make an impact at the top of the order, but the entire Royals lineup struggled in this season opener -- they went 4-for-30 and 0-for-2 with RISP. Merrifield is a good bet to produce sooner than later, though, as he racked up 206 hits while posting a .302 average and a .348 on-base percentage during the 2019 season.

March 18, 2020 11:44 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Set for more time in center field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield is expected to see more time in center field this season.

The acquisition of Maikel Franco in December is pushing Hunter Dozier to right field, and Nicky Lopez is expected to work at second base. Merrifield appeared in 138 games between those two positions last season, while totaling 17 games in center field. Merrifield's trademark versatility means he's still likely to move around the diamond, but his role in center field figures to be more significant than previous seasons once baseball is able to resume.

December 20, 2019 01:40 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Likely shifting to center field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield will likely take over as the Royals' primary center fielder in 2020, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The Royals signed Maikel Franco on Thursday, so Hunter Dozier is likely to transition to a role in right field with Merrifield taking over the duties in center field. The 30-year-old's defensive versatility will also likely allow him to shift to different positions during the season if injuries should occur.

September 17, 2019 04:44 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Crosses home three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with three runs Monday in the Royals' 6-5 win over the Athletics.

Merrifield hasn't been running much lately -- he has three steals in five attempts since Aug. 1 -- but he's maintained his high-contact ways throughout the campaign and is on track for a second straight season with an average above .300. The 30-year-old has banged out two hits in each of his last three games and has accrued a .371/.391/.516 slash line thus far in September.

August 30, 2019 12:00 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Extends hit streak to 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with two runs scored Thursday against the Athletics.

Merrifield reached base as the leadoff hitter in the first inning, coming around to score on a Jorge Soler home run. Four frames later, he singled and ultimately came around to score again. The performance extended his hitting streak to 11 games, four of which have been multi-hit appearances. He now owns a .303/.353/.473 line across 614 plate appearances for the season.

August 29, 2019 12:44 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Extends hitting streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-3 with two runs in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Athletics. He also reached base after being hit by a pitch.

Merrifield has put together a 10-game hitting streak, batting .302 over that stretch while providing a home run, a stolen base, five RBI and four runs. He'll occupy the leadoff spot in Thursday's series finale as he looks to extend the streak.

August 22, 2019 08:36 PM
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 he recorded at least one hit in nine consecutive starts earlier in the month. Though his 16 stolen bases are a bit disappointing, Merrifield has put together a strong .298/.350/.478 line 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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota79261 .361 .456 .329
vs Perez (Career)1460 .500.467.429
vs LHP191548 .330 .492 .283
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020KC1872152141131222.292.354.5000.854
2019KC1626811052061674451262010.302.348.4630.811
2018KC158632881921260611144510.304.367.4380.806
2017KC1455878016919782988348.288.324.4600.784
2016KC813114488229197283.283.323.3920.716
Total56422833326765325215741210933.296.344.4470.791
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020KC18303600402
2019KC162411031540558
2018KC158433277626212
2017KC145326270716013
2016KC8122312211011
Total56414122102018421836
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010AFX-Burlington Bees47186244783526154253.253.317.409
2011AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock1264777412530353652892414.262.337.369
2012AA-Northwest Arkansas N24961225211881932.260.314.333
2012AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock10138059982038364169255.258.333.390
2013AA-Northwest Arkansas N9432231872053432257177.270.319.391
2014AA-Northwest Arkansas N441622245131520222754.278.366.463
2014AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers76321571092833291752117.340.373.473
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers135544831442955383966329.265.317.364
2016AAA-Omaha6927446731908292255202.266.321.423
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers93461440391411.412.432.794
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
1/24/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Florence, SC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
South Carolina
MLB Experience:
5