Major League Baseball’s leading small market team, Canzasti, has signed a big contract with Bobby Witt Jr., a 23-year-old rising star who is expected to lead the future team.
ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Kansas City Royals signed an 11-year contract with shortstop Witte Jr. worth 288.8 million U.S. dollars. The details include a player option that allows him to exercise opt-outs every year after the seventh year of his contract and can transfer his team. Kansas City added an option to add a three-year contract to 89 million dollars after his 11-year contract ends. If this happens, Witte Jr. will be able to increase his contract to 377.8 million dollars over 14 years.마카오토토
The son of Bobby Witte, who played as a major league pitcher from 1986 to 2001, has been recognized for his talent since his amateur days, enough to be drafted by Kansas City with the second overall pick in the first round in the 2019 Rookie Draft. Witte Jr., who debuted in the big leagues in 2022 after a short minor league career, has established himself as a main shortstop in his first season with a batting average of 0.254, 20 home runs, 80 RBIs and 30 steals. Last year, he joined the “30-30 Club” in just two years, harvesting a batting average of 0.276, 30 home runs, 96 RBIs and 49 steals in 158 games.
Kansas City proposed a mega contract to catch Wit Jr. early as he immediately grew into a major shortstop representing the Major League.
Shortly after signing the contract, Wit Jr. said through the club, “I sincerely thank the owner and front office officials for believing in me, and I will make all-out efforts to regain the championship.”