Video: Fernando Tatis Jr. gets picked off, avoids tag in incredible fashion

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Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. led off the bottom of the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Braves with an infield single off of Mike Soroka. Soroka then had Tatis dead to rights on a pickoff attempt at first base. Freeman ran Tatis towards second, then threw to shortstop Dansby Swanson covering the base. Swanson ran Tatis back to first, then flipped the ball to Soroka covering the base, but Tatis contorted his body somehow to completely avoid the tag.

Unfortunately, the Padres couldn’t capitalize as they stranded Tatis.

Tatis, 20, entered the day batting an incredible .329/.398/.611 with 14 home runs, 33 RBI, 46 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 244 plate appearances on the season.