Tim Cate

Born: 09/30/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 185
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 2nd, 2019
Dates Seen: April 10, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hagerstown Suns
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Undersized, slender frame w/ no projection remaining. Durability is a concern.
Mechanical Notes
Repeats a sound SWU well, allows advanced ability to pepper the zone. Long arm circle w/ inverted-W action on the backside. H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Lack of velo means FB won't ever have much margin for error, though command/pitchability could make it playable at ML level.
Lack of velo means FB won't ever have much margin for error, though command/pitchability could make it playable at ML level.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90 88-92 Fringy velo from thin-boned frame, sits right around 90.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 Fairly straight 4sm FB, mixes a cut-type wrinkle that could be developed more.
Fairly straight 4sm FB, mixes a cut-type wrinkle that could be developed more.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Advanced command, carves less experienced hitters w/ ability to spot to both sides. Will keep developing w/ pro experience.
Advanced command, carves less experienced hitters w/ ability to spot to both sides. Will keep developing w/ pro experience.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 78 77-79 Best pitch, go-to off-speed. Tight rotation w/ crisp diagonal slant across the zone. Consistent depth. Big league breaking ball.
Best pitch, go-to off-speed. Tight rotation w/ crisp diagonal slant across the zone. Consistent depth. Big league breaking ball.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 82 81-83 Improved feel for CH since past looks, shows like an avg future pitch. Gets separation and decent fade action.
Improved feel for CH since past looks, shows like an avg future pitch. Gets separation and decent fade action.
Control
Control 45 50 Polished pitching IQ, knows how to get outs and mix pitches. FB stays around the zone w/ both CB and CH landing for strikes in best sequences.
Polished pitching IQ, knows how to get outs and mix pitches. FB stays around the zone w/ both CB and CH landing for strikes in best sequences.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Crafty lefty who knows how to pitch; running through less advanced A-Ball competition as an early-round college arm last year. Ceiling of #5 SP, though stuff is right on the margins and could wind up more of a longman/swingman type if it backs up at all.