Bobby Witt Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/14/2000 (23)
Bobby Witt Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Bobby Witt Jr. News
Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. finished Friday night's 4-2 win over the visiting Houston Astros by going 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two stolen bases and a walk. Witt's home run proved to be the difference in this ballgame, and he's now up to a career-high 29 home runs and a career-high 46 stole bases while also producing 27 doubles, a league-high eight triples, 89 RBI and 84 runs scored in 144 games in just his second major-league season. The 23-year-old remains a must-start in all fantasy lineups to close out the 2023 season. So far in September, Witt has gone 15-for-49 (.306) with two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, eight stolen bases and nine runs scored in 12 starts.
The Kansas City Royals are giving shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. a day off on Monday against the visiting Chicago White Sox. In his absence, Maikel Garcia will start at shortstop and bat leadoff, while rookie Nick Loftin will start at third base and hit ninth against White Sox right-hander Jesse Scholtens. Witt will be given his first day off since Aug. 7. Since that date, Witt has gone 32-for-105 (.305) with eight home runs, five doubles, a triple, 17 RBI, seven stolen bases and 19 runs scored in 25 starts. The 23-year-old second-year player is a must-start in all fantasy lineups when he's active, as he's hitting .275/.315/.500 with an .815 OPS, 28 home runs, 24 doubles, a league-high eight triples, 84 RBI, 39 stolen bases and 78 runs scored in 135 games in 2023.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's surprising 13-2 smackdown of the Boston Red Sox. The 23-year-old thumped a first-inning home run off left-hander James Paxton before adding another RBI on a second-inning groundout. Witt tacked on a few more singles to expand on a late-summer surge since the calendar turned to August. The former No. 2 overall pick is batting a potent .336 (39-for-116) with 10 homers, 24 RBI, and nine stolen bases since Aug. 1 as a top-flight fantasy option.
Witt Jr. did not disappoint in his rookie year. He shook off some struggles early on and powered through to a very useful fantasy season, hitting 20 homers and stealing 30 bags. The .254/.294/.428 triple-slash line leaves something to be desired, and he fell short of elite in counting stats with 82 runs and 80 RBI. However, his 21.4% K% and 8.7% Brl% are a very impressive coupling of stats for a rookie, and Witt's sprint speed was top-three in the league. He showed off some of his elite swing speed with a few balls hit above 114 miles per hour; it's really hard to argue he's not one of the game's top athletes. At the still ripe age of 22, the sky is the limit here. Even if he doesn't take a big step forward in 2023, the homers and steals he will provide should be enough to pay off most of his draft cost. It may feel risky to pull the trigger on Witt Jr. in the top 25, but the 30-30-.300 batting average ceiling makes it worthwhile.