Bobby Witt Jr.
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 22

Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #2, Kansas City Royals | Colleyville Heritage HS

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 228 216 34 51 9 25 15 .236 .272 .435 .707
2 Seasons 860 807 116 201 29 105 45 .249 .288 .430 .718
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .236 9 25 15 .707
2 Seasons .249 29 105 45 .718

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2022 22 2332 461 40 8.7 6.3 89.7 113.7 16.8 32.5 .252 .427 .311 .313 .377 38.6 21.4 4.7
2023 23 836 168 20 11.9 8.8 90.4 113.8 17.5 35.7 .261 .491 .302 .337 .411 42.9 21.5 4.8
Player 3168 629 60 9.5 7.0 89.9 113.8 17.0 33.4 .255 .444 .309 .319 .386 39.7 21.4 4.8
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 36.2 33.4 22.6 7.8 33.2 39.3 27.5 2.2 26.2 34.3 23.6 4.6 8.7 6.3
2023 33.3 30.4 25.6 10.7 35.1 33.9 31.0 1.8 28.0 30.4 20.8 7.1 11.9 8.8
Player 35.5 32.6 23.4 8.6 33.7 37.8 28.5 2.1 26.7 33.2 22.9 5.2 9.5 7.0
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer -2.8 -9 325 38.9 86 .179 .308 .245 24.4 30.2 25.5 .219 .402 .299 45.3
2023 Slider -1.4 -2 140 16.7 43 .233 .419 .277 27.3 16.3 14.6 .248 .432 .288 27.8
2023 Sinker -0.4 0 110 13.2 34 .364 .545 .401 3.3 2.9 4.0 .374 .630 .438 43.8
2023 Cutter 3.8 3 72 8.6 18 .235 .824 .442 22.2 11.1 12.5 .341 .962 .548 66.7
2023 Sweeper -3.1 -2 67 8.0 12 .000 .000 .058 50.0 33.3 14.8 .171 .195 .204 57.1
2023 Changeup 6.2 4 57 6.8 16 .400 .933 .563 35.5 12.5 10.5 .286 .681 .424 30.8
2023 Curveball 0.4 0 46 5.5 13 .231 .308 .235 28.6 30.8 28.6 .235 .386 .264 44.4
2023 Splitter -6.0 -1 15 1.8 6 .333 .333 .300 60.0 50.0 50.0 .219 .253 .204 66.7
2023 Slurve 3.9 0 4 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -9 879 37.7 212 .227 .402 .299 25.2 28.3 24.2 .230 .427 .315 42.6
2022 Slider 1.3 6 456 19.6 127 .308 .467 .356 27.5 16.5 14.2 .281 .422 .321 33.0
2022 Sinker -1.4 -4 299 12.8 86 .275 .525 .373 19.9 9.3 13.1 .284 .499 .361 54.2
2022 Changeup 0.5 1 198 8.5 69 .224 .433 .316 27.5 20.3 17.9 .260 .425 .307 32.1
2022 Cutter -0.4 -1 196 8.4 50 .224 .327 .253 19.1 10.0 9.3 .283 .455 .326 31.8
2022 Curveball 1.4 3 186 8.0 50 .277 .511 .342 28.4 24.0 19.7 .257 .481 .327 38.9
2022 Sweeper 0.2 0 94 4.0 28 .259 .259 .250 27.7 39.3 32.4 .133 .158 .150 0.0
2022 Splitter -4.7 -1 16 0.7 5 .200 .200 .180 60.0 80.0 44.4 .054 .055 .049 0.0
2022 Slurve -1.3 0 4 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .571 .970 .641 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 629 2,331 -9 -17 10 10 -5
2023 228 836 -6 -9 6 1 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 2,332 48.0 70.4 82.1 34.7 61.0 43.1 33.2 51.8 25.2 7.6 78.0
2023 836 50.1 71.8 80.4 33.6 62.1 42.6 39.9 52.8 25.4 7.5 82.5
Player 3,168 48.6 70.8 81.6 34.4 61.3 42.9 35.0 52.1 25.3 7.6 79.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2022 47 58 69 68 22 78 59 65 93 43 47 10 45 16 100 1 74
2023 60 61 82 83 17 92 77 69 93 60 50 9 46 18 100 98 69
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.1 20 20.8 -1 12 13 9 45.0
2023 20.9 9 8.6 0 8 5 4 44.4
Player 21.7 29 29.3 0 20 18 13 44.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 20 16 19 22 20 18 21 18 17 18 18 22 25 20 20 23 19 22 22 18 23 24 24 23 19 20 21 23 27 19 22
2023 9 4 10 8 10 8 9 7 9 8 8 11 11 7 9 11 8 7 9 10 7 9 13 10 5 7 9 9 8 8 8
Player 29 20 29 30 30 26 30 25 26 26 26 33 36 27 29 34 27 29 31 28 30 33 37 33 24 27 30 32 35 27 30
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.7 90.4 0.7
Launch Angle 16.8 17.5 0.7
Barrel % 8.7 11.9 3.2
Hard Hit % 38.6 42.9 4.3
Sweet Spot % 32.5 35.7 3.2
xBA .252 .261 0.009
BA .254 .236 -0.018
xwOBA .313 .337 0.024
wOBA .311 .302 -0.009
xSLG .427 .491 0.064
SLG .428 .435 0.007
K% 21.4 21.5 0.1
BB% 4.7 4.8 0.1
Swing % 51.8 52.8 1.0
Whiff% 25.2 25.4 0.2
In Zone % 48.0 50.1 2.1
Out of Zone % 52.0 49.9 -2.1
Out of Zone Swing % 34.7 33.6 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 39.9 6.7
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 67.5 3.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2022 R 629 25 4.0 .318 .161
2023 R 228 0 0.0 .302

Pitch Tempo