Daily updates on Bobby Witt Jr. from Aug.

Keeping tabs on the Royals' No. 1 prospect

August 31st, 2021

Aug. 31: Ends month with three RBIs
Bobby Witt Jr. ensured that he would be the top dog in RBIs for August on Tuesday, as he drove in three runs in Triple-A Omaha's win over Toledo. The Royals' top prospect went 1-for-3 at the plate, bringing in two runs with a second-inning double and driving in another in the fourth on a sacrifice fly. Witt now has 34 RBIs in just 37 games with the Storm Chasers. The double was his 14th with the club as well, giving him 26 extra-base hits in Omaha. Gameday »

Aug. 29: Sac Fly is the difference
MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. brought home the winning run Sunday afternoon with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, helping finish the game after appearing as a pinch-hitter earlier in the day. The 21-year-old phenom continues to pace all Triple-A East hitters this month with 26 RBIs across 25 games played. Gameday »

Aug. 28: Single extends hit streak
Despite striking out three times at the dish, Bobby Witt Jr. found himself in the hit column again, going 1-for-5 in Triple-A Omaha's win over Iowa. While it wasn't quite as explosive as his past few games, it extended his young hitting streak to four games. Gameday »

Aug. 27: Smacks 12th Triple-A homer
Bobby Witt Jr. can not be stopped at any level this year, as the No. 3 overall prospect smashed his 12th home run in 34 games at the Triple-A level. It was a landmark day for Royals prospects as Witt, No. 4 prospect Nick Pratto and No. 5 prospect MJ Melendez all went yard for Omaha. Witt went 1-for-4 on the night, walking once and scoring twice as his dominance with the Storm Chasers continued. Gameday »

Aug. 26: Another day, another hit
Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. continues to fit in just fine at the Triple-A level, reaching safely for the eighth time in the past nine games thanks to a 1-for-4 day at the plate. The prolific 21-year-old infielder continues to pace his team with 42 hits and 87 total bases across 33 games since being promoted on July 20. Gameday »

Aug. 25: Swats home run in second straight day
Bobby Witt Jr., you are clear for launch. Baseball's No. 3 overall prospect obliterated his second homer in as many days on Wednesday, sending a solo shot onto the left-field concourse during Triple-A Omaha's win over Iowa. Witt wasn't satisfied with the first-inning homer though, as he added two more extra-base hits to his stat line, doubling in both the fourth and sixth innings. He brought up his OPS nearly 50 points to .983 in Triple-A. Gameday »

Aug. 24: Homers, drives in four in doubleheader
Bobby Witt Jr. had an explosive start to his day, as baseball's No. 3 overall prospect swatted a three-run home run and drove in four in the first leg of Triple-A Omaha's doubleheader with Iowa. The homer was Witt's 10th as a Storm Chaser and 26th of the season. He didn't have the same success in Game 2, though, as he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Still, the big first game gave him a .938 OPS in Triple-A. Gameday (Game 1) » | Gameday (Game 2) »

Aug. 21: Scores twice, drives in two runs
Bobby Witt Jr. did his part during Triple-A Omaha's 14-run outburst Sunday night, tallying two singles, two runs and two RBIs. He chipped in his 21st stolen base of the season for good measure. The No. 3 overall prospect has a .934 OPS with the Storm Chasers and has scored at least once in each of his past five games. Gameday »

Aug. 21: Smacks third double in two games
Bobby Witt Jr. slapped another double on Saturday, his 10th with Triple-A Omaha. Witt Jr. now has three doubles over the past two games and an extra-base hit in three of the last four. He went 1-for-4 at the dish, coming around to score in the eighth. Gameday »

Aug. 20: Doubles twice in three-hit effort
It takes a lot more than a measly rain delay to cool off Bobby Witt Jr., as the No. 3 overall prospect swatted two doubles in a three-hit performance for Triple-A Omaha. Witt was one of the lone bright spots offensively for the Storm Chasers, going 3-for-5 with a run scored. His two doubles bring him to 49 extra-base hits on the year. Witt is now hitting .287 with a .954 OPS since arriving in Omaha on July 18. Gameday »

Aug. 19: Walks and scores in hitless night
Bobby Witt Jr. reached base via walk and came around to score in Triple-A Omaha's loss to Columbus on Thursday. Witt has reached base for the Storm Chasers in all but two games since being called up on July 18. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the contest. Gameday »

Aug. 17: Swats ninth Triple-A home run
Bobby Witt Jr.'s torrid August with Triple-A Omaha continued on Tuesday, as the No. 5 overall prospect smacked his sixth homer of the month. The solo shot now gives him nine homers, 16 extra-base hits and 20 RBIs in just 25 games for the Storm Chasers. On the night, Witt went 1-for-4 as Omaha fell to Columbus 7-4. Gameday »

