Fernando Tatis Jr. is a Special Development Case

March 10, 2018

Friday, the San Diego Padres took on the White Sox in a 2-0 win. Fernando Tatis Jr. was slated to be the designated hitter, but was replaced before the game by Luis Urias in the starting lineup. Tatis was removed from the lineup due to an illness. The infielder will likely remain out of Saturday’s game as well while he recovers from a fever. The 19-year-old prospect will hopefully return…


Fernando Tatis Jr. Is the Best Prospect I Have Ever Seen

March 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres have had spectacular players come up through the farm system over the years. Khalil Greene, Dave Winfield, Randy Jones, Jake Peavy, Chase Headley, Tony Gwynn. The list goes on and on. Well, maybe it doesn’t, but things are changing. A.J. Preller has stocked the Padres’ farm system like it has never been before. With the waves of talent coming up in the next few years, Fernando…


A Realistic View of Fernando Tatis Jr.

December 26, 2017

A few seasons ago, the San Diego Padres found themselves with a big dilemma. After going all in during the 2015 off season, the Padres decimated a talented farm system in order to put themselves in “win now” mode. This proved to be a mistake, as the Padres have not won more than 77 games since 2011 and were forced to pay huge amounts of money to players that were…


Can Fernando Tatis Jr. Be the Next Carlos Correa?

November 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres have not had stability at the shortstop position for quite some time now. It has essentially been a revolving door since the departure of Everth Cabrera. However, Cabrera only had two years in which he played more than 100 games. We would have to go all the way back to Khalil Greene in order to find some semblance of stability at the shortstop position. This is…


Houston Astros in 2017- Is it the San Diego Padres’ Year in 2021?

November 4, 2017

TALK about soothsaying… As far back as June, 2014, that venerable publication, Sports Illustrated,  predicted which team would win the 2017 Fall Classic. The Houston Astros. Check. And to put another exclamation point on this amazingly accurate choice, the cover star of that edition was George Springer – who just happened to be the 2017 Most Valuable Player after a record-smashing series with the bat. In the middle of 2014, the…


Fernando Tatis Interview: Son of Big Leaguer Already Impressing at 18

August 1, 2017

Growing up around clubhouses with his big leaguer, father Fernando Tatis II, Fernando Tatis III — aka Fernando Tatis Jr. or Fernando Gabriel (Medina) Tatis — soaked up as much baseball as he could. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder is now showing off his knowledge and ability, as an infielder with the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the San Diego Padres system. Just 18, the younger Tatis went into play Monday, July 31 leading the…


Fernando Tatis Jr. Is a Mature & Impressive Young Man

May 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is growing beyond belief. Players with high ceilings are at almost every level. The growth of the farm system is phenomenal, and not many players have developed more in recent months than the San Diego Padres’ infielder, Fernando Tatis Jr. The 18-year-old, Dominican, right-handed hitter is currently playing at the Single-A level, and is holding his own against much older competition in the Midwest…