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Whit Merrifield 2BRoyals

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
41 .255 1 5 3 1 .244 0.1
Birth Date1-24-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 7 days
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WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 8/31/2016 10:21 ET | Royals Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
KCA 2B 1 10 14 .255 5 1 3 1 .295 .369 0.1 .244
KCA 3B 1 5 7 .255 5 1 3 1 .295 .369 0.1 .244
KCA 2B 2 15 20 .255 5 1 3 1 .295 .369 0.1 .244
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals3041.2555131.295.3690.1.244

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 53 220 210 30 57 15 1 2 80 10 50 0 0 0 17 5 1 .271 .305 .381 .250 4.5 1.0 0.6
Career53220210305715128010500001751.271.305.381.2504.51.00.6

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 .000 .294 104 -1 6.1 -0.5 4.1 1.5 6.1 1.0 6.1 1.0
2011 WIL A+ 126 547 .262 .247 .318 .370 .000 .310 96 1.1 16.4 -1.6 5.2 2.1 17.9 2.3 17.9 2.3
2012 WIL A+ 101 440 .274 .255 .323 .388 .000 .292 90 6.8 13.2 -1.7 2.0 3.2 21.4 2.3 21.4 2.3
2012 NWA AA 24 106 .226 .253 .318 .384 .000 .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 .000 .318 104 0 9.6 -2 13.2 -2.1 5.5 2.0 5.5 2.0
2014 NWA AA 44 190 .311 .249 .320 .375 .000 .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 .000 .394 97 14.8 10.3 -2.7 -2.5 2.9 25.3 2.3 25.3 2.3
2015 OMA AAA 135 594 .241 .272 .335 .408 .000 .292 100 -11.7 16.4 -2.4 9.6 6.0 8.4 1.8 8.4 1.8
2016 KCA MLB 53 220 .250 .253 .311 .411 .259 .348 100 -2.1 5.9 -0.4 1.0 1.1 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6
2016 OMA AAA 68 301 .275 .266 .332 .406 .271 .307 96 4.9 8.3 -1.3 0.3 1.5 13.4 1.4 13.4 1.4

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 4.1 1.0
2011 WIL A+ 547 74 125 30 3 5 36 52 89 24 14 .262 .337 .369 .107 .262 17.9 5.2 2.3
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 2.0 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 13.2 2.0
2014 OMA AAA 345 57 109 28 3 3 29 17 52 11 7 .340 .373 .474 .134 .298 25.3 -2.5 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 9.6 1.8
2016 OMA AAA 301 46 73 19 0 8 29 22 55 20 2 .269 .324 .428 .159 .275 13.4 0.3 1.4
2016 KCA MLB 220 30 57 15 1 2 17 10 50 5 1 .271 .305 .381 .110 .250 4.5 1.0 0.6

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 845 0.5053 0.4876 0.7864 0.5878 0.3852 0.8884 0.6273 0.2136 0 0.000000
Career8450.50530.48760.78640.58780.38520.88840.62730.213600

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
2016 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2016)

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

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 36 86 20 3 3 29 19 49 13 5 .298 .342 .421 .276 13.5 2B 1, LF 1 1.7
80o 291 32 76 17 3 3 26 17 47 11 4 .282 .325 .398 .263 8.6 2B 1, LF 1 1.2
70o 276 29 68 16 2 2 23 16 46 10 4 .271 .313 .382 .253 5.5 2B 1, LF 1 0.8
60o 262 27 63 15 2 2 22 14 44 9 4 .261 .303 .368 .244 3.1 2B 1, LF 1 0.6
50o 250 25 58 13 2 2 20 13 43 9 3 .252 .293 .355 .236 1.0 2B 1, LF 1 0.3
40o 238 23 53 12 2 2 19 12 41 8 3 .243 .283 .342 .229 -0.9 2B 1, LF 1 0.1
30o 224 21 49 11 2 2 17 11 39 7 3 .234 .273 .328 .220 -2.7 2B 1, LF 1 -0.1
20o 209 19 43 10 1 2 15 10 37 6 3 .223 .260 .312 .210 -4.5 2B 1, LF 1 -0.3
10o 187 16 35 8 1 1 13 8 34 5 2 .208 .243 .291 .196 -6.6 2B 1, LF 1 -0.6
Weighted Mean2562660142221144394.256.297.361.2401.92B 1, LF 10.4

