01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Tate is a MIF who is a prospect on the diamond. At the plate, he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. He takes an absolute hack with power (87 exit velocity) showing best to the pull side. In the MIF, he has plus lateral range (6.91 60 time) working from the ground up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws zipping across the diamond. Tate has the makings of a special type player and will gets looks from the top collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.
07/04/2018 - Under Armour Firecracker Classic 18U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Tate continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has the makings of a special type player at the next level. At 2B, defensive abilities are tremendous as he displays smooth fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is soft and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws. He will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine, now displaying outstanding hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. He is a tough out and controls the bat well, showing as a lead off type hitter. At the event, he was 2 for 4 and was a tough out before an injury. Mental makeup may be his best tool as he plays the game the right way. He makes good things happen on the field with great baseball instincts. Tate has the tools to play at the next level and will make some school a special type player.
05/26/2018 - College PREP - Salt Lake City, UT
Tate is a solid, strong OF/2B who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is tremendous as indicated by his 60 time of 6.88. In the OF, he displays well above average defensive abilities and utilizes his feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Range is excellent as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. At 2B, defensive abilities are well above average, displaying smooth / fluids actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is soft and presents well out front. Throws are accurate with on line carry to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting abilities with outstanding power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (90 mph exit velocity) and work to and through level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. Tate has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.