Tate went fourth overall in the 2015 Draft from the college ranks, but it has been a fairly bumpy ride since. He was dealt to the Yankees shortly after being drafted by the Rangers, reaching as high as Double-A in New York’s system before coming to Baltimore in the trade that sent Zach Britton to the Bronx.
A longtime candidate to move to relief, Tate has finally transitioned to the bullpen with Bowie in 2019. His fastball works in the 94-to-97 mph range aired out in short stints, though it plays down a bit given inconsistent ability to place the pitch down. Similarly, his mid-80s slider shows like a big league offering at best, but backs up and gets slurvy at times. The 25-year-old isn’t likely to wind up more than a middle innings option at this point, but still has a shot at the big leagues in a smaller capacity.