According to MLB insider and ESPN writer Jeff Passan, the Padres and star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. have agreed upon a mega extension of 14 years and $340m. This contract now makes Tatis Jr. the 3rd highest paid player in terms of new total money added. All of this Coming off of an amazing year in which Tatis Jr. had hit for a batting average of 277., 17 HR, and 45 RBI’s all in only 59 games. In doing that Tatis Jr. led the Padres to there first playoff appearance since 2006.
Tatis Jr. the son of former MLB player Fernando Tatis, Has came up the ranks of baseball really fast as he is only 22 years old and is looked at as one of the best players in baseball right now. Tatis Jr. was not up for a new contract for a little bit, but the Padres wanted to lock up the Star player and now have him and a strong roster ready for world series contention for this year and years beyond.