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Fernando Tatis Jr.

Born: 01/02/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 217
Primary Position: SS
Tall, thin, long legs and narrow waist; projected added muscle and mass.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 06/13/2017
Dates Seen 4/29, 5/13, 6/11
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Tall, balanced stance, slight bat wrap which adds length to the swing, above-average bat speed, gets leverage with bat path, has some noise in swing, can get off balanced on secondary offerings, will expand the strike zone.
Power 50 Raw power to all fields, leverage and above-average bat speed in swing, in-game limited by pitch recognition.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Average 4.10 from home to first on several clocks, smooth runner, has a second gear; will play down a grade as body matures.
Glove 50 Quick, soft hands, shows average range and mobility, will make unnecessary errors by trying to make spectacular play
Arm 50 Average arm strength and carry, accurate; would play up a notch if moved from shortstop

Tatis' age, raw physical tools, and bloodline make him an intriguing prospect. Needs to clean up the swing and improve the hit tool to play up to his ceiling. If he can stick at shortstop, the power profile plays up more than if he has to be moved to the outfield.

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