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15 Whit Merrifield 2B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
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100%96%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1534.261242412

Player Updates

May 16, 2021 12:52 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Two doubles, one steal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.

The 32-year-old executed a double-steal with Carlos Santana in the first inning. Merrifield continues to lead the majors with 12 stolen bases in 39 games, matching his total from 60 contests last year. He's slashing .262/.327/.409 with four home runs, 23 RBI, 24 runs scored and 10 doubles as Kansas City's everyday leadoff hitter.

May 9, 2021 09:04 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Doubles, steals base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the White Sox.

Merrifield doubled and came around to score the game's first run in the first inning. He then singled and swiped his league-leading 11th base of the season. The 32-year-old is slashing .271/.327/.419 this season and has a hit in eight of nine games to begin May.

May 5, 2021 11:24 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes two bags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-2 with three walks, a pair of stolen bases and a run scored during Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.

Merrifield had himself another solid night at the plate, reaching four times while recording multiple steals for the fourth time this year. The 32-year-old now leads the league with 10 stolen bases while slashing .273/.333/.436 with four home runs.

May 4, 2021 02:48 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Belts fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Monday's 8-6 loss to Cleveland.

He took Aaron Civale deep in the fourth inning, giving the Royals a short-lived 3-1 lead, Merrifield snapped a 22-game homerless drought with the blast, and on the season he's hitting .269 with four home runs, eight steals, 18 runs and 21 RBI through 27 contests.

April 27, 2021 10:40 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Registers 15th RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Monday's 3-2 win over the Tigers.

Merrifield notched his 15th RBI of the season in the top of the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly to left field, driving in what turned out to be the game-winning run. The 32-year-old is slashing .286/.319/.440 with three homers and is tied for the league lead in stolen bases with Ramon Laureano at eight through 21 games.

April 26, 2021 08:36 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes two bags in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a run, one RBI and two stolen bases in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Tigers.

Merrifield put the Royals on the board with an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning Sunday, and his two stolen bases marked the third time that he has swiped multiple bags in a game this year. The 32-year-old is slashing .284/.322/.444 with three home runs, 14 RBI, 14 runs and eight stolen bases in 2021.

April 23, 2021 11:52 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Posts stolen base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-2 win over the Tigers.

Merrifield plated Michael Taylor with a single and came around to score on Jorge Soler's two-run double in the fifth inning. In the ninth, Merrifield and Carlos Santana executed a double-steal, but neither of them scored. The speedy Merrifield has six stolen bases, three home runs, 13 RBI, 13 runs scored and a .292/.333/.472 slash line through 81 plate appearances atop the Royals' order.

April 19, 2021 04:52 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Two more steals Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 0-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Merrifield is now 5-for-6 on the basepaths this season. The second baseman is slashing .321/.371/.547 with three homers, 11 RBI, 10 runs scored and three doubles through 62 plate appearances.

April 14, 2021 03:20 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Swipes two bags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored Tuesday in a victory over the Angels.

Merrifield was an effective catalyst from the top of the Royals' lineup, twice turning a single and stolen base into a run. The 31-year-old has reached base in all but one of his nine contests this season and has racked up five multi-hit efforts. He is slashing .389/.415/.694 across 36 plate appearances while posting three home runs, 10 RBI, three stolen bases and eight runs scored.

April 11, 2021 07:00 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: On base three times Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.

Merrifield knocked in Kyle Isbel with a single in the fifth inning. In the 10th, Merrifield was intentionally walked, then moved to second on an error and executed a double-steal with Andrew Benintendi. Sunday was the first time Merrifield attempted a steal this season -- he went 1-for-2 on the basepaths in this game. The second baseman has added a slash line of .393/.424/.750 with three homers, 10 RBI and five runs scored across 33 plate appearances. As long as he's in a leadoff role, the 32-year-old could provide solid value in all five roto categories.

April 6, 2021 12:12 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Stays hot in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's 3-0 victory over Cleveland.

Merrifield left the yard in the top of the second inning, clubbing a two-run homer over the fence in left. He would later plate a run on a sacrifice fly. The 32-year-old right fielder is 8-for-16 at the dish and has already racked up three homers and nine RBI through his first four contests of the 2021 season.

April 4, 2021 03:20 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Big day at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 11-4 win over the Rangers.

Merrifield helped the Royals' comeback by knocking in a run on a fielder's choice in the fifth inning. He added a two-run single in the sixth and a solo shot in the eighth to complete a strong performance. The second baseman isn't the biggest power threat, but he's already gone yard twice in two games. Merrifield has added six RBI and four runs scored while feasting on the Rangers' pitching over the first weekend of the season.

