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Witt Jr.

Colleyville Heritage (HS) • TX
6-1 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: D-BAT


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Texas took the first two games of the series against California in the inaugural States Play Series, thanks in large part to the offensive efforts of the series MVP, Bobby Witt. Jr. The Oklahoma commit essentially locked up the award on Saturday, when Texas defeated California 9-1 in game two. Witt Jr. went 5-for-10 in the first two games, with two home runs, a triple, double, a handful of RBI, and a partridge in a pear tree. In three games that featured some of the top draft prospects from two talent rich states, Witt Jr. stood out head and shoulders among his peers.

Provided an early highlight in the bottom of the first when he sent a towering two-run homer over the left field wall to tie the game at two. The Oklahoma commit later singled, and then tripled to right-center field in his last AB, running a 4.38 on the turn at first and a 7.69 home-to-second.

No. 1 player in the country and he showed a glimpse of why in the first game. On a soft pop to shallow left field, he raced back and made a full extension diving catch. He also made a charging play, displaying soft hands and throwing on the run for an out, and when a batter tried to stretch a single into a double, he did well to wrangle a wide throw, but still get a tag on the runner for an out. At the plate, he didn’t square anything up, but had two hits. He dumped a curveball into right field for a hustle double, even with a stumble around first base. On a chopper to shortstop, he reached with a 4.0-second home-to-first time.

Punctuated the game in the ninth inning with a taper-blast of his own. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Witt crushed a 72-mph curveball by RHP Derek Diamond (Ramona HS, CA) nearly onto Waveland Avenue in left field to cap the American Team’s 8-2 victory. Witt didn’t get much to hit in his first three plate appearances, walking twice and was hit by a pitch. He also just missed another home run, lofting a sky-high fly-out to deep center field.

Had an uncharacteristic error, but bounced back with a nice charging play to get the speedy C.J. Abrams. Abrams can get down the line in about 4.0-4.1 seconds from the left side. Witt also had the lone hit against Rigney, which he lined hard back up the middle and nearly took Rigney’s head off.

We could talk about 2019 SS 
Bobby Witt Jr.(Colleyville Heritage HS) all day, and sometimes we do. The Oklahoma commit ran a 6.54 60-yard dash, plays a premium position and already has five tools that pro scouts use to evaluate potential draft picks, not to mention the pedigree. He plays shortstop with one of the best inner-game clocks I have seen from a high school player. The bat speed is there, along with the overall hit tool, and the arm strength is ++,  along with the actions and overall feel for the position.

The No. 1 player in the 
Texas 2019 Class was all over the field on Saturday in a Power 25 matchup with Flower Mound HS. Witt Jr. made a highlight-reel diving catch on a hard liner to his backhand side, taking one quick crossover step then elevating into a full extension dive parallel with the ground to snag the liner in mid-air. In the 6th inning, he fielded a hard ground ball on a hit-and-run attempt, instead of trying to force the ball to second base, Witt spun and threw a bullet to first base, just beating the runner to record a huge out for Colleyville. With the Panthers up 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Witt jumped on the mound to close the game. Working from a high-¾ slot with a loose-quick arm stroke, the right-hander pumped 91-95 mph with his fastball with tilt and angle. The junior only needed a handful of pitches to execute a 1-2-3 inning. His slider was sharp with 11/5 5 rotation and hard, late bite at 79-81 mph.

Underclass Area Code Games - 2019 SS Bobby Witt Jr. (Colleyville Heritage HS, TX), an Oklahoma commit, showed off his usual, gap to gap power during batting practice early in the morning as he banged balls off the wall. His lightning-quick hands whip the bat through the zone, and the ball jumps off at an impressive speed. It has become the norm to see Witt perform at a high level, but I am amazed by it each time. He was even better in the game where he roped a triple to right-center field, and showed off his plus speed. He would later double down the rightfield line after a tough at-bat against fellow Oklahoma-commit, RHP Kale Davis(Westmoore HS, OK). Witt plays the game like he constantly has something to prove, and appears to be constantly challenging himself to get even better. The most impressive moments on the day for him came when he went to a knee backhand before rifling a strike across the diamond for an out, and then later as he laid out up the middle after covering an impossible amount of ground before hopping to his feet a gunning the runner out at first. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is an elite talent, and continues to show why he is the top ranked 2019 player in the country.

7/10/17 - Named to Team USA 18U trials roster.

6/27/17 - Showed plus range, getting to several balls he had no business getting to, diving to his glove side in the outfield grass. Though he didn’t record an out on those particular plays, the mobility and range was tremendous in itself.

6/29/17 - Had two infield singles, showing a loose swing and getting down the line in 4.12 seconds.

10.23.16 - 6-foot, 165-pound Oklahoma recruit, showed advanced, all-around athletic abilities. The right-handed hitter has a balanced set-up with strong hands and finishes the barrel through contact. Defensively, Witt Jr. shows great range and arm strength as well as the ability to field and throw on the run.

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