#007 BOBBY WITT JR Talks Leadership Mindset And Shows Why He's A Leader Of The Kansas City Royals

Diggin Deep Podcast

03-04-2024 • 57 mins

Join hosts Eric Hosmer, Peter Moylan & Justin Su'a as they dig deeper into the heart and mind of Kansas City Royals shining star, Bobby Witt Jr. This episode offers a special blend of vulnerability, triumph, and the unwavering spirit of a young pro athlete navigating the pressures and pleasures of Major League Baseball. The 23 year-old Witt Jr has made pre-season headlines with his early 11-year $288 million contract extension with the Royals. With a massive contract and high expectations for a player his age, it's easy to see Bobby is built for pressure; he shares his gratitude and growth mindset, showcasing a refreshing personality that impresses the Diggin' Deep crew.

Bobby opens up about how he manages the complexities of communication as it relates to family and baseball, highlighting his special relationship with his father; a former Major League Baseball player himself.  BWJ shares the nuanced challenges of maintaining positivity amidst professional ups and downs, and the crucial conversations that have shaped his mental approach to baseball and life.

Hoz, Su’a & Moyland explore Witt Jr.'s remarkable ability to distill wisdom from both victories and setbacks, his dedication to mental fitness, and how friendships with icons like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes have influenced his career and personal growth.

Listeners will get an unseen view into the world of this rising MLB star, from the throes of performance pressures to the sweet victories that define a budding legacy. Witt Jr.'s candid reflections on leadership, the importance of family support, and his unique perspective on life on and off of the field make this episode a must-listen for anyone fascinated by the intersection of young professional baseball players, mental toughness, and the pursuit of greatness.


Bobby Witt Jr / @bwitter7

Bio: Shortstop for the Kansas City Royals. He was selected second overall by the Royals in the 2019 MLB draft and made his MLB debut in 2022.  Recently signed an 11 year contract extension as a 23 year old.


Eric Hosmer / @hosmer305

Justin Su'a / @justinsua

Peter Moylan / @petermoylan

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