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Donavan Tate RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
6 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0
Birth Date9-27-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 7 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 PDR Rk AZL 25 107 .263 .323 .382 .383 93 0.3 3.0 -0.3 34 0 -7.9 1.8 -10.5 -1.4
2011 FTW A MID 6 23 .236 .300 .348 .375 101 1 0.7 0.1 135 0 0.7 -0.9 0.7 0.1
2011 EUG A- NOR 33 155 .263 .337 .389 .375 100 4.4 4.4 -0.3 137 0 -1.8 1.2 1.2 0.5
2012 FTW A MID 52 219 .251 .324 .371 .298 101 -12.9 6.4 -1.3 64 0 3.3 1.7 -11.7 -0.2
2012 LEL A+ CAL 55 221 .277 .349 .432 .361 93 -1.4 5.9 -1.5 94 0 -3.3 0.5 -6.1 -0.4
2013 EUG A- NOR 23 88 .245 .323 .331 .348 100 -1.7 2.3 -0.8 94 0 1.6 -1.4 -2.4 -0.1
2015 LEL A+ CAL 95 376 .259 .322 .405 .292 105 -7.7 10.1 -1.2 61 0 -2.6 3.3 -23.0 -1.4
2016 GRL A MID 2 7 .270 .332 .401 .250 100 0.6 0.2 0 80 0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2016 RCU A+ CAL 8 33 .281 .340 .431 .200 93 -3.7 0.9 -0.2 -9 0 -2.6 -0.2 -4.1 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 PDR Rk AZL 107 90 19 20 5 0 2 31 10 15 41 7 1 .222 .340 .344 .122 0 0
2011 FTW A MID 23 19 3 6 2 0 0 8 2 4 3 2 2 .316 .435 .421 .105 0 0
2011 EUG A- NOR 155 127 24 36 8 4 0 52 20 25 32 17 5 .283 .406 .409 .126 1 0
2012 LEL A+ CAL 221 178 28 44 6 2 0 54 7 38 56 11 9 .247 .391 .303 .056 0 1
2012 FTW A MID 219 193 26 40 6 0 1 49 21 22 62 10 5 .207 .294 .254 .047 1 1
2013 EUG A- NOR 88 75 6 16 4 2 0 24 6 11 29 3 1 .213 .330 .320 .107 0 0
2015 LEL A+ CAL 376 332 43 70 15 4 6 111 34 33 112 11 5 .211 .290 .334 .123 5 0
2016 RCU A+ CAL 33 28 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 3 14 1 2 .107 .212 .107 .000 1 0
2016 GRL A MID 7 7 1 2 0 0 1 5 2 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .714 .429 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-19 2011-09-06 Minors 18 18 - Wrist Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-13 2011-06-17 Minors 65 60 Knee Hyperextension -
2010-04-30 - Minors - - Head Concussion -
2010-03-26 - Minors - - Left Shoulder Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Boras Corp.1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/15 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2009 (1-3) (Cartersville HS, Ga.). Signed 8/17/09. $6.25M signing bonus over five years as two-sport athlete.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 The good news is that Tate, taken third overall in the 2009 draft, stayed healthy and unsuspended enough to play more than 40 games in a seasons for the first time in his career. The bad news is that aside from drawing walks, he displayed no usable offensive skills. He hasn't hit for average or power as a pro, and isn't a proficient basestealer despite his speed. It is too soon to call the hyper-athletic Tate a bust, but without significant, rapid improvement, that won't be true much longer.
2012 Taken with the third pick overall in 2009 (after Stephen Strasburg and Dustin Ackley), toolsy center fielder Donavan Tate continues to frustrate with his inability to stay healthy and, most recently, was suspended for 50 games due to a positive recreational drug test.
2011 Donovan Tate has spent more time injured than healthy since signing. Coming out of high school, he had potential as a 30-homer, 30-steal center fielder with quality defense with a strong arm. Now 20 and with just over 100 professional plate appearances to his name, he is well behind the development curve.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the most recent Donavan Tate news?
(Bryant from Oceanside, CA)
Hey Bryant, yeah, that's a bummer. For those who don't know, Donavan Tate, the third pick overall in 2009, is not in Padres camp due to "personal reasons." Tate owns a career .241/.358/.320 line in about 700 PA spread over three seasons, none above High-A. He isn't quite in Matt Bush territory yet, but he is fast approaching. What a complete disappointment. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who strikes you as an OF prospect from previous years who was similar to Starling, in terms of upside & raw skills?
(Sarah from Cleveland)
Donavan Tate. (Kevin Goldstein)


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