In every sport, the best players have people who credit them with being the best to ever walk the earth and those who think they are overrated or aren’t good altogether. One of baseball’s brightest young stars in Fernando Tatis Jr. is no exception as the question continues, is he worth all of the hype?
Some find it hard to believe that a team would invest such a large sum to someone who hasn’t even played a full season in his first three years. But he proves almost every game why he was paid that much.
Tatis Jr. signed a hefty contract worth $340 million with the San Diego Padres, including a $10 million signing bonus with $340 million guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $24,285,714.
Personally, I believe Tatis Jr. is worth the hype and he proves it with his play every night. He plays every game like it’s his last. He makes some exciting plays that most players would even think of taking the risk of trying. Whether it’s tagging up on a pop fly right behind the infield or his bat flipping home runs, I believe the hype that he gets is well earned.
Tatis Jr. is one of the top home run hitters this season with 20 at the time of writing this. He has a lot of fielding errors this season though. Some see him having the potential to be one of the greats. Some believe his hype is not worth it. Most of those are his haters who are not in favour of changing the “unwritten rules of baseball”
I believe he is one of the best players of his respective era he has a lot to prove but he is proving that he can do what needs to be done. He is a one of kind whether it’s his clutch home runs or his bat flipping. He is an exciting player to watch and is one of the players a lot of kids look up to. I admire what he has done so far but look forward to what’s to come.
We will have to wait and see what comes next for Tatis Jr. He is changing the game every time he plays he brings excitement and intensity to the game that we tend to see with the younger generation of players.