By leading the majors in hits for back to back years, one Kansas City Royal hit himself all the way to the All-Star Game.
Another Kansas City Royal on this list that shouldn’t surprise anyone is Whit Merrifield. Merrifield has become a great player that may Royals fans didn’t actually expect him to become.
In 2018, Merrifield accomplished something impressive for any player. He led the major leagues in hits (192) and stolen bases (45). It was a great season where he was really able to put his name on the map. In 2019, Merrifield looked to have an even more impressive season at the plate, again leading all of Major League Baseball in hits with 206.
It is not very often that fans of baseball get to see a player lead all of baseball in hits in back to back years. Merrifield dominated the plate in 2019 and gave pitchers something to fear every time they had to face Kansas City. Whit’s batting averages by month were as follows: .273, .290, .305, .310, .296, .301, .315.
Whit did manage to see a few slumps throughout the season but at no time was there any doubt that he was one of the best hitters in baseball. Merrifield has a bright future ahead of him with the Royals and if he can continue to produce at the plate, he will continue to be a nightmare for pitchers everywhere.