Fernando Tatis (father) hopeful that his son will win the MVP award

Fernando Tatis (father) hopeful that his son will win the MVP award

The Eastern Stars manager and father of the San Diego team’s star shortstop spoke to ESPN Digital about the expectations surrounding the MLB’s most important individual award.

Fernando Tatis He has two things on his mind right now. The main one is to bring the Eastern Stars to achieve the championship in the 2021 season of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM) and the second, to see his son, Fernando Tatis Jr., reach the award of Most valuable Player of the National League, next Thursday, November 18.

Fernando Tatis Jr. was revealed as one of the three finalists for the “Old Circuit”With his compatriot and player of Washington Nationals, Juan Soto and the winner of the award in 2015 and a member of Philadelphia phillies, Bryce harper.

In an exclusive conversation for ESPN Digital, prior to the start of the match of the day on Tuesday between Stars and Tigres del Licey, the eastern leader pointed out that the greatest expectation he has about said award is that his son wins it.

Junior and I are together every day. We talked about it, we talked about it (the MVP award), it’s something we hope, that he really wins it. If we are going to see the turns that he did not take that the other players took, it is something that should not take long to really do, (win) that MVP ”, said the manager.

“Soto put his numbers, Harper also put his numbers, but in reality, you see a player of that magnitude put the numbers that Junior put, is something that really surprises with the shifts he stopped taking at his early age.”

About shoulder injury of Tatis Jr., the leader indicated that they have already begun the rehabilitation and strengthening work, but still without batting practice.

On the start of the Eastern Stars in the 2021 tournament

The foreman also spoke about the good start of the Stars at the start of the Dominican winter ball season, who are in a tie with the Aguilas Cibaeñas, current champions, in the first place in the standings with a record of seven wins and four losses.

According Tatis, the key to a good start has been the focus on the final goal: winning the championship.

“Focus on what we want. It is giving a quality game, the best of each one of us. Not trying to do a lot, but focus on the little things in the game that help you win. We have to play the game the right way. They (the other teams) have good players, we have good players, it is not known who will win, we are not fortune-tellers, but we can give a good game, give our best on the pitch ”.

On the incorporation of Robinson Cano, praised the player’s career and called him the “superstar” of the team.

“The arrival of Robinson Canó, a Hall of Fame superstar. What we want is for it to be integrated and to do what we know it can do ”.

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