Friday, October 28, 2016

SNY: Yankees prospect Dillon Tate rounding into form in Arizona
Dillon Tate, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2015 First-year Player Draft by the Texas Rangers, did not deliver the anticipated results in his first full professional season. Tate, the Yankees No. 10 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was received in the package that sent outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Rangers.

The Yankees are content to work through Tate's growing pains and will be patient in determining his fate as either a starter or reliever for the organization.

Tate, 22, has been sitting in the mid-90's on the radar gun, topping out at 97 mph -- and his ancillary pitches have begun to show some life. After a rough regular season in which he suffered through a hamstring injury, Tate is pitching in the Arizona Fall League to log some extra innings and appears to be getting into a groove. Tate recently told's Jim Callis that he "is moving in the right direction."

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