Son of Maria and Fernando Tatis Sr. His dad is a former 11-year MLB veteran infielder, widely known for hitting 2 grand slams in 1 inning on April 23, 1999 @ LAD (with STL) off Chan Ho Park... Has 3 brothers, Joshua, Elijiah and Daniel, and 1 sister, Maria. Elijiah is currently in the White Sox organization...Goes by the nickname “El Niño.”
Finished his sophomore season ranking 2nd in the NL in HR (17) and R (50), 4th in RBI (45) & SB (11), 5th in TB (128) & 6th in XBH (30)...his fWAR of 2.9 ranked 3rd in the NL behind just Mookie Betts (3.0) and Freddie Freeman (3.4)... Led the Majors in average exit velocity (95.9 mph), hard hit % (62.2), and in balls hit 95+ MPH (102)... Per Statcast, his 7 outs above average led all MLB shortstops and tied with COL's Nolan Arenado for the most of any infielder in 2020... After making 18 errors in 731.1 inn. in 2019 at SS, he made 3 errors in 473.1 inn. at SS in 2020...his 3 errors tied for the 2nd fewest of any NL SS who played 400.0+ inn. at SS (tied with MIL's Orlando Arcia, behind ATL's Dansby Swanson's 2)... In his 1st 43 G of the season (until Sept. 7), Tatis hit .314 (53-for-169) with a .405 OBP, .663 SLG and 1.068 OPS (his OPS ranked 3rd in MLB in that span behind Ian Happ's 1.079 & Mike Trout's 1.071)...in his final 16 G, he hit .164 (9- for-55) with 1 2B and 2 HR for a .533 OPS... His .937 OPS in 2020 ranked 3rd among all shortstops (behind Corey Seager's .943 OPS and Trea Turner's .982)... On August 9 vs. ARI, played his 100th career game, after which he had 127 career hits, 30 HR, .320 AVG , .385 OBP, .625 SLG, 1.010 OPS, 71 RBI, 248 total bases, 54 XBH and 20 stolen bases...through his 1st 100 career G, he became the 1st SS in the Modern Era (since 1900) to hit 30+ HR and the 1st player in MLB history to hit 30+ HR and steal 20+ bases...became the 9th player in MLB history to hit 30+ HR in his 1st 100 G, joining Mark McGwire (37), Cody Bellinger (34), Pete Alonso (33), Gary Sanchez (33), Rudy York (33), Jose Abreu (31), Ryan Braun (30), and Aaron Judge (30)...among those who played their 1st 100 G as a Padre, Tatis had the most HR (30) and TB (248), the highest SLG (.625), and OPS (1.010), and ranked 2nd in AVG (.320, behind Gary Sheffield's .324) and hits (127, behind Steve Finley's 131)...among players 21-or-younger in their 1st 100 G, Tatis had the most HR, highest SLG, highest OPS, T-6th most hits and the 9th-highest AVG...his .625 SLG was 4th among all player's 1st 100 G: Rudy York (.640), Mark McGwire (.638), Ryan Braun (.628), and Tatis (.625)...On Aug. 10, earned his 1st-career NL Player of the Week honor, becoming the 1st Padre winner since his Manuel Margot in July 2017 and the 1st SD infielder since Chase Headley in Aug. 2011...In 6 G, he hit .435 (10-for-23) with a 1.261 SLG and 1.741 OPS with 7 R, 6 HR and 9 RBI... On August 17, @ TEX, hit his 10th and 11th HR of 2020, became the fastest player in SD history (24 team games) to reach the double-digit HR mark...his 2nd home run was also his 1st-career grand slam, which came on a 3-0 count with 1 out in the top of the 8th with the bases loaded and the Padres leading 10-3...since detailed pitch data became available in 1988, there have been 16 instances of a homer being hit in a 3-0 count with a 6+ run lead...within the list are 25 All-Star appearances, 8 Silver Slugger Awards, 2 MVP Awards and 1 World Series MVP...before then, the last player to do so was Manny Machado on Aug. 17, 2018 @ SEA while