Fernando Tatis Jr. has joined some excellent company following his latest home run.
Tatis homered in the bottom of the third inning of Friday’s San Diego Padres-Cincinnati Reds game to tie things at one. The home run was the sixth of the season for Tatis, who is a rookie.
The 20-year-old shortstop now has six home runs in his first 20 career games. That puts him toward the top of a list for most home runs in the first 20 career games by a player under age 21.
Devers is in his third MLB season and has dropped off significantly since his hot start, though he has shown some promise. Swoboda had a nine-year career but never made an All-Star team. However, the two other players on the list — Cepeda and Robinson — are Hall of Famers.
We’re guessing Tatis, who has been widely viewed as one of the top prospects in baseball, will end up with a career closer to Cepeda and Robinson than Devers and Swoboda.
Batting .300 with a .973 OPS this season, Tatis is off to a great start.
Published at Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:28:53 +0000