Fernando Tatis Jr.
Fernando Tatis Jr.
20-Year-Old ShortstopSS
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $555,000 contract with the Padres in March of 2019.
Drives in three
SSSan Diego Padres
July 21, 2019
Tatis went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Cubs.
ANALYSIS
Tatis got the Padres on the board with his fifth-inning RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. He later knocked in a pair of insurance runs with his single in the ninth. The NL Rookie of the Year candidate owns an incredible .324/.388/.595 slash line with 39 RBI and 30 extra-base hits across 278 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
35
1
1
10
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left 1.108 61 16 3 7 4 .378 .508 .600
Since 2017vs Right .949 217 33 13 32 10 .312 .355 .594
2019vs Left 1.108 61 16 3 7 4 .378 .508 .600
2019vs Right .949 217 33 13 32 10 .312 .355 .594
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .967 128 19 6 10 10 .336 .398 .569
Since 2017Away .998 150 30 10 29 4 .313 .380 .618
2019Home .967 128 19 6 10 10 .336 .398 .569
2019Away .998 150 30 10 29 4 .313 .380 .618
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Fernando Tatis Jr. 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 this season's data (min 200 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
0.29
 
BB Rate
8.6%
 
K Rate
29.5%
 
BABIP
.421
 
ISO
.271
 
AVG
.324
 
OBP
.388
 
SLG
.595
 
OPS
.984
 
wOBA
.420
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.5%
 
Barrels/PA
7.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Hits 15th home run
SSSan Diego Padres
July 18, 2019
Tatis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and walk during a 4-3 loss against the Marlins on Thursday.
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Collects four hits
SSSan Diego Padres
July 14, 2019
Tatis went 4-for-5 with a run scored in a loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
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Tallies 14th steal
SSSan Diego Padres
July 13, 2019
Tatis went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Braves.
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Homers twice in win over Dodgers
SSSan Diego Padres
July 8, 2019
Tatis went 2-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
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Caps scoring with solo shot
SSSan Diego Padres
June 29, 2019
Tatis went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 12-2 win over the Cardinals.
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