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Follow the Prospects: Tim Cate, LHP
« Topic Start: May 07, 2019, 02:04:02 PM »
Full Name: Timothy Alexander Cate
Age: 21 (September 30, 1997)
Birthplace: Manchester, CT
Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 185
Draft: Round 2 (2018, WSH)
School: Connecticut

Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2nd round of the 2018 draft.



Baseball America:

“Tim Cate is another guy that I got to see this year out of the 2018 draft,” Collazo said. “He had one of the better breaking balls of the entire class. His curveball is a true plus pitch. A lot of scouts won’t hesitate to put a 70-grade offering on that pitch. Cate is a college guy, but I think there is definitely some risk with him as well, similar to (Mason) Denaberg. Not in the same way. He is a smaller guy. He doesn’t have a huge frame. He’s had some injuries previously. He actually was a Tommy John guy out of high school. It was funny, he had Tommy John in high school and the Connecticut coaches saw he was playing. He is ambidextrous to where he can throw with his right hand, play the outfield and still hit for his high school team.

“So, he kind of has some freak athleticism, as well, to carry onto the mound. But he is a guy that is not going to blow you away with his fastball, but he has gotten into the mid-90s mph before when he’s healthy, which is more than enough to hold his own when you pair it with that exceptional breaking ball that he has.”

Last 4 starts at Hagerstown: 24 IP, 1.50 ERA, 4ER, 27Ks, 12HA. 

For the season, 2-2, 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 39Ks, 11BBs