Aug. 15: Whiffs three times
After striking out just five times in his previous eight games, Bobby Witt Jr. struck out in all three of his plate appearances Sunday for Triple-A Omaha. It was a rare blemish in what has been a great August for Witt, who has five homers and a .942 OPS this month. It was also a rough evening for Witt's teammates as the Storm Chasers mustered their first and only hit in the ninth inning of a 10-0 defeat to the Iowa Cubs. Gameday »

Aug. 14: First Royals Minor Leaguer with a 20-20 season since 2006
With a fifth-inning stolen base on Saturday, Bobby Witt Jr. became the first Royals prospect with a 20-homer, 20-steal season since Alex Gordon in 2006. Witt's historical year isn't done yet, as there is still plenty of time left for baseball's No. 5 overall prospect. He went 1-for-3 on the night, walking once and scoring twice. His lone hit was a double in the fourth. Gameday »

Aug. 13: Drives in run as hit streak runs to seven
Bobby Witt Jr. drove in a run for Triple-A Omaha on Friday, slapping an RBI single in the third inning of the Storm Chasers' loss to Iowa. Witt went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored at the dish. Witt has 19 RBIs in Triple-A and 70 across all levels this year. Gameday »

Aug. 12: Extends hit streak with single
Bobby Witt Jr. extended his hitting streak to six games, as the 21-year-old shortstop went 1-for-4 with a single. Witt is now hitting .290 with Triple-A Omaha. Outside of the single, it was a fairly uneventful day for baseball's No. 5 overall prospect. Gameday »

Aug. 11: Witt Jr. nears a 20-20 season
Bobby Witt Jr. extended his hitting streak to five games with a 1-for-4 performance Wednesday night and added his 18th stolen base of the year. The Texas native is now a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen bases with Triple-A Omaha, and is just two stolen bases away from recording a 20-20 season across two Minor League levels. Gameday »

Aug. 10: Two-run homer marks fifth in seven games
You can't stop Bobby Witt Jr. You can only hope to contain him. Witt launched his fifth home run in the past seven games, as his tear in Triple-A continued in a 1-for-3 night. The two-run blast was his 24th of the year and eighth with Omaha. Over the past seven games, Witt has collected seven extra-base hits and a whopping 13 runs driven in. His season total for RBIs now sits at 69. He is hitting .294 with a 1.002 OPS to boot since joining the Storm Chasers. Gameday »

Aug. 8: Tallies another extra-base hit
Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. continued his blitz against Triple-A pitching Sunday afternoon, going 1-for-4 with a double as part of another solid day at the dish. Witt Jr. has now recorded an extra-base hit in five of his last six games and currently leads all Triple-A East batters with four home runs and 11 RBIs this month. Gameday »

Aug. 7: Clubs a grand slam, posts 5 RBIs
MLB's No. 5 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. launched his first career grand slam, a no-doubter over the tall right-center fence of Huntington Park, and that one swing accounted for four of the five runs he drove in during Triple-A Omaha's 13-10 win over Columbus. Not only was it Witt Jr.'s third home run in four games, but he tied his career-high in RBIs, which he set back in June for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. More »

Aug. 6: Hits 22nd homer of the season
Bobby Witt Jr. has been doing it all for Triple-A Omaha since his arrival, as the newly crowned No. 5 overall prospect in baseball smacked a two-run go-ahead homer in the eighth for his sixth home run as a Storm Chaser. Witt reached base three times on the night, adding two walks to his 1-for-3 performance. Omaha couldn't hold the lead though, as they fell to Columbus in 10 innings. Gameday »

Aug. 5: Steals and scores twice in Omaha win
After flexing the muscles with a home run on Wednesday, Bobby Witt Jr. got it done with the legs on Thursday, stealing a bag and scoring twice in Triple-A Omaha's win over Columbus. The steal was Witt's third with the Storm Chasers. Witt went 0-for-4 on the night, working a walk and reaching on a fielder's choice. Gameday »

Aug. 4: Hits line-drive home run
Bobby Witt Jr. went 3-for-5 for Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. The loaded box score included Witt's 21st homer of the year and his fifth in just 14 games with the Storm Chasers. After a slow couple of weeks to begin the season, Witt is batting .320 with a 1.026 OPS in his past 62 games split between Double-A and Triple-A. Gameday »

Aug. 3: Smacks three-run homer in extras
Bobby Witt Jr. slipped into a mini 1-for-15 slump over the past few games, but the Royals' top prospect didn't let it reach 16 at-bats and blasted a three-run homer in extra innings. Witt went 1-for-5 for Triple-A Omaha, adding a walk and a run scored prior to his 11th-inning dinger. He is hitting .283 with four homers and eight RBIs since arriving in Omaha and now has 20 home runs on the year across all levels. Gameday »

Aug. 1: Quiet game to start the month
Bobby Witt Jr. was unable to string together a pair of successful at-bats on Sunday, going 0-for-4 with a walk for Triple-A Omaha. MLB Pipeline's No. 6 overall prospect is just 1-for-11 during his last three games, but a strong start still has him either leading or tied for the team lead in hits (16), total bases (29) and runs scored (10) since bring promoted to Triple-A Omaha on July 20. Gameday »