Whit Merrifield
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 33

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 550 504 70 126 11 58 16 .250 .298 .375 .673
7 Seasons 3939 3627 522 1035 79 403 175 .285 .331 .426 .757
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .250 11 58 16 .673
7 Seasons .285 79 403 175 .757

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
Player 14754 3049 130 4.3 3.3 87.1 110.5 15.4 38.8 .269 .410 .325 .317 .349 30.0 15.8 6.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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
Player 39.6 25.5 28.1 6.8 32.6 37.0 30.3 3.4 29.6 27.9 27.4 6.5 4.3 3.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
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 0.0 0 494 24.5 118 .248 .336 .274 33.9 28.0 19.6 .221 .286 .242 22.5
2022 Sinker -2.0 -6 326 16.2 92 .179 .231 .252 8.7 7.6 10.8 .225 .325 .309 29.2
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 187 9.3 41 .184 .237 .205 25.4 26.8 19.0 .174 .226 .202 14.3
2022 Changeup -0.4 -1 164 8.1 46 .205 .295 .223 24.7 21.7 19.2 .234 .324 .254 25.7
2022 Cutter 2.2 3 144 7.1 39 .395 .684 .465 27.6 17.9 21.9 .243 .409 .288 38.7
2022 Splitter -2.9 -1 17 0.8 6 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .221 .321 .239 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -6 928 35.6 271 .293 .434 .340 13.2 13.7 16.0 .264 .420 .319 38.8
2021 Slider -1.0 -7 639 24.5 145 .173 .286 .214 32.0 24.1 17.6 .176 .259 .210 21.4
2021 Sinker 1.6 6 394 15.1 134 .347 .438 .375 8.1 6.7 12.0 .323 .427 .361 23.7
2021 Curveball -0.4 -1 224 8.6 56 .154 .212 .217 20.6 14.3 10.8 .218 .291 .246 26.1
2021 Changeup -0.9 -2 201 7.7 63 .250 .350 .299 21.3 14.3 14.1 .300 .425 .319 17.3
2021 Cutter 1.3 2 191 7.3 41 .425 .600 .473 18.9 9.8 11.1 .350 .489 .370 30.6
2021 Splitter 12.3 4 31 1.2 9 .667 .778 .639 23.5 11.1 5.3 .349 .404 .326 12.5
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 5 349 35.0 89 .359 .564 .437 9.9 4.5 4.9 .377 .555 .427 34.7
2020 Slider -0.2 0 237 23.8 61 .183 .233 .206 24.3 24.6 17.0 .151 .195 .161 15.6
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 3.2 3 95 9.5 26 .385 .692 .458 19.5 19.2 21.7 .330 .468 .348 33.3
2020 Cutter -0.8 -1 69 6.9 14 .273 .364 .368 27.3 21.4 15.8 .198 .366 .337 12.5
2020 Splitter 6.6 1 14 1.4 3 .500 .500 .533 14.3 0.0 0.0 .326 .391 .446 50.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 14 984 35.5 255 .338 .557 .417 15.1 13.7 11.8 .334 .559 .396 38.1
2019 Slider -1.8 -12 626 22.6 149 .222 .306 .233 29.1 28.2 19.1 .178 .279 .198 17.9
2019 Sinker 0.9 4 414 14.9 143 .341 .500 .395 8.3 7.7 12.0 .313 .439 .348 28.1
2019 Changeup -0.1 0 287 10.3 80 .263 .329 .308 28.9 20.0 16.8 .261 .338 .280 23.3
2019 Curveball 2.4 6 235 8.5 44 .326 .605 .420 29.1 25.0 18.3 .251 .408 .287 28.1
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 192 6.9 49 .282 .410 .390 22.5 14.3 14.0 .298 .423 .390 25.0
2019 Splitter -3.5 0 10 0.4 5 .400 .400 .360 37.5 40.0 50.0 .280 .339 .261 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -6 954 34.9 241 .246 .394 .335 17.1 15.4 13.5 .254 .431 .356 38.8
