Whit Merrifield

2B,LF,OF · Philadelphia Phillies

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'0" Weight 195
DOB 1989-01-24 Age 35.2
Hometown Florence, SC
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 20.01, 286th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy270.0893733444590181739236216.6154.262.308.381.689.119
THE BAT305.110142038951101203741257217.2206.259.304.377.681.118

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Whit Merrifield In Starting Lineup Again Monday

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    Philadelphia Phillies utility man Whit Merrifield is starting in left field and is batting eighth on Monday against the visiting Cincinnati Reds and left-hander Andrew Abbott. Brandon Marsh is moving to center field, which pushes Johan Rojas to the bench. Merrifield wasn't in the team's Opening Day lineup last Thursday, but he's started each of the last three games with left-handers on the mound. The 35-year-old three-time All-Star is looking likely to play anytime the Phils face lefties and to help fill in when others need days off throughout the year. So far through his two games played, he's gone 1-for-7 with a walk in eight plate appearances. As long as Merrifield sticks near the bottom of the Phillies' batting order, he's not going to have a very high fantasy ceiling on a daily basis.

    Apr 1 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Whit Merrifield
  • Whit Merrifield Starting Saturday Versus Lefty

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    Philadelphia Phillies utility player Whit Merrifield will get the start in left field on Saturday opposite Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried. The veteran was said to get some playing time this weekend with the Braves facing lefties both Saturday and Sunday. With Johan Rojas winning the everyday center field job, Merrifield will be relegated to the short side of a platoon alongside Brandon Marsh in left field this season. The 35-year-old inked a one-year pact with the Phillies this winter after hitting .272 with 11 home runs and 26 steals across 145 appearances with the Blue Jays last season. He'll have his hands full against Fried who posted a 2.55 ERA across an injury-shortened 14 starts a season ago.

    Mar 30 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Whit Merrifield
  • Whit Merrifield Likely To Play This Weekend

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    Philadelphia Phillies infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield was not in the starting lineup for the team's season opener on Friday against the division-rival Atlanta Braves, but with the Phillies facing lefties on Saturday and Sunday, Merrifield will likely be in the lineup, according to manager Rob Thomson. Merrifield told Thomson before signing in the offseason that, "I'll work myself into the lineup." The three-time All-Star hit .272/.318/.382 in 2023 with the Toronto Blue Jays with 11 home runs, 67 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 145 games in a bounce-back year. The short side of a platoon role in Philly hurts his overall upside for fantasy managers in deeper leagues, but Merrifield could be more efficient in 2024 if he's mostly facing lefties. He's a .289 career hitter in 526 games against southpaws.

    Mar 29 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Whit Merrifield
  • Offseason In Review: Philadelphia Phillies

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    The Phillies reinforced their rotation with a major extension and a major re-signing, but it was otherwise a relatively quiet offseason in the City of Brotherly Love.  After making the NLCS last year, have the Phillies done enough to book a return to the World Series? Major League Signings Aaron Nola, SP: Seven years, $172MM…

    Mar 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Philadelphia Phillies Kolby Allard Jose Alvarado Austin Brice David Buchanan Ryan Burr Max Castillo Jake Cave David Dahl Seranthony Dominguez Cam Gallagher Bryce Harper Jeff Hoffman Orion Kerkering Scott Kingery Jordan Luplow Brandon Marsh Michael Mercado Whit Merrifield Aaron Nola Cristian Pache Johan Rojas Michael Rucker Jose Ruiz Cristopher Sanchez Kyle Schwarber Gregory Soto Bryson Stott Ranger Suarez Spencer Turnbull Taijuan Walker Zack Wheeler
  • Whit Merrifield Agrees To One-Year Deal With Phillies

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    Free-agent infielder Whit Merrifield agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, according to a source. The deal includes a club option for the 2025 season that will also be worth $8 million. Merrifield is now 35 and has been in decline since leaving the Kansas City Royals midway through the 2022 season, but he still managed to hit .272/.318/.382 with 11 home runs, 67 RBI, 26 stolen bases and 66 runs scored in 145 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2023. He's probably not going to have an everyday role in Philadelphia, but Merrifield should bounce around between second base and the outfield and can still provide some modest speed for fantasy managers in deeper leagues. Merrifield has always made consistent contact despite being aggressive at the dish.

