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July 20, 2021 12:08 AM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Promoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.

Witt missed a few days with an ankle injury earlier in July, but he's slashed .267/.389/.667 with three home runs, nine RBI, six runs and a stolen base in his seven appearances since returning to action. The 21-year-old will now get to face higher-level competition and could join the major-league club at some point if he continues to perform well.

July 7, 2021 04:48 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Back in lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt is back in the starting lineup Wednesday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas after missing one game due to an ankle injury.

Witt exited Sunday's game after tweaking his right ankle. The top prospect said Monday he expected to be good to go Tuesday, but the club ultimately decided to give him one more day to heal up. Witt will bring a .296/.366/553 slash line and 13 home runs with him into Wednesday's matchup.

July 5, 2021 05:52 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Should return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday, Jonathan Mayo of reports.

Witt tweaked his ankle in Sunday's game and was removed from the contest, but his early exit was considered precautionary due to a cramp. The 21-year-old said Monday that he's doing fine, and it doesn't appear as though his injury will force him to miss additional time. The shortstop has slashed .345/.406/.612 with six home runs, three triples, seven doubles, 27 RBI, 22 runs and seven RBI across 29 games since June 1.

July 4, 2021 08:56 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Tweaks ankle Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt exited Sunday's game at Double-A Northwest Arkansas with a right ankle injury.

Witt suffered the injury while fielding a grounder in the third inning, and he was immediately removed from the game as a result. The 21-year-old had recorded five RBI across his three appearances leading up to Sunday's contest, but he went 0-for-2 prior to his exit. He'll have a chance to rest during the Double-A club's scheduled off day Monday, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return to action Tuesday.

June 21, 2021 03:32 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Sizzling at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt went 2-for-4 with a walk, RBI, run and two stolen bases Sunday in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 8-2 win over San Antonio.

Witt's muted start to the season at Northwest Arkansas looks to be a distant memory at this point. After supplying his fifth consecutive multi-hit effort Sunday, Witt is holding down a .343/.405/.672 slash line in June, which has elevated his season-long OPS to a robust .913. The Royals have yet to tip their hand when Witt might be in line for a promotion to Triple-A Omaha, or perhaps directly to the big club.

June 3, 2021 12:16 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Heating up at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt has gone 6-for-12 with four solo home runs and a walk over his last three games at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

After a sluggish start to the Double-A campaign, Witt has pushed OPS up to .799 thanks to his big surge in the power department over the past few days. The Royals' timeline for calling up their top prospect remains unclear, but Witt will make it tough for the organization to justify keeping him on the farm if he continues to rake. His power-speed combo makes him worth a speculative add for fantasy managers that have roster space.

May 24, 2021 03:52 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Slow start at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run Sunday in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 12-5 win over Springfield.

Though he generated hype in spring training about potentially bypassing the higher levels of the minors entirely to break camp with the big club, Witt was ultimately assigned to Double-A to begin the season. The 20-year-old was expected to find immediate success at Northwest Arkansas, but Witt is off to a surprisingly lackluster start to the campaign. He's reaching base at a modest .307 clip through 75 plate appearances, and he only had one extra-base hit prior to Sunday. Witt has at least excelled on the basepaths, going 7-for-10 in steal attempts.

April 28, 2021 03:20 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Beginning year at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals plan to have Witt begin the minor-league season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Kansas City's decision to send Witt to Double-A rather than Triple-A Omaha shouldn't have much bearing on when the prized prospect gets a big-league call-up, which will likely come at some point this summer. Since Witt has yet to make his debut in affiliated ball, the Royals may just want to see how he fares against high-level minor-league competition for a period of time before summoning him to the majors. Witt has been developed as a shortstop up to this point, but since Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) will have that position locked down once activated from the injured list, the 20-year-old may get some exposure to second base as well as the outfield during his time at Northwest Arkansas.

March 22, 2021 12:56 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Will work on defensive versatility
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt will spend some time in the outfield over the next few weeks as he looks to expand his defensive versatility, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Despite receiving a considerable amount of hype throughout camp, Witt will be opening the season in the minors, hardly a surprise given that he's played all of 37 games at the professional level, all in rookie ball. One of the issues regarding his eventual ascension to the big leagues, which could come later this year if he looks good in the minors, is what position he'll play, as he shares his primary spot (shortstop) with one of the Royals' best young players, Adalberto Mondesi. Moving one of them to second is the most obvious solution, as Nicky Lopez hasn't looked like an everyday player, though showing the ability to play somewhere in the outfield will give Witt additional paths to playing time.

March 21, 2021 04:12 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Opening season in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt won't make Kansas City's Opening Day roster and was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The 20-year-old put himself in roster consideration with a strong start to spring training, but he cooled off recently and will begin the season in the minors. It's not much of a surprise, as Witt has only 164 professional at-bats under his belt after playing in 37 games at rookie ball in 2019. Kansas City's top prospect may end up at Double-A and could still end up making his major-league debut in 2021.

March 16, 2021 11:36 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Chance at Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday that the Royals are open to putting Witt on the Opening Day roster, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

The 20-year-old never seemed to have much of a chance of opening the season in the majors given that he has yet to see professional game action above rookie ball, but he's made an incredible impression so far in spring training. Witt has a .333/.379/.667 slash line with three home runs, seven RBI and nine runs through 11 Cactus League contests. The second overall pick of the 2019 draft primarily plays shortstop, but Moore made clear that Witt can also play second base, third base and center field. Kansas City's decision could get more difficult if he continues to perform well over the final two weeks of camp.

March 15, 2021 10:16 AM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Turning heads this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt is hitting .333/.379/.667 with three home runs, six strikeouts and two walks through 27 at-bats this spring.

Witt, who turns 21 in June, has been the talk of Royals camp and has earned glowing reviews from those inside and outside the organization. While he lacks experience in a full-season league, the normal rules may not apply here. Witt was a standout last summer at the alternate training site and looks like one of Kansas City's best position players this spring, so he could debut this season.

February 5, 2021 01:28 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Set to join major-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt was invited Friday to the Royals' big-league spring training.

The second overall pick in the 2019 draft should attend more than a few big-league camps by the time his career is over. He's not particularly close to pushing for an actual roster spot, however, as his only professional experience to date has come at the rookie-ball level.

June 28, 2020 09:44 PM
Royals' Bobby Witt: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Witt will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

Witt is the Royals' No. 1 prospect, but he is far from ready to handle MLB pitching. His numbers last year in the AZL don't jump off the page, but he hit .308/.352/.446 with his lone home run of the season over his final 15 games, so he may have figured something out down the stretch.

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