Whit Merrifield Stats

Whit Merrifield was born on Tuesday, January 24, 1989, in Florence, South Carolina. Merrifield was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 18, 2016, with the Kansas City Royals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Whit Merrifield baseball stats page.

"I'd be lying if I said you don't think about it ( Hitting Streaks ). You try to stay with your approach as best you can. Hopefully you get a hit your first at-bat, so you can relax the rest of the game, and play your game. To say I'm not thinking about it would be a lie." - Whit Merrifield in The Seattle Times , (04/07/2019, Noah Trister, , Source )
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield Autograph on a 2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Card (#SCA-WM)
Whit Merrifield Autograph on a 2018 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Card (#SCA-WM)

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Birth Name:
Whitley David Merrifield ( Twitter : @WhitMerrifield )
Nickname:
Whit, Whit Bird, Whitley
Born On:
01-24-1989  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Florence, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Davie County High School (Mocksville, NC)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
05-18-2016 (Age 27)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2010 : 9th Round (269th) / Signing Bonus = $100,000
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
2016 27 Royals 81 311 44 88 22 3 2 0 29 19 1 72 1 1 0 1 .283 .323 .392
2017 28 Royals 145 587 80 169 32 6 19 0 78 29 0 88 1 7 6 13 .288 .324 .460
2018 29 Royals 158 632 88 192 43 3 12 0 60 61 2 114 2 6 6 12 .304 .367 .438
2019 30 Royals 123 519 83 156 33 9 14 1 62 40 0 92 0 2 4 6 .301 .354 .480
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
4 Years 507 2,049 295 605 130 21 47 1 229 149 3 366 4 16 16 32 .295 .345 .448
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2016 Royals 1B 1 1 27 9 9.0 9 9 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2016 Royals 2B 65 55 1,508 252 3.9 248 92 156 4 39 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.44
2016 Royals 3B 5 3 90 10 2.0 9 1 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.70
2016 Royals LF 13 11 273 22 1.7 22 20 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
2016 Royals RF 4 3 81 9 2.3 9 8 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
2017 Royals 1B 1 0 6 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
2017 Royals 2B 132 131 3,428 584 4.4 573 232 341 11 93 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.51
2017 Royals 3B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2017 Royals LF 7 4 129 11 1.6 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
2017 Royals RF 10 8 210 14 1.4 13 13 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.67
2018 Royals 1B 5 5 133 39 7.8 39 38 1 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.92
2018 Royals 2B 108 107 2,801 468 4.3 462 175 287 6 71 n/a n/a n/a .987 4.45
2018 Royals CF 30 27 725 82 2.7 82 81 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.05
2018 Royals LF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
2018 Royals RF 8 7 197 16 2.0 15 15 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.06
2019 Royals 1B 5 5 - 38 7.6 37 31 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 0.00
2019 Royals 2B 57 57 - 291 5.1 283 121 162 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.00
2019 Royals CF 15 15 - 47 3.1 47 45 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
2019 Royals LF 3 3 - 4 1.3 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
2019 Royals RF 51 50 - 124 2.4 122 111 11 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 362 350 7,737 1,595 4.4 1,566 620 946 29 203 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.46
RF Totals 73 68 488 163 2.2 159 147 12 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 8.80
CF Totals 45 42 725 129 2.9 129 126 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.80
LF Totals 24 19 429 39 1.6 39 35 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1B Totals 12 11 166 89 7.4 88 81 7 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .989 14.31
3B Totals 6 3 93 11 1.8 10 1 9 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.90
4 Years 522 493 9,638 2,026 3.9 1,991 1,010 981 35 212 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.58
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
2016 Royals 8 3 .727 4 1 1 155.5 4.3 10.7 - - -
2017 Royals 34 8 .810 0 2 0 30.9 6.7 7.5 - - -
2018 Royals 45 10 .818 1 0 11 52.7 5.5 10.5 - - -
2019 Royals 16 8 .667 0 0 6 37.1 5.6 8.4 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
4 Years 103 29 .780 5 3 18 43.6 5.6 8.9 - - -
Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield Miscellaneous Items of Interest

$507,500.00
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$547,100.00
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Whitley David Merrifield is an active Major League Baseball player who has spent his entire career with the Kansas City Royals . Whitley, his nickname, is a contact hitter with a great eye , starting his big league career hitting safely in each of his first eleven starts. He recorded a single or better in 30 of his first 35 games, third best streak of the new century, behind David Dahl (32 of 35) and Ichiro Suzuki (33 of 35).

Did you know that when Whit Merrifield completed his sophomore season ( 2017 ), he had led the American League with 34 stolen bases ? Whit Bird was the third Royal , joining Amos Otis and Carlos Beltran , with 30+ steals, 30+ doubles, and 19-or-more dingers!

Did you know that when Whit Merrifield led the American League in stolen bases in 2018, he became the first Kansas City Royals ' player to lead the league in consecutive seasons ( 2017 - 2018 )?

Whit Merrifield also led the league in hits in 2018 , a rare feat done before by Honus Wagner (1908), Benny Kauff (1914), Ty Cobb (1909, 1911, 1915, 1917), Snuffy Stirnweiss (1944), Ichiro Suzuki (2001), and Dee Gordon (2015).

Did you know that Whit Merrifield put together a wrap-around 31-game hitting streak that began in 2018, continued in 2019, and broke the record for longest hitting streak in Kansas City Royals ' history, set originally by George Brett ?

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