Dillon Tate

Position: RHSP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
League: Eastern League
Born: 05/01/1994 (Age: 29)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#4 overall), 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX); Traded to NYY, 8/1/2016; Traded to BAL 7/24/2018

Prospect Spotlight

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.