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2019 MLB Draft Profile: Bobby Witt Jr.

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Witt has all the tools to impact the Miami Marlins organization in a big way.

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Overview

Position: SS

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 185 pounds

School: Colleyville Heritage H.S.

Commitment: Oklahoma

2019 MLB Draft Profile

Bobby Witt Jr. is a 2019 SS from Colleyville, Texas and plays his high school ball at the baseball powerhouse Colleyville Heritage High School. Witt is one of the most talented prospects in the 2019 MLB Draft. He played summer ball with the East Coast Sox Select and spent some time with the U.S.A. National Team, also playing in the Perfect Game All-American Game and the Under Armour All-American Game. His father, Bobby Witt, was a pitcher in the MLB for 16 seasons for several teams including the Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers and the Florida Marlins. Bobby Witt Jr. made his verbally commitment to the Oklahoma University in the middle of his freshman season.

At 6’1”, 185 pounds, Witt is an athletic, tall prospect with good strength and still has room to grow. He is a rare potential five-tool prospect out of the high school level. One of the fastest prospects in the 2019 MLB Draft as he’s been clocked running a 6.40 60 yard dash, he has outstanding tools on defense and has a future at the shortstop position. Witt is very smooth on defense with his soft, quick hands, excellent footwork and a strong arm. He has been clocked at 92 mph from across the diamond. At the plate, Witt has the tools to be the best hitter in his draft class. He can hit the ball for both average and power. His exit velocity as reaches in the triple digits and can really drive the ball to all fields.

Strengths

  • Big power
  • Strong arm
  • Elite speed
  • Plays with high energy
  • Exciting prospect
  • Smooth defensively
  • Raw bat speed
  • Loose, quick hands

Weaknesses

  • Drops back shoulder when trying to go the other way
  • Needs to bulk up to add more power

Pro Comparison: Carlos Correa

Projection: Top 10 pick

Bottom Line

The 2019 Miami Marlins offense has been one of the worst offenses in the MLB. It has become really frustrating to watch as so many of Miami’s hitters strikeout constantly and fail to score runs. The Marlins really need to add some top hitting prospects in their farm system if they want their rebuild to work out.

The Oklahoma signee is a big-time bat with very good defense and speed. The Marlins hope that Witt is still on the board for them to consider with the fourth pick in June’s draft.