06/24/2022 - Baseball Factory Select Training at the College World Series (MS)
Tate showed a spike in offensive numbers and raised exit velocity to 65 MPH during is time in Omaha. He is a good sized 1st baseman with progressing skills. Defensively, Tate has playable hands and feet, and he moves well to the ball. He fields out in front, his exchange is clean, and he throws with accuracy and a loose arm to his target. At the plate, Tate has a tall stance, an activated load, and good hand eye coordination. He has good feel for the barrel, and can work the ball gap to gap.
08/21/2021 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (MS)
Tate is a 1B/RHP prospect that took strides during the Summer Pro Training. In the field, Tate tries to takes good angles to the ball and gets into a square position. Tate has a clean exchange, which leads to him being able to get to a solid arm slot. At the plate, Tate is in a tall set up and takes a short stride in-line. He is fluid getting into his load, but needs to drive through the ball more with his lower half. He takes a level swing with solid bat speed, leading to him being able to hit the ball all over the field. Overall, Tate is a talented prospect that is in a good spot. With 6 more years to develop, he has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
07/07/2021 - All-In Membership - Richmond, VA
Tate is a lean 1B/LHP who will graduate in 2027. At 1B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is firm but needs to present more out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases his foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a tall, open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through on his release, staying inline towards the plate. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 61 mph. He throws a split finger that is a pitch still in development. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 6 years to further develop, Tate has potential with time and room to progress his game.