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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Whitley David Merrifield
Stat Years
2008-2019  [mlb] 2016-2019
Height/Weight
6-0 / 165
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
2B (653) ... LF (274) ... RF (154) ... CF (132) ... OF (39) ... 1B (39) ... 3B (27) ... DH (20) ... SS (13) ... P (1)
Draft Position
RF
Born Date/Place
High School
Davie County (Mocksville,NC)
Colleges
University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina)
Draft
Selected by the Kansas City Royals in Round #9 (#269 overall) of the 2010 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
2016-05-18 - Boxscore  (Age: 27.114)
Service Time
3.101 (2019)
Organizations
KCA [10]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 144206 ... retro id: merrw001 ... mlbam id: 593160
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2008South CarolinaSECNCAA-1rpi 23519of---Fr622365877913261102427523402.326.394.411.8052929713.233.085.3528.229.251.1378.71.0316.9
    2009South CarolinaSECNCAA-1rpi 25520of---So6326867911631149155233685901.340.396.545.94131314630.328.205.3487.3511.501.5724.43.5133.0
    2010South CarolinaSECNCAA-1rpi 7521ofDR:9-269Jr70296729512113421263036611504.321.378.500.87834814826.301.179.3138.6210.341.2022.83.7427.4
    2010Burlington BeesMidwAkca2521cf-rf---14718624478352653154234102.253.317.409.7262097616.247.156.3007.1820.102.8037.22.3934.0
    2011Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca1322lf-2b---21264777412530353624145289410408.262.337.369.70654717638.237.107.3109.5116.271.7195.40.9130.4
    2012Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca6232b-lf---3101380599820383625541694105011.258.333.389.72244014831.292.131.2929.3215.681.6847.51.8231.6
    2012Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAkca11232b---32496122521183281901105.260.314.333.647106324.167.073.3127.5517.922.3896.00.9416.0
    2013Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAkca1124lf-2b---49432231872053431772257252014.270.319.391.71035312628.220.121.3186.2316.152.59107.30.8532.2
    2014Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAkca125lf-2b---544162224513152054222714103.278.366.463.8291907519.327.185.30511.5814.211.2332.42.6342.2
    2014Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca325lf---57632157109283329117175222316.340.373.474.84734515234.199.134.3944.9315.073.06107.00.8731.2
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca3262b-lf---6135544831442955383293966443113.265.317.364.68159419839.213.099.2926.5711.111.69108.80.8427.1
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca2272b---7692744673190829202225522414.266.321.423.74430411627.303.157.3027.2418.092.5034.22.6337.0
    2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca15272bL-S-E-P781311448822322983197201111.283.323.392.71533212227.186.109.3615.7221.693.79155.50.6030.7
    2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca4282b---89346144039111410100.412.432.7941.22637277.412.382.3932.7010.814.0011.38.1150.0
    2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca15282bL-S-E-P81455878016932619783482988617013.288.324.460.78463027057.266.172.3084.6013.973.0330.93.0233.7
    2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca15292bL-S-E-P9158632881924331260451061114626212.304.367.438.80570727758.286.134.3528.6316.121.8752.71.7030.2
    2019Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca15302b-rfL-S-E-P101626811052064110167420104512650458.302.348.463.81173531567.241.161.3506.1217.142.8042.62.1832.5
    MLB Totals (4 yrs)546221131765513822492411073115440017418834.296.344.445.7892404984209.253.149.3406.4116.642.6045.12.0431.9
    American League Totals (4 yrs)546221131765513822492411073115440017418834.296.344.445.7892404984209.253.149.3406.4116.642.6045.12.0431.9
    Minor League Totals7252796414767173244627414354239480234225366.274.334.403.73731251126243.246.129.3147.6515.362.0160.81.4731.7
    Minor: NCAA-1 Totals195800197263375271173811779919292807.329.389.489.87895339169.290.160.3368.0810.391.2929.62.8326.2
    Minor: A Totals4718624478352653154234102.253.317.409.7262097616.247.156.3007.1820.102.8037.22.3934.0
    Minor: A+ Totals22785713322350613724919931588209019.260.335.378.71398732469.261.118.3029.4216.011.7065.91.3230.9
    Minor: AA Totals162580651573579712513521033104022.271.332.402.73464923351.241.131.3148.0115.871.9864.41.3932.5
    Minor: AAA Totals2891173192340808191056419791779811323.290.336.420.7561280493107.236.130.3256.1713.832.2461.71.4831.5
    Kansas City Royals Totals (4 yrs)546221131765513822492411073115440017418834.296.344.445.7892404984209.253.149.3406.4116.642.6045.12.0431.9
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    2013Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAkca11241---000.0010001111.00000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00.000
    2013Minor Totals: KCAbyYearAA----241---000.0010001111.00000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    Minor League Totals000.0010001111.00000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    Minor: AA Totals000.0010001111.00000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    2010Burlington BeesMidwA21LF100.0000000.0000.000.000.72.18
    2010Burlington BeesMidwA21CF3200.08150086861.0002.700.0023.568.12
    2010Burlington BeesMidwA21RF1800.0254113029.9671.600.0013.238.33
    2011Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+222B4000.074104328181178.9834.500.0029.031.72
    2011Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+22LF5500.0833308986.9661.600.0039.943.71
    2011Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+22CF3000.07960285851.0002.800.0021.723.83
    2012Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+232B5100.085118523208203.9764.000.0036.450.52
    2012Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+23LF2800.0493105352.9811.900.0020.027.73
    2012Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+23CF1700.0371103938.9742.200.0012.116.82
    2012NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA232B2400.0376221610199.9804.100.0017.3100.02
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA241B400.0240232624.9236.000.002.94.33
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA242B3200.06392420159155.9754.800.0022.934.03
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA243B100.01100221.0002.000.000.71.15
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA24LF3900.0834118887.9892.200.0027.941.52
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA24CF100.04000441.0004.000.000.71.15
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA24RF2000.03930242421.0002.100.0014.321.34
