Whit Merrifield
LF | 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
2022 550 504 70 126 11 16 .250 .298 .375 .673
2023 592 547 66 149 11 26 .272 .318 .382 .700
2024 134 119 17 23 3 6 .193 .278 .303 .581
9 Seasons 4,665 4,293 605 1,207 93 207 .281 .328 .417 .745
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .250 11 16 .673
2023 .272 11 26 .700
2024 .193 3 6 .581
9 Seasons .281 93 207 .745
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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
2024 35 495 107 4 3.7 3.0 83.2 103.5 15.3 32.7 .231 .320 .265 .285 .266 17.8 9.7 9.7
Player 17449 3608 146 4.0 3.1 86.7 110.5 15.2 38.5 .265 .399 .320 .311 .341 29.0 15.8 6.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 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
2024 42.1 29.9 20.6 7.5 38.3 30.8 30.8 4.7 29.0 38.3 21.5 1.9 3.7 3.0
Player 39.7 25.6 27.7 7.0 32.6 37.3 30.0 3.5 29.8 28.5 27.1 6.2 4.0 3.1
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -3.9 -7 167 33.7 42 .179 .308 .243 10.1 9.5 8.7 .228 .360 .282 22.9
2024 Sinker -3.4 -3 100 20.2 34 .241 .276 .286 6.3 2.9 7.1 .247 .313 .298 20.7
2024 Slider 4.1 3 67 13.5 17 .250 .500 .482 48.0 23.5 17.4 .260 .299 .378 12.5
2024 Changeup 0.6 0 47 9.5 17 .063 .250 .281 27.3 5.9 4.8 .168 .287 .225 20.0
2024 Curveball 0.4 0 39 7.9 9 .222 .222 .200 12.5 11.1 6.3 .282 .360 .276 0.0
2024 Cutter 1.3 0 35 7.1 7 .167 .333 .279 18.2 0.0 0.0 .204 .254 .269 0.0
2024 Sweeper -2.1 -1 26 5.3 3 .000 .000 .000 22.2 0.0 0.0 .100 .114 .092 0.0
2024 Split-Finger 0.5 0 8 1.6 3 .333 .333 .300 40.0 33.3 33.3 .254 .286 .238 50.0
2024 Slurve -7.7 0 6 1.2 2 .500 .500 .450 20.0 50.0 33.3 .343 .385 .315 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -3 649 29.5 183 .276 .423 .334 13.0 11.5 11.5 .251 .388 .312 31.0
2023 Slider 0.6 3 417 19.0 101 .296 .378 .310 28.0 21.8 15.7 .227 .297 .234 15.6
2023 Sinker 0.1 0 377 17.1 114 .302 .387 .346 7.7 9.6 12.0 .285 .364 .310 27.4
2023 Cutter -1.5 -3 212 9.6 50 .229 .250 .233 29.4 24.0 24.0 .223 .263 .233 16.7
2023 Curveball -1.1 -2 172 7.8 37 .206 .353 .257 30.6 21.6 13.3 .140 .206 .188 14.8
2023 Changeup -2.0 -3 161 7.3 46 .227 .341 .285 29.9 26.1 20.7 .226 .279 .242 25.0
2023 Sweeper 1.4 2 161 7.3 43 .300 .400 .395 29.6 27.9 17.4 .257 .382 .303 21.4
2023 Split-Finger 1.1 0 36 1.6 12 .200 .500 .300 27.3 25.0 20.0 .299 .464 .333 37.5
2023 Slurve -6.3 0 7 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 -0.2 -1 410 20.3 100 .260 .333 .278 33.8 25.0 18.8 .233 .303 .253 22.5
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 0 183 9.1 42 .179 .231 .200 25.4 28.6 22.2 .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 3 143 7.1 40 .385 .667 .454 28.6 20.0 23.5 .237 .399 .281 38.7
2022 Sweeper 1.4 1 87 4.3 16 .200 .400 .281 30.3 37.5 16.7 .171 .212 .203 22.2
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 -6 935 35.9 272 .292 .432 .339 13.3 14.0 16.3 .263 .418 .318 38.8
2021 Slider -0.9 -5 571 21.9 130 .176 .303 .219 32.0 24.6 17.9 .185 .271 .216 22.8
2021 Sinker 1.7 7 388 14.9 133 .350 .442 .378 7.7 6.0 11.0 .326 .430 .364 23.7
2021 Curveball -0.5 -1 214 8.2 52 .146 .208 .216 21.7 13.5 10.1 .226 .303 .257 25.6
2021 Cutter 1.1 2 209 8.0 45 .409 .568 .451 19.6 8.9 10.3 .335 .464 .353 27.5
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 -1.5 -1 54 2.1 13 .167 .167 .192 29.2 23.1 15.0 .084 .146 .144 11.1