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/31/2016 11:24 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 104 13 30 7 1 2 10 6 18 4 2 .300 .344 .444 .284 5.5 2B 1, 3B 0 0.6
80o 82 10 22 5 1 1 7 5 15 3 1 .284 .327 .418 .270 3.3 2B 0, 3B 0 0.4
70o 67 8 17 4 0 1 6 4 12 2 1 .273 .315 .399 .260 2.0 2B 0, 3B 0 0.2
60o 53 6 13 3 0 1 4 3 10 2 1 .264 .305 .383 .252 1.1 2B 0, 3B 0 0.1
50o 41 5 10 2 0 1 3 2 8 1 1 .255 .295 .369 .244 0.6 2B 0, 3B 0 0.1
40o 29 3 6 2 0 0 2 1 5 1 0 .246 .285 .355 .236 0.2 2B 0, 3B 0 0.0
30o 15 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .237 .275 .339 .227 0.0 2B 0, 3B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean4751230142921.259.299.376.2480.82B 0, 3B 00.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 11% 1% 8% 15%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2017284224196223437237314.248.292.352.2330.50.81.20.110.4-10.93.6
2018293913789203334216812.247.291.347.2320.3-0.30.9-0.09.7-10.83.3
2019303723684193332216510.244.290.343.2300.2-1.30.6-0.19.2-10.93.1
2020313803787203433216710.246.291.349.2320.3-0.60.5-0.29.4-10.23.2
202132350347918333020628.245.291.348.2320.2-1.00.2-0.38.7-9.63.0
202233339327618232919607.245.291.347.2310.2-1.40.1-0.48.4-9.42.9
202334327317417232818596.244.290.345.2310.1-1.9-0.1-0.58.1-9.42.8
202435320317217232718585.244.290.344.2300.1-2.2-0.3-0.67.9-9.32.7
202536312307016232717574.243.289.344.2300.0-2.6-0.5-0.67.7-9.22.6

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201728580591363248553210918.252.295.369.2390.84.71.50.515.3-12.62.2
201829548541262847502910616.246.289.354.2330.30.41.20.315.3-16.42.1
20193050349111242644309914.238.285.337.225-0.3-4.80.70.115.2-20.91.9
202031579591363049563111215.250.293.368.2370.52.00.6-0.015.3-13.92.2
2021326336915736310653712116.270.316.397.2571.713.40.2-0.215.3-1.92.4

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
out of baseball0.7out of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.7

