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Bobby Witt Jr. - A Top KC Royals Prospect Navigates Class AA Ball

Bradley DiTeresi

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Bradley DiTeresi is a Kansas City professional who focuses on real estate investments and takes an international perspective on opportunities. Passionate about sports, Bradley DiTeresi enjoys attending Kansas City Royals baseball games when he has the chance.

One of the most highly lauded prospects in the Royals organization, Bobby Witt Jr. is the son of a famed Texas Rangers’ hurler. Starting in the minor leagues in 2019, playing 37 games at the Rookie League level, he had his 2020 season interrupted by the pandemic. His Class AA debut finally arrived in 2021 with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

The Royals’ general manager has already telegraphed an intention to make the 20-year-old a pillar in the Royals’ infield, alongside Adalberto Mondesi (25) and veteran Salvador Perez (31). With Mondesi briefly joining Witt with the Naturals in May, as he recovered from an injury, the aim is eventually to get Mondesi back to his preferred shortstop position, as Witt takes over third base duties.

With the Royals having endured an 11 game losing streak early in 2021, the sooner Mondesi can cycle through Double AA and Triple AA on the road to recovery, the better. Meanwhile, Witt, who has struggled early at the plate, will need time to find his footing in Class AA ball before he is ready for AAA ball and the majors.