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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
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 57 50 10 17 3 11 3 .340 .368 .580 .948
6 Seasons 2726 2509 365 742 61 282 122 .296 .343 .447 .790
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .340 3 11 3 .948
6 Seasons .296 61 282 122 .790

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2016 1258 241 7 2.9 88.1 107.1 12.2 29.9 .248 .366 .309 .287 .343 34.7 21.7 5.7
2017 2369 507 26 5.1 87.6 107.8 16.4 36.7 .271 .447 .332 .323 .353 29.4 14 4.6
2018 2733 526 25 4.8 87.1 106.4 16.9 41.1 .280 .428 .349 .342 .374 31 16.1 8.6
2019 2773 559 24 4.3 87 104.8 15.5 41.5 .273 .419 .340 .317 .358 29.1 17.1 6.1
2020 996 216 11 5.1 86.1 105.8 15.8 39.8 .292 .439 .329 .336 .360 27.3 12.5 4.5
2021 162 40 2 5 89.6 106.9 17.1 40 .320 .531 .407 .350 .394 32.5 14 4
10291 2089 95 4.5 87.2 107.8 15.8 38.7 .274 .425 .337 .324 .360 30.2 16.2 6.2
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 85 52.5 29 26 11 7 2 0 2 4 23 .423 .314 .731 .537 .494 .369 94.3 23 6.4 30.8
2021 Breaking 59 36.4 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 3 10 .182 .162 .182 .186 .137 .127 79.0 10 24.0 16.7
2021 Offspeed 18 11.1 7 7 3 2 0 0 1 0 7 .429 .591 .857 1.050 .549 .688 89.3 8 18.2 0.0
2020 Fastballs 533 53.5 135 120 40 28 7 0 5 8 113 .333 .349 .517 .521 .393 .403 87.5 17 12.5 6.7
2020 Breaking 329 33.0 87 86 21 14 5 0 2 20 66 .244 .206 .372 .277 .267 .217 81.3 12 23.1 18.0
2020 Offspeed 134 13.5 43 42 9 7 0 0 2 5 37 .214 .308 .357 .533 .253 .366 87.4 16 15.3 10.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 30.8 37.9 31.4 3.7 27.8 30.6 24.7 6.3 5.1
2018 35.9 24.5 31 8.6 31.9 36.7 31.4 2.7 27.9 26.2 30.6 6.7 4.8
2019 38.5 23.1 32.4 6.1 34.5 37.4 28.1 2.9 28.1 26.8 29.7 5.5 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
2021 35 32.5 32.5 0 42.5 27.5 30 0 25 27.5 35 7.5 5
38.5 24.3 30.4 6.8 32 37.8 30.3 3.1 28.6 27.5 28.4 6.1 4.5
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 %
2021 Splitter -2.8 0 4 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .104 .115 .094 0
2021 Curveball -2.1 0 20 12.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .041 .047 .038 0
2021 Changeup 21.3 3 14 8.6 6 .5 1 .933 20 0 0 .672 1.205 .787 16.7
2021 Sinker 7.9 2 26 16 9 .625 .75 .617 6.3 22.2 40 .29 .349 .322 33.3
2021 Slider -5.8 -2 39 24.1 11 .222 .222 .164 31.6 27.3 21.4 .189 .217 .143 12.5
2021 4-Seamer 2.1 1 52 32.1 20 .333 .722 .433 3.6 10 28.6 .325 .62 .389 52.9
2021 Cutter -0.2 0 7 4.3 33.3 0
2020 Splitter 6.6 1 14 1.4 3 .5 .5 .533 14.3 0 0 .326 .391 .446 50
