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SXM Highlights: Liss Says Pick Up Bobby Witt Right Now

This article is part of our SXM Highlights series. With Adalberto Mondesi's injury, Liss explains to Jeff why NOW is the time to pick up Bobby Witt from your free agent wire. Jeff is less enthusiastic. Details:. Did you know you can hear RotoWire experts on SiriusXM? Listen Noon-2pm EST...
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Bobby Witt, Jr. hits his first home run of the season

The Royals offense is looking punchless these days, but fans are hoping the minors can provide some help in the near future. Bobby Witt, Jr. is ranked as one of the top prospects in baseball as a five-tool athlete, and he impressed at the Alternate Site and in spring training. But he is still just getting his professional career started playing actual games, having played just 37 games in the Arizona Summer League with one home run in 2019, and no minor league games last year due to the pandemic.
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Let’s discuss Bobby Witt, Jr. big league debut scenarios

When might he debut? After what can only be assumed to be much deliberation among Kansas City Royals front office and staff, it seems that top prospect Bobby Witt, Jr. will be heading to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to kick off the 2021 minor league season. Just a month ago, discussion swirled around the possibility that Witt would break camp with the big league team. Though he did not, the question still looms: when might Witt debut with the Royals? Until Witt’s minor league station was revealed, such thinking was rather nebulous and not particularly helpful. But now that we know where Witt is going to be, we can take a look at what might happen with him. So, let’s discuss four Witt debut scenarios, and try to guess when he’ll end up in Royals blue. Witt Channels His Inner Starling Probability: low MLB Debut Date: 2023 or later First up: the nightmare scenario. This doesn’t seem likely considering what we know about Witt, but it is certainly a reasonable possibility. The fact of the matter.
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Bobby Witt, Jr. to begin season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas

Top Royals rookie Bobby Witt, Jr. will begin the 2021 season playing for the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic. The 20-year old is currently at the Alternate Site there, playing games against other minor leaguers in preparation for the season. The Naturals open the season May 4 in North Little Rock against the Arkansas Travelers. The home opener at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale is May 11 against Tulsa. You can find the complete Naturals schedule here.
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What position should Bobby Witt, Jr. play at the big league level?

He can seemingly do it all. Despite wowing coaches, players, and fans with tape measure home runs, blazing speed, and tremendous defense, phenom Bobby Witt, Jr. will begin the season in the minor leagues to gain some in-game experience he missed out on in 2020. It seems just a matter of time before he is in the big leagues, but it is less certain what position he will be playing once he makes the big leagues. Witt’s natural position is shortstop, but players athletic enough to play that position can usually play anywhere on the diamond if they’re given time to practice. We should also keep in mind that the position a player debuts is not always the position they spend their career playing. Alex Gordon began as a third baseman, Billy Butler’s debut was in left field, Mike Sweeney was a catcher. With that in mind, let’s consider where Witt may at least begin his career with the Royals if he is up in the next year. Second Base This is the position Witt played the most in spring training, and.
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Bobby Witt, Jr. to be demoted to the minors

The phenom won’t be on the Opening Day roster The Royals have demoted infielder Bobby Witt, Jr. to the minors, according to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Alec Lewis. The 2019 first-round pick has only played in 37 professional games, but impressed coaches and players at workouts last summer, and held his own in spring training this year. The 20-year old hit .289/.325/.526 with three home runs in 40 plate appearances, including a mammoth 484-foot blast. Dayton Moore had said he was “open-minded” to having Witt on the Opening Day roster, but having him start the year in the minors shouldn’t be totally unexpected as it has been over 40 years since a high school draftee made the big leagues with the amount of minor league experience that Witt has. But his quick progress is a testament both to his maturity and the development by Royals personnel at the Alternate Site last year. This should not be read as the Royals manipulating service time, a practice they have generally avoided. Witt could.
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Bobby Witt, Jr. to begin season in the minors

The Royals have demoted infielder Bobby Witt, Jr. to the minors, according to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Alec Lewis. The 2019 first-round pick has only played in 37 professional games, but impressed coaches and players at workouts last summer, and held his own in spring training this year. The 20-year old hit .289/.325/.526 with three home runs in 40 plate appearances, including a mammoth 484-foot blast.
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Royals' Bobby Witt: Will work on defensive versatility

Witt will spend some time in the outfield over the next few weeks as he looks to expand his defensive versatility, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Despite receiving a considerable amount of hype throughout camp, Witt will be opening the season in the minors, hardly a surprise given that he's played all of 37 games at the professional level, all in rookie ball. One of the issues regarding his eventual ascension to the big leagues, which could come later this year if he looks good in the minors, is what position he'll play, as he shares his primary spot (shortstop) with one of the Royals' best young players, Adalberto Mondesi. Moving one of them to second is the most obvious solution, as Nicky Lopez hasn't looked like an everyday player, though showing the ability to play somewhere in the outfield will give Witt additional paths to playing time.
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Royals' Bobby Witt: Opening season in minors

Witt won't make Kansas City's Opening Day roster and was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The 20-year-old put himself in roster consideration with a strong start to spring training, but he cooled off recently and will begin the season in the minors. It's not much of a surprise, as Witt has only 164 professional at-bats under his belt after playing in 37 games at rookie ball in 2019. Kansas City's top prospect may end up at Double-A and could still end up making his major-league debut in 2021.
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