Padres: Fernando Tatis Jr. Ready to Shine on the Biggest Stage

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by Jurickson Profar #10 after he hit a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of game two of their double header at Oracle Park on September 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by Jurickson Profar #10 after he hit a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of game two of their double header at Oracle Park on September 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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It’s certainly been an up-and-down year for the San Deigo Padres shortstop, but Fernando Tatis Jr. is primed to breakout in the postseason.

The San Diego Padres would not be where they are today, making their first postseason appearance in 14 years after winning the second-most games in the NL, without Fernando Tatis Jr.

For the majority of the year, he looked like the favorite to win the NL MVP award.

And after struggling through the first part of September, he’s certainly picked things back up at the right time.

If there is one thing we’ve learned about Tatis in his short career with the Padres, it’s that he loves the big stage and has a flair for the dramatics.

I really have no worries about him going into his first postseason.

Before Sunday’s finale when he exited early, Tatis had hit safely in six straight games with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. That was after getting just 1 hit in his 6 games before that stretch.

There is no doubt that the young shortstop is starting to get his groove back, and I feel like the excitement of the postseason is why.

This is what he and the Padres have been working so hard for all year, and I can’t wait to see the joy and excitement back in his game when the lights shine the brightest.

Just about everyone around the country knows about Tatis at this point because of the work he did in August, but now he has his chance to announce himself to everyone on the biggest stage.

And this is just the beginning for Tatis, as we certainly expect him to bring the Padres back to the postseason several more times in years to come. But this will certainly be his coming out party in the postseason.

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So grab your popcorn and get ready to see the most exciting player in baseball do some exciting things this postseason.

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