Royals draft Bobby Witt Jr. with No. 2 overall pick


June 4, 2019 - 10:24 AM

The Royals selected the top prep player in the country and a player rated the top shortstop prospect in decades when they drafted Colleyville Heritage High School’s Bobby Witt Jr. with the No. 2 overall pick on Monday night.

The Baltimore Orioles selected Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman first overall.

Witt Jr., who has already graduated from high school, is in the middle of the state playoffs in Texas. He’ll turn 19 on June 14. He’s the son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt Sr.

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