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Whit Merrifield
2B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 32

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 135 118 19 32 4 21 10 .271 .333 .424 .757
6 Seasons 2804 2577 374 757 62 292 129 .294 .342 .444 .785
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .271 4 21 10 .757
6 Seasons .294 62 292 129 .785

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 1258 241 7 2.9 88.2 107.1 12.3 29.9 .246 .364 .309 .286 .341 35.2 21.7 5.7
2017 2369 507 26 5.1 87.6 107.8 16.4 36.7 .271 .447 .332 .323 .353 29.4 14 4.6
2018 2733 526 25 4.8 87.1 106.4 16.9 41.1 .280 .428 .349 .342 .374 31 16.1 8.6
2019 2773 559 24 4.3 87 104.8 15.5 41.5 .273 .419 .340 .317 .358 29.1 17.1 6.1
2020 996 216 11 5.1 86.1 105.8 15.8 39.8 .292 .439 .329 .336 .360 27.3 12.5 4.5
2021 445 107 4 3.7 87 106.9 13 34.6 .296 .456 .323 .346 .350 29.9 9.2 8.4
10574 2156 97 4.5 87.2 107.8 15.6 38.5 .274 .425 .335 .324 .358 30.1 15.9 6.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 241 54.2 77 65 21 15 4 0 2 6 61 .323 .304 .477 .474 .381 .380 89.9 15 4.0 12.2
2021 Breaking 162 36.4 38 36 5 3 1 0 1 6 32 .139 .193 .250 .296 .157 .194 82.1 11 21.4 14.6
2021 Offspeed 42 9.4 15 14 5 3 1 0 1 0 14 .357 .520 .643 .782 .444 .560 85.7 8 12.5 0.0
2020 Fastballs 531 53.3 135 120 40 28 7 0 5 8 113 .333 .349 .517 .521 .393 .403 87.5 17 12.2 6.7
2020 Breaking 331 33.2 87 86 21 14 5 0 2 20 66 .244 .206 .372 .277 .267 .217 81.3 12 23.0 18.0
2020 Offspeed 134 13.5 43 42 9 7 0 0 2 5 37 .214 .308 .357 .533 .253 .366 87.4 16 16.4 10.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 46.9 20.7 24.9 7.5 31.1 36.1 32.8 1.7 35.3 22.4 27.4 6.6 2.9
2017 38.1 26.6 28.4 6.9 30.8 37.9 31.4 3.7 27.8 30.6 24.7 6.3 5.1
2018 35.9 24.5 31 8.6 31.9 36.7 31.4 2.7 27.9 26.2 30.6 6.7 4.8
2019 38.5 23.1 32.4 6.1 34.5 37.4 28.1 2.9 28.1 26.8 29.7 5.5 4.3
2020 37.5 23.6 34.3 4.6 27.8 44.4 27.8 5.6 25.5 30.6 28.7 4.6 5.1
2021 44.9 23.4 28 3.7 37.4 36.4 26.2 0.9 33.6 24.3 29.9 7.5 3.7
38.9 24.1 30.2 6.8 32.1 37.8 30.1 3.1 28.8 27.3 28.4 6.1 4.5
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Splitter 23.6 2 8 1.8 2 .5 1 .625 33.3 0 0 .177 .195 .162 0
2021 Cutter -2.4 -1 29 6.5 5 0 0 .14 7.7 0 0 .287 .326 .348 0
2021 Curveball 0.8 0 47 10.6 9 .111 .222 .239 22.2 11.1 10 .234 .314 .234 37.5
2021 Changeup 7.9 3 34 7.6 13 .333 .583 .554 9.5 0 0 .577 .88 .622 8.3
2021 Sinker 2.5 2 68 15.3 25 .35 .45 .392 2.6 8 15.4 .287 .421 .391 31.6
2021 Slider -2.8 -3 115 25.8 29 .148 .259 .162 21.2 17.2 16.1 .179 .29 .182 16.7
2021 4-Seamer 1.8 3 144 32.4 47 .341 .537 .404 4.1 8.5 12.9 .314 .514 .379 47.4
2020 Splitter 6.6 1 14 1.4 3 .5 .5 .533 14.3 0 0 .326 .391 .446 50
