Whit Merrifield
2B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 9, #269, Kansas City Royals | South Carolina

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 223 203 28 60 2 24 16 .296 .350 .389 .739
8 Seasons 4162 3830 550 1095 81 427 191 .286 .332 .424 .756
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .296 2 24 16 .739
8 Seasons .286 81 427 191 .756

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 27 1258 241 7 2.9 2.1 88.1 107.1 12.2 29.9 .252 .372 .309 .292 .351 34.4 21.7 5.7
2017 28 2369 507 26 5.1 4.1 87.6 110.5 16.4 36.5 .275 .454 .332 .327 .359 29.6 14.0 4.6
2018 29 2733 526 24 4.6 3.4 87.0 106.4 16.9 40.9 .281 .428 .349 .343 .375 31.2 16.1 8.6
2019 30 2773 559 24 4.3 3.3 87.0 104.8 15.6 42.0 .280 .431 .340 .324 .367 29.0 17.1 6.1
2020 31 996 216 11 5.1 4.2 86.1 105.8 15.8 39.8 .292 .439 .329 .336 .360 27.3 12.5 4.5
2021 32 2608 573 20 3.5 2.8 86.9 107.8 14.1 40.0 .263 .383 .306 .301 .325 28.8 14.3 5.6
2022 33 2017 427 18 4.2 3.3 87.1 107.6 15.1 37.9 .240 .356 .294 .288 .310 31.1 15.5 6.9
2023 34 805 166 3 1.8 1.4 85.7 104.6 14.6 39.8 .253 .337 .331 .295 .315 26.5 16.4 7.3
Player 15559 3215 133 4.1 3.2 87.0 110.5 15.3 38.9 .268 .407 .325 .316 .348 29.9 15.8 6.3
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 46.9 20.7 24.9 7.5 30.7 36.5 32.8 1.7 36.1 22.8 27.4 6.6 2.9 2.1
2017 38.1 26.6 28.4 6.9 30.2 38.1 31.2 3.7 27.8 30.6 24.7 6.3 5.1 4.1
2018 35.9 24.5 31.0 8.6 31.9 36.7 31.2 2.7 27.9 26.2 30.6 6.8 4.6 3.4
2019 38.5 23.1 32.4 6.1 34.5 37.6 27.9 2.9 28.4 27.5 30.1 5.7 4.3 3.3
2020 37.5 29.2 28.7 4.6 27.8 44.4 27.8 5.6 25.5 30.6 28.7 4.6 5.1 4.2
2021 41.7 25.8 26.7 5.8 34.0 34.2 31.8 3.3 31.8 27.2 27.1 7.2 3.5 2.8
2022 41.2 28.8 22.2 7.7 35.1 35.8 29.0 4.9 30.9 29.5 23.0 7.3 4.2 3.3
2023 37.3 23.5 31.9 7.2 35.5 34.9 29.5 3.0 28.3 30.1 30.7 6.0 1.8 1.4
Player 39.4 25.4 28.3 6.8 32.7 36.9 30.2 3.4 29.5 28.0 27.6 6.5 4.1 3.2
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer 0.3 1 233 28.9 63 .357 .429 .375 15.9 12.7 11.4 .290 .407 .345 36.7
2023 Slider -0.7 -1 165 20.5 39 .250 .278 .271 22.5 15.4 10.9 .204 .264 .241 16.7
2023 Sinker 0.1 0 130 16.1 43 .282 .436 .387 5.5 7.0 10.0 .306 .408 .346 30.6
2023 Cutter -1.0 -1 75 9.3 16 .333 .333 .325 28.9 25.0 19.0 .303 .347 .311 18.2
2023 Sweeper 3.7 3 70 8.7 18 .353 .412 .458 34.3 33.3 24.0 .210 .259 .229 9.1
2023 Curveball -0.4 0 64 8.0 20 .222 .500 .305 25.0 30.0 24.0 .119 .201 .179 23.1
2023 Changeup 0.9 1 58 7.2 16 .267 .333 .347 32.1 12.5 8.7 .280 .328 .293 23.1
2023 Splitter -5.2 0 5 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 33.3 .270 .409 .293 100.0
2023 Forkball 9.8 0 3 0.4 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 685 34.0 208 .283 .455 .340 11.3 8.2 9.4 .274 .437 .333 38.3
