This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
Any White Sox fans out there watching the Padres lately? Fernando Tatis is proving to be an absolute monster, batting .333/.417/.810 with eight home runs through his first 16 games. This isn't a huge shock after his .317/.379/.590 rookie season. Is he the No. 1 overall pick candidate in 2021? Despite the home park that supposedly suppresses offense, I have to think he is. If the steals pick up, he could make a run at a 20/20 season…in 60 games.
Who else has caught my eye so far? Here are a few:
Mike Yastrzemski, OF, SF
Is it time to just recognize the talent, get past the last name and be open to the idea that maybe this isn't a fluke and that he's just a good baseball player? I think it is. Yastrzemski made his debut last year as a 28-year-old rookie and surprised a bit by hitting .272/.334/.518 with 21 home runs in 411 PA. It's amazing that with the Orioles' roster as it is, that someone like the grandson of a legend couldn't break through. To be fair, Yastrzemski did have just a .739 OPS during three separate stints at Triple-A with the Orioles. His 26.0 K percentage and so-so 7.8 BB percentage last year left some room for regression, but instead, he's come out hitting .322/.452/.661 with four home runs, including one off Clayton Kershaw over the weekend. He's now an everyday player no doubt, as he has a 1.271 OPS against southpaws last year