Tatis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, three steals, two runs and two walks in the Padres' 3-2 loss to the Reds on Friday in 11 innings. Hitting in the leadoff spot for a second straight game, Tatis showed the full extent of his skill set in what was the most fantasy-friendly performance of his young career. His excellent .370 on-base percentage could compel manager Andy Green to leave the rookie atop the order for at least a few more games, which could prove to be a boon for his run totals. Tatis has been raking so far regardless of his position in the lineup and is proving to be a force at just 20 years old.
Tatis is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff Thursday against the Reds. Tatis is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak during which he's slashing .409/.417/.773 with a pair of homers and a pair of doubles. As such, the Padres will reward the youngster will a spot atop the order, marking the first time the rookie is hitting above fifth. Should he continue to excel at the dish, Tatis could solidify himself as San Diego's primary leadoff man.
Tatis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Padres' 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday. The young shortstop continues to show impressive power in the early going, as this was his fifth long ball in 56 at-bats. Tatis is showing why he's one of the most highly rated prospects in baseball, slashing .268/.344/.589, and looks primed for a big rookie year.
Tatis went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks. The rookie now has four homers through 15 games to begin his MLB career, although his .250 batting average and 5:20 BB:K are reminders that he's far from a finished product. Tatis is likely to endure a slump or two this season given his contact issues, but the 20-year-old's future remains extremely bright.
Tatis is on the bench for the first time this season Wednesday against the Giants. Tatis is hitting just .214 with a 33.3 percent strikeout rate through the first 12 games of the year, but he does have three homers. Luis Urias will start at shortstop in his absence.
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