The Baltimore Orioles traded Zach Britton for the Yankees’ Dillon Tate, along with Cody Carroll and Josh Rogers, in exchange for Tate’s fastball velocity and a place in nearly every top-100 prospect ranking by 2016.
Tate, on the other hand, has dealt with a number of injuries over the last three seasons, including hamstring problems in 2016, shoulder fatigue in 2017, and a quad injury in 2018.
As a result, Tate’s velocity and control on the mound were reduced while he was with the Rangers.
The Yankees allowed Tate to return to his original throwing motion after he was traded in the Carlos Beltran deal, and he recaptured the velocity he had lost.
Tate’s fastball currently sits in the mid-90s and can reach 98 mph. Tate’s lack of swing and miss stuff makes it difficult for him to induce ground balls, but he just added a two-seamer to his arsenal.
Tate has a 7.2 K/9 in 307.1 minor league innings. If Tate isn’t going to be a high-strikeout pitcher, he needs to improve his command of the strike zone with his pitches.
In the minors, his 3.84 ERA belies the fact that he’s had a poor BABIP and left on-base percentages.
How did the Orioles get Dillon Tate?
Dillion Tate was acquired through trade.
The New York Yankees traded Zack Britton to the Baltimore Orioles on July 24, 2018, in exchange for Tate, Cody Carroll, and Josh Rogers. After the season, he was signed to the Orioles’ 40-man roster.