    Feb 16 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Whit Merrifield
  • Whit Merrifield Moving Closer To Decision

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    Free-agent infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield is moving closer to making a decision on where he will play next, according to a source, and he's expected to agree to terms with a team by the end of the weekend. Merrifield's market has picked up in recent days, with five teams showing varying levels of interest in him. The 35-year-old veteran became a free agent when both he and the Toronto Blue Jays declined his mutual option for 2024 worth $18 million. He lost playing time down the stretch in 2023 while posting a .700 OPS, 11 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 592 plate appearances. Merrifield's production began to fall off in 2022, and he's no longer as much of a threat for fantasy managers in the batting average and steals departments.

    Feb 15 · Source via Whit Merrifield
  • The Top Unsigned Corner Outfielders

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    Pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Spring Training in about two weeks but a slow offseason means there are still plenty of free agents out there. Over the past week, MLBTR has already taken a look at the remaining catchers, first basemen, second basemen, third basemen, shortstops, center fielders, designated hitters and starting pitchers, and…

    Jan 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Brian Anderson Adam Duvall Randal Grichuk Robbie Grossman Austin Meadows Whit Merrifield David Peralta Tommy Pham Jurickson Profar Eddie Rosario Jorge Soler
  • The Top Unsigned Second Basemen

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    Pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Spring Training in about three weeks but a slow offseason means there are still plenty of free agents out there. MLBTR already took a look at the catchers, first basemen, shortstops, third basemen, center fielders and starting pitchers still available and will now take a look at some notable…

    Jan 26 · MLB Trade Rumors Tim Anderson Elvis Andrus Enrique Hernandez Tony Kemp Whit Merrifield Amed Rosario Donovan Solano Kolten Wong
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC301.410041738551101201744256916.6175.262.308.379.687.117
    2024 Draft Buddy270.0893733444590181739236216.6154.262.308.381.689.119
    2024 Steamer266.1893803494389181737246617.2154.256.305.375.680.119
    2024 THE BAT305.110142038951101203741257217.2206.259.304.377.681.118
    2024 Zeile282.0963943644794191741246717.0165.258.305.374.679.116

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    4vs COL0.0133000000000.
    3vs PIT, at STL1.04881000000112.500.
    2at WAS, vs CIN6.0311101200001218.
    1vs ATL2.0287010000100.


    27vs TB, vs NYY1.031111100000019.
    26at TB, at NYY16.0518151420043527.811.267.389.400.789.133
    25vs BOS, vs TEX4.0414130200011428.600.
    24vs KC, at OAK5.052119110001229.500.
    23at COL, vs WAS22.0627263920031414.821.346.370.423.793.077
    22vs CLE, at BAL7.0624232210011520.800.
    21at CIN, vs PHI12.0523233510010313.
    20vs CHC, at CLE27.0728284122014027.110.429.429.6071.036.178
    19at BOS, vs BAL19.0733313500232824.
    18vs LAA, at LAD36.06282861320270414.310.464.464.7501.214.286
    17at SEA, vs SD9.0619181500001631.611.278.316.278.594.000
    16vs ARI18.031211550014100.000.455.500.7271.227.272
    15at DET, at CWS34.0626244810382415.411.333.385.7501.135.417
    14vs BOS, vs SF6.0518171210011633.301.
    13vs OAK, at MIA6.0522211300011627.300.
    12at TEX, at BAL18.062422182003228.312.364.417.455.872.091
    11vs MIN, vs HOU20.0730231710023310.011.304.385.348.733.044
    10at NYM, vs MIL24.062422392004214.221.409.458.500.958.091
    9at MIN, at TB24.07272651010121622.210.385.407.538.945.153
    8vs BAL, vs NYY15.0727254500022518.510.
    7vs ATL, at PHI21.0520184400012525.050.222.300.222.522.000
    6at PIT, at BOS24.0729282620141517.
    5vs SEA, vs CWS21.0520173620033210.020.353.450.471.921.118
    4at NYY, at HOU12.0415142620011422.201.353.389.471.860.118
    3vs TB, vs DET13.0415151520030421.710.217.217.304.521.087
    2at LAA, at KC15.062523361001118.310.
    1at STL6.02861100022318.800.154.313.154.467.000


    Apr 15vs COLW 2-10.0833000000000.
    Apr 13vs PITW 4-31.01a001000000000
    Apr 12vs PITL 2-50.0944000000000.
    Apr 11vs PITW 5-10.0933000000000.
    Apr 9at STLL 0-30.09a1100000001100.
    Apr 7at WASL 2-34.07331100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 3vs CINL 1-41.08440100000125.
    Apr 1vs CINL 3-61.0843000000100.
    Mar 31vs ATLW 5-41.0644010000000.
    Mar 30vs ATLL 4-121.0843000000100.


