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Fernando Tatis Jr.

Born: 01/02/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 185
Primary Position: 3B
Physical/Health
6-foot-3, 180 lbs. Long and thin frame with no extra bad weight and plenty of lean muscle. Has room to comfortably put on an extra 20 pounds without losing flexibility. Elite quick twitch and explosiveness. Excellent athlete.
Evaluator Kevin Carter
Report Date 06/26/2018
Dates Seen 5/2-5/4
Affiliate San Antonio Missions (AA, Padres)
Makeup

Laid back and even demeanor on field, but in cage has an excellent mind-set and goes out of his way to do drills that are aimed towards improvement. Chip on shoulder and burning competitor.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
Sept. 2019 Moderate 70 High 60; All Star No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Tatis has both the coordination and quickness to be a double-plus hitter at the major-league level. His swing is athletic and he adjusts to ball location at a high level currently. Better than plus bat speed. Able to use all fields with consistent and hard contact quality.

Concerns lie in pitch recognition and it will likely limit his physical abilities to some extent. Regularly struggles with fringy breaking and off-speed.
Power 60 Double-plus raw power. Elite explosiveness in hips and wrists generate power.
Swing geared for line drives so he doesn't fully tap into power, but the raw power allows him to hit the ball out to all fields anyway.

Could possibly be a guy who generates even more home runs with an adjustment to swing plane due to advanced coordination and plus bat speed.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average runner and won't likely improve when he puts on more muscle. Quick first step, but not fast to top speed. Likely won't provide stolen bases at the major-league level.
Glove 60 Likely that range eventually moves Tatis Jr. off of shortstop long term as he puts on weight. Has the quickness and hands to be a premium defender at third.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength and regularly makes strong accurate throws across diamond. Arm will play up even more at 3B.
Overall

Fernando Tatis Jr. profiles as an all-star third baseman at the major-league level due to his future plus hit and power tools along with a plus defensive profile at third. Tatis Jr. has elite coordination and quickness that will allow him to be a force on the offense while his defensive instincts, quick first step, and plus arm will make him a potential gold glove defender at the hot corner.

Tatis Jr.'s big hurdle lies in his ability to develop his pitch recognition and his approach around it. Without improvement it's likely that he will struggle to reach his offensive potential and will not fully tap into the physical aspects of his hit tool. Even in that scenario the glove and power should carry his profile to major-league regular levels.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has the makeup and physical abilities to improve beyond his most likely outcome due to double plus raw power and upper tier physical tools+athleticism.

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