Fantasy MLB Profile: Whit Merrifield

At the end of May,finding a good return off the waiver wire is a circus of sorts. Typically one can find a short term value player that can be of use for a short stint. Landing a player that has produced top worthy stats for one month is not supposed to happen.

With holes plaguing the Kansas City Royals bats, adjustments were made towards the last stretch of April. Sent down was Raul Mondesi Jr and brought up were Jorge Bonifacio and Whit Merrifield. Both have been a part of a Royals mini turn around that has brought a bit of hope to a season headed towards a dead end.

Power numbers are available with Bonifacio. Overall he has hit seven home runs in just over a month.

Yet the intrigue lies with Merrifield whom is owned in less than six percent of CBS leagues. Since being put into the daily lineup on April 18th he has stolen five bases, hit five home runs, produced fourteen runs and ten RBI’s.

Stout production hard to find in nearly all fantasy competitive leagues.

So why is Merrifield widely available?

For one the Royals poor stretch placed a label of non fantasy worthy attachment. Secondly, Merrifield was batting just .230 on May 17th. With more at bats we’ve seen that average round up to a range he’ll likely fall into.

While Merrifield’s eighth spot in the lineup is not attractive, I’d ignore that here.

Grab the value on Merrifield before he becomes a hot waiver wire bid.


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