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Fernando Tatis, Jr

So went to MLB.com to check on the stats of the NL Rookies, and anyone that thinks that Alonso is the runaway NL ROY is only looking at HRs. Tatis has the better BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS. Tatis has 3 more triples than Alonso, obviously way more SBs (17-1) and is gaining on him in HRs and 2Bs. And the BIG determining factor should be for the award is that Tatis is a SS compared to a 1B, not that Alonso plays in NY.

So with all that said, Alonso will be the NL ROY! 🙁

 

Quote from BoosterSD on August 1, 2019, 10:48 am

So went to MLB.com to check on the stats of the NL Rookies, and anyone that thinks that Alonso is the runaway NL ROY is only looking at HRs. Tatis has the better BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS. Tatis has 3 more triples than Alonso, obviously way more SBs (17-1) and is gaining on him in HRs and 2Bs. And the BIG determining factor should be for the award is that Tatis is a SS compared to a 1B, not that Alonso plays in NY.

So with all that said, Alonso will be the NL ROY! 🙁

 

With two months to go the lost month by Tatis will be less impactful. 1/3rd of the season still can have a lot of chances to change stats on both. Plus Tatis is beginning to get a lot of recognition nationally. Maybe a better chance he vaults ahead of Alonso than we may think. Overcoming the East Coast / NY / early recognition / HR biases is hard ... but we can hope. Tatis deserves it and think he is a better piece of marketing for MLB with his personality.

Tatis is already the most exciting player in major league baseball. The league would miss out on a golden($) opportunity to showcase their new toy if that award gets railroaded to NYC.

Especially if Alonso c0ntinues to slump.

Pitchers May have adjusted to him and now its up to him to re adjust.

He hit .177 in July and is already 0-4 in August.

 

Tatis in the middle of a slump.

Also Tatis......10 game hitting streak.

 

He actually only has 1 hitless game in his last 17

Tatis is continuing to hold his slash line at a very productive level. Really can't find many holes except a high K-rate. Alonso is slumping and if he does not make a turn around in the next two months ... it would be a travesty for him to win the ROY.

Tatis will have 5 of 6 months in this season ... there have been other ROY who have not played a full season ... losing 1 month (when you are at the end of the season) is (shouldn't be) an issue.

Tatis is on track to hitting 30 HR / 20 SB while being mega entertaining in the field and on the base paths. Him getting the ROY is just plain good for baseball. (did notice on one of the promos for a national TV game between SD and LA .. it was billed as Tatis v Bellinger ... seems as if Tatis is beginning to get that national recognitions..

A perspective from a BP writer ...

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/52224/between-the-lines-chasing-upside-in-san-diego/

Fernando Tatis Jr. has been electric in an unimpeded (by service-time manipulation) debut, with the biggest damper on his rookie season having been the hamstring strain that kept him out of action for 34 games. While a 116 DRC+ sees the 20-year-old’s .970 OPS as perhaps unsustainable with his present quality of contact, he’s impressed all over the diamond. Tatis’ eye-catching arm has combined with slightly below-average range to mark him as an essentially average shortstop in his brief sample and by Baserunning Runs (BRR) he’s been the best baserunner in the league at +7.4.

Interesting assessment and does make me hark back to him projection in the minors. Clearly all the elements of being a star but in the minors one continuous theme was, given his body type, will eventually have to move off SS (maybe down the road a bit but).

Today, no real upgrade near term at SS but Tatis (with his plus plus arm and athletic ability) can easily profile as a plus RF when a superior option arrives for SS. Machado has taken the 3B option out.

In a couple of years ... both Arias and Edwards will be knocking on the door and are rated as maybe better defensive SS.

While no one wants to "reign him in" the majority of his errors are aggressive throwing errors like the one last night.

When he matures some....settles down some,he won't make near that many IMO.

He had plenty of time to make a good throw on that play last night and while the error didn't turn into a run it did

force Joey to throw apprx. another 15 pitches.

That hurt.