If you look at any of the top baseball publications, they’ll tell you the San Diego Padres have the best farm system in all of Major League Baseball. A big reason for that is shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who you will likely see in El Paso come Opening Day.
“He has played a really good shortstop. I think that’s probably the biggest thing we were looking for when camp started. He has played well at that position, he’s comfortable at that position, and he’s made pretty much every play he has had. We are looking at a guy who has always had really good on base skills and we want to see him get on base the way he has in the past. He has had professional at-bats. He started a little bit slow, but he’s looking better and better in the box right now,“ San Diego Padres manager Andy Green said.
“I’m working all the way around. I’m a young guy. I have to be focused on hitting, defense, and running. If I want to be a player who can do it all on the field, I have to be working on all of it,“ Tatis said.
“Everything you’ve heard and read about Tatis is true and even more. Not only his talent for the game, his makeup and the way he goes about the game. He is a big leaguer. It’s going to be a tough decision that they have to make,“ said Chihuahuas manager Edwin Rodriguez.“
If Tatis is in a Chihuahuas uniform come April 4 on MiLB opening day, don’t blink. He’s a guy the Padres are looking to put in their lineup at some point this season.