2020 Cutter -0.7 -1 69 6.9 14 .273 .364 .368 27.3 21.4 15.8 .198 .366 .337 12.5
2020 Curveball 3.2 3 96 9.6 27 .37 .667 .441 20.9 18.5 20.8 .319 .453 .336 31.8
2020 Sinker -1.6 -2 127 12.8 35 .281 .438 .369 10.1 2.9 5 .328 .482 .378 29
2020 Changeup 0.6 1 120 12 40 .2 .35 .235 15.4 12.5 12.5 .307 .54 .359 22.9
2020 Slider -0.1 0 233 23.4 60 .186 .237 .209 24 25 17.2 .154 .197 .163 15.9
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 4 337 33.8 86 .364 .571 .436 10.6 4.7 4.9 .38 .56 .424 35.1
2019 Splitter -5.4 0 9 0.3 4 .25 .25 .225 42.9 50 50 .198 .252 .189 0
2019 Curveball 2.5 6 233 8.4 44 .326 .605 .42 29.1 25 19 .243 .383 .274 25
2019 Cutter 0.3 1 193 7 49 .282 .41 .4 23.9 16.3 16.3 .285 .396 .375 22.6
2019 Changeup 0.3 1 281 10.1 78 .27 .338 .324 27.9 20.5 17 .263 .342 .282 24.1
2019 Sinker 0.8 3 413 14.9 144 .346 .519 .398 8.6 7.6 11.7 .313 .44 .348 28.7
2019 Slider -1.8 -11 620 22.4 146 .22 .305 .232 29.1 28.1 18.7 .176 .271 .194 18.3
2019 4-Seamer 1.5 14 968 34.9 251 .339 .554 .416 15.2 13.9 12 .335 .56 .397 38.4
2018 Splitter 17 2 13 0.5 4 .75 1.5 .95 0 0 0 .51 .972 .625 50
2018 Cutter 1.2 2 145 5.3 35 .281 .438 .343 25 17.1 14.6 .301 .438 .35 26.9
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 210 7.7 53 .365 .423 .342 26.5 22.6 16.9 .274 .346 .269 22
2018 Curveball 0.6 1 256 9.4 65 .293 .345 .316 19.2 20 15.9 .26 .344 .302 8.7
2018 Slider -0.5 -3 581 21.3 135 .217 .275 .264 32 28.1 18.4 .213 .315 .28 20.5
2018 Sinker 3 17 561 20.5 169 .425 .637 .475 6.9 4.7 7 .368 .563 .416 37.9
2018 4-Seamer -0.6 -6 956 35 241 .246 .394 .335 17.1 15.4 13.4 .252 .429 .354 38.2
2018 N/A 1.4 0 1 0
2017 Splitter -3.9 -1 24 1 8 0 0 .175 42.9 25 14.3 .245 .296 .327 25
2017 Cutter 1.3 2 121 5.1 34 .333 .485 .344 29 17.6 18.2 .323 .488 .337 25
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 223 9.4 58 .309 .436 .374 20.5 13.8 9.9 .271 .362 .292 29.8
2017 Curveball -0.5 -2 298 12.6 71 .224 .313 .249 23.3 15.5 11.6 .226 .325 .25 17.5
2017 Slider 0.3 1 441 18.6 112 .288 .442 .335 27.6 21.4 16.2 .219 .338 .26 19.3
2017 Sinker 2.2 11 505 21.3 150 .338 .592 .424 6.9 8 9.3 .339 .588 .404 34.6
2017 4-Seamer -1.1 -8 746 31.5 194 .263 .436 .335 12.8 12.9 13 .261 .473 .334 35.5
2017 N/A -0.9 0 2 0.1 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 1245 3 -11 8 2 2
2017 627 2361 -10 -4 8 9 3
2018 702 2723 -11 -11 24 12 14
2019 716 2713 -18 2 17 12 13
2020 265 996 -4 -1 7 5 6
2021 49 162 1 0 1 1 3
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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 62 86.8 34.4 62.4 42.9 23.2 48.4 20 6.7 67.9
