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Royals' Bobby Witt: Blasts 30th homer
Witt went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 12-5 win over the Yankees.
Witt's 30th home run was a two-run shot in the seventh that closed the scoring for the Royals. He's now one stolen base from a milestone, as he'd become only the fourth player in major-league history with a 30-50 season, joining Eric Davis (1987), Barry Bonds (1990) and Ronald Acuna (2023). The second-year star is slashing .275/.317/.493 with 30 homers, 96 RBI, 96 runs and 49 steals over 633 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Closing in on 50-steal season
Witt went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Tigers.
Witt's quest for 50 steals this season has him at 49 so far, but he's been caught three times over his last eight games while going hitless in four contests. The shortstop has also struck out seven times in that span after a stretch with just one strikeout in 11 games. In addition to the high-end production on the basepaths, Witt's recorded a .273/.315/.487 slash line with 29 home runs, 93 RBI and 94 runs scored over 155 games in his second MLB campaign.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Keeps running Saturday
Witt went 2-for-3 with a walk, one RBI, one stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-8 win over the Astros.
Witt's posted five multi-hit efforts over his last six games, and he's running at just about every chance he gets. He's logged eight steals to go with five RBI and seven runs scored in that span. The shortstop is up to 47 thefts with a .280/.322/.501 slash line, 29 home runs, 90 RBI and 86 runs scored through 145 contests, and he's within striking distance of 50 steals with two weeks left in the season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Flashes skills in Friday's win
Witt went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two stolen bases in Friday's 4-2 win over the Astros.
His fifth-inning homer off Cristian Javier proved to be the winning run, while Witt stole two bags for the second straight game and the third time in the last five contests. The 23-year-old is having a big finish to his second MLB campaign, slashing .306/.357/.490 through 12 September games, and he's set new career highs across the board with 29 homers, 46 steals, 84 runs and 89 RBI this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Two more steals in win
Witt went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and one RBI in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the White Sox.
Witt has been hot at the plate and on the basepaths, going 7-for-14 (.500) with five steals over his last four contests. He's converted his last six stolen base attempts without getting caught, putting him at 44-for-54 this season. After a relatively quiet first week in September, Witt has bounced back well. He's slashing .276/.317/.494 with 28 home runs, 88 RBI and 83 runs scored across 143 games overall.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: On base six times in twin bill
Witt went 3-for-6 with three walks, one RBI, one stolen base and three runs scored across both games of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the White Sox.
Witt did most of his damage with a 3-for-3 performance in the matinee game, as he was held hitless in the nightcap. The shortstop has cooled off just a bit in September, going 11-for-42 (.262) over his first 10 games this month. He's at a .275/.317/.494 slash line with 28 home runs, 42 steals, 87 RBI and 83 runs scored through 142 contests for the year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Logs two hits and two steals
Witt went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and two steals in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Witt and Edward Olivares were the only two Royals' hitters with multiple hits on the day. Witt came into Sunday's contest just 3-for-27 over his last six games but did have his second multi-hit effort in eight games this month. His steal total is now up to 41, which is currently tied with CJ Abrams for the fourth-most in baseball. He became just the second Royals' player ever to record 40 stolen bases at just age 23 or younger. Witt's been one of the few bright spots in what's been an otherwise disappointing season for the franchise. He's now slashing .272/.312/.494 with 28 home runs, 86 RBI, 80 runs and a 31:112 BB:K in 613 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Rare day off Monday
Witt is absent from the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.
It's a rare day off for Witt, who had started every game since August 7. Maikel Garcia will slide over to cover shortstop for the Royals, while Nick Loftin will handle third base.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Contributes homer in blowout
Witt went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 13-2 win over the Red Sox.
Witt homered nine times and hit .324 over 27 games in August, and he's not showing any signs of slowing down to begin September. His first-inning blast got the scoring started in a game that the Royals dominated. Witt is slashing .279/.319/.507 with 28 long balls, 38 stolen bases, 84 RBI and 77 runs scored over 133 contests this season, cementing his status as one of the top young players in baseball.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Provides only run in loss
Witt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Pirates.
