2010 - 2010 MLB Draft Selection (9th round/Kansas City Royals) ... Hit .321 (95-for-296) with 72 runs scored, 12 doubles, a triple, 13 homers and 42 RBI ... Named 2009-10 Earnest Brooks Co-Male Athlete of the Year at 2010 Gamecock Gala ... 1-for-5 with game-winning RBI single in 2-1 win over UCLA in national championship game ... 3-for-5 in 4-3 win over Clemson at College World Series ... 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI in 11-4 win over Arizona State at College World Series ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI in 10-2 win over Virginia Tech (6/6) in NCAA Regional ... 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 9-5 win over Bucknell in NCAA Regional (6/5) ... 2-for-4 with two walks in 3-1 loss to Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/27) ... 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in 11-6 win over Florida (5/22) ... 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI in 11-6 win over Furman (5/18) ... 3-for-4 with a pair of homers including a game-winning two-run homer, also drove in three runs and scored three times in 5-3 win at Arkansas (5/16) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 3-2 win at Arkansas (5/14) ... 3-for-4 with two homers and career-high four runs scored in 14-6 win over Winthrop (5/5) ... 3-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-7 win over Georgia (4/25) ... 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in 11-4 win over Georgia (4/23) ... 2-for-3 with a homer in 2-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/11) ... 3-for-6 with a homer, RBI and two runs scored in 8-7 loss to Mississippi State (4/3) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 10-2 win over Mississippi State (4/2) ... 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 10-6 loss at Auburn (3/28) ... 1-for-3 with two runs scored in 11-5 win at Auburn (3/26) ... Hit a solo home run in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) ... 1-for-3 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored in 10-7 win over Tennessee (3/20) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 4-2 win over Tennessee ... 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and a RBI in 8-3 win over Davidson (3/17) ... 3-for-6 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in 15-0 win at Furman (3/16) ... 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 6-5 win over Brown (3/14) ... 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 10-7 win over Brown (3/13) ... Set school record for consecutive games with a hit with a RBI single in 7-3 win over Valparaiso (3/10) ... Homered and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI in 12-4 win over Valparaiso (3/9) ... 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in 7-5 win over Clemson (3/6) ... 3-for-6 with a grand slam and two runs scored in 15-0 win over Presbyterian (3/3) ... 4-for-11 in Duquesne series with six runs scored and a pair of RBI ... 1-for-3 with two runs scored in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21) ... 1-for-3 with three runs scored in 13-3 win over Duquesne (2/20) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in 10-3 win over Duquesne (2/19).
2009 - 4-for-6 with two runs scored and a RBI in 10-9 loss to East Carolina at NCAA Regional (6/1) ... 2-for-4 in 4-1 loss to LSU at SEC Tournament (5/22) ... 2-for-4 in 5-4 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/21) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 9-2 win over USC Upstate (5/12) ... 2-for-5 with inside the park home run, double, three runs scored and three RBI in 15-6 win over Tennessee (5/10) ... Tied career-high in hits with 5-for-6 game at Tennessee, homered, three runs scored and four RBI in 15-12 victory over Tennessee (5/9) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 11-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/3) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored in 8-3 loss to Florida (4/25) ... First career grand slam and career-high five RBI in 14-6 win at USC Upstate (4/21) ... 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a sacrifice fly RBI in 10-4 win over Auburn (4/19) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 5-3 loss to the Ciadel (4/15) ... 3-for-6 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored in 20-6 win over College of Charleston (4/14) ... 5-for-6 with three runs scored, a double, triple and one RBI in 12-10 win over Ole Miss (4/10) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a two-run homer in 6-4 loss to Arkansas (4/3) ... 3-for-4 with a double, one run scored and two RBI in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) ... Key RBI double in 4-2 win over Kentucky (3/29) ... Career-high four hits with two runs scored and two doubles in 20-19 win over Kentucky (3/28) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 14-2 win at College of Charleston (3/24) ... Two-run homer in 7-3 win over LSU (3/20) ... Tied career-high in hits with 3-for-4 game at Furman (3/18), scored three runs and also had two RBI ... 2-for-5 with a run scored in 13-6 loss at Mississippi State (3/14) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 6-5 win over Presbyterian (3/9) ... 7-for-14 (.500) series vs. Long Beach State, five runs scored, a triple and two home runs ... Tied career-high in hits with 3-for-4 performance in 10-7 loss to Long Beach State (3/8) ... Homered and went 2-for-5 in 7-5 win over Long Beach State (3/7) ... Game-winning two-run homer in 2-0 win over Georgia State (3/3) ... 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in the 3-1 win at Clemson (2/28) ... Hit. .375 (3-for-8) in Duquesne series with on-base percentage of .538 ... 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks in 13-0 win over Dukes (2/21).
2008 - Played in 62 of 63 games for the Gamecocks with 62 starts, all in center field ... Finished with .326 batting average (77-for-236), nine doubles, a triple, three HR and 26 RBI ... Also scored 58 runs and stole a team-high 11 bases in 11 attempts ... Named to 2008 SEC All-Freshman team ... Also named to 2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament team ... Led the team with 26 multi-hit games as well ... 3-for-3 at the plate with a RBI in 5-4 loss to NC State in NCAA Regional (5/31) ... Reached base four times in 15-8 win vs. Charlotte at NCAA Regional, finished with a hit, two walks, a hit by pitch, two runs scored and two RBI ... 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored in 10-2 win over The Citadel (5/13) ... Tallied three hits and two runs scored in 10-5 win at Wofford (5/7) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored in 9-6 win vs. Florida (5/4) ... 3-for-4 with three runs scored in 6-5 win vs. Florida (5/3) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 4-1 win vs. Ole Miss (4/20), also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 6-2 win over Rebels (4/18) ... Tallied three hits, scored two run and had a RBI in 6-0 win at Clemson (4/16) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and run scored in 13-7 win vs. Kentucky (3/29) ... 2-for-3 with two run scored in 16-7 win at Vanderbilt (3/15) ... Tripled, scored and finished with two hits in 10-1 win vs. Clemson (3/1) ... Collected career-high three RBI in 12-0 win over UNC Asheville (2/27) ... Hit a two-run homer in 7-6 win over East Carolina (2/24), also homered previous day vs. Pirates (2/23) ... Played in the summer for Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League with Gamecock teammate DeAngelo Mack ... 2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll member.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played for Davie County High School and coach Mike Herndon ... Member of 2007 SC/NC All-Star Select team ... Hit .400 his senior season with a .464 average as a junior ... Stole 32 bases his senior year and 29 his junior season ... Two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference recipient ... Named to the Honor Roll all four years ... Played for South Charlotte Panthers AAU team; finished as runner-up at East Cobb 18U Tournament.
PERSONAL - Born Whitley David Merrifield on 1/24/89 ... Parents are Bill and Kissy Merrifield ... Father, Bill, was All-American and ACC Player of the Year in baseball at Wake Forest ... Mother, Kissy, played tennis at Wake Forest.