The 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"...Has two dogs: Nala and Pumba...His favorite TV show is Friends...Originally signed by White Sox scout Miguel Peguero.
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.