Bobby Witt Jr.
SS | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 23
Draft: 2019 | Rd: 1, #2, Kansas City Royals | Colleyville Heritage HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 632 591 82 150 20 30 .254 .294 .428 .722
2023 694 641 97 177 30 49 .276 .319 .495 .814
2 Seasons 1,326 1,232 179 327 50 79 .265 .307 .463 .770
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .254 20 30 .722
2023 .276 30 49 .814
2 Seasons .265 50 79 .770
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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 2701 529 61 11.5 8.8 90.7 113.8 15.7 34.4 .294 .533 .343 .369 .427 45.6 17.4 5.8
Player 5033 990 101 10.2 7.6 90.2 113.8 16.2 33.5 .274 .482 .328 .342 .404 42.3 19.3 5.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 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 37.6 28.4 25.9 8.1 35.0 33.5 31.6 3.0 30.1 25.9 22.1 7.2 11.5 8.8
Player 37.0 30.7 24.3 8.0 34.1 36.2 29.7 2.6 28.3 29.8 22.8 6.0 10.2 7.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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-Seam Fastball 0.2 2 911 33.7 214 .263 .521 .363 22.6 24.3 18.8 .277 .552 .382 53.9
2023 Slider -1.3 -7 494 18.3 123 .216 .371 .265 28.6 16.3 12.3 .254 .446 .309 30.6
2023 Sinker -1.1 -4 402 14.9 119 .315 .432 .347 7.8 6.7 8.3 .352 .528 .392 53.8
2023 Cutter 3.1 7 243 9.0 58 .364 .745 .478 26.2 10.3 11.1 .328 .751 .462 53.1
2023 Changeup 5.3 11 218 8.1 63 .387 .694 .476 24.6 11.1 8.2 .322 .511 .361 34.5
2023 Curveball 0.8 2 191 7.1 56 .226 .434 .302 25.3 23.2 19.1 .284 .554 .369 47.5
2023 Sweeper -0.5 -1 170 6.3 38 .171 .343 .241 29.4 26.3 13.5 .267 .438 .297 29.6
2023 Split-Finger -3.4 -2 58 2.1 19 .235 .412 .284 37.5 26.3 20.0 .277 .482 .349 53.8
2023 Slurve 1.1 0 12 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .171 .200 .161 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -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 6 445 19.1 123 .310 .474 .360 27.4 16.3 13.8 .276 .413 .316 33.0
2022 Sinker -1.5 -4 298 12.8 86 .275 .525 .373 19.9 9.3 13.1 .284 .499 .361 54.2
2022 Changeup 0.5 1 199 8.5 69 .224 .433 .316 27.5 20.3 17.9 .260 .425 .307 32.1
2022 Cutter -0.4 -1 195 8.4 50 .224 .327 .253 18.3 10.0 9.3 .283 .455 .326 31.8
2022 Curveball 1.1 2 191 8.2 52 .265 .490 .329 27.7 23.1 19.4 .264 .496 .335 39.5
2022 Sweeper 0.6 1 101 4.3 30 .276 .276 .263 30.2 40.0 33.3 .153 .179 .167 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -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 692 2,700 -7 -8 17 8 10
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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 2,701 49.1 71.0 83.3 30.6 63.5 41.5 30.4 50.5 22.8 7.7 83.6
Player 5,033 48.6 70.7 82.8 32.6 62.3 42.2 31.7 51.1 24.0 7.6 81.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 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 2 74
2023 91 95 95 88 68 96 76 74 89 73 79 16 64 35 100 98 76
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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 21.1 30 30.2 0 14 18 16 53.3
Player 21.5 50 51.0 -1 26 31 25 50.0

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 30 21 30 28 31 30 32 31 28 28 29 26 29 29 33 35 32 31 32 32 30 36 41 33 23 26 30 29 34 29 29
Player 50 37 49 50 51 48 53 49 45 46 47 48 54 49 53 58 51 53 54 50 53 60 65 56 42 46 51 52 61 48 51
! 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 90.7 1.0
Launch Angle 16.8 15.7 -1.1
Barrel % 8.7 11.5 2.8
Hard Hit % 38.6 45.6 7.0
Sweet Spot % 32.5 34.4 1.9
xBA .252 .294 0.042
BA .254 .276 0.022
xwOBA .313 .369 0.056
wOBA .311 .343 0.032
xSLG .427 .533 0.106
SLG .428 .495 0.067
K% 21.4 17.4 -4.0
BB% 4.7 5.8 1.1
Swing % 51.8 50.5 -1.3
Whiff% 25.2 22.8 -2.4
In Zone % 48.0 49.1 1.1
Out of Zone % 52.0 50.9 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 34.7 30.6 -4.1
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 30.4 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 62.3 -1.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts R 629 41 6.5 .322 .158
2023 Shades R 691 34 4.9 .344 .326
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 609 18.6 9.9% 3.3% 376 23.3 0.8% 8.8%
2023 732 15.8 34.2% 0.3% 389 19.7 1.0% 0.5%
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