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OU baseball: Former Oklahoma signee Bobby Witt Jr. signs with Royals, receives second largest MLB Draft bonus ever

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Bobby Witt Jr.

OU signee Bobby Witt Jr. is officially a part of the Kansas City Royals organization.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft signed with the Royals for a full slot deal of $7,789,900 on June 12. The signing bonus is the largest in Royals history and second-highest MLB Draft bonus ever, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported Wednesday.

The shortstop has had quite the week. After hearing his name called by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on June 3, the highly-touted shortstop returned to the diamond to lead Colleyville Heritage HS to a UIL 5A State Championship on June 8. Days later, Witt became a multi-millionaire at age 18. 

Witt finished his Colleyville career with a .497 batting average and 17 home runs, 15 of those coming from the 2018-19 season in 41 games.

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