For a guy who is one of the toughest outs in baseball, Whit Merrifield doesn’t get anywhere near the attention of most all-stars. Outside of Kansas City, the “average” baseball fan might respond by asking, “Whit who?” But for those fans in the know, Merrifield is the real deal. He is a legitimate star, playing for a Kansas City Royals franchise that has had its share of superb players over the past several seasons. But when you play in Kansas City, it can take some time to get noticed by most casual baseball fans. If he were playing in media-rich…

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Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is a writer in Midland, Mich., who has covered the Class A Great Lakes Loons, a Dodgers farm club.

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