Fernando Tatis Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/2/1999 (22)
Fernando Tatis Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Fernando Tatis Jr. News
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is absent from the team's lineup on Tuesday vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. This is most likely a routine day off for the superstar shortstop, who was activated from the 10-day injured list last Friday with a shoulder injury. Jake Cronenworth is starting at shortstop and batting third in his place against Brewers starter Corbin Burnes. The Padres will keep a close eye on Tatis Jr. throughout the season as he gave everyone quite a scare after suffering a left shoulder subluxation during a swing back on April 5. He's off to a slow start this season with a .118/.231/.294 batting line to go along with two home runs and three RBI over 34 at-bats.
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (shoulder) has been activated off the 10-day injured list Friday. Tatis was expected to return for the weekend series against the Dodgers- he'll bat second against Walker Buehler on Friday night. The star shortstop certainly runs the risk of aggravating his shoulder, though he should remain his usual productive self at the top of the Padres' lineup. Tatis had just a .619 OPS with one homer in five games before the injury, though it seems like a matter of time before he gets going.
San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he was assured that once shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.'s shoulder is healed, he will not be putting himself at long-term risk by returning to action, other than maybe the risk of another dislocation. The Padres are trying to have Tatis move toward a two-handed follow-through on his swing, which he naturally finishes high with his left arm. They also want him to pick and choose his spots for sliding headfirst on the bases. The Friars remain optimistic that Tatis will return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after being put on the 10-day injured list. Fantasy managers were thankful that Tatis wasn't out for a longer stretch of time, but all they can do is cross their fingers that another dislocation doesn't occur and cause another trip to the 10-day injured list.
If you were not a believer in San Diego Padres shortstopFernando Tatis Jr. after his elite half season in 2019, you probably are now after he took his game to an even higher level in 2020. So far, the guy has a 162-game average line of 44 homers, 31 steals, a .301 batting average and a .374 on-base percentage, numbers that few other players can even dream of. His career .366 BABIP casts some doubts about him really being an above-average contributor in the batting average category, but his elite batted-ball metrics (career .371 xwOBA, 92.7 average exit velocity, 51.7% hard-hit rate) ease those concerns after you pull back that layer. There are no way two ways about it, Tatis is a tippy top-tier hitter for 2021. Maybe there are safer bets out there with bigger samples of data backing their elite production, but Tatis should absolutely be a top-five drafted fantasy commodity, and anything after that is straight-up theft.