Cate was the Nationals’ second-rounder in last year’s draft, shouldering a heavy 52-inning workload in his pro debut. His fastball was down by August, falling to the 86-to-89 mph range late in starts and just scraping the low-90s. Cate’s signature pitch is a hard curveball with above-average depth, and his mid-80s change is a playable pitch as well. His delivery is repeatable and allows him to keep all three pitches around the plate. We’re skeptical about Cate’s limited physicality and velocity, projecting him to a swingman or middle innings ceiling as opposed to a true back-rotation starter.