April 1, 2021 11:52 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Goes yard on Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored during Thursday's Opening Day win over the Rangers.

Merrifield made his at-bats count and kept Kansas City's lead alive with a solo home run against Kolby Allard in the eighth inning. It looks like the 32-year-old is set for another season as a reliable fantasy producer in every category.

March 22, 2021 04:44 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Raking so far in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Entering play Monday, Merrifield has gone 12-for-27 (.444 average) with four doubles and a 0-for-2 success rate on stolen-base attempts through 10 Cactus League games.

With batting averages of .280 or better in every season of his career, Merrifield looks poised to find himself near the top of the AL leaderboard category during his sixth season in Kansas City. He'll likely chip in plenty of runs while reprising his familiar role as the Royals' leadoff man, and while the 30-plus steals he notched in both 2017 and 2018 are probably out of reach at this stage of his career, the 32-year-old should at least remain a double-digit stolen-base threat. Merrifield's Statcast-measured sprint speed ranked in the 89th percentile of all players in 2020, suggesting he still boasts some premium wheels.

September 26, 2020 12:16 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Notches 12th steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 3-2 win over the Tigers.

Merrifield and fellow speedster Adalberto Mondesi pulled off a double-steal in the first inning. This put Merrifield in position to score when Ryan O'Hearn drew a bases-loaded walk. The steal was Merrifield's 12th of the year, to go with nine homers, 30 RBI, 36 runs scored and a .280/.324/.439 slash line in 58 contests.

September 17, 2020 02:16 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Steals 10th base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases Wednesday against Detroit.

Merrifield began the sixth inning with a single. One batter later, he stole second base, and he ultimately came around to score after Salvador Perez delivered a double. Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi ran on a double steal in eighth frame, getting Merrifield to 10 stolen bags on the season. Overall, Merrifield is hitting .279/.330/.466 with nine home runs, 31 runs scored and 29 RBI across 221 plate appearances.

September 16, 2020 01:24 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Records two hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a double in the Royals' 6-0 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night. He also stole a base.

Merrifield swiped his eight bag of the season and logged his third-consecutive multi-hit game. Unfortunately, the Royals were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base during Tuesday's showing. Nonetheless, Merrifield remains one of the hottest hitters in baseball, riding a 13-for-30 stretch with three walks and only two strikeouts.

September 13, 2020 11:40 PM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Reaches base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and one run scored Sunday against the Pirates.

Merrifield had a strong day atop the Royals order, reaching base in all but one plate appearance. He's now delivered five multi-hit performances in his last six starts, smacking two homers, driving in seven and scoring seven runs in the process. Overall, he's had a strong campaign, hitting .273/.327/.464 across 211 plate appearances.

September 13, 2020 10:28 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Blasts ninth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merrifield went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Pirates.

The 31-year-old continues to rock from the top of the Royals' batting order. Merrifield has four multi-hit performances in his last five games, going yard twice during that stretch, and on the season he's slashing .267/.316/.461 with nine homers, seven steals, 27 RBI and 28 runs in 47 games.

September 9, 2020 02:12 AM
Royals' Whit Merrifield: Breaks out with three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Merriefield went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run, a double and an additional run scored during Tuesday's win over Cleveland.

The 31-year-old entered Tuesday 2-for-34 over his previous eight contests, but he broke out with the third-inning, three-run homer of Jakob Junis. Merrifield has a .253/.303/.443 slash line with eight homers, nine doubles, 25 RBI and seven stolen bases in 43 games this season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/16@ CHWL 3-44010100
05/15@ CHWW 5-15220001
05/14@ CHWL 1-33010000
05/14@ CHWW 6-23000010
05/13@ DETL 3-44110010
05/12@ DETL 2-42100000
05/11@ DETL 7-83000000
Fantasy Points By Week
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27

17

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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021KC4015324404241418121.261.326.4050.731
2020KC6024838709301233123.282.325.4400.764
2019KC1626811052061674451262010.302.348.4630.811
2018KC158632881921260611144510.304.367.4380.806
2017KC1455878016919782988348.288.324.4600.784
2016KC813114488229197283.283.323.3920.716
Total64626123797656229518045113135.293.341.4420.783
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021KC401006250314
2020KC6012010910403
2019KC162411031540558
2018KC158433277626212
2017KC145326270716013
2016KC8122312211011
Total64616022115524424941
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
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
01/24/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Florence, SC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:
South Carolina
MLB Experience:
4