Daily updates on Bobby Witt Jr. from July

Keeping tabs on the Royals' No. 1 prospect

August 1st, 2021

July 31: Doubles following hitless game
Bobby Witt Jr. rebounded from a hitless game with yet another extra-base hit at the Triple-A level. Witt went 1-for-4 in Omaha's shutout loss to Toledo. Witt is hitting .314 with a .908 OPS during his time with the Storm Chasers. Gameday »

July 30: Hitless in loss
It was a rare hitless day for Bobby Witt Jr., as the Royals' top prospect went 0-for-3 with a walk at the plate. To be fair to Witt though, the Storm Chasers only mustered two hits against Toledo's pitching staff. Witt is now hitting .319 during his time in Triple-A. Gameday »

July 29: Doubles and scores in win
Bobby Witt Jr. can not stop hitting for Triple-A Omaha, as the No. 7 overall prospect smacked a double and scored a run in the Storm Chasers' win over Toledo. Witt ended the night 1-for-5 and now has four extra-base hits over the past four games. He has recorded an extra-base hit in five of his nine games with Omaha and has a hit in all but one of those nine. Gameday »

July 28: Does a little bit of everything
Bobby Witt Jr. singled, scored twice, walked and stole a base in a wild 14-12 victory for Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. Although Witt didn't homer for a third consecutive game, he reminded everyone that he's much more than a good hitter. The stolen base was his 15th of the season. Witt, who has 60-grade speed according to MLB Pipeline, has been successful in both of his steal attempts through eight games with the Storm Chasers. Gameday »

July 27: Smashes homer, RBI double in 2-for-4 night
Someone call the fire department because Bobby Witt Jr. is flaming hot. Baseball's No. 7 overall prospect continued to give Triple-A pitchers nightmares on Tuesday, as he went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI double. Witt is now hitting .382 with five multihit games and five extra-base hits in his first six games in Omaha. He now has 19 homers to go along with 56 RBIs across both Double-A and Triple-A. Gameday »

July 25: Gets back on track with homer
After a rare off night at the plate Saturday, Bobby Witt Jr. got back to mashing the baseball as his solo homer highlighted a Sunday victory for Triple-A Omaha. The home run, Witt's second in six games since being promoted from Double-A, was his only hit in five at-bats on the night. The Royals' top prospect is hitting .367 with a .967 OPS for the Storm Chasers. Gameday »

July 24: First game without a hit in Triple-A
The pixie dust wore off for Bobby Witt Jr. on Saturday, as Witt had his first hitless game for Triple-A Omaha. Witt went 0-for-4 at the dish, striking out once. Despite the hitless performance, he is still hitting .400 for the Storm Chasers. Gameday »

July 23: Notches three hits in fourth straight multihit game
Bobby Witt Jr. can not be stopped at the moment, as the Royals' top prospect went 3-for-5 in his fourth game for Triple-A Omaha. Witt also came around to score twice in the 5-3 win over St. Paul. He is now hitting .476 for the Storm Chasers. He has four straight multihit games to start his Triple-A career. Gameday »

July 22: Another multihit game for Witt
The Triple-A level is providing no challenge for Bobby Witt Jr. so far, as baseball's No. 7 overall prospect recorded yet another multihit game for Omaha. Witt went 2-for-5 with a RBI double and a stolen base for the Storm Chasers, his third multihit performance in as many games. He is now hitting a blistering .438 through his first 16 at-bats with the club. Gameday »

July 21: Slugs first Triple-A homer
MLB Pipeline's No. 7 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. continued to impress in his second game with Triple-A Omaha, flashing his power-speed profile with an inside-the-park home run and adding a pair of singles to complete a 3-for-5 night. Following Wednesday's performance, Witt Jr. is now tied for fourth in the entire Minor Leagues with 147 total bases this season. Gameday »

July 20: Two hits and a run scored highlight Triple-A debut
Bobby Witt Jr. introduced himself nicely to the Omaha crowd Tuesday afternoon, collecting two hits in his Triple-A debut. The Royals' top prospect went 2-for-6 against St. Paul to start his Storm Chasers career, singling in his first at-bat with the club. He also scored a run in the first inning on a wild pitch. Royals No. 5 prospect Nick Pratto, who moved up alongside Witt, also notched his first Triple-A hit, going 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in the contest. Gameday »

July 18: Called up to Triple-A Omaha
It's time for Bobby Witt Jr. to pack his bags and head to Omaha. The No. 7 prospect in baseball has been called up to Triple-A Omaha after a solid showing with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Witt hit .292/.367/.931 at the Double-A level, ranking first in RBIs, second in home runs and fourth in OPS in the Double-A Central. Joining him will be Royals No. 5 prospect Nick Pratto. Pratto was having a great season with the Naturals as well, ranking third in homers and second in OPS. More »

July 18: RBI double highlights doubleheader
Bobby Witt Jr. had himself a solid performance in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' doubleheader with Arkansas, collecting an RBI double in a two-hit day. Witt went 1-for-3 in the first game with his run-scoring hit coming in a 1-for-4 performance in the second. He now has 50 RBIs on the season, becoming the first Double-A Central batter to reach the half-century mark this season. Witt recorded nine RBIs in the Naturals' six-game set with the Travelers. Gameday (Game 1) » | Gameday (Game 2) »

July 16: Smokes three-run homer in matchup with Julio Rodríguez
Bobby Witt Jr. wasn't going to be kept quiet for long, as the No. 7 prospect in baseball hit a three-run homer in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' win over Arkansas. Witt Jr. and the Naturals staved off a late Travelers' charge led by MLB's No. 5 prospect Julio Rodríguez. Rodríguez had a homer of his own and crossed the plate three times. Witt ended the night 1-for-5. The homer marks his 16th of the year, and he is now hitting .292 with a .950 OPS. Gameday »

