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.
No. 2 overall pick Bobby Witt Jr. signs with @Royals for $7,789,900, full pick value and the second-highest @MLBDraft bonus ever (Gerrit Cole, $8 mil in 2011). Texas HS SS, chance for plus tools across the board, top-of-the-scale baseball IQ & makeup too.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 12, 2019
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.