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Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield 15 2B

Kansas City Royals

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Whitley David Merrifield
  • Age: 27 (January 24, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Florence, SC
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 195
  • Draft: Round 9 (2010, KC)
  • MLB Debut: 05/18/2016
  • School: South Carolina
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Whit Merrifield Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
September 2, 2016 Kansas City Royals recalled Whit Merrifield from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 26, 2016 Kansas City Royals optioned 2B Whit Merrifield to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 18, 2016 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Whit Merrifield from Omaha Storm Chasers.
January 19, 2016 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster LF Whit Merrifield to spring training.
January 26, 2015 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster 2B Whit Merrifield to spring training.
October 20, 2014 Tomateros de Culiacan placed OF Whit Merrifield on the reserve list.
October 10, 2014 OF Whit Merrifield assigned to Tomateros de Culiacan.
June 6, 2014 Whit Merrifield assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
May 31, 2014 Whit Merrifield roster status changed by Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
May 23, 2014 Northwest Arkansas Naturals placed LF Whit Merrifield on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 21, 2014. sprained left wrist
March 10, 2014 OF Whit Merrifield assigned to Kansas City Royals.
June 9, 2013 Northwest Arkansas Naturals activated IF Whit Merrifield from the 7-day disabled list.
May 10, 2013 Northwest Arkansas Naturals placed OF Whit Merrifield on the 7-day disabled list. hamstring
February 24, 2013 IF Whit Merrifield assigned to Kansas City Royals.
August 7, 2012 2B Whit Merrifield assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
April 2, 2012 Whit Merrifield assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks.
March 29, 2012 OF Whit Merrifield assigned to Kansas City Royals.
September 20, 2011 OF Whit Merrifield assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
April 4, 2011 Whit Merrifield assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Kane County Cougars.
July 16, 2010 OF Whit Merrifield assigned to Burlington Bees from Kansas City Royals.
July 15, 2010 Kansas City Royals signed OF Whit Merrifield.
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Whit Merrifield Awards and Honors

Whit Merrifield  15 2B

Whit Merrifield
  • Full Name: Whitley David Merrifield
  • Born: January 24, 1989
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Florence, SC
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 195
  • Draft: Round 9 (2010, KC)
  • School: South Carolina
  • MLB Debut: 05/18/2016

Tied for fourth in the Carolina League in runs scored, tied for seventh in doubles, tied for ninth in at-bats and ranked 10th in hits in 2011. ... Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the ninth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of South Carolina. ... Drove in the winning run with an 11th-inning single as the Gamecocks captured the 2010 College World Series title. ... Batted .321 with 13 homers and 42 RBIs as a junior and was named Ernest Brooks Co-Male Athlete of the Year. ... Hit .340 and played in all 63 games as a sophomore. ... Batted .326 to earn Southeastern Conference All-Freshman honors. ... Finished sixth in school history with 263 hits and fifth with 197 runs scored. ... Batted .464 as a junior and .400 as a senior at Davie County (N.C.) High School to earn All-State honors both years. ... His mother, Kissy, was a five-time South Carolina state champion in tennis before playing collegiately at Wake Forest. ... His father, Bill, was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year at Wake Forest and spent six years in the Minor Leagues.