2017 2369 51.1 68.5 88.3 32.2 68.5 42.6 25.1 50.8 17.5 8.3 74.6
2018 2733 48.9 67.5 85.7 29.2 69 41.5 24.3 47.9 18.9 8.3 75.7
2019 2773 49.5 68.2 85.5 30.8 66.2 43.9 25.3 49.3 20 7.1 68.8
2020 996 48.7 71.8 88.2 28 72 41.8 27.2 49.3 16.1 8.3 81.9
2021 162 51.2 73.5 95.1 27.8 63.6 43.8 34 51.2 13.3 9.3 93.3
10291 49.8 67.7 86.8 30.8 67.4 42.6 25.1 49.2 18.6 7.8 73.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2016 93
2017 44 76 62 53 31 53 36 42 20 85 7 82 94 17
2018 70 89 56 40 79 48 25 19 19 78 50 78 93 86
2019 38 79 37 23 45 43 18 14 12 74 21 78 86 12
2020 61 91 61 34 56 55 28 11 7 96 6 93 89 80
2021 59 86 74 60 56 37 33 52 25 87 16 93 89 29
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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 14 2 13 8 7 43.8
2020 24.5 9 10.2 -1 2 6 7 77.8
2021 23.9 3 2.9 0 0 2 1 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 16 15 18 13 15 11 13 16 14 16 15 15 9 13 14 16 11 13 15 17 10 11 12 16 14 16 15 12 20 9 15
2020 9 9 14 8 12 8 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
2021 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.1 87.6 -0.5 87.1 -0.5 87 -0.1 86.1 -0.9 89.6 3.5
Launch Angle 12.2 16.4 4.2 16.9 0.5 15.5 -1.4 15.8 0.3 17.1 1.3
Barrel % 2.9 5.1 2.2 4.8 -0.3 4.3 -0.5 5.1 0.8 5 -0.1
Hard Hit % 34.7 29.4 -5.3 31 1.6 29.1 -1.9 27.3 -1.8 32.5 5.2
Sweet Spot % 29.9 36.7 6.8 41.1 4.4 41.5 0.4 39.8 -1.7 40 0.2
xBA .248 .271 0.023 .28 0.009 .273 -0.007 .292 0.019 .32 0.028
BA .283 .288 0.005 .304 0.016 .302 -0.002 .282 -0.02 .364 0.082
xwOBA .287 .323 0.036 .342 0.019 .317 -0.025 .336 0.019 .35 0.014
wOBA .309 .332 0.023 .349 0.017 .34 -0.009 .329 -0.011 .407 0.078
xSLG .366 .447 0.081 .428 -0.019 .419 -0.009 .439 0.02 .531 0.092
SLG .392 .46 0.068 .438 -0.022 .463 0.025 .44 -0.023 .614 0.174
K% 21.7 14 -7.7 16.1 2.1 17.1 1 12.5 -4.6 14 1.5
BB% 5.7 4.6 -1.1 8.6 4 6.1 -2.5 4.5 -1.6 4 -0.5
Swing % 48.4 50.8 2.4 47.9 -2.9 49.3 1.4 49.3 0 51.2 1.9
Whiff% 20 17.5 -2.5 18.9 1.4 20 1.1 16.1 -3.9 13.3 -2.8
In Zone Swing % 51 51.1 0.1 48.9 -2.2 49.5 0.6 48.7 -0.8 51.2 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 49 48.9 -0.1 51.1 2.2 50.5 -0.6 51.3 0.8 48.8 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 23.2 25.1 1.9 24.3 -0.8 25.3 1 27.2 1.9 34 6.8
First Pitch Strike % 60.5 61.7 1.2 59.1 -2.6 60.5 1.4 60.4 -0.1 56 -4.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 328 0 0.0 .309
2017 R 625 4 0.6 .330 .219
2018 R 705 11 1.6 .348 .445
2019 R 716 12 1.7 .340 .408
2020 R 262 2 0.8 .327 1.060
2021 R 49 0 0.0 .407

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