Witt Jr.'s historic season comes to close

Keeping tabs on the Royals' No. 1 prospect

September 26th, 2021

Sept. 26: Hits 33rd homer, swipes 29th base
Triple-A Omaha and Indianapolis combined for 29 runs on the final day of the season Sunday, but Bobby Witt Jr. couldn't join in on the fun, as the No. 3 overall prospect went 0-for-5 to end his season. Still, Witt had a historic season between Double-A and Triple-A, swatting 33 home runs and driving in 95 runs. He came just one stolen base shy of a 30-30 season, as he swiped five bases in the last six games in his final push. Gameday »

Sept. 24: Hits 33rd homer, swipes 29th base
Bobby Witt Jr.'s 30-30 season seems inevitable after another head-turning performance on Friday, as baseball's No. 3 overall prospect swatted his 33rd homer and swiped his 29th base of the year in Triple-A Omaha's loss. Witt went 2-for-5 at the dish. He will have two more games to steal base No. 30, but with five in his last five games, that magical number is very much in reach for the 21-year-old phenom. Gameday »

Sept. 23: Laces double and scores in win
Bobby Witt Jr. might be close to a 30-30 season, but the No. 3 overall prospect showed he could still send the ball to all parts of the field on Thursday, lacing his 35th double of the season. Witt went 2-for-4 with a run scored as Triple-A Omaha beat Indianapolis for the second day in a row. Gameday »

Sept. 22: Eighth-inning RBI single sparks Omaha rally
After a few days off, Bobby Witt Jr. returned to the Triple-A Omaha lineup in a big way on Wednesday, slapping a game-tying RBI single in the eighth to start a Storm Chaser rally. Witt smacked three singles in the contest, going 3-for-4 with two stolen bases as the Storm Chasers took down Indianapolis, 4-3. With four games left in the regular season, the 21-year-old is sitting pretty with a .296 batting average, a .978 OPS and 14 stolen bases in 55 Triple-A games. He is just two stolen bases shy of a 30-30 season. Gameday »

Sept. 18: Swats RBI double in blowout
After swiping two bags on Friday, Bobby Witt Jr. decided he'd rather get two bases the old fashioned way and laced an RBI double in Triple-A Omaha's blowout of Iowa. Witt went 1-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI. The double was Witt's 23rd in Omaha and his 39th extra-base hit in 54 games. Gameday »

Sept. 17: Swipes two bases following two HBPs
Bobby Witt Jr. might have a couple bruises after being plunked twice in Friday's game, but he won't be too concerned about those after swiping two bags in Triple-A Omaha's loss to Iowa. Witt failed to record a hit in his 0-for-3 performance, but he reached three times anyway, including via an intentional walk in the 10th to load the bases. Gameday »

Sept. 16: Swats his 32nd homer of the year
Bobby Witt Jr. was in danger of going hitless for the second time in three games on Thursday, but he prevented that from happening by leading off the ninth with a solo shot for his 32nd homer of the year. Exactly half of those home runs have now come at the Triple-A level. Witt also worked a walk and scored an additional run in the contest, but his heroics weren't enough for Omaha, as the Storm Chasers fell to Iowa, 8-5. Gameday »

Sept. 15: Continues to cool down
Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. could only muster a modest 1-for-4 night at the plate Wednesday evening, and is now 2-for-15 with one run scored and one extra-base hit across his last four games. While it is a small sample size, it is also worth noting that Witt Jr. is now hitting just .156 (5-for-32) with a .556 OPS when playing third base for Triple-A Omaha as opposed to his natural position of shortstop. Gameday »

Sept. 14: Rare hitless night
Bobby Witt Jr. had another quiet night at the plate, going 0-for-3 with a walk. He also committed his third error since being promoted to Triple-A Omaha on July 20. The 21-year-old phenom has not endured a real slump in recent memory, but he is now just 1-for-11 across his last three games. Gameday »

Sept. 12: Back with another solid game
MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. did not miss a beat Sunday afternoon, going 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. He now has hits in 10 of 12 games with Triple-A Omaha this month, and 11 of his 15 knocks have been of the extra-base variety. Witt Jr. helped turn his 14th double play of the season with the Storm Chasers, boosting his fielding percentage to a respectable .983 through 40 games and 312.0 innings at the position since being promoted earlier this year. Gameday »

