Fernando Tatis Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/2/1999 (25)
Fernando Tatis Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Fernando Tatis Jr. News
San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt said that outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. is strongly penciled in to start the 2024 season in right field, where he won a Platinum Gold Glove last year in his first season moving from shortstop to the outfield. "He's strongly penciled in to play right field, and that's the expectation for him and for us. But things always can change. So I'm not gonna close the door on anything, but at the moment there's nothing that indicates he's not going to play anything other than right field." There was some speculation that the Padres may move Tatis to center field after sending Trent Grisham to the New York Yankees in the blockbuster deal that included Juan Soto, but for now, Tatis will stick in right. On the offensive side, the 25-year-old may never get back to his pre-PED levels, but he's still an elite offensive force for his power-speed combination and should be a first-round pick in fantasy drafts.
The San Diego Padres would like to keep outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Platinum Glove in right field in 2024, but they haven't ruled out the possibility of moving him over to center field after trading both Juan Soto and Trent Grisham to the New York Yankees this offseason. Most of the potential outfield trade candidates are limited to a corner outfield spot, and the free-agent center field market is a wasteland of options. Although the 24-year-old hit .225 with nine home runs and 15 steals in the second half of the season, he managed to stay healthy all year and played 141 games after serving a 20-game suspension to begin the year. It might be optimistic to expect him to return to his pre-PED form, but Tatis is better than his second half would suggest and offers fantasy managers plenty of upside offensively.
San Diego Padres outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. was not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Houston Astros. It's possible Tatis was given the day off because of the slump he finds himself in. Tatis has a .233/.299/.417 slash line over his last 15 games with 17 strikeouts compared to 14 hits. He's been even worse over his last seven games, being a non-contributor in fantasy. It's hard for fantasy managers to sit a player who has been amongst the 50 best in fantasy baseball this season, but if you have other options, you may want to consider it if the day off doesn't help.
Despite missing the first 20 games of 2023 due to a PED suspension carrying over from 2022, San Diego Padres outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. played in a career-high 141 games and slashed .257/.322/.449 with 25 home runs, 33 doubles, a triple, 78 RBI, a career-high 29 stolen bases and 91 runs scored. Although his numbers weren't as gaudy as when he led the league in 2021 with 42 homers, it was still a pretty impressive season overall for Tatis, especially when considering he missed all of 2022 due to wrist and shoulder injuries and the PED suspension, and was making the move from shortstop to right field defensively. The 25-year-old superstar was much better in the first half in 2023 with an .871 OPS and 16 home runs before slumping post-All-Star break with a .225 batting average and only nine home runs. If he can stay healthy again in 2024 with a possible move to center field on the horizon -- a much more physically-demanding position -- he should be one of the most consistent fantasy producers across all categories. Fantasy managers just shouldn't expect a return to his pre-PED-suspension form. ATC is projecting Tatis to slash .271/.342/.504 with 32 home runs, 90 RBI and 27 stolen bases in his fifth big-league season. If he somehow makes it to you at the end of the first round of fantasy drafts or the start of the second, consider yourself lucky.