In what may become one of Major League Baseball's greatest what-if scenarios, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. very easily could have been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Even before Tatis signed with the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 2015, he worked out repeatedly with the Cardinals, one of his father's former teams.

"(Fernando Jr.) was shown in 19 tryouts with the St. Louis Cardinals organization," Fernando Tatis Sr. told Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101.