    Oct 1vs TBL 8-120.01550000000120.
    Sep 30vs TBL 5-71.0833100000000.
    Sep 27vs NYYL 0-60.0833000000000.
    Sep 24at TBW 9-55.08431100021125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 23at TBL 6-72.06a21000001100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 22at TBW 6-22.08440110000250.
    Sep 21at NYYL 3-50.07330000000133.300.
    Sep 20at NYYW 6-17.06540210011120.010.500.600.7501.350.250
    Sep 16vs BOSW 4-33.06650100011233.300.200.333.200.533.000
    Sep 14vs TEXL 2-91.07440100000125.
    Sep 13vs TEXL 0-100.0533000000000.
    Sep 12vs TEXL 3-60.04a1100000001100.
    Sep 10vs KCW 5-23.0643110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 8vs KCW 5-40.06440000000125.
    Sep 6at OAKL 2-50.0444000000000.
    Sep 5at OAKW 7-11.0444000001000.
    Sep 4at OAKW 6-51.05540000001120.
    Sep 3at COLW 7-52.06550100010120.
    Sep 2at COLL 7-85.04541200011120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Sep 1at COLW 13-98.0655131001000.011.600.600.8001.400.200
    Aug 30vs WASW 7-03.04440100000125.
    Aug 29vs WASL 4-53.05441110000125.
    Aug 28vs WASW 6-31.0544010000000.
    Aug 27vs CLEL 7-101.07a22000001000.
    Aug 26vs CLEW 8-34.01541110001120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Aug 25vs CLEL 2-50.01440000000125.
    Aug 24at BALL 3-52.01441100000250.
    Aug 23at BALL 0-70.0144000000000.
    Aug 22at BALW 6-30.01550000000120.
    Aug 20at CINW 10-33.0166111000000.
    Aug 19at CINW 4-32.01550100010120.
    Aug 18at CINL 0-13.01440100000125.
    Aug 16vs PHIL 4-90.01440000000125.
    Aug 15vs PHIW 2-14.0144220000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 13vs CHCW 11-410.0166241001000.010.667.667.8331.500.166
    Aug 12vs CHCL 4-57.01551100120120.
    Aug 11vs CHCL 2-61.0144010000000.
    Aug 10at CLEL 3-45.01551210010120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 9at CLEW 1-01.0144010000000.
    Aug 8at CLEL 0-13.0144030000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Aug 7at CLEW 3-10.01a000000000000
    Aug 6at BOSW 13-13.01651000011116.700.
    Aug 5at BOSW 5-41.01540000001120.
    Aug 4at BOSW 7-37.01551200110120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Aug 3vs BALL 1-62.01440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 2vs BALW 4-10.01440000000125.
    Aug 1vs BALL 3-130.01440000000375.
    Jul 31vs BALL 2-46.0155110011000.
    Jul 30vs LAAL 2-32.0155010001000.
    Jul 29vs LAAW 6-14.0155021001000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jul 28vs LAAW 4-111.0144230011000.010.750.7501.5002.250.750
    Jul 26at LADW 8-111.06442200140125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 25at LADL 7-83.01551110000240.
    Jul 24at LADW 6-35.05551400000120.000.800.800.8001.600.000
    Jul 23at SEAW 4-33.0643110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 22at SEAL 8-90.07a000000000000
    Jul 21at SEAL 2-31.06440100000375.
    Jul 20vs SDW 4-04.05440200000125.011.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 19vs SDL 0-20.06440000000125.
    Jul 18vs SDL 1-91.06330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 16vs ARIW 7-54.0543210000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 15vs ARIW 5-29.0633220012000.000.667.6671.6672.3341.000
    Jul 14vs ARIW 7-25.0655120002000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 9at DETW 4-32.0155020000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 8at DETL 0-21.06320000001133.301.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 7at DETW 12-211.0655220014000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jul 6at CWSW 6-21.06540000001120.
    Jul 6at CWSW 5-412.0644220022000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jul 4at CWSW 4-37.07440210020250.010.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 2vs BOSL 4-50.07440000000125.
    Jun 30vs BOSL 0-51.07320000001266.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 29vs SFW 2-10.07330000000133.300.
    Jun 28vs SFW 6-14.07441110010125.
    Jun 27vs SFL 0-31.07440100000125.
    Jun 25vs OAKW 12-12.02541000001120.
    Jun 24vs OAKW 7-32.06440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 23vs OAKL 4-50.0644000000000.
