Top 10 Moments of the 2018-19 DFW Sports Season: #6
We keep right on moving with our Number 6 moment of the 2018-19 season.
Bobby Witt Jr. Takes All The Awards
Expectations are a tricky thing. They provide a floor to which an athlete should perform and how they are graded as either declining, leveling off or excelling.
In the 2019 season, expectations were sky high for Colleyville Heritage's senior shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. Brining in comparisons to Alex Rodriguez as a prospect, earning tournament MVP for the 18U National Team and touted as a sure-fire Top 5 draft pick were just some of the accolades being thrown in Witt's direction.
Lo and behold, the senior took those expectations head on to the tune of a .482 batting average, 15 home runs, 55 RBI, 65 runs scored, a district championship and a 5A state title in 2019.
Witt, who was committed to Oklahoma before the 2019 campaign started, elevated his play and was rewarded handsomely by being the first high schooler to be named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award (a college baseball player award), earning the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year, Gatorade National Player of the Year, USAToday's All-USA Baseball Player of the Year and fulfilled the draft prophecy by being selected No. 2 overall in the June draft by the Kansas City Royals.
The future is bright for the former Heritage star as he begins his professional career. As of this posting, he has one game under his belt in the Arizona Rookie League.