Bobby Witt Jr.
|Report Date:||June 9th, 2018|
Witt has been on the scouting radar for several years now, regularly competing against older competition and standing out on the travel ball circuit. As an underclassman, Witt participated in several high-profile events over the summer last year with the 2018 draft class, including a week serving as the double play partner of Brewers first rounder Brice Turang at the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars. Witt’s father was a 16-year Major League veteran, so it’s not surprising that Bobby Jr. plays with polish beyond his years.
He’s fundamentally sound up the middle, with a quick exchange and the requisite enough arm strength to make the plays in the hole. He’s got a quick right-handed swing with the ability to impact the baseball to all fields. Witt’s speed gives him a fifth tool that has flashed above average or better, producing double-plus home-to-first times in the 4.00-to-4.10 range. He’s committed to Oklahoma, but at this early stage in 2019 draft cycle the name on the roster is in pencil rather than ink, with Witt roundly considered to be one of the top prep talents in the country and a likely top-of-the draft selection.