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Kevin Witt

Kevin Witt
First baseman
Born: (1976-01-05) January 5, 1976 (age 38)
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
Career statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 15
Runs batted in 41
Teams

Kevin Joseph Witt (born January 5, 1976 in High Point, North Carolina) is an American professional baseball player. 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 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. 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.

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, where his 36 home runs for the Durham Bulls, Tampa Bay's AAA team led the minor leagues in 2006.[1] 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.

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from Japanesebaseball.com

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