Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. Hitting Bombs in Players League

San Diego Padres phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. is off to a hot start in the Players League and is currently atop the NL West standings.

It’s still early in the MLB The Show Players League, but Fernando Tatis Jr. has gotten the San Diego Padres off to a hot start with a 3-1 record.

In case you are curious and aren’t aware, MLB has created a Players League in the video game MLB The Show and each team has a representative that will play one game against each team in the league.

The tournament will help raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs in each players local community.

It’s been a really fun event so far and I’ve enjoyed watching some of the game play from different players around the league. Some of them have no clue what they’re doing, while others are actually pretty good.

Tatis Jr. has only had one day of games so far — they play four games in a day usually a couple of days apart.

On his first day he took down Luke Jackson and the Atlanta Braves in a close 4-3 game and then clobbered the Miami Marlins and Ryne Stanek 7-0.

His only loss so far has come against Bo Bichette and the Toronto Blue Jays — a game in which he lost 6-4.

And then he had a really good win over Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets 10-5.

Bichette is currently 7-1 atop the AL East and McNeil is 6-2 atop the NL East, so those were two very good opponents. Stanek is 2-6 and Jackson is 3-5.

Tatis and the Padres return to the field today (Wednesday, April 15) at 6 p.m. PST. He will face division rivals Los Angeles Dodgers led by Gavin Lux and San Francisco Giants being played by Hunter Pence.

Those two teams are 3-1 and 1-3 respectively.

He’ll also play the 0-0 Cleveland Indians who are led by Carlos Santana and the 3-1 Detroit Tigers led by Niko Goodrum.

Hopefully Tatis will be able to pick up a couple of more wins and stay atop the division. As you can see from the video above, he’s been really entertaining to watch and it’s cool to be able to see these players in a different environment like this.

You can watch the games live or recorded on Twitch. But make sure you give Tatis Jr. some love and cheer him on in this event … it’s all we got for now.