- Full name Whitley David Merrifield
- Born 01/24/1989 in Florence, SC
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School South Carolina
- Debut 05/18/2016
Drafted in the 9th round (269th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2010 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportMerrifield spent most of the season in right field and has experience in the infield and center. He's the best athlete among South Carolina's draft-eligible group, with 6.7-second speed in the 60 and team-highs in 12 home runs and 12 stolen bases. Merrifield earns Ryan Freel comparisons and plays with a swagger that defies his 6-foot, 165-pound frame