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Whit MerrifieldTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Kansas City Royals MLB Years: 2016-2019
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League

Positions2B-571, LF-270, CF-115, RF-93, OF-39, 1B-34, 3B-27, SS-13, DH-12, P-1Position when DraftedRFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWhitley David Merrifield
Height6-0Weight165BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 24,1989 [30.238]PlaceAdvance,North Carolina
High SchoolDavie County (Mocksville,NC)
CollegeUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 9th round (269th overall) of the 2010 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$100,000Service Time2.101 (2018)
MLB DebutMay 18,2016 [27.114]
OrganizationsKCA [10] Awards0
TBC Player ID144206Retrosheet IDmerrw001MLBAM ID593160
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008South CarolinaSECNCAA-1Fr5of19622365877913261102427523402.326.394.411.8059713292.352.085.233.3618.229.251.131.0378.6716.88
2009South CarolinaSECNCAA-1So5of206326867911631149155233685901.340.396.545.94114630313.348.205.328.4027.3511.501.573.5124.3632.97
2010South CarolinaSECNCAA-1Jr5of2170296729512113421263036611504.321.378.500.87814826348.313.179.301.3778.6210.341.203.7422.7727.37
2010Burlington BeesMidwAkca25cf-rf214718624478352653154234102.253.317.409.7267616209.300.156.247.3217.1820.102.802.3937.2034.04
2011Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca13lf-2b221264777412530353624145289410408.262.337.369.70617638547.310.107.237.3169.5116.271.710.9195.4030.40
2012Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca62b-lf23101380599820383625541694105011.258.333.389.72214831440.292.131.292.3189.3215.681.681.8247.5031.63
2012Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca112b232496122521183281901105.260.314.333.647324106.312.073.167.2887.5517.922.380.9496.0016.00
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1254767112322494428749884116016.258.329.378.70718035546.296.120.267.3128.9716.121.801.6552.8928.46
2013Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca11lf-2b249432231872053431772257252014.270.319.391.71012628353.318.121.220.3136.2316.152.590.85107.3332.18
2014Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca1lf-2b2544162224513152054222714103.278.366.463.8297519190.305.185.327.36611.5814.211.232.6332.4042.22
2014Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca3lf257632157109283329117175222316.340.373.474.84715234345.394.134.199.3704.9315.073.060.87107.0031.19
2014Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         120483791544148491611397936419.319.371.470.84122753535.365.151.242.3697.2914.772.031.5060.3834.42
2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca32b-lf26135544831442955383293966443113.265.317.364.68119839594.292.099.213.2996.5711.111.690.84108.8027.08
2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca22b27692744673190829202225522414.266.321.423.74411627304.302.157.303.3197.2418.092.502.6334.2536.99
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca152b2781311448822322983197201111.283.323.392.71512227332.361.109.186.3095.7221.693.790.60155.5030.68
2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca42b289346144039111410100.412.432.7941.22627737.393.382.412.4982.7010.814.008.1111.3350.00
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca152b281455878016932619783482988617013.288.324.460.78427057630.308.172.266.3324.6013.973.033.0230.8933.73
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca1529158632881924331260451061114626212.304.367.438.80527758707.352.134.286.3498.6316.121.871.7052.6730.21
2019Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2b30153643100195399167418104411650458.303.351.467.81830064696.348.164.244.3436.3216.672.642.3040.1932.82
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter537217331264413621492411053115339017418834.296.345.446.7919692062365.340.150.254.0006.4716.492.552.0744.3531.99
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter7252796414767173244627414354239480234225366.274.334.403.73711262433125.314.129.246.0007.6515.362.011.4760.7831.68
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2891173192340808191056419791779811323.290.336.420.7564931071280.325.130.236.0006.1713.832.241.4861.7431.47
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter162580651573579712513521033104022.271.332.402.73423351649.314.131.241.0008.0115.871.981.3964.4432.48
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter22785713322350613724919931588209019.260.335.378.71332469987.302.118.261.0009.4216.011.701.3265.9230.94
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4718624478352653154234102.253.317.409.7267616209.300.156.247.0007.1820.102.802.3937.2034.04
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter195800197263375271173811779919292807.329.389.489.87839169953.336.160.290.0008.0810.391.292.8329.6326.24
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter537217331264413621492411053115339017418834.296.345.446.7919692062365.340.150.254.0006.4716.492.552.0744.3531.99
Average MLB - Per 162 games16265694194416157332946118515210.296.345.446.79129262713.340.150.254.0006.4716.492.552.0744.3531.99
Average Minor - Per 162 games162625931713951061321253107596115.274.334.403.73725254698.314.129.246.0007.6515.362.011.4760.7831.68

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2013Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca11Rel24000.0010100111.0000000000----------0.00--
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100111.0000000000----------0.00--
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100111.0000000000----------0.00--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings000.00220022000220220220.0000000000----------0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2010Burlington Bees MidwAkca21CF32--815--86861.0002.69------4768.123.5
2010Burlington Bees MidwAkca21RF18--254113029.9671.61------4738.313.2
2010Burlington Bees MidwAkca21LF1---------------472.10.7
2011Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca22LF55--8333-8986.9661.56------12643.739.9
2011Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca222B40--74104328181178.9834.45------12631.729.0