    2013NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA24P100.0000000.0000.000.000.71.129
    2014NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA252B1400.02326485349.9253.500.0010.031.83
    2014NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA25SS900.02123164544.9784.900.006.420.53
    2014NW Arkansas NaturalsTexAA25LF2100.03940043431.0002.000.0015.047.74
    2014Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA252B200.0331276.8573.000.001.42.68
    2014Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA25LF5600.097610104103.9901.800.0039.273.71
    2014Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA25CF100.03000331.0003.000.000.71.34
    2014Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA25RF1700.02710028281.0001.600.0011.922.44
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA261B1400.0821001192921.0006.600.009.710.45
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA262B5700.096148536249244.9804.300.0039.642.21
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA263B1500.01815323633.9172.200.0010.411.13
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA26SS400.057111312.9233.000.002.83.06
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA26LF3900.0764218280.9762.100.0027.128.92
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA26CF100.01000111.0001.000.000.70.75
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA26RF900.02010021211.0002.300.006.36.76
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA271B900.04000240401.0004.400.006.413.05
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA272B4000.087106328196193.9854.800.0028.658.01
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA273B400.01300441.0001.000.002.95.86
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA27LF900.0141201715.8821.700.006.413.05
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA27CF300.05000551.0001.700.002.14.35
    2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA27RF600.08000881.0001.300.004.38.77
    2016KC RoyalsALMLB271B119.09001991.0009.001.000.61.25
    2016KC RoyalsALMLB272B6555502.292156439252248.9843.800.4940.180.21
    2016KC RoyalsALMLB273B5330.01812109.9001.800.303.16.24
    2016KC RoyalsALMLB27LF131191.02020122221.0001.700.248.016.03
    2016KC RoyalsALMLB27RF4327.08101991.0002.300.332.54.98
    2016KC RoyalsALMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.28
    2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA282B600.010140124241.0004.000.004.366.76
    2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA283B100.00100111.0001.000.000.711.18
    2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA28LF100.02000221.0002.000.000.711.113
    2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA28RF100.0000000.0000.000.000.711.111
    2017KC RoyalsALMLB281B102.03000331.0003.001.500.60.75
    2017KC RoyalsALMLB282B1321311,142.22323411193584573.9814.300.5081.591.01
    2017KC RoyalsALMLB283B101.00100111.0001.001.000.60.74
    2017KC RoyalsALMLB28LF7443.01010011111.0001.600.264.34.84
    2017KC RoyalsALMLB28RF10870.0130101413.9291.300.196.26.95
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB291B5544.13810439391.0007.800.883.13.25
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB292B108107933.2175287671468462.9874.300.5066.768.41
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB29LF119.02000221.0002.000.220.60.65
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB29CF3027241.28110082821.0002.700.3418.519.02
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB29RF8765.2150101615.9381.900.234.95.16
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB29OF3935316.19811010099.9902.500.3124.124.76
    2018KC RoyalsALMLB29DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.87.04
    2019KC RoyalsALMLB301B5430.0255153130.9686.001.003.13.16
    2019KC RoyalsALMLB302B8276670.0154222861384376.9794.600.5650.650.61
    2019KC RoyalsALMLB30LF4434.17100881.0002.000.232.52.54
    2019KC RoyalsALMLB30CF1716131.1451104746.9792.700.3510.510.54
    2019KC RoyalsALMLB30RF6153465.2103310107106.9911.700.2337.737.71
    2019KC RoyalsALMLB30DH880.0000000.0000.000.004.94.94
    MLB Totals - (1B)1210857561108281.9886.800.950.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)3873693,24865310062926416881659.9834.300.510.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)633119121110.9091.700.320.00.00
    MLB Totals - (LF)25201773940143431.0001.700.240.00.00
    MLB Totals - (CF)4743372126210129128.9922.700.340.00.00
    MLB Totals - (RF)8371627139431146143.9791.700.230.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)39353169811010099.9902.500.310.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)2080000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (1B)2300122100131321321.0005.700.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (2B)10500196271967476467.9814.400.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)20001919324138.9271.900.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (SS)40057111312.9233.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (LF)105001891151205200.9761.900.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (CF)5009000991.0001.800.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (RF)33005520057571.0001.700.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (1B)400240232624.9236.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (2B)70001231801044313303.9684.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (3B)1001100221.0002.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (SS)9002123164544.9784.900.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (LF)6000122811131130.9922.200.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (CF)1004000441.0004.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (RF)20003930242421.0002.100.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (2B)9100159222851389381.9794.200.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (LF)8300132640142138.9721.700.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (CF)4700116712124123.9922.600.000.00.00
    A Totals - (LF)100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    A Totals - (CF)32008150086861.0002.700.000.00.00
    A Totals - (RF)1800254113029.9671.600.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    2010Minor------13218--
    2011Minor---40--5530---
    2012Minor---75--2817---
    2013Minor1-4321-39120--
    2014Minor---16-977117--
    2015Minor--14571543919--
    2016MLB--1655-13-4-1
    2016Minor--9404-936--
    2017MLB--11321-7-10--
    2017Minor---61-1-1--
    2018MLB--5108--13083911
    2019MLB--582--41761-8
    Totals1-3965327132741321543920