The name Whit Merrifield may not mean a lot to most people but, for South Carolina, Whit Merrifield is the person who helped deliver them a baseball national championship on a game-winning hit.â†µ
The Royals happened to make him a draft choice in the 2010 MLB draft.â†µ
A ninth round selection, Merrifield said last week he wasn't sure if he would sign with the Royals.â†µ
On Wednesday, Merrifield did sign with the Royals.â†µ
Merrifield, a ninth round selection in this year's MLB draft, has been a staple the past three seasons in the Gamecock lineup culminating in this year's season that saw Merrifield tally the game-winning RBI single in the 2-1 victory over UCLA in 11 innings that helped lift the Gamecocks to a national championship. Merrifield finished the year with a .321 batting average (95-for-296) with 13 HR and 42 RBI.â†µ
Let's see if he can deliver that same magic to the Royals.