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseballout of baseball3.80.90.6out of baseball5.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Brandon Douglas 2013 .000 DNP
2 93 Kevin Howard 2008 .000 DNP
3 92 J.C. Holt 2010 .000 DNP
4 92 Peeter Ramos 2009 .000 DNP
5 89 Adam Buschini 2014 .000 DNP
6 89 Ryan Curry 2012 .000 DNP
7 89 Argenis Reyes 2010 .000 DNP
8 89 Kevin Russo 2012 .000 DNP
9 89 Omar Luna 2014 .000 DNP
10 89 Buck Britton 2013 .000 DNP
11 89 Luis Bolivar 2008 .000 DNP
12 88 Luis Maza 2007 .000 DNP
13 88 James Cesario 2013 .000 DNP
14 88 Matt Lawson 2013 .000 DNP
15 88 Chris De La Cruz 2009 .000 DNP
16 88 Davis Stoneburner 2012 .000 DNP
17 88 Hernan Iribarren 2011 .000 DNP
18 88 Marcus Lemon 2015 .000 DNP
19 87 Kelson Brown 2015 .000 DNP
20 87 Shane Justis 2010 .000 DNP
21 87 Julio Cordido 2008 .000 DNP
22 87 Matt Camp 2011 .000 DNP
23 87 Elian Herrera 2012 .256
24 87 Mike Fontenot 2007 .246
25 87 Sergio Garcia 2007 .000 DNP
26 86 Eric Farris 2013 .000 DNP
27 86 Joe Thurston 2007 .000 DNP
28 86 Danny Sandoval 2006 .198
29 86 Taylor Harbin 2013 .000 DNP
30 86 Carlos Alonso 2015 .000 DNP
31 86 Tyler Ladendorf 2015 .240
32 86 Chris Valaika 2013 .220
33 86 Anthony Labarbera 2007 .000 DNP
34 86 Jim Negrych 2012 .000 DNP
35 85 Tyler Bortnick 2015 .000 DNP
36 85 Rafael Ynoa 2015 .210
37 85 Juan Gonzalez 2009 .000 DNP
38 85 Jose Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
39 85 Will Rhymes 2010 .265
40 85 Brett Dowdy 2009 .000 DNP
41 85 Mike Aviles 2008 .280
42 85 Michael Spidale 2009 .000 DNP
43 85 Eider Torres 2010 .000 DNP
44 84 Drew M Anderson 2010 .000 DNP
45 84 Jim Adduci 2012 .000 DNP
46 84 Jesus Merchan 2008 .000 DNP
47 84 Marc Maddox 2011 .000 DNP
48 84 James Tomlin 2010 .000 DNP
49 84 Keoni De Renne 2006 .000 DNP
50 84 Ivan De Jesus 2014 .000 DNP
51 84 Yunesky Sanchez 2011 .000 DNP
52 84 Kenny Perez 2009 .000 DNP
53 84 Andrew Romine 2013 .226
54 84 Carl Loadenthal 2009 .000 DNP
55 84 Jason Bourgeois 2009 .195
56 84 Casey Rowlett 2010 .000 DNP
57 84 Jake Kahaulelio 2012 .000 DNP
58 84 Shawn O'Malley 2015 .320
59 84 Brandon Pinckney 2009 .000 DNP
60 84 Niuman Romero 2012 .000 DNP
61 83 Miguel Negron 2010 .000 DNP
62 83 Nate Sutton 2010 .000 DNP
63 83 Josh Prince 2015 .000 DNP
64 83 Nate Samson 2015 .000 DNP
65 83 Ed Lucas 2009 .000 DNP
66 83 Kevin Nolan 2015 .000 DNP
67 83 Vinny Rottino 2007 .260
68 83 Jeff Kobernus 2015 .000 DNP
69 83 Scott Youngbauer 2006 .000 DNP
70 83 Paulo Orlando 2013 .000 DNP
71 83 Brian Friday 2013 .000 DNP
72 83 Daniel Mayora 2013 .000 DNP
73 83 Jemel Spearman 2008 .000 DNP
74 83 Jose Constanza 2011 .293
75 83 Bernie Castro 2007 .000 DNP
76 83 Corey Coles 2009 .000 DNP
77 83 Vance Albitz 2015 .000 DNP
78 83 Renny Osuna 2012 .000 DNP
79 83 Matt Downs 2011 .311
80 83 Noochie Varner 2008 .000 DNP
81 83 Andrew Simunic 2013 .000 DNP
82 83 Tyler Kuhn 2014 .000 DNP
83 83 Josh Horton 2013 .000 DNP
84 82 Shawn Roof 2012 .000 DNP
85 82 Bryan Pritz 2009 .000 DNP
86 82 Felix Molina 2010 .000 DNP
87 82 Pete Orr 2006 .219
88 82 Yung-Chi Chen 2011 .000 DNP
89 82 David Lough 2013 .274
90 82 Brandon Roberts 2012 .000 DNP
91 82 Paco Figueroa 2010 .000 DNP
92 82 Albert Cartwright 2015 .000 DNP
93 82 Matthew Tucker 2010 .000 DNP
94 82 Sean Nicol 2014 .000 DNP
95 82 Anderson Hernandez 2010 .198
96 82 Bradley Boyer 2011 .000 DNP
97 82 Wade Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
98 82 Adalberto Santos 2015 .000 DNP
99 82 Tyler Graham 2011 .000 DNP
100 82 Ronnier Mustelier 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, the July Vogelsong Winners Are HereRob Mains2016-08-03
BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, It's the June 2016 Vogelsongs!Rob Mains2016-07-03
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 14George Bissell2016-07-01
Transaction Analysis: Reunions and FliersSteve Givarz2016-06-28
Transaction Analysis: Reunions and FliersBryan Grosnick2016-06-28
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say SchrimpfMike Gianella2016-06-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say SchrimpfGeorge Bissell2016-06-23
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 96: I Want To Say SchrimpfBret Sayre2016-06-23
What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless?Emma Baccellieri2016-06-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert FAAB Review: Week 12Mike Gianella2016-06-21
What You Need to Know: Near-Max EffortDaniel Rathman2016-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 10J.J. Jansons2016-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 10George Bissell2016-06-03
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 93: The Wright AnswerGeorge Bissell2016-06-02
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 93: The Wright AnswerMike Gianella2016-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Ninth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week NineScooter Hotz2016-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: CC Sabathia's Unforeseen RenaissanceGeorge Bissell2016-06-01
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2016-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 15Jason Martinez2012-11-16


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