July 15: Posts a quiet 0-for-5 night
Bobby Witt Jr. couldn't keep the momentum going Thursday night, registering an 0-for-5 day at the plate after homering in two straight contests. Witt Jr. has posted interesting home/road splits this season, batting only .233 (24-for-103) at home despite recording 10 of his 15 home runs this year at Arvest Ballpark. Gameday »

July 14: Homers for second night in a row
Bobby Witt Jr. slapped his second homer in as many nights Wednesday, going 1-for-4 for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. His two-run homer couldn't put the Naturals over the top though, as MLB's No. 5 prospect Julio Rodríguez hit a grand slam to power Arkansas to a 9-4 win. Witt added a walk in the contest and now holds the Double-A Central lead in RBIs with 46. He now has 15 homers on the year, two shy of league leader and fellow Royals prospect MJ Melendez. Gameday »

July 13: Homers and drives in three in three-hit night
Bobby Witt Jr. didn't skip a beat in his first game back from the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, driving in three runs in a three-hit night for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. Witt sent a two-run homer over the right-field wall in his first at-bat before adding an RBI single in the fifth. The Royals' top prospect went 3-for-5 and is now tied for the Double-A Central lead in RBIs with 44. Witt is hitting .302 with a blistering .946 OPS on the year. Gameday »

July 11: Witt quite polished on the big stage
Bobby Witt Jr. is a little young to remember his father pitching in the Major Leagues, but he’s old enough to have tagged along to some of his dad’s functions as a former Texas Ranger. Some of them involved actually being on the field with Dad.

Witt, 21, a rising shortstop in the Royals’ system and the No. 7 prospect in all of baseball per MLB Pipeline, didn’t exactly show wide-eyed wonder when he stepped onto Coors Field for Sunday’s SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. If there were some jitters, he has had enough practice tramping them down not to let them affect him.

“Honestly, you’ve got to take it all in, but slow things down,” Witt said. “I’ve been playing this game ever since I was 4 or 5 years old. So it’s pretty much the same game. It’s a bigger stage, more cameras, but that’s the fun stuff.”

Sunday would have been more fun with a little luck. Witt, whose ability to hit to all fields makes him special, smoked line drives to left field and right field for impressive-enough outs before being replaced by Blue Jays shortstop prospect Austin Martin.

July 9: Drives in run in Naturals' offensive barrage
Bobby Witt Jr. drove in a run in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' big 10-2 win over Wichita, giving him 41 RBIs on the season. MLB Pipeline's No. 7 overall prospect went hitless in the contest, going 0-for-4 with a hit-by-pitch, but drove in a run on a fielder's choice. Another run crossed the plate on the play, but only due to an error. The Naturals own the top three spots on the RBI leaderboard with MJ Melendez and Nick Pratto occupying the two top spots with Witt following. Gameday »

July 8: Doubles as part of another big night
Bobby Witt Jr. is now a .300 hitter thanks in part to a 2-for-5 showing Thursday night which featured a run scored, a double, and a base on balls. The 21-year-old sensation leads all Double-A hitters with 120 total bases this year while also ranking among the level's leaders in runs scored (40, T-4th), hits (64, T-3rd), RBIs (40, T-7th) and OPS (.941, 9th). Gameday »

July 7: Records triple in return
Bobby Witt Jr. seemed to prove his exit earlier this week was truly precautionary. MLB Pipeline's No. 7 overall prospect returned to the Northwest Arkansas lineup Wednesday night and proceeded to fill the box score by going 1-for-2 with a run scored, a triple, two walks, and a stolen base. The second generation slugger is proving to be a potent combination of power and speed, as he is one of only two players at the Double-A level this season with more than 13 home runs and 13 stolen bases. Gameday »

July 4: Exits in third inning
Bobby Witt Jr. left Sunday's contest with a right calf cramp in the third inning, a decision that the Royals' top prospect -- in an interview with MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo -- called "precautionary." Prior to exiting, the 20-year-old shortstop had gone 0-for-2 in the game. He was in the midst of a three-game RBI streak and had driven in 11 runs over the past seven games. MLB's No. 7 overall prospect will have an opportunity to rest Monday with an off-day, and his next chance at seeing the field will come on Tuesday against Double-A Wichita. Gameday »

July 3: Triple shy of cycle in big night
It was a good day to be Bobby Witt Jr. Saturday, coming a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Witt opened the scoring for Double-A Northwest Arkansas with a solo homer in the first, his 13th long ball of the year. He added a double in the fifth and a single in the seventh, ending the day 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk. The Royals' top prospect is now hitting .299 on the season with a .928 OPS. He leads the Double-A Central in RBIs with 40 and is tied for second in homers. The Naturals have three of the league's top home run hitters in Witt and league leaders Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez. More »

July 2: RBI single highlights night
Another day, another RBI for Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City’s top prospect drove in a run with a base knock in the second inning, which helped spark Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 14-1 rout of Springfield. Witt went 1-for-4 on the night, adding a run scored, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to his stat line. He now has sole possession of the Double-A Central lead for RBIs with 39. Gameday »

July 1: Drives in three runs in win
Bobby Witt Jr. followed up his two-hit night on Wednesday with a three-RBI night on Thursday. Witt went 1-for-4 at the plate. His RBIs came on a fielder's choice in the fifth, a sac fly in the seventh and a single in the eighth. Witt now has 38 RBIs on the year, pushing him into a tie for the lead in the Double-A Central. Gameday »