Machado amazed by teammate Tatis Jr: ‘I’ve never seen a player that young with the talent he has’ - NextSportStar

Machado amazed by teammate Tatis Jr: ‘I’ve never seen a player that young with the talent he has’

By on April 16, 2019
Padres made winning choice bringing up Fernando Tatis Jr. at start of season

Some major roster upgrades are being contributed to the San Diego Padres’ hot start in 2019, but not enough people are looking at the talents of rookie infielder Fernando Tatis Jr.

The 20-year old Dominican, who made the team out of Spring Training, is impressing not only fans but some of his All-Star teammates as well.

“I’ve never seen a player that young with the talent he has,” said his four-time All-Star teammate Manny Machado.

“Nobody. He’s got the power. The speed. The glove. The arm. The baseball smarts. I really haven’t seen a talent like that by such a young guy.

Albeit a short sample size, Tatis Jr has posted a .283 batting average to go along with a .936 OPS, five homers, and 11 RBI in 17 games and 68 plate appearances.

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