Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres

Age: 21 (January 2, 1999) | 6' 3" | 185lbs. | Bats: Right SS-83 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SD A 2017 117 431 78 121 75 124 26 7 21 69 29 15 .281 .390 .520 14 24 .342 n/a
SD AA 2017 14 55 6 14 2 17 1 0 1 6 3 0 .255 .281 .327 4 30 .351 n/a
SD AAA 2018 88 353 77 101 33 109 22 4 16 43 16 5 .286 .355 .507 8 28 .370 n/a
SD AA 2019 2 5 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .625 .400 38 13 .500 n/a
SD NL 2019 84 334 61 106 30 110 13 6 22 53 16 6 .317 .379 .590 8 30 .410 47/22/31 27 24
SD NL 2020 53 204 47 57 24 57 11 2 15 40 9 2 .279 .368 .574 10 24 .316 49/16/35 15 14
Career 2yrs 137 538 108 163 54 167 24 8 37 93 25 8 .303 .375 .584 9 28 .373 n/a
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Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 29

The Padres reach the halfway mark with a record of 18-12.

Let the record show Tatis has played every game and driven in 29 runs. He's also scored 29 runs. He's slashing .314/.396/.678. He's 6-for-6 in stolen bases. He's earned $12 in 4x4 and $11 in 5x5 -- in an accounting that assumes these are the first 30 games in a 162-game season.

His WAR at Baseball reference is 2.1 -- the Padres would be 16-14 without him -- and we know that's wrong.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 25

A (matrix) slide worth watching ... article also sez this ... 

He’s tied for first in the Majors with six stolen bases. He’s alone in first with 23 runs, 11 homers and 28 RBIs.

Needless to say, that puts Tatis in some pretty exclusive company. Actually, it might put him in no company at all. Since 1920 when RBIs became an official stat, no player has ever finished a season leading the Majors in all four of those categories, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Let’s expand that search a bit to get some comps for Tatis. Per Elias, only three players have ever finished a season ranked in the top three in each of those four categories. And these are some names:

Hank Aaron, 1963: 44 HRs (T-2nd), 130 RBIs (1st), 121 runs (1st), 31 SBs (3rd)
Willie Mays, 1955: 51 HRs (1st), 127 RBIs (2nd), 122 runs (3rd), 24 SBs (3rd)
George Sisler, 1920: 19 HRs (2nd), 123 RBIs (T-2nd), 136 runs (3rd), 42 SBs (3rd)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 19

Ah, I did not realize that the Rangers had already thrown at Machado ... whatever ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 18

Strangers have so much more pressing things to concern themselves, like team OPS and WHIP.

Frank Smith Pancho
Aug 18

Some trivia isn't trivial, it's astonishing.

I wonder how many players have swung with the count 3-0 in that situation?

Stathead Trivia: Fernando Tatis Jr.

There was some controversy yesterday when the Texas Rangers took issue with a supposed unwritten rule being broken when Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam on a 3-0 count with the San Diego Padres already leading by 7 runs late in the game. Since 1988, when pitch count data is first consistently available, that is the only grand slam in our database hit on a 3-0 count in the 7th inning or later with the batter's team ahead by 4 runs or more.

If you expand the search to include 3-1 and 2-0 counts, here are the most recent instances:

DateBatterTmOppScoreInn(cnt)
2020‑08‑17Fernando Tatis Jr.SDP@TEX+7t8(3‑0)
2016‑07‑15Ryan RaburnCOL@ATL+5t9(2‑0)
2015‑09‑12Mike MorsePIT MIL+5b7(3‑1)
2015‑08‑29Edwin EncarnacionTOR DET+8b7(2‑0)
2015‑05‑28Chris IannettaLAA DET+7b7(3‑1)

See that full list at Stathead.com's Batting Event Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 18

Given the endings of *PADRES* games, there is no such thing as a "safe lead" ... but it doesn't matter what you and I think of the "unwritten rules", only what the Rangers think ... we shall see ... swing away, baby!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 18

Given the endings of the Giants' games lately, I think the bar for "safe leads" should be moved to at least double digits, no?

Mike Landau ML-
Aug 18

Will be interesting to see if FTJ gets HBP'd tomorrow ... just a guess ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 18