2020 Cutter -0.7 -1 69 6.9 14 .273 .364 .368 27.3 21.4 15.8 .198 .366 .337 12.5
2020 Curveball 3.2 3 96 9.6 27 .37 .667 .441 20.9 18.5 20.8 .319 .453 .336 31.8
2020 Sinker -1.6 -2 126 12.7 35 .281 .438 .369 10.3 2.9 5 .328 .482 .378 29
2020 Changeup 0.5 1 120 12 40 .2 .35 .235 16.7 12.5 12.2 .307 .54 .359 22.9
2020 Slider -0.1 0 235 23.6 60 .186 .237 .209 23.8 25 17.2 .154 .197 .163 15.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 4 336 33.7 86 .364 .571 .436 10.1 4.7 5 .38 .56 .424 35.1
2019 Splitter -5.4 0 9 0.3 4 .25 .25 .225 42.9 50 50 .198 .252 .189 0
2019 Curveball 2.5 6 233 8.4 44 .326 .605 .42 29.1 25 19 .243 .383 .274 25
2019 Cutter 0.3 1 193 7 49 .282 .41 .4 23.9 16.3 16.3 .285 .396 .375 22.6
2019 Changeup 0.3 1 281 10.1 78 .27 .338 .324 27.9 20.5 17 .263 .342 .282 24.1
2019 Sinker 0.8 3 413 14.9 144 .346 .519 .398 8.6 7.6 11.7 .313 .44 .348 28.7
2019 Slider -1.8 -11 620 22.4 146 .22 .305 .232 29.1 28.1 18.7 .176 .271 .194 18.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 14 968 34.9 251 .339 .554 .416 15.2 13.9 12 .335 .56 .397 38.4
2018 Splitter 17 2 13 0.5 4 .75 1.5 .95 0 0 0 .51 .972 .625 50
2018 Cutter 1.2 2 145 5.3 35 .281 .438 .343 25 17.1 14.6 .301 .438 .35 26.9
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 210 7.7 53 .365 .423 .342 26.5 22.6 16.9 .274 .346 .269 22
2018 Curveball 0.6 1 256 9.4 65 .293 .345 .316 19.2 20 15.9 .26 .344 .302 8.7
2018 Slider -0.5 -3 581 21.3 135 .217 .275 .264 32 28.1 18.4 .213 .315 .28 20.5
2018 Sinker 3 17 561 20.5 169 .425 .637 .475 6.9 4.7 7 .368 .563 .416 37.9
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -6 956 35 241 .246 .394 .335 17.1 15.4 13.4 .252 .429 .354 38.2
2018 N/A 1.4 0 1 0
2017 Splitter -3.9 -1 24 1 8 0 0 .175 42.9 25 14.3 .245 .296 .327 25
2017 Cutter 1.3 2 121 5.1 34 .333 .485 .344 29 17.6 18.2 .323 .488 .337 25
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 223 9.4 58 .309 .436 .374 20.5 13.8 9.9 .271 .362 .292 29.8
2017 Curveball -0.5 -2 298 12.6 71 .224 .313 .249 23.3 15.5 11.6 .226 .325 .25 17.5
2017 Slider 0.3 1 441 18.6 112 .288 .442 .335 27.6 21.4 16.2 .219 .338 .26 19.3
2017 Sinker 2.2 11 505 21.3 150 .338 .592 .424 6.9 8 9.3 .339 .588 .404 34.6
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -8 746 31.5 194 .263 .436 .335 12.8 12.9 13 .261 .473 .334 35.5
2017 N/A -0.9 0 2 0.1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 323 1227 2 -11 8 2 2
2017 627 2361 -10 -4 8 9 3
2018 702 2723 -11 -11 24 12 14
2019 716 2713 -18 2 17 12 13
2020 265 996 -4 -1 7 5 6
2021 130 445 1 -3 5 2 5
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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 1258 51 62 86.9 33.7 63.1 43 23.2 48.4 20 6.8 68.7
