Fernando Tatis, Jr. sets new standard for himself with first tape-measure shot of season (Video)

Fernando Tatis, Jr. sets new standard for himself with first tape-measure shot of season (Video)

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 04: Fernando Tatis Jr. # 23 of the San Diego Padres strikes a house run in the bottom of the ninth inning versus the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park on April 4, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images).
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Fernando Tatis Jr. struck his first house run of the season and it was an absolute moonshot versus the Arizona Diamondbacks..
While the 2021 campaign had not left to the start Fernando Tatis Jr. was expecting, he went on and altered things in a big way on Sunday afternoon. Thats due to the fact that the super star slugger connected on his very first dinger of the spring, and goodness it was a moonshot.

FERNANDO TATIS JR. HOME RUN SZN!
112.6 mph465 ft.
That is:.
— connected for his hardest-hit HR of his career– his 2nd-longest HR of his career pic.twitter.com/YgFswRsoBV.
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 4, 2021.

Thats what the Padres paid Tatis Jr. the huge dollars for. This offseason, the 2 sides concurred to a beast offer that will pay Tatis Jr. $330 million over the next 14 years. With the club breaking the bank to complete his extension, Sundays homer is precisely what they were hoping to get in return.

San Diego Padres slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. belted a beast dinger on Sunday.
Thats what the Padres paid Tatis Jr. the big bucks for. This offseason, the 2 sides agreed to a beast offer that will pay Tatis Jr. $330 million over the next 14 years. With the club breaking the bank to finalize his extension, Sundays homer is precisely what they were intending to get in return.
The Padres are all set for Tatis Jr. to keep this sort of effort opting for the rest of the campaign, as the club is considering an NL West title.

As youll be able to see from the video below, Tatis Jr. made some sweet contact with the ball and it flew off his bat with the sweetest of noises for Padres fans. Seriously, this thing was sent out to space.