Whit Merrifield
2B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 33

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
2022 311 283 33 65 3 30 9 .230 .277 .314 .591
7 Seasons 3700 3406 485 974 71 375 168 .286 .332 .424 .756
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .230 3 30 9 .591
7 Seasons .286 71 375 168 .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 1143 245 11 4.5 3.6 87.5 107.6 15.3 43.3 .282 .449 .263 .335 .363 31.8 13.7 6.5
Player 13880 2867 123 4.3 3.3 87.1 110.5 15.4 39.3 .274 .422 .324 .323 .356 30.0 15.6 6.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 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 37.6 31.0 24.5 6.9 31.8 40.0 28.2 4.5 27.8 28.6 25.7 9.0 4.5 3.6
Player 39.1 25.5 28.7 6.7 32.1 37.5 30.3 3.3 29.3 27.7 27.9 6.6 4.3 3.3
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 -1.6 -6 389 34.0 115 .262 .388 .300 12.7 7.0 7.2 .319 .551 .382 43.4
2022 Slider 0.2 1 279 24.4 65 .250 .300 .292 35.9 26.2 18.1 .252 .348 .290 20.9
2022 Sinker -1.8 -3 186 16.3 46 .200 .300 .264 9.1 4.3 5.9 .288 .457 .371 28.2
2022 Curveball 1.5 2 112 9.8 27 .208 .292 .244 23.3 22.2 15.8 .231 .329 .271 15.8
2022 Changeup -2.6 -2 93 8.1 28 .185 .185 .161 21.8 17.9 16.1 .287 .393 .297 26.1
2022 Cutter -2.0 -1 70 6.1 20 .250 .350 .260 22.2 20.0 21.1 .233 .443 .283 25.0
2022 Splitter -4.9 -1 14 1.2 6 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .271 .414 .289 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -5 926 35.5 269 .296 .437 .343 13.1 13.8 16.1 .265 .422 .321 39.2
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 1.5 6 397 15.2 136 .341 .431 .369 8.4 6.6 11.8 .319 .422 .357 23.3
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 -1.1 -2 200 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 14 974 35.1 251 .339 .554 .417 15.1 13.9 11.9 .336 .563 .398 38.4
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 4 424 15.3 147 .338 .507 .396 8.4 7.5 11.5 .310 .436 .345 28.0
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 -6 949 34.7 239 .244 .393 .334 17.2 15.5 13.5 .250 .427 .354 38.1
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 17 568 20.8 171 .426 .636 .475 6.8 4.7 6.9 .366 .549 .409 38.7
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 .624 50.0
2018 N/A 1.4 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -1.2 -9 746 31.5 194 .263 .436 .337 12.8 12.9 13.0 .263 .482 .338 35.5
2017 Sinker 2.4 12 505 21.3 150 .338 .592 .433 6.9 8.0 9.3 .341 .592 .407 34.6
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 -20 3 17 12 12
2020 265 996 -4 -2 7 5 6
2021 719 2,608 -9 -22 18 10 -3
2022 307 1,143 -12 -8 6 4 -12
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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 6.7 67.9
2017 2,369 51.1 68.5 88.3 32.2 68.5 42.6 25.1 50.8 17.5 8.3 74.6
2018 2,733 48.9 67.5 85.7 29.2 69.0 41.5 24.3 47.9 18.9 8.3 75.7
2019 2,773 49.5 68.1 85.6 30.9 66.2 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 8.3 81.9
2021 2,608 49.7 71.3 85.9 29.0 71.1 42.4 32.0 50.0 18.1 7.7 82.5
2022 1,143 50.2 71.6 85.4 29.5 67.9 45.0 30.9 50.7 19.3 8.0 77.2
Player 13,880 49.8 68.6 86.4 30.4 68.2 42.7 26.8 49.4 18.7 7.8 75.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 93
2017 46 78 63 54 33 53 36 42 19 85 7 82 94 81
2018 70 89 56 38 77 44 24 17 20 78 50 78 93 87
2019 43 83 41 25 50 43 19 14 12 74 21 78 86 24
2020 59 90 59 32 55 55 28 11 7 96 6 93 89 86
2021 20 67 25 15 22 30 12 13 6 90 11 87 87 90
2022 49 77 50 37 50 38 18 21 14 91 29 81 81 65
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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 10.6 -2 4 5 7 77.8
2021 24.7 10 13.6 -4 12 14 5 50.0
2022 23.1 3 4.9 -2 7 7 0 0.0

