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.