Dillon Tate

Born: 05/01/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#4 overall), 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX); Traded to NYY, 8/1/2016; Traded to BAL 7/24/2018
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 3rd, 2018
Dates Seen: 7/29/2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, athletic and extremely muscular build. Wound tight, chiseled throughout.
Mechanical Notes
Slow-paced semi-windup; x-tall leg kick, strong back-leg drive, moderate effort at release. Soft plunge arm-circle, 3/4 slot. Good athlete who has cleaned up delivery since turning pro and now has starter's operation.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Lively mid-90s FB that plays down because he catches bats over the plate.
Lively mid-90s FB that plays down because he catches bats over the plate.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 92-93 90-95 Holds 92-94 as a starter, t95 at times. Showed high-90s heat as an amateur and might get back there in 'pen role.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Lively ball, hops when elevated w/ run low in the zone.
Lively ball, hops when elevated w/ run low in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Control over command type, works mostly in middle-third and elevates often.
Control over command type, works mostly in middle-third and elevates often.
Slider
Slider 45 50 83-84 82-85 Big league SL right now on best ones, sharp bite w/ depth. Inconsistent, gets slurvy and backs up at times. Athletic enough to find consistency.
Big league SL right now on best ones, sharp bite w/ depth. Inconsistent, gets slurvy and backs up at times. Athletic enough to find consistency.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 45 84-85 82-86 Flashes tumble down to armside when he finishes it. Occasionally a floater w/ inconsistent armspeed sell.
Flashes tumble down to armside when he finishes it. Occasionally a floater w/ inconsistent armspeed sell.
Control
Control 45 45 Changes speeds well, sequences backwards and shows both off-speed pitches to RHH/LHH. Throws more strikes w/ FB than either secondary.
Changes speeds well, sequences backwards and shows both off-speed pitches to RHH/LHH. Throws more strikes w/ FB than either secondary.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Close to ML ready, will benefit from time to refine control and consistency of off-speed. Might lack third pitch to be a regular rotation piece for a contender--interesting candidate to be an opener or pitch multi-inning stints later in games.