Fernando Tatis Jr. is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop who plays for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2019 he made his opening debut with the Padres. In 2021, he emerged as the MVP for Padres and won the hearts of Padres fans with his outstanding performances.
Fernando Tatís Jr. was born on January 2, 1999, in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic to father Fernando Sr. and mother Maria. His father is also a baseball player who played in MLB for 11 years. In 1999, the year Fernando Jr. was born, his father made history by hitting two grand slams in one inning as a member of the Cardinals. Fernando also has a younger brother named Elijah who is an infielder in the Chicago White Sox organization, signed in 2019. From a young age, Fernando played many sports but was highly inclined towards baseball due to his father’s influence.
Fernando completed his education at a local school in San Diego where he also started playing baseball right from his school days. After playing a few matches for school and clubs, at the age of 16, Tatís was signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent for Dominican Prospect League. Currently, due to his practice schedules, he doesn’t seem to attend college as of yet.
Fernando Tatis Jr. Career
In 2015, Fernando was signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Prospect League by Chicago White Sox. A year later he was traded to the Arizona Padres the Rookie-level Arizona League for James Shields. He played 55 games in which he recorded batting a combined .273 with four home runs and 25 runs batted in (RBIs). The next season in 2017, in total he played 117 games for the Fort Wayne TinCaps Class A Midwest League and 14 games for the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League and recorded a combined .278 batting average with 22 home runs, 75 RBIs, and 32 stolen bases.
In 2018, Fernando emerged as one of the top players in the minor leagues but unfortunately after playing for almost 88 games, he underwent season-ending surgery for a broken left thumb and ligament damage. In spite of the fact, he returned to play for the winter season from Estrellas. The next season, Tatis was ranked as one of the top three prospects in baseball and made his debut with San Diego Padres on March 26, 2019, which made him the first player in Padres to start on Opening Day. Fernando was a part of a four-game streak for the Padres in the 2020 season and he also helped his team by bringing them back in the winning position by hitting two home runs against the Dodgers.
Fernando Tatis Jr. Biography
|Real Name||Fernando Gabriel Tatís Medina|
|Birth Date||2 January 1999|
|Birth Place||San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimetres – 190 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 98 kg – in Pounds – 216 lbs|
|Chest Size||44 inches|
|Waist Size||36 inches|
|Biceps Size||17 inches|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Sister||Maria Fernanda Tatis|
|School||Private high school, Dominican Republic|
|Who is his girlfriend?||None|
The 22-year-old baseball player seems to be too focused on making his career in baseball. Currently, he seems to be single and not involved in any romantic relationship in public, however, he could be dating someone in private. In 2020, there was a controversy involving Tatis Jr. as he swung at a 3-0 pitch in the eighth inning, hitting against the Texas Rangers. He was criticized by some for breaking the unwritten rules, but as the Padres were already up by seven runs, many people defended him. Fernando Tatis Jr stays connected through his fan with his official and verified Instagram and Twitter account where he has over 724k and 84.6k followers respectively. He is often seen posting his highlights from the previous game, his personal life, and endorsements.
Fernando Tatis Jr. Net worth
Fernando has done endorsements for brands like Adidas, Bolt24, Jack in the Box, PS5, XBOX, and so on. As of January 2021, his net worth was estimated to be around $3 million US Dollars but recently on February 18, the young player was in the spotlight to sign a 14 years contract extension worth $340 million deal with the Padres, which is set to be top 3 deals in the history of MLB.
- Fernando Tatís Jr. is a professional baseball player who plays in Major League Baseball.
- He belongs to the Dominican Republic.
- He has signed a 14-year contract extension worth $340 US Dollars.
- Fernando finished the 2020 season in fourth place for the National League MVP Award.
- Tatís was the cover athlete of MLB The Show 21, at 22 years old making him the youngest player to be featured on the cover.
- In 2020 he became the recipient of the Silver Slugger Award.