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 13 11 9 8 12 10 13 13 10 10 12 13 8 10 11 9 13 8 10 12 7 14
2021 10 10 21 8 11 17 11 16 17 17 12 12 8 9 8 17 22 14 16 10 19 8 7 17 13 17 13 8 20 8 22
2022 3 1 12 2 5 4 7 0 8 7 1 2 1 5 7 8 8 4 7 7 8 1 1 5 2 7 7 5 7 0 9
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 87.6 -0.5 87 -0.6 87 0 86.1 -0.9 86.9 0.8 87.5 0.6
Launch Angle 12.2 16.4 4.2 16.9 0.5 15.6 -1.3 15.8 0.2 14.1 -1.7 15.3 1.2
Barrel % 2.9 5.1 2.2 4.6 -0.5 4.3 -0.3 5.1 0.8 3.5 -1.6 4.5 1
Hard Hit % 34.4 29.6 -4.8 31.2 1.6 29 -2.2 27.3 -1.7 28.8 1.5 31.8 3
Sweet Spot % 29.9 36.5 6.6 40.9 4.4 42 1.1 39.8 -2.2 40 0.2 43.3 3.3
xBA .252 .275 0.023 .281 0.006 .28 -0.001 .292 0.012 .263 -0.029 .282 0.019
BA .283 .288 0.005 .304 0.016 .302 -0.002 .282 -0.02 .277 -0.005 .232 -0.045
xwOBA .292 .327 0.035 .343 0.016 .324 -0.019 .336 0.012 .301 -0.035 .335 0.034
wOBA .309 .332 0.023 .349 0.017 .34 -0.009 .329 -0.011 .306 -0.023 .263 -0.043
xSLG .372 .454 0.082 .428 -0.026 .431 0.003 .439 0.008 .383 -0.056 .449 0.066
SLG .392 .46 0.068 .438 -0.022 .463 0.025 .44 -0.023 .395 -0.045 .318 -0.077
K% 21.7 14 -7.7 16.1 2.1 17.1 1 12.5 -4.6 14.3 1.8 13.7 -0.6
BB% 5.7 4.6 -1.1 8.6 4 6.1 -2.5 4.5 -1.6 5.6 1.1 6.5 0.9
Swing % 48.4 50.8 2.4 47.9 -2.9 49.3 1.4 49.3 0 50 0.7 50.7 0.7
Whiff% 20 17.5 -2.5 18.9 1.4 20 1.1 16.1 -3.9 18.1 2 19.3 1.2
In Zone % 51.1 51.1 0 48.9 -2.2 49.5 0.6 48.7 -0.8 49.7 1 50.2 0.5
Out of Zone % 48.9 48.9 0 51.1 2.2 50.5 -0.6 51.3 0.8 50.3 -1 49.8 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 34.1 32.2 -1.9 29.2 -3 30.9 1.7 28 -2.9 29 1 29.5 0.5
First Pitch Swing % 23.2 25.1 1.9 24.3 -0.8 25.5 1.2 27.2 1.7 32 4.8 30.9 -1.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.5 61.7 1.2 59.1 -2.6 61 1.9 60.4 -0.6 60.5 0.1 57.3 -3.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 328 0 0.0 .309
2017 R 628 4 0.6 .331 .219
2018 R 705 11 1.6 .348 .445
2019 R 725 12 1.7 .338 .408
2020 R 265 2 0.8 .324 1.060
2021 R 719 1 0.1 .307 .000
2022 R 307 0 0.0 .263

Pitch Tempo