The Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the second-overall pick on Monday, making him and his father, a former third-overall pick by the Rangers in 1985, the highest drafted father-son duo ever. Watch the moment the younger Witt finds out he has been selected by Kansas City.
Colleyville Heritage SS Bobby Witt Jr. could become the greatest to ever come out of D-FW. He just went second overall to the Kansas City Royals. @SportsDayHS @royalsreview @SportsDayDFW pic.twitter.com/CVSpvqprn8— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) June 3, 2019
Here is Royals scouting director Lonnie Goldbert making the call.
Bobby talks about getting the call from the Royals.
Colleyville Heritage SS Bobby Witt Jr. on the moment he got the call from the Royals: “I see it in movies and everything and you watch it all the time and now it’s here.” @SportsDayHS @alec_lewis @royalsreview @BwittJr pic.twitter.com/RF8cvpqCU2— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) June 4, 2019
The Royals had been in on Witt for awhile.
Bobby Witt Jr. said the Royals were at nearly all his high school games. They were invested in him for a while, and he couldn’t be happier that’s the place he’s going. @BwittJr @SportsDayHS @royalsreview @alec_lewis pic.twitter.com/3iK5BVz7Hh— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) June 4, 2019
And he likes their colors!
Bobby knows a bit about Royals history!
But he’s focused on winning a state title this week.
Someone asks Bobby Witt Jr. what his goal is and how fast he can make it to the MLB: “My goal is to win a state championship.” @SportsDayHS @SportsDayDFW @CHHS_baseballs @chhspanthers pic.twitter.com/MPBswIo7ha— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) June 4, 2019
Of course, he had to rib his dad a bit.
Bobby Witt on getting drafted one spot ahead of where his dad got drafted.— Cody Tapp (@codybtapp) June 4, 2019
"My mom said something about it. I will always have that on him but he has a big league homer. I will have to work to get that"
Dayton Moore seems pretty excited about the selection.
Dayton Moore says that Witt Jr reminds him of Troy Tulowikski but with better speed.— Cody Tapp (@codybtapp) June 3, 2019
"He also has similar tools to Mondi."
"Plus runner, plus hitter and plus power...he has hit HRs in major league parks"
And don’t worry about what this means for Mondesi. They can make room for both.
If Bobby Witt Jr. moves quickly and makes it to the majors on the fast track, he could be there in 2022. When Adalberto Mondesi will be turning 27 and in his fifth MLB season. Don't worry about the MLB roster when drafting.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 3, 2019
And Jim Callis had the highest priase for Witt.
Welcome to Kansas City, Bobby, we’ll be rooting for you!