Whit Merrifield, Infield, Kansas City Royals, #15
Date of Birth: 1/24/1989
Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina
College: University of South Carolina
Whit Merrifield, infielder for the Kansas City Royals, was drafted by the Royals in 2010. He played in their minor league system from 2010 through 2015.
Merrifield joined the Royals for 81 games in 2016. He hit his first major league triple and his first home run on June 13th. He finished the season with 88 hits, 22 doubles, 8 stolen bases, 29 RBIs, 72 strikeouts to 19 walks, and a .283 batting average. Defensively, as a second baseman in 65 games, he made 156 assists, 39 double plays, 92 putouts, and 4 errors.