Tate Blackman

Born: 09/07/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: 2B
Acquisition Period: 13th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CWS)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 21st, 2018
Dates Seen: 4x -- June, August 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Kannapolis Intimidators
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, thick and muscular features. Strong core and lower half.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Strong aggressive cut w/ batspeed. Hunts fastballs, big swinger, trades some contact for power. Holes inside and low in the zone, expands against off-speed w/ two strikes. Hits w/ a plan and can take a close FB, chance to develop hit tool a grade w/ improved pitch ID.
Strong aggressive cut w/ batspeed. Hunts fastballs, big swinger, trades some contact for power. Holes inside and low in the zone, expands against off-speed w/ two strikes. Hits w/ a plan and can take a close FB, chance to develop hit tool a grade w/ improved pitch ID.
Game Power 40 45 Crushes mistakes and can get to some of his raw power. 12-15 HR type across full season.
Crushes mistakes and can get to some of his raw power. 12-15 HR type across full season.
Raw Power 50 50 Big league raw power, authoritative contact, drives the ball w/ loft pullside and straightaway.
Big league raw power, authoritative contact, drives the ball w/ loft pullside and straightaway.
Run 45 45 Fringy runner, no help/no hurt speed, not a clogger. Can swipe a few bags a year on feel, instinctive baserunner.
Fringy runner, no help/no hurt speed, not a clogger. Can swipe a few bags a year on feel, instinctive baserunner.
Field 45 45 Fringy/playable glove at 3B and 2B. Iffy first step and ease to actions but gets the job done.
Fringy/playable glove at 3B and 2B. Iffy first step and ease to actions but gets the job done.
Throw 50 50 No help/no hurt type arm, plays average cross the dirt, makes routine throws at 3B.
No help/no hurt type arm, plays average cross the dirt, makes routine throws at 3B.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Profiles as bat-first role player, better fit in NL as a late-inning bench bat option. Lacks carry tool for everyday ABs, but power/patience offensive profile well suited for the era. Risk to profile, floor of a 4A player if bat doesn't impact enough to carve out a role at ML level.