2018 Slider -0.5 -3 580 21.2 135 .217 .275 .266 32.0 28.1 18.4 .214 .317 .282 20.5
2018 Sinker 3.0 17 563 20.6 169 .425 .637 .475 6.8 4.7 6.9 .362 .545 .407 37.9
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 257 9.4 65 .293 .345 .316 19.2 20.0 15.9 .260 .344 .302 8.7
2018 Changeup 0.2 0 210 7.7 53 .365 .423 .332 26.5 22.6 16.9 .280 .353 .274 22.0
2018 Cutter 1.1 2 145 5.3 35 .281 .438 .343 25.0 17.1 14.6 .301 .438 .350 26.9
2018 Splitter 17.0 2 13 0.5 4 .750 1.500 .950 0.0 0.0 0.0 .510 .972 .625 50.0
2018 N/A 1.4 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -0.9 -7 753 31.8 196 .265 .453 .344 13.0 13.3 13.3 .266 .497 .344 35.9
2017 Sinker 2.1 11 498 21.0 148 .336 .571 .425 6.6 7.4 8.7 .340 .574 .400 34.1
2017 Slider 0.5 2 440 18.6 111 .282 .437 .328 27.8 21.6 16.2 .220 .342 .263 19.5
2017 Curveball -0.6 -2 298 12.6 71 .224 .313 .249 23.3 15.5 11.6 .226 .325 .250 17.5
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 223 9.4 58 .309 .436 .365 20.5 13.8 9.9 .276 .369 .297 29.8
2017 Cutter 1.5 2 122 5.1 35 .353 .500 .360 28.6 17.1 18.2 .319 .480 .332 27.6
2017 Splitter -4.0 -1 24 1.0 8 .000 .000 .175 42.9 25.0 14.3 .245 .296 .327 25.0
2017 N/A -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 627 2,361 -9 -3 8 9 5
2018 702 2,723 -11 -11 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
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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 51.1 62.1 86.7 34.1 62.4 42.7 23.2 48.4 20.0 6.6 67.5
2017 2,369 51.1 68.5 88.3 32.2 68.5 42.6 25.1 50.8 17.5 8.3 74.5
2018 2,733 48.8 67.5 85.7 29.1 69.0 41.5 24.3 47.9 18.9 8.3 75.7
2019 2,773 49.5 68.2 85.6 30.9 66.2 43.8 25.5 49.3 20.0 7.0 69.3
2020 996 48.7 71.8 88.2 28.0 72.0 41.8 27.2 49.3 16.1 8.3 81.9
2021 2,608 49.7 71.3 85.9 29.0 71.1 42.3 32.0 50.0 18.1 7.7 82.5
2022 2,017 50.7 71.4 85.6 29.7 65.9 44.1 34.0 50.9 19.4 8.4 78.8
Player 14,754 49.9 68.8 86.4 30.4 67.9 42.7 27.5 49.5 18.7 7.8 75.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 78 19 85 7 82 19 94 82
2018 70 89 56 38 77 44 24 17 48 20 78 50 78 45 93 86
2019 43 83 41 25 50 43 19 14 36 12 74 21 78 34 86 25
2020 59 90 59 32 55 55 28 11 32 7 96 6 93 45 89 89 38
2021 20 67 25 15 22 30 12 13 51 6 90 11 87 41 87 91 14
2022 17 37 22 20 20 25 14 16 35 9 85 35 82 46 84 90 41
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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 5.3 -3 9 6 1 50.0
2017 22.1 19 22.8 -4 15 13 12 63.2
2018 24.1 12 14.5 -3 5 10 8 66.7
2019 23.2 16 15.2 1 14 7 8 50.0
2020 24.5 9 10.5 -2 4 5 7 77.8
2021 24.7 10 13.6 -4 12 14 5 50.0
2022 23.4 11 11.2 0 9 15 1 9.1
Player 23.3 79 93.1 -14 68 70 42 53.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 4 14 4 4 6 3 4 3 5 9 5 3 2 4 7 7 6 4 5 11 2 2 6 4 6 8 4 3 4 10
2017 19 22 35 24 20 22 24 21 26 26 25 20 18 20 21 27 22 26 17 24 28 17 16 24 23 21 25 19 25 20 26
2018 12 16 19 14 12 15 12 18 14 14 11 15 8 13 13 16 13 18 13 14 14 13 13 16 19 19 17 10 14 11 21
2019 16 20 18 13 14 12 14 17 15 14 14 15 11 13 14 15 14 23 14 14 18 12 13 16 14 16 18 13 21 10 20
2020 9 7 14 7 11 9 0 11 12