2022 Slider -0.5 -2 430 21.3 106 .245 .314 .262 33.3 25.5 19.3 .230 .299 .249 22.7
2022 Sinker -2.0 -6 327 16.2 92 .179 .231 .252 8.7 7.6 10.8 .225 .325 .309 29.2
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 183 9.1 41 .184 .237 .205 24.2 26.8 20.0 .174 .227 .202 14.3
2022 Changeup -0.3 -1 161 8.0 45 .209 .302 .228 24.2 20.0 18.0 .239 .332 .259 25.7
2022 Cutter 1.9 3 146 7.2 40 .385 .667 .454 29.5 20.0 23.5 .237 .399 .281 38.7
2022 Sweeper 3.8 3 66 3.3 11 .300 .600 .409 36.0 45.5 17.2 .143 .176 .191 20.0
2022 Splitter -3.6 -1 19 0.9 7 .000 .000 .000 10.0 14.3 7.7 .189 .275 .205 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -5 930 35.7 271 .293 .434 .340 13.2 13.7 15.9 .264 .420 .319 38.8
2021 Slider -1.0 -6 582 22.3 134 .179 .301 .219 31.7 23.9 17.8 .182 .266 .212 21.9
2021 Sinker 1.6 6 393 15.1 134 .347 .438 .375 8.1 6.7 12.2 .323 .427 .361 23.7
2021 Curveball -0.2 0 218 8.4 54 .160 .220 .225 21.1 13.0 9.7 .224 .299 .253 24.4
2021 Cutter 1.2 2 203 7.8 44 .419 .581 .461 19.0 9.1 10.5 .337 .469 .356 28.2
2021 Changeup -1.1 -2 200 7.7 63 .250 .350 .299 21.3 14.3 14.1 .300 .425 .319 17.3
2021 Sweeper -2.2 -1 45 1.7 8 .000 .000 .088 38.9 37.5 17.6 .080 .170 .180 25.0
2021 Splitter 12.3 4 31 1.2 9 .667 .778 .639 23.5 11.1 5.3 .349 .404 .326 12.5
2021 Slurve -7.2 0 6 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 50.0 .066 .076 .059 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 5 350 35.1 89 .359 .564 .437 9.9 4.5 4.9 .377 .555 .427 34.7
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 232 23.3 58 .175 .228 .201 23.6 25.9 17.4 .150 .194 .161 16.7
2020 Changeup 0.5 1 120 12.0 40 .200 .350 .235 16.7 12.5 12.2 .307 .540 .359 22.9
2020 Sinker -2.4 -3 112 11.2 32 .290 .452 .359 10.6 3.1 5.3 .333 .491 .364 30.0
2020 Curveball 2.9 3 91 9.1 25 .360 .680 .440 20.5 20.0 21.7 .323 .462 .342 35.0
2020 Cutter 0.3 0 65 6.5 13 .300 .400 .396 30.0 15.4 11.1 .206 .390 .355 12.5
2020 Splitter 6.8 1 13 1.3 3 .500 .500 .533 14.3 0.0 0.0 .326 .391 .446 50.0
2020 Sweeper 3.3 0 10 1.0 4 .250 .250 .225 25.0 25.0 33.3 .165 .179 .153 0.0
2020 Slurve 13.8 0 3 0.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .507 .620 .505 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 13 990 35.7 257 .339 .561 .415 15.2 14.0 12.0 .333 .556 .394 38.1
2019 Slider -1.8 -11 599 21.6 143 .217 .304 .217 30.1 29.4 19.6 .175 .279 .197 19.2
2019 Sinker 0.9 4 415 15.0 143 .341 .500 .395 8.2 7.7 11.8 .313 .439 .348 28.1
2019 Changeup 0.0 0 284 10.2 80 .263 .329 .308 28.5 20.0 17.0 .261 .338 .280 23.3
2019 Curveball 2.7 6 226 8.2 43 .333 .619 .430 28.6 25.6 18.6 .251 .412 .289 29.0
2019 Cutter 0.5 1 192 6.9 48 .289 .421 .398 22.5 14.6 14.3 .293 .422 .390 25.8
2019 Sweeper 1.4 0 28 1.0 8 .375 .500 .494 8.3 12.5 20.0 .259 .292 .242 0.0