Sept. 11: Exits in blowout
Bobby Witt Jr.'s night was cut short on Saturday, as the Royals' top prospect exited in the sixth inning of Triple-A Omaha's matchup with St. Paul. The move was more than likely just to get Witt off his feet, as St. Paul scored 17 runs in the first four innings. Witt didn't do much in his three at-bats prior to his departure, as he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. Gameday »

Sept. 10: Smacks solo homer for third homer in three games
Triple-A East pitchers can't seem to figure out Bobby Witt Jr., as the No. 3 overall prospect in baseball started his day with his 15th homer with Omaha and his third in as many days. He didn't stop there either, as Witt laced an RBI double in the sixth. Witt went 2-for-4 at the dish, working a walk as well. The homer was Witt's 31st across all levels this year. If the 21-year-old shortstop can swipe seven more bases before the season ends, he'll have himself a 30-30 season. Gameday »

Sept. 9: Hits his 30th homer Thursday
One day after recording an inside-the-park home run, Witt Jr. homered the conventional way Thursday, crushing a pitch way out to left field. The no-doubter was Witt's 30th homer of the season and his 14th in 46 games at Triple-A Omaha. He has a six-game hitting streak and a .980 OPS with the Storm Chasers. Gameday »

Sept. 8: Posts his second inside-the-park HR this season
Bobby Witt Jr. showcased his plus power and speed on an inside-the-park home run during Triple-A Omaha's loss to the St. Paul Saints on Wednesday. Witt got the Storm Chasers on the board in the first inning as he blasted a pitch off the right-center-field wall. As the ball caromed back toward center field, Witt utilized his 60-grade speed and slid in just ahead of the tag at home. It was reminiscent of Witt's first Triple-A homer back on July 21; that was also an inside-the-park job against the Saints. Witt, the Royals' top prospect, has 29 home runs this season. Gameday »

Sept. 7: Laces two doubles in solid game
Bobby Witt Jr. had yet another multihit game on Tuesday, as the No. 3 overall prospect smacked two doubles for Triple-A Omaha. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Witt has laced six doubles in September and has a hit in five of six games this month. Witt now has 63 extra-base hits this season, including 31 doubles. Gameday »

Sept. 5: Does it all despite tough loss
MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. went 1-for-4 with a two-run single Sunday afternoon, adding two runs scored plus a stolen base to fill up the box score in Omaha's 11-10 loss. There isn't much left to say about what a wonderful season Witt Jr. has been having as the Royals top prospect continues to deliver big games and make his case for a Major League roster spot next season. Gameday »

Sept. 4: Another day, another hit
Kansas City Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. has set the bar so high we'll say a 1-for-4 game counts as a quiet performance. The 21-year-old phenom continues to rank among the Minor League leaders in a number of offensive categories this season including hits (124, T-7th), extra-base hits (61, T-1st), total bases (245, 2nd), home runs (28, T-4th) and RBI (85, 4th). Gameday »

Sept. 3: Continues hot start
After being named the Triple-A East Player of the Month for August, Bobby Witt Jr. had yet another fine game, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored for Omaha. Witt pushed his batting average back over .300 with the performance, as it now sits at .302 in his 41 games with the Storm Chasers. He also showed off his speed, scoring from second on a ball hit to the second baseman. Gameday »

Sept. 2: 0-for-5 following big day
After swatting three doubles in a doubleheader on Wednesday, Bobby Witt Jr. couldn't find a way on base Thursday, going 0-for-5 in Triple-A Omaha's loss to Toledo. Witt is still hitting .295 with a .961 OPS with the Storm Chasers despite the hitless performance. Gameday »

Sept. 1: Smacks three doubles in doubleheader
Bobby Witt Jr. was a key cog in Triple-A Omaha's doubleheader with Toledo on Wednesday, as the No. 3 overall prospect swatted three doubles and reached base five times. The majority of his damage came in Game 1, as he went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single. In Game 2, he went 1-for-3 with his third double, a walk and a run scored. Gameday (Game 1) » | Gameday (Game 2) »