San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. has been named the cover athlete for MLB The Show 21. The MLB on Fox Twitter account tweeted an early image of what the cover will look like.
The official MLB The Show 21 cover 🔥
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) February 1, 2021
Tatis’ first cover comes after his breakout 2020 season. In 59 games, he averaged .277, hitting 17 home runs and driving in 45 runs total. He won the Padres’ Silver Slugger award, and finished fourth in MVP voting in the pandemic-shortened season.
The young shortstop came into relevance after showing a propensity for slugging huge home runs. One of them a grand slam against the Texas Rangers on a 3-0 count. This blew the game wide open, pushing the Padres’ lead to 14-3, upsetting baseball purists.
Tatis, Jr. will be the 24th total MLB player to grace the cover of the Sony-released baseball simulator.
Featured Image courtesy of Sony
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