2017 2369 51.1 68.5 88.3 32.2 68.5 42.6 25.1 50.8 17.5 8.3 74.6
2018 2733 48.9 67.5 85.7 29.2 69 41.5 24.3 47.9 18.9 8.3 75.7
2019 2773 49.5 68.2 85.5 30.8 66.2 43.9 25.3 49.3 20 7.1 68.8
2020 996 48.7 71.8 88.2 28 72 41.8 27.2 49.3 16.1 8.3 81.9
2021 445 48.5 72.7 93 27.5 79.4 43.4 33.6 49.4 10.5 8.3 81.1
10574 49.7 67.8 87 30.6 68.1 42.7 25.3 49.2 18.4 7.8 74
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 93
2017 44 76 62 53 31 53 36 42 20 85 7 82 94 17
2018 70 89 56 40 79 48 25 19 19 78 50 78 93 86
2019 38 79 37 23 45 43 18 14 12 74 21 78 86 12
2020 61 91 61 34 57 55 28 11 7 96 6 93 89 80
2021 55 84 51 32 68 27 15 18 11 99 47 98 90 62
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 16 14 2 13 8 7 43.8
2020 24.5 9 10.2 -1 2 6 7 77.8
2021 23.7 4 3.9 0 0 2 2 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 16 15 18 13 15 11 13 16 14 16 15 15 9 13 14 16 11 13 15 17 10 11 12 16 14 16 15 12 20 9 15
2020 9 9 14 8 12 8 12 11 10 13 11 9 7 12 10 13 10 9 11 13 9 7 9 10 8 13 9 10 11 7 12
2021 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.2 87.6 -0.6 87.1 -0.5 87 -0.1 86.1 -0.9 87 0.9
Launch Angle 12.3 16.4 4.1 16.9 0.5 15.5 -1.4 15.8 0.3 13 -2.8
Barrel % 2.9 5.1 2.2 4.8 -0.3 4.3 -0.5 5.1 0.8 3.7 -1.4
Hard Hit % 35.2 29.4 -5.8 31 1.6 29.1 -1.9 27.3 -1.8 29.9 2.6
Sweet Spot % 29.9 36.7 6.8 41.1 4.4 41.5 0.4 39.8 -1.7 34.6 -5.2
xBA .246 .271 0.025 .28 0.009 .273 -0.007 .292 0.019 .296 0.004
BA .283 .288 0.005 .304 0.016 .302 -0.002 .282 -0.02 .27 -0.012
xwOBA .286 .323 0.037 .342 0.019 .317 -0.025 .336 0.019 .346 0.01
wOBA .309 .332 0.023 .349 0.017 .34 -0.009 .329 -0.011 .323 -0.006
xSLG .364 .447 0.083 .428 -0.019 .419 -0.009 .439 0.02 .456 0.017
SLG .392 .46 0.068 .438 -0.022 .463 0.025 .44 -0.023 .426 -0.014
K% 21.7 14 -7.7 16.1 2.1 17.1 1 12.5 -4.6 9.2 -3.3
BB% 5.7 4.6 -1.1 8.6 4 6.1 -2.5 4.5 -1.6 8.4 3.9
Swing % 48.4 50.8 2.4 47.9 -2.9 49.3 1.4 49.3 0 49.4 0.1
Whiff% 20 17.5 -2.5 18.9 1.4 20 1.1 16.1 -3.9 10.5 -5.6
In Zone % 51 51.1 0.1 48.9 -2.2 49.5 0.6 48.7 -0.8 48.5 -0.2
Out of Zone % 49 48.9 -0.1 51.1 2.2 50.5 -0.6 51.3 0.8 51.5 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 33.7 32.2 -1.5 29.2 -3 30.8 1.6 28 -2.8 27.5 -0.5
First Pitch Swing % 23.2 25.1 1.9 24.3 -0.8 25.3 1 27.2 1.9 33.6 6.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.5 61.7 1.2 59.1 -2.6 60.5 1.4 60.4 -0.1 59.5 -0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 323 0 0.0 .312
2017 R 625 4 0.6 .330 .219
2018 R 705 11 1.6 .348 .445
2019 R 716 12 1.7 .340 .408
2020 R 262 2 0.8 .327 1.060
2021 R 130 0 0.0 .323

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