2019 Slurve -2.2 0 17 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .140 .160 .135 0.0
2019 Splitter -3.6 0 11 0.4 5 .400 .400 .360 44.4 40.0 50.0 .280 .339 .261 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -6 953 34.9 240 .248 .396 .337 16.9 15.0 13.1 .255 .433 .357 38.8
2018 Sinker 3.0 17 564 20.6 170 .422 .634 .472 7.2 5.3 7.7 .360 .542 .404 37.9
2018 Slider -0.5 -3 549 20.1 129 .226 .287 .273 30.3 25.6 17.2 .222 .330 .288 20.5
2018 Curveball 0.8 2 234 8.6 59 .308 .365 .333 20.7 20.3 15.6 .262 .351 .309 9.8
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 207 7.6 52 .373 .431 .338 26.4 21.2 15.9 .285 .360 .279 22.0
2018 Cutter 1.3 2 149 5.5 36 .303 .455 .358 24.6 16.7 14.0 .302 .435 .349 25.9
2018 Sweeper -2.3 -1 32 1.2 7 .000 .000 .100 58.3 71.4 38.5 .056 .057 .143 0.0
2018 Slurve -3.2 -1 18 0.7 4 .000 .000 .000 12.5 25.0 20.0 .256 .276 .235 0.0
2018 Splitter 12.8 2 16 0.6 5 .600 1.200 .760 11.1 20.0 14.3 .408 .777 .500 50.0
2018 Screwball 1.4 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -1.0 -7 750 31.7 195 .265 .453 .342 13.1 13.3 13.5 .266 .497 .342 35.9
2017 Sinker 2.1 11 500 21.1 148 .336 .571 .425 6.5 7.4 8.5 .340 .574 .400 34.1
2017 Slider 0.9 4 417 17.6 102 .298 .468 .348 27.4 19.6 14.4 .230 .360 .276 19.5
2017 Curveball -0.7 -2 292 12.3 70 .212 .303 .240 23.7 15.7 11.6 .223 .323 .249 17.9
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 221 9.3 58 .309 .436 .365 19.2 13.8 9.9 .276 .369 .297 29.8
2017 Cutter 0.7 1 130 5.5 40 .333 .462 .338 30.3 20.0 22.2 .301 .444 .311 28.1
2017 Splitter -3.9 -1 26 1.1 8 .000 .000 .175 50.0 25.0 14.3 .245 .296 .327 25.0
2017 Sweeper -4.4 -1 13 0.5 3 .000 .000 .000 20.0 66.7 33.3 .046 .047 .043 0.0
2017 Slurve 2.7 0 8 0.3 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 -- .234 .349 .248 0.0
2017 Screwball -0.9 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 331 1,257 3 -12 8 2 1
2017 626 2,360 -9 -3 7 9 5
2018 702 2,723 -11 -12 24 12 13
2019 725 2,744 -19 2 17 12 12
2020 265 996 -4 -2 7 5 6
2021 719 2,608 -9 -22 18 10 -3
2022 556 2,041 -19 -7 11 8 -7
2023 220 805 -3 -7 7 4 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 1,258 51.0 62.2 86.7 34.0 62.4 42.6 23.2 48.4 20.0 6.7 67.9
2017 2,369 51.1 68.5 88.1 32.2 68.7 42.6 25.1 50.8 17.5 8.2 74.2
2018 2,733 48.8 67.7 85.8 29.0 68.9 41.6 24.3 47.9 18.9 8.3 75.2
2019 2,773 49.5 68.2 85.6 30.9 66.1 43.8 25.5 49.3 20.0 7.0 68.9
2020 996 48.7 71.8 88.2 28.0 72.0 41.8 27.2 49.3 16.1 8.5 81.2
2021 2,608 49.6 71.3 85.9 29.0 71.1 42.4 32.0 50.0 18.1 7.6 82.3
2022 2,017 50.7 71.4 85.6 29.8 65.9 44.1 34.0 50.9 19.4 8.4 78.8
2023 805 48.6 71.9 85.1 33.3 68.8 41.9 39.5 52.0 19.8 9.4 80.3
Player 15,559 49.8 69.0 86.3 30.5 68.0 42.7 28.1 49.7 18.8 7.9 75.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2016 53 93