with LAD (was its 2-year anniversary)... On Aug. 17, became the youngest Padre to ever have a 7 RBI game, and since RBI started being tracked in 1920, was the 6th player in MLB history under the age of 22 to have a 7 RBI game, and was just the 3rd player to have 7 RBI and 2 HR in a game (joined SF's Orlando Cepeda on June 4, 1959 and CHC's Ron Santo on June 28, 1961)... On August 19 vs. Texas, hit his MLB-leading 12th HR of the year, which were the most HRs by any 21-year-old in his team's 1st 26 games of a season in the Modern Era (since 1900)...Mel Ott was 2nd behind Tatis with 10 HR in 1929... On Sept. 2, was named NL Player of the Month for July/August, his 1st-career monthly award and the 1st Padre winner since Wil Myers in June 2016...over 37 games in July/Aug., Tatis slashed .313/.395/.660 with 38 R, 46 hits, 8 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR, 33 RBI and 7 SB... Hit 2 leadoff HRs in 2020...his 8 leadoff HR between 2019-20 rank 2nd in SD history behind Will Venable's 10 (2008-15)... Had a 1.285 OPS with RISP, the 5th-best mark in MLB... His 5 opposite field home runs ranked T-2nd in the NL with Kyle Schwarber, behind Juan Soto's 6... Homered on Sept. 25 @ SF for the 1st time since Sept. 6 @ OAK (span of 15 G)...went 458 ft, 2nd longest HR of his career (longest: 468 on July 20, 2019 @ CHC)... After going hitless in 3 straight games for the 1st time in his career, he finished the season hitting safely in 6 of his last 7 games (.292, 7-for-24) with 1 double, 2 HR and 5 RBI.
POSTSEASON: Played in all 6 Postseason games for the Padres in 2020, batting .318 (7-for-22) with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB and 5 R... Both Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers hit their 1st and 2nd career Postseason home runs in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series vs. STL, and Manny Machado homered in the 6th, following Tatis' 1st HR...was the 2nd time in SD Postseason history in which they hit back-to-back HRs (Tony Gwynn and Greg Vaughn on Oct. 17, 1998 @ NYY). Tatis Jr. homered in the 6th and 7th innings in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series vs. STL, and Wil Myers homered in the 7th and 8th innings, which was the 2nd time in MLB history that teammates homered multiple times in the same Postseason game...the other time was 88 years ago exactly by NYY's Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on October 1, 1932 in Game 3 of World Series @ CHC...was the fabled game in which Ruth called his shot in the 5th, with the game tied 4-4 and Charlie Root pitching... Became the youngest Padre to ever homer in a Postseason game (21 and 273 days old) and the 3rd-youngest player in MLB history to homer twice in a game, behind Carlos Correa (21 and 20 days old) on Oct. 12, 2015 and Andruw Jones (19 years and 180 days old) on Oct 20, 1996... His 5 RBI on Oct. 2 vs. STL (Game 2) tied with Steve Garvey for the most RBI in a Postseason game by a Padre (Garvey had 5 on Oct. 6, 1984 vs. CHC)... Hit safely in 5 of the Padres' 6 playoff games, including a 4 game hitting streak to being his Postseason career (hit .400; 6-for-15)...was the 1st player in Padres history open his Postseason career with a 4-game hitting streak, and his 6 hits in that time were also the most by any Padre in their 1st 4 career Postseason games... In Game 2 of the NL Division Series vs. LAD, CF Cody Bellinger robbed Tatis of a 7th inning, go-ahead home run.