2011Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca22CF30--796-285851.0002.83------12623.821.7
2012Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca232B51--85118523208203.9763.98------10150.536.4
2012Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca23LF28--4931-5352.9811.86------10127.720.0
2012Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca23CF17--3711-3938.9742.24------10116.812.1
2012Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca232B24--376221610199.9804.13------24100.017.3
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca24LF39--834118887.9892.23------9441.527.9
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca242B32--6392420159155.9754.84------9434.022.9
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca24RF20--393-242421.0002.10------9421.314.3
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca241B4--24-232624.9236.00------944.32.9
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca24CF1--4---441.0004.00------941.10.7
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca243B1--11--221.0002.00------941.10.7
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca24P1---------------941.10.7
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca25LF21--394--43431.0002.05------4447.715.0
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca252B14--2326485349.9253.50------4431.810.0
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca25SS9--2123164544.9784.89------4420.56.4
2014Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25LF56--9761-104103.9901.84------7673.739.2
2014Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25RF17--271--28281.0001.65------7622.411.9
2014Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca252B2--331276.8573.00------762.61.4
2014Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25CF1--3---331.0003.00------761.30.7
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca262B57--96148536249244.9804.28------13542.239.6
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca26LF39--764218280.9762.05------13528.927.1
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca263B15--1815323633.9172.20------13511.110.4
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca261B14--8210-1192921.0006.57------13510.49.7
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca26RF9--201--21211.0002.33------1356.76.3
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca26SS4--57111312.9233.00------1353.02.8
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca26CF1--1---111.0001.00------1350.70.7
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca272B40--87106328196193.9854.83------6958.028.6
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca27LF9--1412-1715.8821.67------6913.06.4
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca271B9--40--240401.0004.44------6913.06.4
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca27RF6--8---881.0001.33------698.74.3
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca273B4--13--441.0001.00------695.82.9
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca27CF3--5---551.0001.67------694.32.1
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca272B655550292156439252248.9843.820.49-----8180.240.1
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27LF131191202-122221.0001.690.24-----8116.08.0
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca273B53301812109.9001.800.30-----816.23.1
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27RF432781-1991.0002.250.33-----814.92.5
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca271B1199--1991.0009.001.00-----811.20.6
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH1---------------811.20.6
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca282B6--1014-124241.0004.00------966.74.3
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca283B1---1--111.0001.00------911.10.7
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca28RF1---------------911.10.7
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca28LF1--2---221.0002.00------911.10.7
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca282B13213111422323411193584573.9814.340.50-----14591.081.5
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28RF1087013-1-1413.9291.300.19-----1456.96.2
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28LF7443101--11111.0001.570.26-----1454.84.3
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca281B1-23---331.0003.001.50-----1450.70.6
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca283B1-1-1--111.0001.001.00-----1450.70.6
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca292B108107933175287671468462.9874.280.50-----15868.466.7
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29OF39353169811-10099.9902.540.31-----15824.724.1
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29CF3027241811--82821.0002.730.34-----15819.018.5
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29DH11---------------1587.06.8
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29RF876515-1-1615.9381.880.23-----1585.14.9
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca291B5544381-439391.0007.800.89-----1583.23.1
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29LF1192---221.0002.000.22-----1580.60.6
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B30529325774997842120313041283.9844.210.50-----3050.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF39353169811-10099.9902.540.31-----390.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF3027241811--82821.0002.730.34-----300.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF2218162361213937.9491.680.23-----220.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF2116143323-135351.0001.670.24-----210.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH12---------------120.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B7655501-551511.0007.290.93-----70.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B633119121110.9091.670.32-----60.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B105--196271967476467.9814.45------1050.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF105--1891151205200.9761.90------1050.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF33--552--57571.0001.73------330.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B23--12210-131321321.0005.74------230.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B20--1919324138.9271.90------200.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF5--9---991.0001.80------50.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS4--57111312.9233.00------40.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B70--1231801044313303.9684.33------700.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF60--122811131130.9922.17------600.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF20--393-242421.0002.10------200.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS9--2123164544.9784.89------90.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B4--24-232624.9236.00------40.00.0
