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Royals select Bobby Witt, Jr. with second overall pick in MLB Draft

Witt's father pitched for 16 years in MLB
Posted: 6:42 PM, Jun 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-03 19:43:06-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Baseball experts are calling Bobby Witt, Jr. one of the best shortstop prospects in 20 years. And now he's a Royal.

Kansas City didn't mess around after Baltimore led off Monday night's draft taking Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman. The Royals pounced on who is regarded the best high school player in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Witt just graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School in Texas.

Bobby Witt, Jr.'s name may sound familiar. His father, Bobby Witt, pitched for 16 years in the Majors. The older Witt was taken No. 3 overall in the 1985 draft. With his son's selection at No. 2, the Witt's highest-drafted father/son combination in baseball history.