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Whit Merrifield
RF | 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
2020 265 248 38 70 9 30 12 .282 .325 .440 .764
5 Seasons 2669 2459 355 725 58 271 119 .295 .342 .444 .787
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .282 9 30 12 .764
5 Seasons .295 58 271 119 .787

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2016 1258 241 7 2.9 88.1 12.2 29.9 .259 .385 .309 .304 .367 34.4 21.7 5.7
2017 2369 507 26 5.1 87.6 16.4 36.7 .282 .467 .332 .340 .375 29.6 14.0 4.6
2018 2733 526 24 4.6 87 16.9 40.9 .283 .437 .349 .349 .383 31.2 16.1 8.6
2019 2773 559 24 4.3 87 15.6 41.9 .286 .442 .340 .332 .378 29.0 17.1 6.1
2020 996 216 11 5.1 86.1 15.8 39.8 .292 .440 .324 .324 .346 27.3 12.5 4.5
ALL 10129 2049 92 4.5 87.2 15.8 38.7 .282 .439 .335 .334 .374 30.2 16.2 6.2
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




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%
2020 Fastballs 525 53.8 134 119 40 29 6 0 5 7 113 .336 .345 .513 .508 .388 .384 87.1 16 12.7 6.0
2020 Breaking 321 32.9 86 85 22 14 6 0 2 20 65 .259 .212 .400 .304 .280 .224 81.8 13 24.1 19.2
2020 Offspeed 130 13.3 42 41 8 6 0 0 2 5 36 .195 .316 .341 .545 .234 .354 88.2 17 15.7 11.1
2019 Fastballs 1587 57.8 446 407 135 91 24 9 11 54 353 .332 .330 .516 .518 .382 .388 88.6 15 14.1 12.3
2019 Breaking 864 31.4 194 188 47 31 10 1 5 52 140 .250 .202 .394 .318 .267 .225 84.9 19 29.1 18.6
2019 Offspeed 297 10.8 85 81 22 17 5 0 0 18 63 .272 .267 .333 .352 .278 .287 82.9 12 29.6 18.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2020 Splitter -0.5 0 10 1.0 2 .000 .000 .350 20.0 0.0 0.0 .579 .704 .611 100.0
2020 Cutter -0.8 -1 67 6.7 14 .273 .273 .343 27.3 21.4 15.0 .130 .150 .248 0.0
2020 Curveball 3.3 3 96 9.6 27 .370 .667 .441 20.9 18.5 20.8 .317 .452 .322 31.8
2020 Sinker -1.6 -2 128 12.9 35 .281 .438 .369 10.0 2.9 5.0 .326 .488 .366 29.0
2020 Changeup 0.7 1 120 12.0 40 .200 .350 .235 15.4 12.5 12.5 .309 .541 .341 22.9
2020 Slider 0.3 1 225 22.6 59 .207 .276 .234 25.5 25.4 18.8 .164 .236 .178 18.6
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 4 330 33.1 85 .368 .579 .441 10.9 3.5 3.9 .384 .567 .414 35.1
2019 Splitter -3.2 0 10 0.4 5 .400 .400 .360 37.5 40.0 50.0 .290 .343 .274 0.0
2019 Curveball 2.4 6 238 8.6 44 .302 .581 .409 29.5 27.3 19.0 .244 .415 .284 29.0
2019 Cutter 0.0 0 189 6.8 48 .263 .316 .355 24.3 16.7 16.0 .301 .413 .389 23.3
2019 Changeup 0.1 0 287 10.3 80 .263 .329 .301 29.1 20.0 16.8 .266 .353 .288 23.3
2019 Sinker 0.4 2 425 15.3 147 .338 .507 .389 8.4 7.5 11.3 .314 .446 .353 28.0
2019 Slider -1.5 -9 626 22.6 150 .234 .338 .246 29.1 26.7 18.4 .190 .289 .208 18.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 14 973 35.1 251 .339 .554 .419 15.2 13.9 12.0 .343 .578 .409 38.4
2018 Splitter 17.8 2 13 0.5 4 .750 1.500 .950 0.0 0.0 0.0 .512 .988 .631 50.0
2018 Cutter 1.2 2 145 5.3 35 .281 .438 .343 25.4 17.1 14.6 .309 .455 .363 26.9
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 210 7.7 53 .365 .423 .332 26.5 22.6 16.9 .282 .363 .281 22.0
2018 Curveball 0.6 2 256 9.4 65 .293 .345 .321 20.2 20.0 15.9 .264 .357 .312 8.7
2018 Slider -0.4 -2 581 21.3 135 .217 .275 .266 32.1 28.1 18.4 .209 .316 .281 20.5
2018 Sinker 2.9 16 552 20.2 166 .420 .624 .466 6.4 4.2 6.3 .373 .571 .424 38.4
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -5 965 35.3 244 .252 .408 .341 17.3 15.6 13.6 .253 .431 .355 38.4
2018 N/A 1.6 0 1 0.0
2017 Splitter -3.9 -1 22 0.9 7 .000 .000 .200 46.2 28.6 18.2 .232 .294 .362 33.3
