Merrifield Royals’ player of the month

Published 9:40 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Kansas City Royals announced that infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield of Advance and right-handed pitcher Brad Keller have been named Royals Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for June.

The awards are determined by a local media vote.

Merrifield led the Royals in hits (28), doubles (eight), stolen bases (four), batting average (.298) and on-base percentage (.359) in June. He had 10 multi-hit games, including two three-hit efforts.

Merrifield’s RBI single on June 27 capped the Royals’ five-run seventh inning and proved to be the deciding run in a 5–4 win in Milwaukee.

He played in 25 of the Royals’ 26 games, including starts at second base (11), center field (seven), right field (three), first base (two) and designated hitter (two).

This is Merrifield’s first career Royals Player of the Month Award.