Whit Merrifield
2B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 9, #269, Kansas City Royals | South Carolina
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 720 664 97 184 10 40 .277 .317 .395 .712
2022 550 504 70 126 11 16 .250 .298 .375 .673
2023 592 547 66 149 11 26 .272 .318 .382 .700
8 Seasons 4,531 4,174 588 1,184 90 201 .284 .330 .420 .750
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .277 10 40 .712
2022 .250 11 16 .673
2023 .272 11 26 .700
8 Seasons .284 90 201 .750
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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 25 4.5 3.4 87.1 104.8 15.6 42.4 .281 .434 .340 .325 .369 29.2 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 2200 452 11 2.4 1.9 85.1 106.1 14.4 37.2 .242 .335 .304 .276 .304 24.3 17.1 6.1
Player 16954 3501 142 4.1 3.1 86.9 110.5 15.2 38.7 .266 .401 .322 .312 .344 29.3 15.9 6.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 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 31.0 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 30.2 5.7 4.5 3.4
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 40.5 25.7 26.1 7.7 31.4 40.5 28.1 3.5 31.4 30.8 26.5 5.3 2.4 1.9
Player 39.7 25.5 27.9 6.9 32.4 37.5 30.0 3.5 29.8 28.2 27.3 6.3 4.1 3.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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-Seam Fastball -0.4 -3 653 29.7 183 .276 .423 .334 12.9 11.5 11.5 .251 .388 .312 31.0
2023 Slider 0.3 1 446 20.3 106 .275 .353 .293 27.6 22.6 15.7 .223 .293 .235 17.7
2023 Sinker 0.1 0 376 17.1 114 .302 .387 .346 8.2 9.6 11.8 .285 .364 .310 27.4
2023 Cutter -1.2 -3 208 9.5 48 .255 .277 .247 30.7 25.0 24.0 .230 .272 .231 14.3
2023 Curveball -1.1 -2 177 8.0 38 .200 .343 .250 30.1 23.7 14.3 .136 .200 .183 14.8
2023 Changeup -2.1 -3 163 7.4 46 .227 .341 .285 30.4 26.1 20.3 .226 .279 .242 25.0
2023 Sweeper 2.4 3 131 6.0 39 .333 .444 .436 29.5 23.1 16.7 .269 .396 .317 18.5
2023 Split-Finger 1.6 0 32 1.5 12 .200 .500 .300 21.1 25.0 23.1 .299 .464 .333 37.5
2023 Slurve -7.4 0 6 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .014 .026 .018 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -2 685 34.0 207 .285 .457 .342 11.3 8.2 9.4 .274 .435 .333 37.9
2022 Slider -0.5 -2 424 21.0 105 .248 .317 .265 33.0 24.8 18.8 .233 .302 .252 22.7
2022 Sinker -2.1 -7 328 16.3 93 .177 .228 .249 9.2 7.5 10.6 .225 .331 .310 30.1
2022 Curveball 0.0 0 186 9.2 42 .179 .231 .200 25.4 28.6 21.4 .170 .221 .197 14.3
2022 Changeup -0.3 -1 162 8.0 45 .209 .302 .228 24.2 20.0 18.0 .239 .332 .259 25.7
2022 Cutter 2.0 3 146 7.2 40 .385 .667 .454 28.6 20.0 23.5 .237 .399 .281 38.7
2022 Sweeper 3.8 3 67 3.3 11 .300 .600 .409 36.0 45.5 17.2 .143 .176 .191 20.0
2022 Split-Finger -3.6 -1 19 0.9 7 .000 .000 .000 10.0 14.3 7.7 .189 .275 .205 33.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball -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 -6 581 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 -2.0 -1 46 1.8 8 .000 .000 .088 38.9 37.5 17.6 .080 .170 .180 25.0
2021 Split-Finger 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-Seam Fastball 1.6 5 353 35.4 90 .354 .557 .442 10.4 4.4 4.9 .375 .551 .425 34.2
2020 Slider -0.7 -2 231 23.2 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 -3.1 -3 109 10.9 31 .300 .467 .342 9.4 3.2 5.6 .337 .501 .370 31.0