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 1.5 5 354 35.5 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 -3.0 -3 108 10.8 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 .166 .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 2.6 6 225 8.1 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 19 0.7 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 -0.6 -5 957 35.0 242 .250 .412 .342 16.8 14.9 13.1 .254 .433 .356 39.5
2018 Sinker 2.8 16 559 20.5 168 .421 .616 .466 7.2 5.4 7.7 .363 .544 .406 37.1
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 2 150 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 4 414 17.5 100 .304 .478 .356 27.2 19.0 13.7 .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 1 128 5.4 40 .333 .462 .338 30.3 20.0 23.5 .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
2024 134 495 -5 -7 2 3 -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 51.0 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
2024 495 50.3 68.7 89.5 28.5 62.9 43.8 30.6 48.7 17.4 5.7 82.1
Player 17,449 49.9 69.0 86.3 30.5 68.0 42.9 28.5 49.7 18.8 7.9 75.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2016 53 95 34
2017 46 78 63 54 33 53 36 42 79 20 85 7 82 19 95 81
2018 70 90 55 38 77 44 24 17 48 20 78 50 78 45 92 85
2019 45 86 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 18 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
2024 9 93 13
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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
2024 22.3 3 2.1 1 1 2 0 0.0
Player 23.3 93 101.5 -9 77 82 39 41.9

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 8 4 4 6 12 6 6 4
2017 19 19 21 28 23 20 25 17 18 19 19 34 21 22 18 22 15 16 24 20 21 26 27 23 20 19 20 26 25 23 17
2018 12 21 10 13 14 12 17 16 12 8 14 17 16 15 14 16 14 12 16 20 18 14 22 16 11 11 14 16 18 16 12
2019 16 17 14 16 14 14 14 15 13 12 14 16 20 13 14 12 12 13 15 14 13 22 18 20 12 13 14 18 23 15 14
2020 9 11 11 11 11 9 12 8 10 8 10 12 7 7 10 9 7 9 11 12 9 10 13 8 7 9 12 12 9 12 9
2021 10 16 13 12 12 8 16 11 8 8 7 21 11 9 10 16 7 8 15 16 13 19 18 14 8 8 22 14 14 11 13
2022 11 4 13 7 15 14 16 7 9 6 12 19 8 8 13 12 7 6 11 13 8 12 19 10 4 7 18 17 10 13 13
2023 11 3 10 7 11 10 12 5 8 7 8 12 7 9 11 8 11 5 9 9 9 9 12 9 8 7 9 12 8 11 8
2024 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Player 93 96 100 106 107 93 121 86 82 73 91 144 97 88 96 102 77 74 110 114 99 118 141 111 76 80 117 129 116 109 92
! 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 87.6 -0.5 87.0 -0.6 87.1 0.1 86.1 -1.0 86.9 0.8 87.1 0.2 85.1 -2.0 83.2 -1.9
Launch Angle 12.2 16.4 4.2 16.9 0.5 15.6 -1.3 15.8 0.2 14.1 -1.7 15.1 1.0 14.4 -0.7 15.3 0.9
Barrel % 2.9 5.1 2.2 4.6 -0.5 4.5 -0.1 5.1 0.6 3.5 -1.6 4.2 0.7 2.4 -1.8 3.7 1.3
Hard Hit % 34.4 29.6 -4.8 31.2 1.6 29.2 -2.0 27.3 -1.9 28.8 1.5 31.1 2.3 24.3 -6.8 17.8 -6.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 29.9 36.5 6.6 40.9 4.4 42.4 1.5 39.8 -2.6 40.0 0.2 37.9 -2.1 37.2 -0.7 32.7 -4.5
xBA .252 .275 0.023 .281 0.006 .281 0.000 .292 0.011 .263 -0.029 .240 -0.023 .242 0.002 .231 -0.011
BA .283 .288 0.005 .304 0.016 .302 -0.002 .282 -0.020 .277 -0.005 .250 -0.027 .272 0.022 .193 -0.079
xwOBA .292 .327 0.035 .343 0.016 .325 -0.018 .336 0.011 .301 -0.035 .288 -0.013 .276 -0.012 .285 0.009
wOBA .309 .332 0.023 .349 0.017 .340 -0.009 .329 -0.011