Bobby Witt Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/14/2000 (22)
Bobby Witt Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Bobby Witt Jr. News
Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is taking the day off on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Fantasy managers need to shift him to their benches for the day. The 22-year-old has had a great first year in the big leagues and is currently in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak as we approach the end of the regular season. Witt is batting .256/.295/.440 with 20 home runs, 80 RBI, 81 runs scored and 28 stolen bases in his first big-league season in 562 at-bats for KC. With Witt on the bench, Nicky Lopez shifts over to shortstop and is hitting ninth, while Michael Massey is at the keystone and batting second against Tigers right-hander Matt Manning.
Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. It looks to be a normal day of rest for the young shortstop, who is hitting .255 (13-for-51) with two home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and four stolen bases in 13 games since the All-Star break. The 22-year-old is hitting .254/.299/.443 with 15 long balls, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 393 at-bats in his first big-league season. Nicky Lopez is manning the 6 on Thursday and will hit eighth against White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease. Believe it or not, Lopez is still searching for his first home run of the season. In 330 at-bats, he's hitting .245/.302/.291 with 13 RBI, 39 runs scored and 11 steals.
Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Boston Red Sox. It appears to be a normal day of rest for the 22-year-old youngster, who is slashing .257/.300/.456 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, 54 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in his first 373 major league at-bats. He should be back in there on Saturday. In his absence, Nicky Lopez will handle shortstop duties and will hit ninth in the lineup against Red Sox right-hander Josh Winckowski on Friday. Lopez is a DFS option that should be avoided. The 27-year-old is still searching for his first round-tripper of the season and is hitting .249/.308/.297 with 13 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 313 at-bats for the Royals.
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.