2017 Cutter 1.2 1 121 5.1 34 .333 .485 .344 29.0 17.6 18.2 .322 .494 .345 28.6
2017 Changeup 0.2 1 222 9.4 58 .309 .436 .365 20.5 13.8 9.9 .295 .399 .322 29.8
2017 Curveball -0.4 -1 296 12.5 70 .227 .318 .253 22.0 14.3 10.6 .227 .330 .260 17.5
2017 Slider 0.0 0 429 18.1 109 .277 .436 .317 28.1 22.0 16.8 .225 .352 .273 18.8
2017 Sinker 2.5 12 505 21.3 150 .338 .592 .433 6.9 8.0 9.3 .351 .608 .423 34.6
2017 4-Seamer -1.2 -9 746 31.5 194 .263 .436 .334 12.9 12.9 13.0 .271 .496 .348 35.5
2017 N/A -0.9 0 2 0.1 0.0
2017 N/A 0 0 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 328 1235 2 -9 8 2 3
2017 621 2350 -10 -2 8 7 4
2018 696 2711 -11 -10 25 11 15
2019 720 2731 -19 3 18 10 13
2020 261 990 -4 -1 7 4 6
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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 51.0 61.5 87.8 33.2 63.9 42.6 22.3 47.6 20.4 6.7 66.7
2017 2369 51.0 68.2 88.6 32.1 69.0 42.6 25.1 50.6 17.5 8.3 74.6
2018 2733 48.9 67.3 85.9 28.9 69.7 41.5 24.2 47.7 19.1 8.3 75.7
2019 2773 49.5 67.9 85.8 30.6 67.0 43.8 25.2 49.0 20.1 7.0 68.4
2020 996 48.8 71.4 88.5 27.8 72.5 41.9 27.2 49.1 16.2 8.3 80.7
ALL 10129 49.8 67.3 87.0 30.5 68.3 42.6 24.7 48.9 18.9 7.8 73.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 30.7 36.5 32.8 1.7 36.1 22.8 27.4 6.6 2.9
2017 38.1 26.6 28.4 6.9 30.6 38.1 31.4 3.6 27.6 30.6 24.7 6.3 5.1
2018 35.9 24.5 31.0 8.6 31.9 36.7 31.4 2.1 27.9 26.2 30.8 6.8 4.6
2019 38.5 23.1 32.4 6.1 34.5 37.6 27.9 2.1 28.4 27.5 30.1 5.7 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
ALL 38.6 24.1 30.4 6.9 31.7 38.1 30.2 2.8 28.7 27.7 28.5 6.1 4.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 94
2017 53 81 66 54 36 53 36 42 19 85 7 82 95 6
2018 71 89 55 39 77 44 24 18 20 78 50 78 93 62
2019 45 86 43 24 54 42 19 14 12 74 21 78 86 16
2020 59 90 60 35 55 55 28 11 7 96 6 93 89 89
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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 13.9 2.1 13 8 7 43.8
2020 24.5 9 10.3 -1.3 2 6 7 77.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 16 14 19 13 16 11 12 16 13 16 16 15 9 13 13 16 11 13 15 17 10 11 12 16 14 16 15 12 20 9 15
2020 9 9 14 8 12 9 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
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 87.6 -0.5 87 -0.6 87 0 86.1 -0.9
Launch Angle 12.2 16.4 4.2 16.9 0.5 15.6 -1.3 15.8 0.2
Barrel % 2.9 5.1 2.2 4.6 -0.5 4.3 -0.3 5.1 0.8
Hard Hit % 34.4 29.6 -4.8 31.2 1.6 29 -2.2 27.3 -1.7
Sweet Spot % 29.9 36.7 6.8 40.9 4.2 41.9 1 39.8 -2.1
xBA .259 .282 0.023 .283 0.001 .286 0.003 .292 0.006
BA .283 .288 0.005 .304 0.016 .302 -0.002 .282 -0.02
xwOBA .304 .34 0.036 .349 0.009 .332 -0.017 .324 -0.008
wOBA .309 .332 0.023 .349 0.017 .34 -0.009 .324 -0.016
xSLG .385 .467 0.082 .437 -0.03 .442 0.005 .44 -0.002
SLG .392 .46 0.068 .438 -0.022 .463 0.025 .44 -0.023
K% 21.7 14 -7.7 16.1 2.1 17.1 1 12.5 -4.6
BB% 5.7 4.6 -1.1 8.6 4 6.1 -2.5 4.5 -1.6
Swing % 47.6 50.6 3 47.7 -2.9 49 1.3 49.1 0.1
Whiff% 20.4 17.5 -2.9 19.1 1.6 20.1 1 16.2 -3.9
In Zone Swing % 51 51 0 48.9 -2.1 49.5 0.6 48.8 -0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 49 49 0 51.1 2.1 50.5 -0.6 51.2 0.7
First Pitch Swing % 22.3 25.1 2.8 24.2 -0.9 25.2 1 27.2 2
First Pitch Strike % 60.5 61.7 1.2 59.1 -2.6 60.5 1.4 60.4 -0.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 329 0 0.0 .309
2017 R 629 4 0.6 .332 .219
2018 R 703 11 1.6 .349 .445
2019 R 725 12 1.7 .338 .408
2020 R 265 2 0.8 .318 1.044

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