OU baseball signee Bobby Witt Jr. was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
The shortstop from Colleyville Heritage High School in Texas originally committed to Oklahoma in June 2017 and has since emerged as one of the top amateur bats in the country. He was the only high schooler named as a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award — given to the best amateur baseball player in the United States — and ran away with the Gatorade National Boys Baseball Player of the Year on May 29.
He and Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman were the consensus top-two picks entering Monday evening.
The son of former Oklahoma and 16-year MLB pitcher Bobby Witt Sr., Junior grew up a Sooners’ fan and signed his letter of intent to play for Skip Johnson’s club in November 2018.