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Portrait of Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield 2BRoyals

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date1-24-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
1.12016
2.72017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 KCA 27 81 332 311 44 88 22 3 2 122 19 72 0 1 1 29 8 3 .283 .323 .392 .253 6.0 4.7 1.1
2017 KCA 28 136 592 550 76 160 30 6 18 256 29 83 6 6 1 73 33 5 .291 .330 .465 .275 27.6 -1.4 2.6
Career2179248611202485292037848155672102418.288.328.439.26733.53.33.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 BUR A 47 209 .255 .260 .336 .386 .258 .294 104 -1 6.1 -0.5 4.5 1.5 6.1 1.1 6.1 1.1
2011 WIL A+ 126 547 .262 .247 .318 .370 .248 .310 96 1.1 16.4 -1.6 4.5 2.1 17.9 2.2 17.9 2.2
2012 WIL A+ 101 440 .274 .255 .323 .388 .261 .292 90 6.8 13.2 -1.7 1.8 3.2 21.4 2.3 21.4 2.3
2012 NWA AA 24 106 .226 .253 .318 .384 .259 .312 100 -3.8 2.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2012 SUR Wnt 19 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NWA AA 94 353 .260 .252 .315 .390 .257 .318 104 0 9.6 -2 13.4 -2.1 5.5 2.0 5.5 2.0
2014 NWA AA 44 190 .311 .249 .320 .375 .255 .305 98 9.9 5.2 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 14.7 1.7 14.7 1.7
2014 OMA AAA 76 345 .298 .277 .341 .435 .269 .394 97 14.8 10.3 -2.7 -2.1 2.9 25.3 2.3 25.3 2.3
2015 OMA AAA 135 594 .241 .272 .335 .408 .272 .292 100 -11.7 16.4 -2.4 10.7 6.0 8.4 1.9 8.4 1.9
2016 KCA MLB 81 332 .253 .255 .315 .414 .253 .361 104 -2.5 9.4 -0.8 4.7 -0.2 6.0 1.1 6.0 1.1
2016 OMA AAA 69 304 .278 .265 .331 .402 .272 .302 93 5.7 8.5 -1.3 -0.0 1.5 14.4 1.5 14.4 1.5
2017 KCA MLB 136 592 .275 .258 .321 .432 .259 .312 104 9.1 17.3 -1.3 -1.4 2.4 27.6 2.6 27.6 2.6
2017 OMA AAA 9 37 .399 .271 .334 .444 .262 .393 117 5.8 1.1 -0.1 0.2 -1.3 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 BUR A 209 24 47 8 3 5 26 15 42 5 3 .253 .312 .409 .156 .255 6.1 4.5 1.1
2011 WIL A+ 547 74 125 30 3 5 36 52 89 24 14 .262 .337 .369 .107 .262 17.9 4.5 2.2
2012 NWA AA 106 12 25 2 1 1 8 8 19 3 2 .260 .314 .333 .073 .226 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2012 WIL A+ 440 59 98 20 3 8 36 41 69 25 5 .258 .333 .389 .132 .274 21.4 1.8 2.3
2012 SUR Wnt 78 15 17 1 0 1 8 10 8 9 1 .250 .346 .309 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NWA AA 353 31 87 20 5 3 43 22 57 17 7 .270 .319 .391 .121 .260 5.5 13.4 2.0
2014 OMA AAA 345 57 109 28 3 3 29 17 52 11 7 .340 .373 .474 .134 .298 25.3 -2.1 2.3
2014 NWA AA 190 22 45 13 1 5 20 22 27 5 4 .278 .366 .463 .185 .311 14.7 1.0 1.7
2015 OMA AAA 594 83 144 29 5 5 38 39 66 32 9 .265 .317 .364 .099 .241 8.4 10.7 1.9
2016 KCA MLB 332 44 88 22 3 2 29 19 72 8 3 .283 .323 .392 .109 .253 6.0 4.7 1.1
2016 OMA AAA 304 46 73 19 0 8 29 22 55 20 2 .266 .321 .423 .157 .278 14.4 -0.0 1.5
2017 OMA AAA 37 6 14 4 0 3 9 1 4 1 1 .412 .432 .794 .382 .399 5.5 0.2 0.6
2017 KCA MLB 592 76 160 30 6 18 73 29 83 33 5 .291 .330 .465 .175 .275 27.6 -1.4 2.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 1253 0.4948 0.4709 0.7949 0.5952 0.3491 0.8916 0.6335 0.2051 0 0.000000
2017 2213 0.4953 0.4903 0.8304 0.6478 0.3357 0.8915 0.7147 0.1696 0 0.000000
Career34660.49510.48330.81760.62880.34050.89150.68530.182400

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-20 2014-05-31 Minors 11 0 Left Wrist Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 KCA $
2016 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 101 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Kansas City 5/18/16.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2010 (9-269) (South Carolina). $0.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .351 .398 .494 .307
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .298 .359 .234
18 Split (Multi) -.090 -.099 -.135 -.072
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .351 .398 .494 .307
31 vs R (2016) .261 .298 .359 .234
38 Split (2016) -.090 -.099 -.135 -.072
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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