What’s Brewing On The Farm: The Recent Division III Draftees

Farm systems are big. Sometimes we—for good reason—get caught up with established prospects like Manuel Margot and Anderson Espinoza; or intriguing ones like Fernando Tatis Jr.; or enigmatic ones likes Javier Guerra. A good system goes far beyond the headliners, however. There are under-the-radar players all over professional baseball who are going to earn scant notoriety as...
Via Padres Public
23 days ago

What’s Brewing On The Farm: Reintroducing Fernando Tatis Jr.

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare at my computer and watch my prospect status rise. —Fernando Tatis Jr. (probably) Fernando Tatis Jr. entered the Padres organization mostly as an unknown. Acquired with Erik Johnson from the White Sox for James Shields, Tatis hadn’t played a single professional game when the Padres...
Via Padres Public
25 days ago

Erik Johnson Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Padres right-hander Erik Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery today, reports Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). The 26-year-old was acquired by San Diego alongside Fernando Tatis Jr. in the trade that sent James Shields to the White Sox. He’ll miss the entire 2017 season as he recovers from the operation. Johnson pitched just 19 2/3 innings with the Friars...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
October 06, 2016

James Shields has completely imploded for White Sox

James Shields was rocked by the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, marking the fourth straight start where he has struggled. His poor pitching since joining the Chicago White Sox has to leave them feeling completely unsatisfied over their trade. Shields allowed seven hits and was charged with eight earned runs over 1.2 innings in Cleveland, failing to get out of the second inning. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player to hit two grand slams in one MLB game

Only 13 players in the history of MLB have hit two grand slams in a single baseball game. Can you name every player to achieve this amazing hitting feat? Note: Day in which the feat was achieved/Team
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Prospect in the James Shields Trade

The only prospect involved in the White Sox and Padres deal for James Shields is 17 year old INF Fernando Tatis, Jr., who the White Sox signed during the 2015-2016 July 2 International Free Agent period for $700,000. Tatis was not ranked among the 47 prospects to which former FanGraphs writer Kiley McDaniel ascribed hierarchy on his 2015 J2 Sortable Board and was not on my top...
Via Fangraphs
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres trade Shields, cash to White Sox for Johnson, Tatis

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have traded pitcher James Shields and cash to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. The deal was made Saturday. It came three days after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler criticized the team's recent performances as being ''embarrassing'' and ''pathetic,'' and called out Shields for his poor start...
Via Associated Press
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox sign two players on international signing day

The White Sox have reportedly landed the top two international players they've been targeting for months. Outfielder Franklin Reyes and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., both from the Dominican Republic, have been signed by the White Sox, according to Reyes, 16, is ranked No. 30 among the international players available in this class. He's known for his power and above-average...
Via FOX Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Today Is The 15th Anniversary Of The 2 Grand Slam Inning By Fernando Tatis

Via Cardinals Diaspora
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Curtis Granderson to Sign With the Mets

With Jacoby Ellsbury officially in the fold for the New York Yankees, it would appear that Curtis Granderson leaving the Bronx is all but a done deal. And where might the 32-year-old All-Star end up?  If you listen to former big leaguer Fernando Tatis...Queens. Tatis, who spent three seasons with the New York Mets tweeted to his followers Wednesday night that the outfielder...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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