Selected to the Major League roster on Opening Day and became the 8th-youngest position player to start on Opening Day in the past 50 seasons...Overall, 31 different position players have started Opening Day at Tatis' age-or-younger in the Modern Era (since 1900)...In the last 42 years, only 3 players younger than Tatis have started on Opening Day, 2 of whom are in the Hall of Fame (Adrian Beltre, Alan Trammell and Ken Griffey Jr.)...Was 1 of 11 players in 2019 to play in at least 84 games and have a .969+ OPS…full list includes 7 2019 All-Stars: Tatis Jr., Christian Yelich, Mike Trout, George Springer, Anthony Rendon, Ketel Marte, Mitch Garver, Nelson Cruz, Alex Bregman, Cody Bellinger and Yordan Alvarez…he was the 4th player in baseball history to produce a .969+ OPS in at least 84 games played in a single season prior to turning 21, joining Alex Rodriguez, Ted Williams and Mel Ott in their age-20 seasons...Among those who played more than 10 games for the Padres in 2019, led the team in AVG (.317), OBP (.379), SLG (.590), OPS (.969), wOBA (.417) and BABIP (.410)… despite playing just 84 games (11th-most on the club), he ranked 1st on the team in 3B (6), T-2 in SB (16), 3rd in hits (106) and runs created (74), 4th in runs scored (61), T-4 in HR (22), XBH (41) and RBI (53), 7th in BB (30) and T-7th in 2B (13)...Had a career-high 4-game multi-hit streak during the Padres 4-game series at COL from June 13-16…hit .526 (10-for-19) during the series, tying with Manny Machado for the 3rd-highest clip in a 4-game set in all of 2019 (behind COL Charlie Blackmon's .625 AVG and MIA Starlin Castro's .579 AVG)...In SD's win on June 14 at COL, the Padres faced a 6-run deficit in the 9th before mounting the greatest 9th inning comeback in franchise history, tying the game at 11-11… Tatis contributed a pair of hits in the inning (including a 115.9 mph, game-tying, 2-RBI single), and he later tripled in the 12th, scoring the eventual game-winning run…the Padres had never before overcome a deficit of 6+ runs in the 9th inning (win or loss), and Tatis' 2nd hit in the inning off Wade Davis registered a 115.9 mph, the hardest hit ball of any Padre in 2019...His 14-game hitting streak from July 26-Aug. 10 was the longest by a Padre in 2019…hit .317 (19-for-60) during that span...At the time of his last game played on Aug. 13, Tatis led all ML rookies in OPS (.969) and SLG (.590) and ranked 2nd in OBP (.379), AVG (.317) and SB (16)…he also ranked among ML leaders in BABIP (2nd, .410), OPS (9th, .969), AVG (9th, .317) and SLG (9th, .590)...Hit 4 leadoff HR's in an 11-day span and in back-to-back games on July 29-30 and August 7-8...Missed 77 games across 2 separate stints on the Injured List…placed on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain on April 30 (retro: April 29) after stretching for a throw on a force play at 2B on April 28 at WSH….had slashed .300/.360/.550 with 12 XBH (5 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR) with 13 RBI, 8 BB, 6 SB and a .910 OPS in 27 games prior to the injury...Reinstated from the IL on June 6 after missing 34 games and hit safely in 7 of his first 8 starts with 5 multi-hit efforts (and 3 3-hit games)...Proceeded to slash .325/.387/.607 with a .994 OPS in 57 games before landing on the 10-day IL on Aug. 16, sustaining a season-ending stress reaction in his lower back on August 13 vs. TB…transferred to the 60-day IL on Sept. 3.
