Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres have agreed on a 14-year, $340M contract. This 14-year stretch is the longest contract in MLB history.
The 22 year old Padres shortstop has had a hell of a start to his career so far. This $340M deal is a huge step up from his one-year $591,800 contract signed for the 2020 season. In his rookie season, Tatis totaled up 106 hits, 61 runs, and 22 home runs. This was enough to place him third in the Rookie of the Year voting in the NL in 2019. The very next season Tatis finished fourth in the NL MVP voting. Last season he batted .277 and had a .937 OBP. He also recorded 17 home runs (third in the league) and 50 runs (second).
Breaking: Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres have agreed to a 14-year extension worth more than $300 million, sources tell me and @Ken_Rosenthal.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 18, 2021
The padres just locked him up until he’s 36, but the way his first two seasons have gone, I think they’ve just scored an easy MVP candidate for the next ten years.