Fernando Tatis

Fernando Tatis

23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
San Diego Padres
Suspension
Est. Return 5/8/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Tatis is now firmly entrenched in the conversation for the top player in fantasy baseball, but he is not without risk. Tatis scared us early in 2021 with a shoulder dislocation on a swing and the attached rumors he may need major surgery to correct it. It was the fifth time over the last calendar year Tatis had partially dislocated his shoulder. All he did around that was go out and post a monster fantasy season in 130 games and leave us wondering how awesome his numbers would have been if he played an entire season. Besides the ever-present fear of his shoulder popping out, his strikeouts are not getting much better, which puts a cap on how high his batting average can go in theory. Tim Anderson scoffs at that theory. Simply put, Tatis is an elite-level offensive talent who has the skills to put together the first 40-40 season since Alfonso Soriano in 2006, as long as his shoulder doesn't get worse. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the Padres in February of 2021.
Serving suspension immediately
SSSan Diego Padres
Wrist
August 13, 2022
Tatis (wrist) announced Friday that he won't appeal his 80-game ban and will begin serving his suspension immediately.
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Tatis recently tested positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance, and will be ineligible for the remainder of the 2022 season and the start of the 2023 campaign. The 23-year-old was on the injured list since the start of the regular season due to a wrist injury that he sustained during the offseason, but the Padres changed his roster status Friday to allow him to serve his suspension immediately.
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+7%
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Since 2020vs Left .916 203 33 12 29 5 .273 .360 .557
Since 2020vs Right .981 597 116 47 113 31 .284 .367 .615
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2021vs Left .968 134 23 9 21 4 .284 .373 .595
2021vs Right .978 412 76 33 76 21 .282 .362 .616
2020vs Left .817 69 10 3 8 1 .250 .333 .483
2020vs Right .989 185 40 14 37 10 .290 .378 .611
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Since 2020Home .888 393 64 26 57 18 .251 .351 .537
Since 2020Away 1.038 407 85 33 85 18 .310 .378 .659
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2021Home .875 267 42 18 41 12 .239 .345 .530
2021Away 1.069 279 57 24 56 13 .323 .384 .685
2020Home .916 126 22 8 16 6 .275 .365 .550
2020Away .969 128 28 9 29 5 .283 .367 .602
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Fernando Tatis
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kirilloff Slated for Surgery
5 days ago
The Twins will lose Alex Kirilloff for the remainder of the season as he undergoes a surgery to hopefully fix his lingering wrist woes that have caused him persistent pain.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Targets
6 days ago
The Padres and Manny Machado with his .289/.363/.505 slash line are going against a struggling Alex Wood.
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: No Jazz in Miami
19 days ago
Jeff Stotts describes the latest MLB injuries, including Jazz Chisholm who will likely miss the rest of the Marlins’ season after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back.
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
27 days ago
Erik Halterman offers thoughts and lessons learned from his fantasy teams so far this season, plus Shohei Ohtani features as his first riser of the week.
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rays Lose Franco for Multiple Weeks
33 days ago
Rays shortstop Wander Franco will miss five to eight weeks following surgery to repair a broken carpal bone in his wrist.
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Tatis was arguably the best player in baseball for much of the 2020 campaign, but a late-season swoon (.164/.242/.291 slash line over his final 62 PA) cost the youngster a legitimate shot at the NL MVP award. Still, Tatis solidified his reputation as one of the game's most exciting stars, finishing among a group of six players to register double-digit homers (17) and steals (11) in the shortened campaign. There's little Tatis doesn't do well; he consistently smashes the ball, ranking first among qualified hitters with a 62.2 Hard% and 95.9 mph average exit velocity and placing second with a 19.5% barrel rate last season. He also ranked in the 98th percentile in sprint speed, portending many years of juicy power-speed numbers to come. That's the kind of combination fantasy managers salivate over, so don't be surprised if Tatis goes first overall in a fair number of leagues ahead of the 2021 season.
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.
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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Handed PED ban
SSSan Diego Padres
Suspension
August 12, 2022
Tatis (wrist) was suspended 80 games Friday after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance, Molly Burkhardt of MLB.com reports.
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Reaches four times in rehab game
SSSan Diego Padres
Wrist
August 10, 2022
Tatis (wrist) went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, two walks and two runs in a minor-league game with Double-A San Antonio on Tuesday.
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Targeting mid-August return
SSSan Diego Padres
Wrist
August 7, 2022
Manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that he believes Tatis (wrist) is on track for a "mid-August-ish" return, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Kicks off rehab assignment
SSSan Diego Padres
Wrist
August 6, 2022
Tatis (wrist) began a rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A San Antonio and went 0-for-2 with two walks.
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Rehab assignment about to begin
SSSan Diego Padres
Wrist
August 5, 2022
Tatis (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A San Antonio either Saturday or Sunday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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