There’s a darn good chance that star San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will be among the top NL MVP vote-getters when the 2020 MLB season comes to a conclusion.
What we’re seeing from this 21-year-old phenom thus far this season is nothing short of extraordinary. Tatis Jr. added to that Thursday at home against the Seattle Mariners and pitcher Matt Magill.
Just wait for it.
Yes, the dude just hit this ball out of Petco Park and on top of the Western Metal Supply Co. building in San Diego. He’s just the second player in Padres history to accomplish this feat.
The ball traveled 448 feet and boasted an exit velocity of 110.4 miles-per-hour. You simply can’t make this up.
After finishing last season in the top-three of the NL Rookie of the Year voting, Tatis Jr. has been something else this year. The kid entered Thursday’s action hitting .301 while leading the league with 12 homers, 29 RBI, 29 runs scored and 80 total bases.
If we were to spread this out over the course of a 162-game season, Tatis Jr. would be on a record-breaking pace. That would include 70 homers and 157 RBI. Not too shabby, right?