Dillon Tate

Dillon Tate

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Tate was arguably Baltimore's most important reliever last season. With Tyler Wells shifting from the bullpen to the starting rotation, and the team trading away two relievers right before the season, Tate was a workhorse for the O's, pitching a career-high 73.2 innings across 67 appearances. His strikeout rate (20.5%) doesn't stand out, but he makes up for it with an upper-50s groundball percentage thanks to his league-best sinker as measured by Statcast run value (-21). Tate's changeup was excellent for the fourth year in a row and his slider supplanted his cutter as a secondary he could reliably count on. The 28-year-old added five saves and 16 holds in his setup role to compliment his rock-solid 3.05 ERA (3.47 FIP), 0.99 WHIP and career-best 5.5% walk rate. Some ratio regression is likely, but Tate should remain part of the bridge to Felix Bautista and pitch in a handful of ancillary saves in 2023. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2021.
Picks up save
PBaltimore Orioles
October 2, 2022
Tate struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn a save over the Yankees on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
With normal closer Felix Bautista dealing a with a knee injury, Tate made his first appearance since coughing up a two-run homer in his last appearance. The 6-foot-2 righty has now converted five saves in six chances while posting a 2.84 ERA through 73 innings this season. He'd given up five runs (four earned) over his previous seven appearances since his last save Sept. 9.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Dillon Tate generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Dillon Tate generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-64%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .254 211 32 26 46 9 0 9
Since 2020vs Right .208 431 91 18 81 22 1 5
2022vs Left .265 93 14 9 22 5 0 4
2022vs Right .190 199 46 7 35 11 0 2
2021vs Left .235 95 16 13 19 4 0 4
2021vs Right .250 191 33 10 42 10 1 3
2020vs Left .294 23 2 4 5 0 0 1
2020vs Right .105 41 12 1 4 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-13%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.76 1.17 83.2 4 3 4 7.5 3.0 0.9
Since 2020Away 3.51 0.98 74.1 1 8 4 6.4 1.9 0.7
2022Home 3.26 1.01 38.2 3 2 2 8.4 2.1 0.5
2022Away 2.83 0.97 35.0 1 2 3 6.2 1.8 1.0
2021Home 4.58 1.42 35.1 0 1 2 6.1 4.1 1.3
2021Away 4.18 1.05 32.1 0 5 1 7.0 1.9 0.6
2020Home 2.79 0.93 9.2 1 0 0 9.3 2.8 0.9
2020Away 3.86 0.71 7.0 0 1 0 5.1 2.6 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Dillon Tate compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.75
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
3.05
 
WHIP
0.99
 
BABIP
.257
 
GB/FB
2.77
 
Left On Base
68.1%
 
Exit Velocity
81.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2011 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Summer camp did not have stats but it did have injuries. Tate experienced forearm soreness in an intrasquad game in July, and while an MRI showed no structural damage, the injury cost him the first three-plus weeks of the season. A right finger sprain later forced Tate to the IL late in September, but in between he was quite good, posting a 3.24 ERA and a couple holds with only one HR allowed in 16.2 innings. The No. 4 overall pick by the Rangers in 2015, Tate has been traded twice and lost his shine a while ago, but his future as a major-league reliever looks a lot brighter than it did at this time last year. He continued with his sinker-heavy approach but showed more confidence in his slider last season and enjoyed great results with the pitch. Assuming he's healthy, Tate should compete for a setup role, and if he shows another level with the strikeout rate, he could challenge for saves.
Tate converted almost exclusively to relief in 2019, starting just three times after previously starting nearly all of his games. The transition appeared to work in the minors, as he cruised to a 3.25 ERA in 44.1 innings across the three highest levels of the Orioles' system, striking out 22.2% of opposing batters while walking 5.6%. He looked overmatched in his 21-inning big-league debut, posting a 6.43 ERA, though his peripherals weren't all that bad. His 21.5% strikeout rate and 9.7% walk rate weren't too much worse than league average and are numbers that could theoretically work for a middle reliever given his 59.3% groundball rate. He no longer appears to have a future as a starter, however, and he doesn't look likely to be near the top of the closer depth chart even in Baltimore.
Tate was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Rangers. The UC Santa Barbara standout didn't quite have the expected polish, though, and saw his velocity dip as a starter at Low-A to begin the 2016 campaign. Tate also battled a hamstring injury, limping to a 5.12 ERA in 65 innings. Opposing batters hit .311 against the 22-year-old righty, who was unable to strike out one batter per inning. His control was also suspect, as he walked 27 batters in those 65 innings. Tate was eventually dealt to the Yankees in the Carlos Beltran trade, where he finished the season in the bullpen with better success. Tate was a closer in college, and it remains to be seen if the Yankees will continue developing him as a starter. Regardless of his role, Tate's live arm still possesses plenty of upside. Still, he needs to improve his changeup as well as his command to remain a viable starting option.
The first pitcher selected in last year’s draft (fourth overall), Tate is a difficult player to evaluate at this point, as it is completely unclear if he will be able to make it as a starter. He has a plus-plus heater and a hard slider that could be an out pitch at the highest level -- essentially the tools to be a shutdown reliever. However, given the investment the Rangers made in the 6-foot-2 righty, he will be developed as a starter for now. Tate, 21, allowed one run while striking out eight and walking three in nine innings (six appearances) across short-season and Low-A last year, but it’s nearly impossible to draw anything from that, as they were one or two-inning appearances and the sample size is minuscule. If a third pitch comes along and Tate can show the ability to withstand a heavy workload, the Rangers could have a top-of-the-rotation starter, and if not, he has the realistic floor of an above-average big league closer.
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Surrenders homer in loss
PBaltimore Orioles
September 30, 2022
Tate (4-4) took the loss Thursday versus the Red Sox, allowing two runs on a hit and two walks in one inning.
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Notches four-out save
PBaltimore Orioles
September 9, 2022
Tate allowed one hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings while earning a save over Boston on Friday.
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Collects another win
PBaltimore Orioles
September 7, 2022
Tate (4-3) allowed a run on two hits and struck out two over 1.2 innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Blue Jays.
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Secures third win
PBaltimore Orioles
September 3, 2022
Tate (3-3) allowed a hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Friday over the Athletics.
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Notches third save
PBaltimore Orioles
August 27, 2022
Tate retired the only batter he faced to pick up the save in a 2-0 win over the Astros on Friday.
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