Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/195 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Florence, South Carolina
College: South Carolina
Draft: 2010 9th round by the
  • Fastball

    Maikel Garcia Joins Exclusive List in KC Royals History With Multi-3B Game

    The Kansas City Royals are riding a five-game winning streak, and third baseman Maikel Garcia has been a major reason why. Since May 3, Garcia is batting .324 with an .881 OPS. Just during the Royals' ongoing winning streak, his batting average sits at .455, while his OPS is a whopping 1.387. Garcia was able to boost those numbers Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers, going 4-for-5 with one RBI and three runs out of the leadoff spot.

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    Atlanta Braves' Slugger Hits Huge Personal Milestone in Sunday's Game

    The Atlanta Braves were beaten by the San Diego Padres on Sunday night, 9-1, in a lopsided affair. Though the Braves flopped in front of a national television audience, it wasn't all bad as slugger Matt Olson hit a special personal milestone by playing in his 500th consecutive game. That is the longest streak in baseball currently. Per Sarah Langs of Matt Olson has played 500 consecutive games, dating to 5/2/21 only longer streaks since 2000: 2000-07 Miguel Tejada: 1,152 2018-22 Whit Merrifield: 553 2010-14 Prince Fielder: 547 2000-03 Alex Rodriguez: 546 2003-06 Hideki Matsui: 518 2004-07 Mark Teixeira: 507 h/t @EliasSports Matt Olson has played 500 consecutive games, dating to 5/2/21

  • Inside The Phillies

    All-Star Explains Why Phillies' Bryce Harper Is So Good At First Base

    Bryce Harper had a hand in recruiting Whit Merrifield to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason. When the Phillies signed him, they were going to be without Brandon Marsh for most of spring training due to injury. Marsh was able to return for Opening Day, but they knew Merrifield could help them at other areas.