2017 46 78 63 54 33 53 36 42 79 19 85 7 82 19 94 83
2018 70 89 55 38 77 44 24 17 48 20 78 50 78 45 92 86
2019 43 84 41 25 50 43 19 14 36 12 74 21 78 34 86 25
2020 59 90 59 32 55 55 28 10 32 7 96 6 93 44 89 89 37
2021 20 67 25 16 22 30 12 13 51 6 90 11 87 41 87 92 14
2022 17 37 22 20 20 25 14 16 35 9 85 35 82 45 84 89 41
2023 17 52 13 5 37 3 3 4 15 5 81 33 80 21 90 24 49
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.5 2 5.5 -4 8 6 1 50.0
2017 22.1 19 21.6 -3 19 14 10 52.6
2018 24.1 12 14.8 -3 6 11 7 58.3
2019 23.2 16 15.1 1 14 7 8 50.0
2020 24.5 9 9.8 -1 2 5 6 66.7
2021 24.7 10 12.6 -3 12 12 5 50.0
2022 23.4 11 11.0 0 11 13 1 9.1
2023 22.7 2 1.8 0 2 2 0 0.0
Player 23.3 81 92.3 -11 74 70 38 46.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 4 6 10 5 4 7 5 2 3 5 11 5 3 4 5 2 3 6 8 5 3 10 8 4 4 6 12 6 6 4
2017 19 19 21 28 23 20 25 17 18 19 19 34 21 22 18 22 15 16 24 20 21 26 27 23 20 19 20 26 25 23 17
2018 12 21 10 13 14 12 17 16 12 8 14 17 16 15 14 16 14 12 16 20 18 14 22 16 11 11 14 16 18 16 12
2019 16 17 14 16 14 14 14 15 13 12 14 16 20 13 14 12 12 13 15 14 13 22 18 20 12 13 14 18 23 15 14
2020 9 11 11 11 11 9 12 8 10 8 10 12 7 7 10 9 7 9 11 12 9 10 13 8 7 9 12 12 9 12 9
2021 10 16 13 12 12 8 16 11 8 8 7 21 11 9 10 16 7 8 15 16 13 19 18 14 8 8 22 14 14 11 13
2022 11 4 13 7 15 14 16 7 9 6 12 19 8 8 13 12 7 6 11 13 8 12 19 10 4 7 18 17 10 13 13
2023 2 1 1 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
Player 81 93 89 98 97 83 110 80 73 65 82 133 90 79 85 94 67 68 100 106 89 108 129 101 67 72 107 117 107 98 83
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 87.6 -0.5 87.0 -0.6 87.0 0.0 86.1 -0.9 86.9 0.8 87.1 0.2 85.7 -1.4
Launch Angle 12.2 16.4 4.2 16.9 0.5 15.6 -1.3 15.8 0.2 14.1 -1.7 15.1 1.0 14.6 -0.5
Barrel % 2.9 5.1 2.2 4.6 -0.5 4.3 -0.3 5.1 0.8 3.5 -1.6 4.2 0.7 1.8 -2.4
Hard Hit % 34.4 29.6 -4.8 31.2 1.6 29.0 -2.2 27.3 -1.7 28.8 1.5 31.1 2.3 26.5 -4.6
Sweet Spot % 29.9 36.5 6.6 40.9 4.4 42.0 1.1 39.8 -2.2 40.0 0.2 37.9 -2.1 39.8 1.9
xBA .252 .275 0.023 .281 0.006 .280 -0.001 .292 0.012 .263 -0.029 .240 -0.023 .253 0.013
BA .283 .288 0.005 .304 0.016 .302 -0.002 .282 -0.020 .277 -0.005 .250 -0.027 .300 0.050
xwOBA .292 .327 0.035 .343 0.016 .324 -0.019 .336 0.012 .301 -0.035 .288 -0.013 .295 0.007
wOBA .309 .332 0.023 .349 0.017 .340 -0.009 .329 -0.011 .306 -0.023 .294 -0.012 .331 0.037
xSLG .372 .454 0.082 .428 -0.026 .431 0.003 .439 0.008 .383 -0.056 .356 -0.027 .337 -0.019
SLG .392 .460 0.068 .438 -0.022 .463 0.025 .440 -0.023 .395 -0.045 .375 -0.020 .395 0.020
K% 21.7 14.0 -7.7 16.1 2.1 17.1 1.0 12.5 -4.6 14.3 1.8 15.5 1.2 16.4 0.9
BB% 5.7 4.6 -1.1 8.6 4.0 6.1 -2.5 4.5 -1.6 5.6 1.1 6.9 1.3 7.3 0.4
Swing % 48.4 50.8 2.4 47.9 -2.9 49.3 1.4