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Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield

1B,2B,CF,RF,DH - KC
Age: 30College: South CarolinaBats: RThrows: R

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Merrifield has picked up right where he left off last year as one of the best five-category producers in the game. He's even hitting for a bit more power this year.

Merrifield has morphed into a five-category beast with a borderline extinct skill set The 25-year-old is batting .303/.357/.483 with 14 home runs and 16 steals apiece through August 17. Although his speed has diminished, those numbers still makes him a tremendous cornerstone if he maintains a high average while reaching 100 runs as Kansas City's leadoff hitter. Merrifield has thrived long enough to trust his late breakout as a top-25 overall player.

Whit has done exactly what fantasy owners have hoped for up until the break. He is on pace for both 20 homers and 30 steals to go with a batting average north of .300. While he doesn't possess top-tier upside, fantasy owners can continue to rely on him as a 3rd or even 2nd round value.

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