Witt sputtered with just four hits over his last six games in August, but it was still a productive month. He hit .324 (36-for-111) with nine homers, 22 RBI and nine stolen bases over 27 contests. The shortstop is up to 27 long balls, 38 steals, 82 RBI, 75 runs scored and a .276/.317/.501 slash line through 132 games this season. He'll have plenty of momentum heading to September as he looks to wrap up a highly successful second season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Records steal Sunday
Witt went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.
Witt has done it all in August, batting .340 (34-for-100) with eight home runs, nine steals and 21 RBI over 24 contests this month. He'd posted just fine ratios through July, but he's now at a strong .278/.318/.502 slash line with 26 long balls, 38 thefts, 81 RBI and 73 runs scored across 129 games overall. Witt should continue to perform well as the Royals' No. 2 hitter down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Smacks homer in win
Witt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.
Over his last 12 games, Witt has put up seven multi-hit efforts with six homers, 13 RBI and three stolen bases. The shortstop's fifth-inning blast provided the last run of the game Wednesday. He's up to 26 homers, 81 RBI, 37 stolen bases, 73 runs scored and a .280/.320/.506 slash line through 126 contests. All of those except his run total are improvements on his numbers from 150 games as a rookie last year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Slugs 25th long ball
Witt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Athletics.
Witt belted a 426-foot solo shot in the sixth inning to bring the Royals to within a run. The star shortstop has been sizzling for over three weeks, batting .415 (39-for-94) over his past 22 games. He's posted nine homers, 29 RBI, 21 runs and nine thefts over the red-hot stretch.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Keeps running Sunday
Witt went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs.
Witt went nine games without a steal in the middle of August, but he's responded with three thefts over his last two contests. He's been automatic lately, hitting .382 with six home runs, eight steals, 19 RBI and 16 runs scored through 18 games this month. The shortstop is up to a .281/.320/.500 slash line with 37 steals, 24 homers, 79 RBI and 71 runs scored while routinely hitting second.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Records three hits, two steals
Witt went 3-for-5 with one RBI, a run scored and two steals in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Cubs.
Witt reached base in three of his first four trips to the plate, swiping two bags along the way as the Royals tried to keep pace with Chicago's offense. It marked the shortstop's third consecutive multi-hit game and ninth overall in the month of August, during which he's batting .389 with six homers, 19 RBI and seven steals.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Pops go-ahead homer
Witt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Cubs.
Witt's long ball off Jameson Taillon in the top of the sixth inning was the big hit of the game, turning a one-run deficit for the Royals into a one-run advantage and they held serve the rest of the way. The young shortstop has already reached 30 stolen bases and now needs just six home runs for a 30-30 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Launches grand slam
Witt went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and an additional run scored in Tuesday's loss to Seattle.
Witt played a big role in the Royals' seven-run comeback, taking Emerson Hancock yard for a grand slam in the fifth inning to plate Matt Beaty, Kyle Isbel and Maikel Garcia. The long ball was Witt's 23rd of the season and his third in the last four games. He's now hit safely in 15 of his last 16 appearances, a stretch in which he's batting .441 with seven homers, 25 RBI, 15 runs scored and six steals.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Knocks four hits
Witt went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Monday's 7-6 win over Seattle.
Witt's four-hit day was highlighted by his inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. He's collected multiple hits in eight of his last 15 games, going 29-for-64 (.453) with 12 extra-base hits during that stretch. The second-year infielder boosted his season slash line to .277/.318/.492 with 22 homers, 51 extra-base hits and 64 runs scored through 117 games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Bobby Witt: Homers, drives in three
Witt went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.
Witt is up to 21 home runs and 70 RBI on the season to go along with 34 steals. Since the beginning of July, the young shortstop has a .331 average, nine home runs, 32 RBI, 18 runs scored and 11 stolen bases. Witt has been extremely productive despite the fact the Royals are on pace to finish with more than 100 losses for the third time in six seasons.... See More ... See Less
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