Fernando Tatis
Fernando Tatis
21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
San Diego Padres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In his rookie campaign, Tatis blew away the lofty expectations that accompanied his rise up the prospect rankings. Among players with 300 or more plate appearances, Tatis placed 11th in wRC+ (150) while ranking in the top 15 in traditional metrics such as batting average (.317), slugging percentage (.590) and OPS (.969). The phenom was limited to 84 games due to a pair of stints on the injured list, but when healthy he flashed an impressive combination of speed and power, swatting 22 home runs and utilizing baseball's 18th-best sprint speed (29.3 ft/s) to swipe 16 bases. Tatis' high strikeout rate (29.6%) and unsustainable BABIP (.410) portend some batting-average regression, but he'll be only 21 years old on Opening Day and should improve his plate discipline as he matures. Even with some imperfections, Tatis possesses the necessary tools to be a legitimate 30-30 threat for many seasons to come. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $591,800 contract with the Padres in March of 2020.
Swipes bag in win
SSSan Diego Padres
September 7, 2020
Tatis went 1-for-2 with a stolen base, a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Monday's 1-0 win over the Rockies.
ANALYSIS
Tatis drew a walk in the fifth inning and then stole second base. He ended up on third after Rockies catcher Tony Wolters committed a throwing error. The steal was Tatis' eighth of the year to go with 15 homers, 39 RBI, 43 runs scored and a .314/.405/.663 slash line in 43 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left 1.083 142 28 8 19 5 .339 .458 .625
Since 2018vs Right .926 455 79 29 74 20 .294 .349 .577
2020vs Left .839 59 8 3 7 1 .240 .339 .500
2020vs Right .989 166 38 12 33 8 .295 .380 .610
2019vs Left 1.268 83 20 5 12 4 .419 .542 .726
2019vs Right .891 289 41 17 41 12 .294 .332 .559
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .946 291 47 18 33 16 .303 .371 .575
Since 2018Away .978 306 60 19 60 9 .305 .379 .599
2020Home .924 112 21 8 15 4 .268 .357 .567
2020Away .976 113 25 7 25 5 .293 .381 .596
2019Home .959 179 26 10 18 12 .323 .380 .579
2019Away .978 193 35 12 35 4 .312 .378 .600
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Fernando Tatis compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
10.2%
 
K Rate
23.6%
 
BABIP
.310
 
ISO
.301
 
AVG
.281
 
OBP
.369
 
SLG
.582
 
OPS
.951
 
wOBA
.407
 
Exit Velocity
87.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
56.9%
 
Barrels/PA
11.8%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Fernando Tatis
The Z Files: Under the Microscope -- Fernando Tatis
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Todd Zola breaks down Fernando Tatis' stellar 2020 performance and considers the question of whether he'll emerge as the consensus first overall pick in next year's drafts.
Oak's Corner: Looking to 2021 for 2020 Strugglers
7 days ago
Scott Jenstad focuses on players who have struggled or been injured in this short season to determine whether they’ll be good buy-lows next year, like the Cubs’ Javier Baez.
Mound Musings: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
8 days ago
Brad Johnson reflects on the season so far and the impact it could have on future seasons, including the impact of up and coming potential aces like Toronto’s Nate Pearson.
DraftKings MLB: Thursday Breakdown
8 days ago
Christopher Olson is all over a Dodgers stack Thursday against an old familiar foe in Madison Bumgarner and the Diamondbacks.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
8 days ago
Mike Barner is rolling with a Braves stack Thursday against the Nationals, anchored by Ronald Acuna.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Tatis has had a lot of success (133 wRC+ at Double-A as a 19-year-old) relative to age and level, but there are red flags in his profile that are not shared by the game's other elite prospects. He has a 27.9% strikeout rate at Double-A and only 26.7% of his hits went to the opposite field last year. His physical gifts can't be taught (easy plus power, above-average speed and athleticism) and he didn't turn 20 until Jan. 2, but his approach undeniably needs some work. Tatis could eventually provide Trevor Story-esque production at shortstop, but there will likely be some bumps along the road against big-league pitching. He missed the final six weeks of 2018 with a broken thumb, but was ready for winter ball and will open 2019 at Triple-A. The Padres say they will keep him on a fast track, but unless there is significant skills growth with his approach, he should not be expected to hit for a high average against big-league pitching if he debuts this summer.
Tatis became the first 18-year-old in the modern era to post a 20-20 season in the Midwest League. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound quick-twitch athlete may have slightly misled dynasty-league owners with his 21-homer, 29-steal campaign. He projects to be a 30-homer threat in the majors, but his steal totals should decline annually as he continues to mature physically. It is extremely rare for players his age to hit for that kind of power at Low-A while also showcasing a quality approach (124:75 K:BB). He could struggle to hit much higher than .275, but given his age, athleticism and aptitude for making adjustments, anything is possible on that front. The same could be said for his ability to stick at shortstop, as many expect him to eventually end up at third base, but such a move is unlikely to be made for at least a couple years. He is on track to enter 2019 alongside another junior (Vladimir Guerrero) as a top-three prospect in baseball.
At the time of the trade, it seemed that the Padres were simply getting salary relief and a low-level minor league throw-in from the White Sox for James Shields. Now, general manager A.J. Preller can point to his acquisition of Tatis as one of his best moves in what has been a calendar year full of excellent maneuvers. He was an above-average hitter as a 17-year-old in both the Arizona and Northwest leagues last year, and is still just scratching the surface of his potential. Tatis is already 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, so he will likely grow out of shortstop, but his bat should be good enough for him to profile as at least an average regular at third base. So far he has shown more speed than power, but that will not be the case for much longer. Tatis could offer 25-30 homer pop as he continues to mature physically. His future value will hinge on the continued development of his bat, but he is well ahead of schedule.
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Blasts 15th homer
SSSan Diego Padres
September 6, 2020
Tatis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and an additional run scored in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Athletics. He was also hit by a pitch.
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Plates three runs
SSSan Diego Padres
September 5, 2020
Tatis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, three total RBI and an additional run scored in Friday's win over the Athletics.
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Triple, two RBI in win
SSSan Diego Padres
September 1, 2020
Tatis went 1-for-4 with a triple, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's win over the Rockies.
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Doubles twice, steals base
SSSan Diego Padres
August 30, 2020
Tatis went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 13-2 win over Colorado.
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Hits 13th homer
SSSan Diego Padres
August 27, 2020
Tatis went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, walk and two runs scored as the Padres defeated the Mariners in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.
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