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 521 477 64 112 10 53 16 .235 .286 .356 .642
7 Seasons 3910 3600 516 1021 78 398 175 .284 .330 .424 .754
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .235 10 53 16 .642
7 Seasons .284 78 398 175 .754

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 87.1 104.8 15.6 42.0 .281 .433 .340 .325 .370 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 19 3.3 2.6 86.8 107.8 14.0 39.3 .262 .381 .306 .300 .324 28.5 14.3 5.6
2022 33 1924 401 17 4.2 3.3 87.1 107.6 15.9 37.9 .236 .353 .282 .286 .308 30.7 15.9 7.1
Player 14661 3023 128 4.2 3.3 87.1 110.5 15.5 38.7 .269 .410 .323 .317 .350 29.9 15.8 6.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .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
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

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 2.7 28.1 27.2 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 27.1 26.7 7.2 3.3 2.6
2022 39.9 29.7 22.2 8.2 34.4 36.7 28.9 4.7 30.2 30.7 22.7 7.2 4.2 3.3
Player 39.4 25.6 28.2 6.9 32.5 37.1 30.3 3.4 29.4 27.9 27.3 6.5 4.2 3.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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 -0.6 -4 656 34.1 200 .267 .417 .322 11.3 8.5 9.6 .270 .432 .331 37.7
2022 Slider 0.1 0 473 24.6 113 .241 .333 .278 34.8 30.1 20.5 .215 .275 .236 21.6
2022 Sinker -2.5 -8 310 16.1 85 .167 .222 .243 7.9 7.1 9.7 .213 .316 .301 28.4
2022 Curveball -0.2 0 180 9.4 39 .167 .222 .192 26.2 28.2 20.4 .175 .230 .204 15.4
2022 Changeup -1.2 -2 153 8.0 43 .171 .268 .197 23.0 20.9 19.6 .238 .333 .260 24.2
2022 Cutter 2.5 3 135 7.0 35 .382 .706 .467 26.1 17.1 20.0 .241 .423 .293 39.3
2022 Splitter -3.0 -1 17 0.9 6 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .221 .321 .239 33.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -6 919 35.2 267 .290 .429 .337 13.4 13.5 15.7 .261 .413 .316 37.9
2021 Slider -1.1 -7 638 24.5 145 .173 .286 .214 32.0 24.1 17.6 .176 .259 .210 21.4
2021 Sinker 1.6 6 392 15.0 134 .347 .438 .375 8.1 6.7 12.2 .323 .427 .361 23.7
2021 Curveball -0.4 -1 223 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 1.4 3 185 7.1 40 .436 .615 .485 18.5 10.0 11.4 .358 .501 .379 31.4
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 1.5 14 970 35.0 250 .341 .565 .422 15.2 14.0 11.9 .338 .567 .401 38.6
2019 Slider -1.9 -12 618 22.3 148 .217 .301 .228 29.5 28.4 19.4 .178 .280 .199 18.1
2019 Sinker 0.8 3 411 14.8 141 .338 .500 .395 7.9 7.8 12.0 .311 .437 .347 26.9
2019 Changeup 0.0 0 286 10.3 80 .263 .329 .308 28.9 20.0 16.8 .261 .338 .280 23.3
2019 Curveball 2.5 6 232 8.4 43 .333 .619 .430 29.5 25.6 18.6 .253 .414 .290 29.0
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 192 6.9 49 .282 .410 .390 22.5 14.3 14.0 .297 .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 -0.6 -6 936 34.2 238 .249 .398 .336 17.1 15.1 13.3 .256 .434 .357 39.1
2018 Slider -0.6 -3 569 20.8 132 .205 .265 .259 32.4 28.8 18.6 .210 .314 .280 21.3
2018 Sinker 2.9 16 550 20.1 163 .422 .643 .476 7.1 4.9 7.3 .362 .550 .408 38.8
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 247 9.0 63 .286 .339 .312 19.4 20.6 16.3 .248 .334 .294 9.1
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 0.9 1 141 5.2 34 .258 .387 .316 25.8 17.6 15.4 .294 .413 .339 24.0
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 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
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 [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Run Value Leaderboard

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 -12 24 12 13
2019 720 2,726 -19 4 17 12 13
2020 265 996 -4 -2 7 5 6
2021 714 2,588 -10 -21 18 10 -3
2022 521 1,924 -18 -10 10 7 -10
+ View Complete Swing/Take Leaderboard

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 67.4 85.7 29.2 69.0 41.6 24.3 47.9 18.9 8.3 75.7
2019 2,773 49.5 67.9 85.6 30.8 66.1 43.8 25.5 49.3 20.0 6.9 68.8
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 70.8 42.2 32.0 50.0 18.1 7.7 82.5
2022 1,924 50.6 71.0 85.5 29.7 66.3 43.9 32.8 50.6 19.3 8.3 78.8
Player 14,661 49.9 68.7 86.4 30.3 67.9 42.7 27.3 49.5 18.7 7.8 75.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.4 47.1 24.7 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
2016 53 93
2017 46 78 64 54 33 53 36 42 78 19 85 7 82 19 94 82
2018 70 90 56 38 77 45 24 17 48 20 78 50 78 43 93 85
2019 43 84 43 25 53 43 19 14 36 12 74 21 78 34 85 24
2020 59 90 59 32 55 55 28 11 32 7 96 6 93 44 89 91
2021 20 65 24 15 21 26 10 12 51 6 90 11 87 41 87 89
2022 16 28 18 20 18 24 15 15 35 9 82 37 81 45 84 91
+ View Complete Percentile Rankings Leaderboard

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 15.1 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 11 14 5 50.0
2022 23.2 10 10.3 0 11 13 1 10.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 4 13 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 15 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 22 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 12 10 10 12 13 8 10 11 9 13 8 10 12 7 14
2021 10 10 21 8 11 16 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 10 6 20 7 13 13 14 5 14 11 7 4 4 8 9 14 18 9 11 14 18 6 4 10 8 14 9 7 11 3 18
! 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.
+ View Complete Expected Home Runs Leaderboard

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 87.6 -0.5 87 -0.6 87.1 0.1 86.1 -1 86.8 0.7 87.1 0.3
Launch Angle 12.2 16.4 4.2 16.9 0.5 15.6 -1.3