Spent the entire campaign with San Antonio (AA), posting a .286/.355/.507 slash line with 16 HR and 43 RBI before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a fractured left thumb in July...After slashing .177/.231/.333 with four doubles, three HR and 10 RBI in his 24 games played in April, he earned Texas League Player of the Month honors in May, posting a .336/.414/.639 line with 12 doubles, seven HR and 16 RBI...hit safely in 23 of his 29 May games, including 12 multi-hit efforts and six three-hit games...In his 35 games from 6/1-7/19, he slashed .319/.387/.511 with six doubles, six HR, 17 RBI and 31 runs scored...On 7/19, he fractured his left thumb sliding headfirst into second base on a steal attempt...he homered to lead off the game two at-bats earlier in SA's 7-4 win at Frisco...At the time of his season-ending injury, his 77 runs scored led the TL and ranked second across the entire minors...also ranked second in the TL in XBH (42), fourth in SLG (.507), tied for fifth in doubles (22), tied for sixth in hits (101) and tied for seventh in HR (16) and SB (16)...Earned TL Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star honors and named an MiLB.com Organinzation All-Star for SD...Selected to the World Team roster representing the Dominican Republic for his first SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game appearance on 7/15 at Nationals Park...hit a 107.1 MPH single to left field on a 102.3 MPH fastball off CIN prospect RHP Hunter Greene in the top of the third...stole second base after his next at-bat with a Sprint Speed of 28.4 feet per second, per Statcast, above the Major League average of 27.0...Homered in back-to-back games for the third and fourth time in his career (5/1-2 and 6/30-7/2)...Recorded three multi-HR games (4/24, 5/15 and 6/30)...ended 2018 with four career two-HR games...Recorded a career-high-tying four hits and a season-high-tying three runs and three RBI in SA's 10-0 victory on 6/6 at Midland ...Hit safely in a season-high 13 consecutive games from 6/21-7/13 (.423/.464/.712), two shy of his career-high 15- game hit streak in 2017...Following the season, played for Estrellas Orientales in his hometown of San Pedro de Marcois in the Dominican Winter League... helped the club to their first championship in more than half a century, slashing .263/.379/.488 with three home HR in the regular season, followed by three more HR in the playoffs and earning MVP honors of the round-robin portion of the playoffs...Entered 2019 rated as the No. 1 overall prospect by ESPN.com and No. 2 by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline.
Spent the majority of the season with Fort Wayne (A) and became the first 18-year-old in Midwest League history to post a 20-20 season (21 HR, 29 SB)...His 21 home runs set a Fort Wayne record and he led the Midwest League in walks (75) and on-base percentage (.390) while hitting .281 (121-for-431) and collecting 68 RBI and 29 steals in 117 games for the TinCaps...Earned Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star honors and was twice named Midwest League Player of the Week (5/15-21 and 6/26-7/2)...Named a Minor League and Low Class A All-Star by Baseball America and an Organizational All-Star for San Diego by MiLB.com...Recorded a career-high 15-game hitting streak from 5/4-20, hitting .410 (25-for-61) with five doubles, two triples, four home runs, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored over the stretch...Homered in back-to-back games for the first time in his career on 6/10-11 vs. Lansing...Stole a career-high three stolen bases on 7/9 vs. Lansing, recording five stolen bases in a three-game span...Three days later, recorded his first career multi-home run game on 7/12 at Burlington along with a career-high five RBI...Promoted to San Antonio (AA) on 8/21 and was the youngest player in the Texas League by season's end...finished the Missions' regular season on a nine-game hitting streak, batting .255 (14-for-55) overall in his 14 Texas League games...Received his first postseason action in the Texas League playoffs, starting in all five games and hitting .350 (7-for- 20) with a double, a home run, two RBI and five runs scored...Following the season, was drafted first overall in the Dominican Republic Winter League Draft by Estrellas Orientales where he started off hitting .400 (6-for-15) through his first five games before hitting .246 overall (14-for-57) in 17 games...Named the best power hitter by Baseball America following the season...Entered 2018 rated as the No. 3 prospect in baseball by ESPN.com, No. 8 by MLB.com and No. 9 by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with the AZL Padres (R) and hit .273 (48-for-176) in 43 games before also hitting .273 (12-for-44) in 12 games for Tri-City (A)...Recorded multi-hit efforts in 10 of his first 17 professional games from 6/22-7/13, hitting .342 (25-for-73)...Collected just five multi-hit efforts in his next 26 games from 7/14-8/18, hitting .223 (23-for-103)...Assigned to Tri-City on 8/19 and hit safely in eight of his 12 games.