Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield

1B,2B,CF,RF,DH - KC
Height: 6' Weight: 195 lbsAge: 30College: South CarolinaBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
N/A
Draft Rank (ECR) H #32
Best / Worst #23 / #80
ADP #33

Ownership

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
95%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B,2B,CF,RF
ESPN 2B,CF
CBS 2B,CF
Expert Note
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Merrifield followed up his breakout 2017 campaign with another excellent fantasy season in 2018, hitting .304 with 12 homers and a league-leading 45 stolen bases. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to hit .300 again -- his .352 BABIP was among the league's highest -- but he should settle in at around .280-.285 and again produce 10-15 HRs. His run and RBI totals may not be great in a weak-hitting Royals lineup, but you're really paying for the steals, and Merrifield should again have the green light on the base paths early and often for a team that will need to manufacture runs.

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Whit Merrifield getting $16.25 million guaranteed

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports Whit Merrifield's four-year deal with the Royals is for $16.25 million in guaranteed money.

Fantasy Impact

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports adds that there is a fifth-year club option that could bring the total value of the contract to $30 million. This is a very team friendly deal for the Royals that also sets Merrifield up for life. The 30-year-old second baseman led the American League in hits and steals in 2018.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#44#29#11328
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #140#64#2394
Projections
(2019 Season)
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ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
59685172394136449112369.289.343.434.777
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGAMESABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016KC81311448822322919728.283.323.392.715
2017KC145587801693261978298834.288.324.460.784
2018KC1586328819243312606111445.304.367.438.805
History
Game Log
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GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Sep 30vs. CLEL, 2-14010000021.250.250.000
Sat, Sep 29vs. CLEW, 4-94121002112.500.6001.000
Fri, Sep 28vs. CLEL, 14-65010000020.200.200.000
Thu, Sep 27vs. CLEW, 1-25020000001.400.400.000
Game Schedule
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GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup