Tatis Jr. is the son of former St. Louis Cardinals standout Fernando Tatis. He signed as an international free agent in 2015 with the Chicago White Sox only to be traded to the San Diego Padres on June 4, 2016. He would spend the next two seasons in the minors. He would be added to the opening day roster in 2019. He finished the season hitting .317/.379/.590 with 22 home runs, 61 runs, and 106 hits over 84 games. He came in third place in balloting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award. He would continue to put up stellar stats in 2020 and would help lead the Padres to the 2020 Divisional Series. He would win the NL Silver Slugger award in 2020. In 2021, he would sign a contract extension worth $340 million dollars over 14 years. He would go on to win his second consecutive Silver Slugger award by season’s end. He would finish third in NL MVP voting. He would miss the 2022 season due to injury and PED suspension. If he can stay healthy, he could help lead the Padres to a World Series title.