2021 FUTURE GAMES SPOTLIGHT: Tate Smith


Mike Anderson
Colorado Scouting Director

The 2021 PBR Future Games has come and gone. The event featured the top uncommitted 2023 and 2024 players around the country representing their home state in front of over 350+ college coaches. Team Colorado had high energy and talented squad who showcased their abilities all week.  Team Colorado went  3-0 with wins over PBR Select, Oklahoma and Utah.  Just as impressive, was our players' individual GPA’s.  Their futures are bright as the true definition of Student-Athletes. 

Post event, we plan on highlighting ALL of our Future Team Members.  

Today, we highlight:   TATE SMITH 

2023, Tate Smith, Eaton , RHP, (Slammers)  Big Frame and still growing at 6-5, 220.  All around athlete, plays TE in Football.  As a RHP, FB ranges from 88-90.  Release is a high ¾.   Touched a 92 FB.   Has arm side run.  Have seen great development in refining his repeatable delivery.  Strong lower half with long levers. SL has chance to be a wipeout pitch, SL Velo 84 and has downward plane.  CH is developing.  3 Pitch mix with good tempo and ability to change speeds.  Very High Ceiling.  



Tate Smith

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Eaton
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Slammers North
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(05/04/21)
88 - 91
FB
(05/04/21)
71 - 71
CB
(01/26/20)
75 - 79
CH
(05/25/20)
81 - 83
SL
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
SL
81 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
SL
79 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 88
SL
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CH
76 - 76
SL
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
66 - 70
CH
75 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
77 - 82
CB
71 - 71
CH
76 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 81
CB
68 - 69
Position
7.62
60-yard
(08/01/20)
83
INF Velo
(07/29/20)
93
Exit Velo
(07/28/21)
4.34
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.63
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.62
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.62
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
89
Position
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
91
H-1st
4.34
Position
60-yard
7.78
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
88
Trackman - Fastball
90.48
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
87.63
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2392
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2232
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.48
Velo Range
87.22 - 89.73
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.63
Spin Rate (max)
2392
Spin Rate (avg)
2232
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.38
Velo Range
83.21 - 84.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.39
Spin Rate (max)
2272
Spin Rate (avg)
2213
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
82.51
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
80.02
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2640
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2588
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
82.51
Velo Range
80.82 - 82.51
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.02
Spin Rate (max)
2640
Spin Rate (avg)
2588
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.11
Spin Rate (max)
2125
Spin Rate (avg)
2125
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
84.31
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
81.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2559
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2457
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
84.31
Velo Range
80.66 - 84.13
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.11
Spin Rate (max)
2559
Spin Rate (avg)
2457
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
74.77
Velo Range
72.25 - 74.77
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.45
Spin Rate (max)
2268
Spin Rate (avg)
2200
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.42
Velocity (max)
(05/25/20)
79.53
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/25/20)
2036
Spin Rate (max)
(05/25/20)
1979
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/25/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.42
Velo Range
78.85 - 80.32
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.53
Spin Rate (max)
2036
Spin Rate (avg)
1979
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
92.66
Exit Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
85.71
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
152
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
261
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.66
Exit Speed (avg)
85.71
Distance (avg)
113
Distance (max)
220
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.62
Exit Speed (avg)
83.71
Distance (avg)
152
Distance (max)
261
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
25.10
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
23.71
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
75.00
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
71.35
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.1
Hand Speed (avg)
23.71
Bat Speed (max)
75
Bat Speed (avg)
71.35
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.68
Bat Speed (max)
70.5
Bat Speed (avg)
66.71
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

5/25/20

 

 6’5” 202 Confident Body Language. Side step transitions to pivot foot. