Bobby Witt Jr.

SS, Kansas City Royals

Bats R Throws R
DOB 2000-06-14 Age 22.1

2022 Fantasy Rankings

5X5 $30
NFBC ADP (15-team): 5.09, 69th

Season Projections

Source5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
ATC$131305565076912928320703912923.2175.254.315.440.755.186
Steamer$141415715177313330324764012722.2166.257.318.466.784.209
THE BAT$91275424986312226318633513124.2143.245.301.418.719.173
Zeile$15 -5625127313329421724013323.7186.260.319.455.774.195
Draft Buddy$30 -5755109814136728915513323.0215.276.345.538.883.262

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Bobby Witt Jr. Taking A Day Off

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. It looks to be a normal day of rest for the young shortstop, who is hitting .255 (13-for-51) with two home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and four stolen bases in 13 games since the All-Star break. The 22-year-old is hitting .254/.299/.443 with 15 long balls, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 393 at-bats in his first big-league season. Nicky Lopez is manning the 6 on Thursday and will hit eighth against White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease. Believe it or not, Lopez is still searching for his first home run of the season. In 330 at-bats, he's hitting .245/.302/.291 with 13 RBI, 39 runs scored and 11 steals.

    Aug 11 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Sitting Out Against Red Sox

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Boston Red Sox. It appears to be a normal day of rest for the 22-year-old youngster, who is slashing .257/.300/.456 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, 54 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in his first 373 major league at-bats. He should be back in there on Saturday. In his absence, Nicky Lopez will handle shortstop duties and will hit ninth in the lineup against Red Sox right-hander Josh Winckowski on Friday. Lopez is a DFS option that should be avoided. The 27-year-old is still searching for his first round-tripper of the season and is hitting .249/.308/.297 with 13 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 313 at-bats for the Royals.

    Aug 5 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Back In Action Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hand) is back at shortstop and is hitting second on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Lucas Giolito. Witt sat out on Monday with a minor hand injury, but his fantasy managers will be able to get him back into their lineups on Tuesday. The 22-year-old has played in only five games since the All-Star break because of nagging injuries, and he's gone 5-for-19 (.263) with a homer, four RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases in that time. Overall, the first-year MLB player is slashing .255/.299/.452 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases. Get the youngster back in your lineups in single-year formats.

    Aug 2 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. To Sit Out On Monday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring, hand) was hit by a pitch in the hand and forced to exit early during Sunday's game. Now, the Royals are going to play it safe and keep Witt out of the lineup for Monday's contest. He has been dealing with a hamstring issue as well, so the Royals don't want to risk it. This doesn't sound like the type of injury that is going to force Witt to the injured list. Fantasy managers should expect Witt back in the lineup within the next day or two.

    Aug 1 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Returns Against Yankees

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes, serving as the designated hitter and batting second in the lineup. Fantasy managers were beginning to wonder if Witt would require a trip to the injured list after he missed the last five games with a hamstring injury, but he'll return on Saturday after ramping up baseball activities on Friday. The 22-year-old's five-category upside makes him an everyday starter in single-year fantasy leagues. In his first big-league season, he's hitting .258/.301/.459 with 14 long balls, 51 RBI, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 353 at-bats.

    Jul 30 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out Friday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is still out of the starting lineup on Friday against the New York Yankees. Witt will miss his fifth straight game with a hamstring injury, but he's expected to avoid a trip to the injured list. If the 22-year-old can't return at some point this weekend, that could change quickly. It remains to be seen if he'll be available off the bench on Friday. Shortstop prospect Maikel Garcia was called up from the minors this week and started in his first MLB game on Thursday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Garcia has struck out twice in his first five plate appearances. With Witt out again, he's starting at the 6 and hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole on Friday.

    Jul 29 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Still Out Against Yankees

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the New York Yankees. Witt will miss his fourth straight game, but he did some running on Wednesday and has a good chance of avoiding a stay on the injured list. The Royals recalled infielder Maikel Garcia from Double-A Northwest Arkansas, and he will make his first MLB start at shortstop while hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon on Thursday. Garcia made his big-league debut on July 15 against the Toronto Blue Jays and struck out in his only plate appearance. The team's No. 19 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was hitting .291/.369/.409 with four home runs, 33 RBI, 63 runs scored and 27 stolen bases in 78 games for Northwest Arkansas before his call-up.

    Jul 28 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out Wednesday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. Witt will miss his third straight game after injuring his hamstring on Sunday. For now, fantasy managers should continue to consider him day-to-day, but hopefully he'll be back at some point this weekend. Nicky Lopez is back at shortstop on Wednesday and is hitting ninth against Angels right-hander Janson Junk. Lopez is hitting .343 (12-for-35) in 10 games over the last two weeks, but he's still searching for his first home run of the year and remains a low-upside DFS play in the nine-hole.

    Jul 27 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out On Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) will miss his second consecutive game on Tuesday as the team takes on left-hander Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels. Nicky Lopez will be handling shortstop duties once again for the game. Witt exited this past Sunday's contest with hamstring tightness. The injury flared up while he was stealing second base in the game. All indications are that the injury is minor and he remains day-to-day at this point. The 22-year-old rookie has slashed .258/.301/.459 with 14 home runs, 20 stolen bases, 51 RBI and 51 runs across 91 games on the year.

    Jul 26 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Sitting Monday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels. Witt left the game early on Sunday and will miss the series opener on Monday against the Angels as a result. Fantasy managers should consider the 22-year-old to be day-to-day for now. Nicky Lopez will play shortstop on Monday and hit ninth against Angels right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Lopez is hitting .252/.302/.304 on the season with seven stolen bases in 89 games, but he has just five home runs in his four major league seasons and still hasn't cleared the fences in 2022. He's a low-upside DFS option.

    Jul 25 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Pulled Due To Hamstring Tightness

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hamstring) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 22-year-old was removed in the second inning due to hamstring tightness. This injury likely occurred in the first inning when Witt was running the bases. At the moment, fantasy managers can consider Witt day-to-day, but that might not last long. The organization will have Witt undergo further evaluation and reveal a better timetable after that.

    Jul 24 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Exits In The Second Inning On Sunday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. was removed in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his first and only at-bat of the game, which came in the first inning, he hit a single. After the single, he wound up stealing second base and tagging up to third base. He may have suffered an injury at some point while running the bases, but the team has yet to provide a reason for his removal. Nicky Lopez took over at shortstop to begin the second inning. We should have an update on Witt's status soon, so make sure to stay tuned.

    Jul 24 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Returning On Friday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hand) is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cleveland Guardians. The young infielder missed each of the last two games due to a hand contusion. However, Witt feels better and will play shortstop and bat third versus right-hander Aaron Civale on Friday. The 23-year-old is hitting .236/.286/.444 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI this season. Fantasy managers should make sure he is back in their lineups for Friday's contest.

    Jul 8 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Remains Out Thursday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hand) remains out of the starting lineup against the Houston Astros on Thursday. Witt was hit on the right hand by a pitch on Tuesday and hasn't played since, but X-rays came back negative, so he's considered day-to-day for now. The 22-year-old is one of the most exciting young players in the game, and he's slashing .236/.286/.444 with 12 home runs, 42 RBI, 43 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in his first 297 major league at-bats. Nicky Lopez will man the 6 again with Witt out on Thursday, and he's hitting eighth against Astros right-hander Justin Verlander. Lopez is still searching for his first home run and has gone 54-for-236 (.229) with eight RBI and five stolen bases. He should be avoided in DFS against Verlander.

