Moneyball: Tatis took cash as prospect, owes part of fortune

NEW YORK (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr.’s’ payday from baseball’s longest deal is not quite what it appears. The son of the only major leaguer to hit two grand slams in one inning will be giving up a percentage of his fortune to Big League Advance, a company founded in 2016 by former minor league pitcher Michael Schwimer to invest in prospects making low salaries. Tatis agreed to receive money from BLA several years ago in exchange for part of his future salary. Big League Advance tries to predict future All-Stars and tries to invest in them before they are known commodities.