Whit Merrifield Kansas City Royals

Age: 32 (January 24, 1989) | 6' 0" | 195lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-1 2B-15 OF-51 LF-6 CF-23 RF-34 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KC AAA 2017 9 34 6 14 1 4 4 0 3 9 1 1 .412 .432 .794 3 11 .393 n/a
KC AL 2017 145 587 80 169 29 88 32 6 19 78 34 8 .288 .324 .460 5 14 .308 38/22/40 36 31
KC AL 2018 158 632 88 192 61 114 43 3 12 60 45 10 .304 .367 .438 9 16 .352 35/30/35 42 37
KC AL 2019 162 681 105 206 45 126 41 10 16 74 20 10 .302 .348 .463 6 17 .350 38/29/33 32 30
KC AL 2020 60 248 38 70 12 33 12 0 9 30 12 3 .282 .325 .440 5 12 .295 37/26/37 40 36
KC AL 2021 6 24 5 9 1 4 1 0 3 9 0 0 .375 .393 .792 4 14 .316 32/14/55 3 2
Career 6yrs 612 2483 360 734 167 437 151 22 61 280 119 34 .296 .343 .448 6 16 .335 n/a
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We TIED in the FAAB for him in May, I think -- but the other team was behind us in the standings.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Dec 13 '17

Tomorrrow we turn the page. Such gems as my $1 bid for Whit Merrifield will be archived.

Thirty-four stolen bases? Nineteen homers? Are you kidding me?

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 13 '17

I'm kicking myself. I was all over Merrifield in 2016, but this year I put him a tick behind Cuthbert, which meant I didn't take him in the reserve round. Age was an issue, so was Mondesi, but part of what matters was he's a solid player with a history of steals. No one expected the homers, except maybe MLB's labs. But drafting talent over roles isn't a bad approach. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Sep 1 '17

Who's is more unexpected and out of nowhere....Merrifield or Chris Taylor? 

Playing in a pitcher's park he's been much better at home. Is it total randomness? Feeds off the home crowd? Something else?

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 31 '17

Two more hits, one of them out of play, and his 26th stolen base.

The steals maybe. That's in the resume.

The homers?

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 31 '17

4 more hits last night and another SB.

He has been roto gold this year. Mondesi, Jr. might not be the future at 2B for KC. 

Keith Cromer Slyke
Aug 24 '17

I had an interesting discussion with the owner who just dealt for Whit Merrifield as a keeper for $3. I asked him why he didn't make the same offer for Marwin Gonzalez $4.  He told me Marwin seemed old.  I asked him to look them up.  Marwin has been growing through this year: $4, $8, $12, $14, $19+.  Meanwhile Merrifield spent those early years in the minors and now has earned $10, $21+.  Other than guaranteed position versus utility, I see them as the same value for next year.  Both should put up $15 of stats.  But, qualifying at 1B, SS, OF, maybe 3B should be a big plus for Marwin.  The steals are the big positive for Merrifield.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 15 '17

The newest member of the 10 HR club in 2017.

van wilhoite LVW
Jul 23 '17

Another righty batter who found the right field seats in Yankee Stadium well within reach last night. (The other being Hicks.)

Alex Patton Alex
May 24 '17