    Jun 21at MIAW 6-32.02550100010120.
    Jun 20at MIAW 2-00.02440000000375.
    Jun 18at TEXL 7-115.0254110002100.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jun 17at TEXL 2-41.0244010000000.
    Jun 16at TEXW 2-11.0244010000000.
    Jun 15at BALL 2-43.05430110001250.001.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 14at BALW 3-17.0844031001000.011.750.7501.0001.750.250
    Jun 13at BALL 6-111.0533010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 11vs MINW 7-63.06440100000125.
    Jun 10vs MINL 4-96.07531200010120.000.667.800.6671.467.000
    Jun 9vs MINL 2-32.05540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jun 8vs HOUW 3-22.0743010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 7vs HOUW 3-20.0733000000000.
    Jun 6vs HOUW 5-14.0543011001100.001.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 5vs HOUL 4-113.0653010000000.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Jun 4at NYMW 6-48.0743021002100.010.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jun 3at NYMW 2-10.0644000000000.
    Jun 2at NYMW 3-03.0644120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 1vs MILW 3-15.06430200001125.010.667.750.6671.417.000
    May 31vs MILL 2-42.0644110000000.
    May 30vs MILW 7-26.0644121002000.001.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 28at MINW 3-00.06440000000125.
    May 27at MINL 7-93.06431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 26at MINW 3-12.06440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 25at TBL 3-60.06a1100000001100.
    May 24at TBL 3-70.05440000000125.
    May 23at TBW 20-19.06663310000116.710.500.500.6671.167.167
    May 22at TBL 4-610.0744140012000.0001.0001.0001.7502.750.750
    May 21vs BALL 3-82.06550100010240.
    May 20vs BALL 5-64.08a11110000000.0101.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 19vs BALL 2-62.07430100001250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 18vs NYYL 2-42.0543100000100.
    May 17vs NYYW 3-02.0655110000000.
    May 16vs NYYL 3-60.0644000000000.
    May 15vs NYYL 4-73.06441100010125.
    May 14vs ATLW 6-54.0655110000000.
    May 13vs ATLW 5-210.0642100001200.030.000.500.000.500.000
    May 12vs ATLW 3-04.08331100000266.710.333.333.333.666.000
    May 10at PHIL 1-21.05440100000250.
    May 9at PHIL 4-82.07441100000125.
    May 7at PITW 10-110.06551200140120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    May 6at PITW 8-20.05550000000240.
    May 5at PITW 4-010.0644121000000.030.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 4at BOSL 5-111.08a22010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 3at BOSL 3-80.07440000000250.
    May 2at BOSL 6-70.0644000000000.
    May 1at BOSL 5-63.0554011000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Apr 30vs SEAL 8-101.05440100000125.
    Apr 28vs SEAW 3-24.08441210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 26vs CWSW 8-06.0744020002000.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 25vs CWSW 7-04.0743100000100.
    Apr 24vs CWSW 5-26.0742111001200.000.500.7501.0001.750.500
    Apr 23at NYYW 5-14.07431110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 22at NYYL 2-31.0844010000000.
    Apr 19at HOUL 1-84.07330210010133.301.667.6671.0001.667.333
    Apr 18at HOUW 4-23.08441200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 16vs TBL 1-83.0644021000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 15vs TBW 5-24.07441110010125.
    Apr 13vs DETL 1-33.07440100000250.
    Apr 12vs DETW 4-33.06330100020133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 9at LAAW 12-117.0655220001000.010.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 8at LAAL 5-91.0743000000000.
    Apr 7at LAAW 4-31.0544010000000.
    Apr 6at KCW 6-31.0544010000000.
    Apr 5at KCW 3-02.0843010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 4at KCW 4-13.06441110000125.
    Apr 2at STLL 4-93.07330100020133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Mar 30at STLW 10-93.08531000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
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