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Whit
Merrifield
College South Carolina
Team Kansas City Royals
152B
6'1"Height
195Weight
31Age
5Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Whit Merrifield's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Whit Merrifield to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 437.91 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind DJ LeMahieu and ahead of Max Muncy. He has averaged 3.06 fantasy points in his past 162 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.06 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#9) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #4 most highly owned second baseman. Last season he was also the #3 ranked second baseman.

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WHIT MERRIFIELD WEEK 3 AND 4 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Whit Merrifield is projected for 20.76 fantasy points in 7 games which is good enough to be the #2 ranked second baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Max Muncy but behind DJ LeMahieu. Week 4 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#4). He is projected for 18.33 fantasy points.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2020KC1353815390611.283.321.509
2019KC1626811052061674451262010.302.348.462
2018KC158632881921260611144510.303.367.438
2017KC1455878016919782988348.287.324.460
2016KC813114488229197283.283.323.392
Career (5 Seasons)55922643256705225015440610832.295.343.446
YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
2020KC302700301
2019KC411031540558
2018KC433277626212
2017KC326270716013
2016KC22312211011
Career (5 Seasons)14122101118420835
2020 Game Log
JULY
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
07/24@L2-0301000000100.333.333.333
07/25@W3-2401100001000.286.429.286
07/26@L9-2301000100000.300.400.300
07/27@W14-6533101300000.400.733.400
07/28@L4-3411001300000.368.789.368
07/29@L5-4422100000000.391.783.391
07/30@W5-3410000001000.333.667.333
07/31vsL3-2500000000000.281.563.281
AUGUST
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
08/01vsL11-5513001201010.324.649.324
08/02vsL9-2401000001000.317.610.317
08/03@L2-0400000000000.289.556.289
08/04@L5-4401000000000.286.531.286
08/05vsL6-1401000002000.283.509.283