He is the grandson of William and Colene (McCubbin) Witt and the great-grandson of Doyle McCubbin.Witt was an honorable mention all-MIAA pick following this season in which he posted a 2.70 ERA in 36 innings pitched. The hard throwing right hander's first nine appearances were from the bullpen as he allowed just five earned runs in that span before becoming a mainstay in the starting rotation in mid-April. He earned two MIAA Pitcher of the Week awards and finished the 2011 season with a 4-2 record with 43 strikeouts to just 10 walks.
"Having Christian be selected by a major league team is a dream for any ball player, but to have his hometown team take a chance on him is really special," said Coach Dan Davis. "Christian worked really hard for us as a Bulldog and I know he will take that strong work ethic to wherever the Royals assign him in their system. This is a great day for Christian and his family."