COLLEYVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Colleyville Heritage High School’s Bobby Witt, Jr. was the second overall pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft Monday night.
He was picked by the Kansas City Royals.READ MORE: Police: 2 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Car While Waiting To Enter 'Ranch-Style' Property In DeSoto
Witt, Jr., who turns 19 next Friday, is the son of former Texas Rangers pitcher Bobby Witt.
Witt, Jr. is the top-ranked high school prospect in the nation.
“He’s a normal kid with extraordinary talent. He’s an awesome kid and very deserving of everything he gets,” Colleyville Heritage High baseball coach Alan McDougal said recently.
The younger Witt has draft-day bragging rights on his father, who won 142 games over 16 seasons in the majors after being selected No. 3 overall in 1985.READ MORE: Damage, Flooding Seen Throughout North Texas During Sunday Storms
The Witts became the highest-drafted father-son duo, topping Tom Grieve (No. 6, 1966) and Ben Grieve (No. 2, 1994).
The Witts are the seventh father-son combination of first-rounders, and first since Delino DeShields (1987) and Delino DeShields Jr. (2010).
CBS 11 Sportscaster Bill Jones pointed out on Twitter, seven of the top 21 draft picks have a Texas connection:
7 of top 21 picks #Texas
2) KC-Bobby Witt Jr, SS, Colleyville
7) CIN-Nick Lodolo, P, TCU
8) TEX-Josh Jung, 3B, Tech
9) ATL-Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor (Keller HS)
12) NYM-Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis
17) WAS–Jackson Rutledge,P, San Jac
21) ATL-Braden Shewmake, SS, A&M (Wylie East)