AA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF1--4---441.0004.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--11--221.0002.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B91--159222851389381.9794.19------910.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF83--13264-142138.9721.66------830.00.0
A+ Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF47--116712124123.9922.62------470.00.0
A Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF32--815--86861.0002.69------320.00.0
A Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF18--254113029.9671.61------180.00.0
A Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2010Burlington Bees MidwAkca21------13218--
2011Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca22---40--5530---
2012Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca23---51--2817---
2012Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca23---24-------
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca241-432-139120--
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca25---149-21----
2014Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25---2--56117--
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca26--14574153919--
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca27--940-4936--
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27--165-513-4-1
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca28---6-11-1--
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28--1132-17-10--
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29--5108--13083911

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Yarmouth-Dennis Red SoxCape Cod LeagueCollege1936991122400610381412201.222.282.263.545264112.253.041.1927.1412.501.750.000.0018.18
2009Chatham AsCape Cod LeagueCollege2041143233871112164173222103.266.350.350.700509165.333.084.28710.3019.391.880.61143.0023.68
2012Surprise SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor231968151710189110800000.250.346.309.65521278.271.059.32412.8210.260.801.2868.0011.76
2012Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2444021000001000000.500.600.7501.350315.500.250.50020.000.000.000.000.0050.00
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2544121001000100000.500.500.7501.250314.667.250.2500.0025.000.000.000.0050.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2619277102102202400000.370.414.519.93314329.435.149.2966.9013.792.000.000.0030.00
2016Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB272549121752253041200102.347.389.6531.04232954.417.306.4497.4122.223.003.7024.5052.94
2017Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28306210173206605820004.274.348.387.73524569.315.113.2907.2511.591.600.000.0029.41
2018Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB291851192444413413700102.471.491.9411.432481255.488.470.5885.4512.732.337.2712.7550.00
2019Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301851111341262041010000.255.321.490.81125756.282.235.3537.1417.862.503.5725.5053.85
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs1968151710189110800000.250.346.309.65521278.271.059.32412.8210.260.801.2868.0011.76
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs772423460111118267254634304.248.322.314.6367613277.298.066.2489.0316.611.840.36242.0021.67
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs11924960852010833171194330208.341.392.598.99014938273.385.257.3986.9615.752.262.9331.1344.71

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2019-01-292BKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2019-2022 ($16.25m) [Extension] 1--5--6.75--2.75 Club option for 2023 at $10.5m30.005Team Roster on 2019-01-29
2017-04-182BKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Omaha (AAA)28.084Team Roster on 2017-04-18
2017-04-062BKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)28.072Team Roster on 2017-04-06
2017-04-012BKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to minors28.067Team Roster on 2017-04-01
2016-09-022BKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Omaha (AAA)27.221Team Roster on 2016-09-02
2016-07-26LFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)27.183Team Roster on 2016-07-26
2016-05-19LFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors27.115Team Roster on 2016-05-19
2014-06-06LF-2BKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)25.133Team Roster on 2014-06-06
2014-05-31LF-2BKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list25.127Team Roster on 2014-05-31
2014-05-24LF-2BKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured25.120Team Roster on 2014-05-24
2014-04-12LF-2BKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)25.078Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2012-08-21LF-2BKansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Wilmington (A+)23.209Team Roster on 2012-08-21
2012-08-08LF-2BKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)23.196Team Roster on 2012-08-08
2012-06-09LF-2BKansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)-Minors--23.136Team Roster on 2012-06-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-07-15ContractSigned by Royals 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2010Kansas City Royals-21100,000-------100,000Signing Bonus out of 2010 Draft (9th round - 269th overall)
2016Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27507,5000.10177135-3,498,245507,500607,500
2017Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll28543,7501.09669431243,651,709535,0001,151,250
2018Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll29569,500-53619344,360,045545,0001,720,750
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red