    Jul 7 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • X-Rays Negative On Bobby Witt Jr.'s Hand Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (hand) exited Tuesday's game against the Astros in the ninth inning after getting hit in the hand by a pitch. However, X-rays were negative for fractures, per MLB.com's Anne Rogers. The 22-year-old had gone 2-for-5 with a single, a two-run home run, three RBI, and a strikeout prior to exiting the game. The negative X-rays are a positive sign for fantasy managers, but additional testing may be needed due to Witt Jr.'s hand swelling. He should be considered day-to-day and fantasy managers should keep on the look for further news in the coming days.

    Jul 6 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Sitting Out Saturday

    Kansas City Royals rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Witt will get his first breather of the month. The 21-year-old prospect got off to a cold start in his first taste of major league pitching and is slashing .233/.282/.438 overall with seven home runs, 29 RBI, 32 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 55 games. He's gone 7-for-25 (.280) with two RBI and three stolen bases in seven games over the last week, and Witt remains an everyday fantasy play because of his power/speed upside. Nicky Lopez is starting at shortstop and is hitting ninth on Saturday against Orioles right-hander Tyler Wells. Lopez is still searching for his first home run of the season and has a .212 average in 179 at-bats, so he's a low-upside DFS target.

    Jun 11 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Stays Hot Saturday

    Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. doubled thrice on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and 2 runs scored. The stud rookie has been on a tear at the dish, going 10-for-23 with seven extra-base hits in his last five games. Witt Jr. got off to a disappointing start in April with a .558 OPS, but in May he is the owner of an impressive .852 OPS. This is more of what fantasy managers expected when they drafted him as a top 100 pick, and now that Witt Jr. has figured out major league pitching, expect that value to keep looking better.

    May 28 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Not Playing Against Twins

    Kansas City Royals rookie third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. It's only the second day off of the season for the young infielder. The 21-year-old had extremely high expectations heading into his first MLB season after tearing the cover off the ball in spring training, and although he does have four home runs and six stolen bases, he's hitting only .215/.260/.389 with 16 RBI and 18 runs scored through his first 38 big-league games. Fantasy managers must have patience with the youngster. Emmanuel Rivera is getting the start at the hot corner and is batting fifth on Sunday against Twins right-hander Bailey Ober. Rivera is 12-for-47 with three homers and nine RBI in 18 games for KC.

    May 22 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. Scores A Pair Of Runs Thursday

    Kansas City Royals third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. crossed home plate twice in Thursday's game, but it wasn't enough to beat the Chicago White Sox, who won the game 7-4. Overall, he went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. The young infielder hasn't shown what made him a top prospect coming into the season, as he's hitting just .225 with four home runs, 15 RBI, and 18 runs. The only thing making Witt Jr. rosterable is his five stolen bases. However, if he continues to struggle, fantasy managers in shallower leagues can find other sources of speed who contribute more offensively.

    May 19 · Source via Royals Bobby Witt Jr.
  • SeasonTeam5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    2022CWS-1430110000250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    2022KC-9438836553931751555209223.7203.255.299.452.751.197
    2022 ATC$131305565076912928320703912923.2175.254.315.440.755.186
    2022 Steamer$141415715177313330324764012722.2166.257.318.466.784.209
    2022 THE BAT$91275424986312226318633513124.2143.245.301.418.719.173
    2022 Zeile$15 - 5625127313329421724013323.7186.260.319.455.774.195
    2022 Draft Buddy$30 - 5755109814136728915513323.0215.276.345.538.883.262

