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 655 607 90 169 29 48 .278 .320 .494 .814
2 Seasons 1,287 1,198 172 319 49 78 .266 .307 .462 .769
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .254 20 30 .722
2023 .278 29 48 .814
2 Seasons .266 49 78 .769
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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 2531 502 57 11.4 8.7 90.7 113.8 16.0 34.5 .297 .537 .344 .373 .432 45.6 17.3 5.5
Player 4863 963 97 10.1 7.5 90.2 113.8 16.4 33.5 .275 .482 .328 .344 .406 42.3 19.3 5.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .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 37.3 28.7 25.7 8.4 35.1 32.9 32.1 3.0 29.5 26.3 22.5 7.2 11.4 8.7
Player 36.8 30.9 24.2 8.1 34.2 35.9 29.9 2.6 27.9 30.1 23.1 5.9 10.1 7.5
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 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-Seamer 0.5 5 865 34.2 207 .273 .541 .375 22.0 23.7 18.8 .279 .552 .385 54.0
2023 Slider -1.6 -8 473 18.7 117 .214 .375 .259 28.2 16.2 12.2 .258 .441 .305 30.5
2023 Sinker -0.9 -3 360 14.2 109 .324 .431 .350 7.5 7.3 9.2 .356 .522 .393 53.7
2023 Cutter 3.7 9 231 9.1 55 .385 .788 .505 27.6 10.9 11.8 .336 .783 .482 52.2
2023 Changeup 3.9 8 199 7.9 57 .375 .589 .435 25.7 10.5 7.9 .326 .486 .356 34.0
2023 Curveball 0.8 1 181 7.2 53 .235 .451 .306 22.1 18.9 16.1 .311 .628 .406 48.8
2023 Sweeper -0.7 -1 152 6.0 34 .125 .313 .216 32.0 29.4 15.9 .230 .416 .281 30.4
2023 Splitter -3.7 -2 56 2.2 19 .235 .412 .284 37.5 26.3 20.0 .276 .479 .355 53.8
2023 Slurve 1.1 0 12 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .155 .175 .154 0.0
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 6 445 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 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 653 2,530 -6 -6 15 7 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 2,531 49.3 71.1 83.1 30.6 63.9 42.0 30.6 50.6 22.8 7.7 83.1
Player 4,863 48.7 70.7 82.6 32.6 62.4 42.5 31.9 51.2 24.0 7.6 80.6
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 97 95 88 73 95 74 73 90 72 78 12 64 34 100 97 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 29 28.6 0 13 18 14 48.3
Player 21.5 49 49.4 0 25 31 23 46.9

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 29 18 29 25 30 29 31 28 27 26 28 25 27 28 31 33 30 27 32 31 29 33 39 32 22 25 29 28 31 28 28
Player 49 34 48 47 50 47 52 46 44 44 46 47 52 48 51 56 49 49 54 49 52 57 63 55 41 45 50 51 58 47 50
! 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 16.0 -0.8
Barrel % 8.7 11.4 2.7
Hard Hit % 38.6 45.6 7.0
Sweet Spot % 32.5 34.5 2.0
xBA .252 .297 0.045
BA .254 .278 0.024
xwOBA .313 .373 0.060
wOBA .311 .344 0.033
xSLG .427 .537 0.110
SLG .428 .494 0.066
K% 21.4 17.3 -4.1
BB% 4.7 5.5 0.8
Swing % 51.8 50.6 -1.2
Whiff% 25.2 22.8 -2.4
In Zone % 48.0 49.3 1.3
Out of Zone % 52.0 50.7 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 34.7 30.6 -4.1
First Pitch Swing % 33.2 30.6 -2.6
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 61.5 -2.5
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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 652 30 4.6 .344 .346
! 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