Fernando Tatis Jr. Aims to Break Into Padres Lineup

Fernando Tatis Jr. has fond memories of hanging out with this father in major-league ballparks.  Now he is vying for a spot on the San Diego Padres roster this spring, although the 20-year-old has completed only two pro seasons.  He will likely start the season at Double-A, but he could easily earn a promotion later in the year.

Fernando Tatis Sr. had an 11-year career split among the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Mets.  The third baseman’s best season came in 1999 when he hit 34 home runs and 107 RBI for the St. Louis Cardinals.

For more information about Fernando Tatis Jr.’s career, follow the link below from the Washington Post:



Fernando Tatis Jr. Getting Off to Good Start

18-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr. always had baseball in his sights as his profession.  He began his pro career last year in the San Diego Padres organization.  This season he has put up good numbers including 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and .278 batting average.  He led all Padres minor leaguers with 242 total bases.

Fernando’s father, Fernando Tatis Sr. was a major leaguer from 1997 to 2010, including stints with the Rangers, Cardinals, Expos, Orioles, and Mets.  He compiled a career .265 average, 113 home runs, and 448 RBI.

For more information about Tatis Jr., follow the link below from the San Diego Union Tribune:


Fernando Tatis Jr. Not Overwhelmed By Following in Father’s Footsteps

Just 18-years-old, Fernando Tatis Jr. is playing in his second season in the San Diego Padres organization.  The 6-foot-4 shortstop plays for Fort Wayne in the Midwest League this spring.

He is the son of Fernando Tatis Sr., an eleven-year veteran of the major-leagues.  The senior Tatis  played for five different teams during 1997 and 2010.  His best season came in 1999 when he hit 34 HR and 113 RBI for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The younger Tatis is confident of his skills on both offense and defense, but understands he still has much to learn.  He spent time with his father when he was still a youngster, so he knows what to expect in his attempt to reach the majors like his father.

Read more about Fernando Tatis Jr. by following the link below from news-sentinel.com:




Son of Fernando Tatis is International Prospect

Fernando Tatis played in the major leagues for eleven seasons for five different clubs during 1997 to 2010. He compiled a .265 batting average, while hitting 113 home runs and driving in 448 runs.

His son, Fernando Jr., was recently signed by the Chicago White Sox as an international prospect from the Dominican Republic.

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