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 Split-Finger 6.8 1 13 1.3 3 .500 .500 .533 14.3 0.0 0.0 .326 .391 .446 50.0
2020 Sweeper 3.2 0 11 1.1 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-Seam Fastball 1.4 13 990 35.7 257 .339 .561 .419 15.2 14.0 12.0 .335 .559 .396 38.4
2019 Slider -1.9 -11 581 21.0 140 .215 .304 .222 30.7 29.3 19.9 .180 .291 .204 18.4
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 -0.1 0 284 10.2 80 .263 .329 .308 28.5 20.0 17.0 .261 .338 .280 23.3
2019 Curveball 2.5 6 227 8.2 43 .333 .619 .430 28.2 25.6 18.6 .251 .412 .289 29.0
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 196 7.1 49 .282 .410 .390 23.3 16.3 15.4 .286 .411 .382 25.8
2019 Sweeper 2.7 1 41 1.5 10 .400 .500 .485 5.6 10.0 10.0 .238 .295 .231 22.2
2019 Slurve -2.2 0 17 0.6 2 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .140 .160 .135 0.0
2019 Split-Finger -3.6 0 11 0.4 5 .400 .400 .360 44.4 40.0 50.0 .280 .339 .261 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -6 953 34.9 240 .248 .396 .337 16.9 15.0 13.1 .255 .433 .357 38.8
2018 Sinker 2.9 17 564 20.6 170 .422 .634 .472 7.2 5.3 7.7 .360 .542 .404 37.9
2018 Slider -0.4 -2 543 19.9 128 .228 .289 .276 30.5 25.8 17.4 .224 .333 .291 20.7
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 -3.1 -1 38 1.4 8 .000 .000 .088 50.0 62.5 33.3 .048 .049 .126 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 Split-Finger 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-Seam Fastball -0.9 -7 752 31.7 196 .265 .453 .344 13.1 13.3 13.5 .266 .497 .344 35.9
2017 Sinker 2.1 10 498 21.0 147 .336 .571 .423 6.5 7.5 8.5 .340 .574 .398 34.1
2017 Slider 1.1 4 412 17.4 100 .304 .478 .356 27.2 19.0 13.9 .235 .368 .282 19.7
2017 Curveball -0.7 -2 290 12.2 70 .212 .303 .240 23.1 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 Split-Finger -3.9 -1 26 1.1 8 .000 .000 .175 50.0 25.0 14.3 .245 .296 .327 25.0
2017 Sweeper -6.3 -1 18 0.8 5 .000 .000 .000 28.6 60.0 37.5 .029 .030 .027 0.0
2017 Slurve 1.5 0 10 0.4 2 .500 .500 .450 25.0 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 729 2,763 -18 2 17 12 13
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 592 2,209 -7 -21 13 9 -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 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 49.6 68.1 85.6 30.9 66.1 43.8 25.5 49.3 20.0 7.0 69.2
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 2,200 49.9 69.8 85.1 32.5 69.6 43.6 34.2 51.1 19.5 8.8 74.1
Player 16,954 49.9 69.0 86.2 30.6 68.1 42.9 28.4 49.7 18.8 7.9 75.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 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 95 34
2017 46 78 63 54 33 53 36 42 79 20 85 7 82 19 95 82
2018 70 89 55 38 77 44 24 17 48 20 78 50 78 45 92 85
2019 44 85 42 25 53 43 20 15 36 12 74 21 78 34 86 24
2020 59 90 59 32 55 55 28 10 32 7 96 6 93 44 90 88 30
2021 20 68 25 16 23 30 12 13 51 6 90 11 87 41 87 92 13
2022 17 37 22 20 20 25 14 16 35 9 85 35 82 45 84 89 41
2023 5 30 5 5 10 7 3 1 21 2 81 19 82 25 85 33 54
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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 23.4 11 8.8 2 4 12 1 9.1
Player 23.3 90 99.4 -9 76 80 39 43.3

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