KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. has spent his much of his short life around the major leagues. For the first time Wednesday, he was the star attraction at the ballpark.
The son of retired pitcher Bobby Witt was introduced as the highest-profile new member of the Royals’ farm system. Witt, who turns 19 on Friday, was the second-overall pick in last week’s draft.
“It’s a blessing for me to be a part of this organization,” Witt said. “They really respect their players and their staff. I was really impressed with the respect they had for me.”