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Bobby Witt Sr. on career, Bobby Witt Jr.

Bobby Witt Sr. on career, Bobby Witt Jr.

An earlier version of this story appeared in August 2021.

When Bobby Witt Jr., the newly named No. 1 prospect in the sport, was picked second overall in the 2019 Draft, it earned him and his father some pretty hefty bragging rights: They became the first father-son duo in big league history to be selected in the first five picks.

“I really wasn’t aware of that [fact] until the Draft, actually, when it happened,” Witt Sr. said in a recent phone call. “Because he went number two, and I went three, he wears the big belt around the house, as far as that goes. He set his goals, he just wanted to be able to go as high as he could and things worked out with Kansas City. It was a really, really good situation for him.”

Witt knows that well. After all, he’s not just Jr.’s father, he’s also his agent. While Witt manages the day to day for most of his clients, he leaves much of the contract talk to fellow Octagon Baseball agent Scott Pucino.

“I didn’t want to take it personally, when they’re…

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