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Fielding Stats

    SeasonTeam3BSSDH
    2022CWS010
    2022KC30652
    DateOppResultPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Apr 7vs CLEW 3-144111001000.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Apr 9vs CLEW 1-0440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 10vs CLEL 3-1744011002000.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Apr 11vs CLEL 7-10542000001360.010.000.200.000.200.000
    Apr 12at STLL 5-6440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 14vs DETL 2-4440101000250.000.250.250.7501.000.500
    Apr 15vs DETL 1-2440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 16vs DETW 3-1441200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 19vs MINW 4-3440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 20vs MINW 2-0330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 21vs MINL 0-132011000100.001.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Apr 22at SEAL 1-433010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 23at SEAL 7-13550200010240.010.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 24at SEAL 4-5550100000120.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Apr 26at CWSW 6-055121001000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Apr 27at CWSL 3-7441100000125.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 28at CWSW 5-2550100000120.010.200.200.200.400.000
    Apr 29vs NYYL 2-1233011000000.001.333.333.6671.000.334
    Apr 30vs NYYL 0-3430100000125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 2at STLL 0-1330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    May 3vs STLW 7-143220012100.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    May 4vs STLL 0-1033000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 8at BALW 6-444120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 8at BALL 2-4440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 10at TEXL 4-6440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 11at TEXW 8-2550110030120.000.200.200.400.600.200
    May 12at TEXL 1-3440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 13at COLW 14-10552101020120.000.200.200.600.800.400
    May 14at COLL 4-10441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 15at COLW 8-742210011200.000.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    May 16vs CWSL 3-5430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 17at KCW 2-1430110000250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    May 18vs CWSW 6-2441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 19vs CWSL 4-7442110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    May 20vs MINL 4-6320000011133.310.000.333.000.333.000
    May 21vs MINL 2-944000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 23at ARIL 5-9551200110120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    May 24at ARIL 6-8441100010125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 26at MINW 3-244011001000.000.250.250.500.750.250
    May 27at MINL 7-1055230113000.010.600.6001.6002.2001.000
    May 28at MINW 7-3551330020120.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    May 29at MINL 3-7440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 30at CLEL 3-7430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 31at CLEL 3-8430000000125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 1at CLEL 0-4440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 3vs HOUL 3-10441100130125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 4vs HOUW 6-0441100010125.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 5vs HOUL 4-7532000002120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 6vs TORL 0-8440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 7vs TORL 0-7440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 8vs TORW 8-454220000100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jun 9vs BALW 7-533121001000.020.667.6671.0001.667.333
    Jun 10vs BALW 8-143220100100.000.667.7501.3332.083.666
    Jun 11vs BALL 4-622010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 12vs BALL 7-1055230011000.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Jun 13at SFL 2-6440100010125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 14at SFL 2-43300000103100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 15at SFW 3-244121000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jun 17at OAKW 5-1551100000360.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jun 18at OAKW 2-0550100000360.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jun 19at OAKL 0-443000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 20at LAAW 6-2550000000120.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 21at LAAW 12-1165231024100.000.600.6672.0002.6671.400
    Jun 22at LAAL 0-5330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 24vs OAKW 3-1440101000125.000.250.250.7501.000.500
    Jun 25vs OAKL 7-955120011000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 26vs OAKL 3-541100000300.010.000.750.000.750.000
    Jun 27vs TEXL 4-10440100010250.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 28vs TEXL 3-8440100010125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 29vs TEXW 2-1441100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 1at DETW 3-1440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 2at DETL 3-4440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 3at DETW 7-454000000100.000.000.200.000.200.000
    Jul 4at HOUL 6-7541100001120.001.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 5at HOUL 7-9551200130120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jul 8vs CLEW 4-344010000000.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 9vs CLEL 1-1344020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 10vs CLEW 5-1440110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Jul 11vs DETW 3-144120000000.020.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 11vs DETW 7-355141003000.010.800.8001.0001.800.200
    Jul 12vs DETL 5-754100000100.000.000.200.000.200.000
    Jul 13vs DETW 5-2441100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 14at TORW 3-1441200110125.010.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 15at TORL 1-8330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 16at TORL 5-6550200010120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 17at TORL 2-4440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 22vs TBL 3-755110000000.010.200.200.200.400.000
    Jul 23vs TBW 6-3552210130120.010.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Jul 24vs TBW 4-211010001000.0101.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 30at NYYL 2-84400000004100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 31at NYYW 8-654010000000.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 2at CWSL 2-9440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 3at CWSL 1-4441200110250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 4vs BOSW 7-3442200010250.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 6vs BOSW 5-4440100020125.000.250.250.250.500.000

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