Even though he has contributed four stolen bases and a few highlight-reel plays at third base, he is hitting just .238/.274/.363.
That’s not a disaster, but is not good, and after seeing him post a .295/.369/.570 line at Double-A and a .285/.352/.581 Triple-A performance last year, we know for a fact that his ceiling is much, much higher.
But he was able to hit his first home run of the season yesterday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
It was a solo blast that opened the score in the second inning.
Witt now took that weight off his shoulders, and given his natural talent, the homers could start coming in bunches.
A Touching Moment
There was a cool pre-game story that the infielder himself shared after the game.
According to Alec Lewis of The Athletic, “Bobby Witt Jr. said Mike Sweeney wrote him a letter and dropped it off before the game. ‘Can’t wait to see you hit your first home run tonight,’ it read. Sweeney called the game on the radio with Jake Eisenberg. ‘It was cool that he was here and said that,'” Witt said.
Bobby Witt Jr. said Mike Sweeney wrote him a letter and dropped it off before the game.
"Can't wait to see you hit your first home run tonight," it read.
Sweeney called the game on the radio with Jake Eisenberg.
"It was cool that he was here and said that," Witt said.#Royals
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) May 4, 2022
It was a nice endorsement from one of the modern franchise legends.
For the younger audiences, Sweeney was a big part of the Royals’ franchise in the nineties and 2000s.
He played in Kansas City from 1995 to 2007, earning five All-Star berths, hitting for a .297 average while accumulating 215 homers and 909 RBI.
He is a legend in Kansas City, and is offering his support and sending good vibes to Witt.
It was a cool moment between yesterday’s star and the future face of the franchise.