FACTS/FLUKES: Merrfield, N. Lowe, Mateo, Plesac, Candelario

by Corbin Young

Is Merrifield toast after three seasons with 700+ plate appearances?... Whit Merrifield (2B/OF, KC) struggled in April, then had a ten-game hit streak in May 2022. With a career .287 batting average and just south of 35 stolen bases per season since 2017 (not including 2020), Merrifield's R$ value dropped to $19 with $30 or more in five straight seasons. Given the consistency, will Merrifield regress closer to his career norms?

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