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Kevin Witt
Kevin Witt (cropped).jpg
Designated hitter / First baseman
Born: (1976-01-05) January 5, 1976 (age 45)
High Point, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1998, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2006, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLB statistics
Batting average.233
Home runs15
Runs batted in41
Teams

Kevin Joseph Witt (born January 5, 1976) is an American former professional baseball player that played 15 seasons and is currently the Baseball Director for SpringSpirit non-profit organization in Houston, Texas. Originally drafted in the 1st round with the 28th overall pick in the 1994 MLB Amateur Draft. Witt spent parts of five seasons in the major leagues, appearing with the Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, most often as a designated hitter. He also played parts of two seasons in Japan, spending time with the Yokohama BayStars and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Witt ranks 7th on the all time MiLB home run list totaling 269 homers from 1994-2006: In 2006 for Durham, Witt's last year in affiliated ball, he was the IL MVP and led the Minor Leagues with 36 homers (a high he'd reached with Triple-A Memphis in 2004). That performance earned him his fifth stint in the big leagues. The next year, he finished his career in Japan, where he'd also played in 2005. When it was all said and done, his Minor League homer tally was complemented by a nice .274/.336/.502 line and 885 RBIs.

Early life

Witt was born in High Point, North Carolina, to Daniel Melvin Witt and his wife, Jean Marie Mechlinski Witt. He has two older brothers, Daniel Melvin Witt, Jr. and David Michael Witt. He attended Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Career

Witt was drafted in the first round, 28th overall, by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft. Originally a shortstop, Witt was converted to first base while in the minors. He made his major league debut for the Blue Jays as a September call-up in 1998, collecting one hit in seven at-bats. In 1999, he collected seven hits in 34 at-bats, good for only a .206 batting average. He also hit his first Major League home run. He spent 2000 in the minors with the Syracuse SkyChiefs(AAA). He was granted free agency on October 15, 2000.

On December 22, 2000, he signed with the San Diego Padres. In limited playing time in 2001, Witt hit .185, with two home runs and five runs batted in. On October 6, 2001, Witt pinch-ran for Tony Gwynn, who had recorded his final Major League hit with a double.[1] He was granted free agency on October 15, 2001.

On November 15, 2001, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds. He spent the entire season in the minors with the Louisville Bats(AAA). He was granted free agency on October 15, 2002.

On February 3, 2003, he signed with the Tigers. His only significant playing time came with the Tigers in 2003, when he batted .263 in 93 games while splitting his time between designated hitter, first base, and left field. He also hit 10 home runs and drove in 26 runs, while also stealing his first and only career base. He was granted free agency on October 15, 2003.

On November 19, 2003, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the entire season in the minors with the Memphis Redbirds. He was granted free agency on October 15, 2004.

After spending the 2004 season back in the minor leagues, Witt signed with the BayStars in 2005. He returned to North America the next season, and earned International League Most Valuable Player honors after leading all of minor league baseball with 36 home runs, while setting a Triple-A Durham Bulls franchise record and a Rays' organization record.[2] That earned him one last major league stint, where he batted .148 in 19 games for the Devil Rays. He returned to Japan in 2007 for Rakuten, but hit just .174 in 40 games in what turned out to be his final professional season.

As Coach

Witt has spent most of his coaching career in the Miami Marlins organization. He was named as the hitting coach for the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins' AAA) for the 2017 season, the hitting coach for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins' AA) for the 2018 season, and the hitting coach for the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins' High A) for the 2019 season.

Personal life

Witt and his wife Lori (nee Long) live in Texas and have four sons: Tanner, Preston, Cullen and Ripken, and a daughter, Skyler.[3] Tanner was a MLB Draft prospect in 2020, but after not being selected in the slimmed-down five round draft, decided he will go on and play for the Texas Longhorns baseball squad.[4] Preston has began his playing career at Southwestern University.[5]

Sources

  1. ^ "Padres vs. Rockies, Game 161". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ Devil Rays release Kevin Witt. Our Sports Central. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tanner Witt Player Profile". Texas Longhorns Baseball. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Texas 3B/RF signee Tanner Witt announces he'll play for the Horns". Burnt Orange Nation. Bleacher Report. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Preston Witt Player Profile". Southwestern University Baseball. Retrieved 27 December 2020.

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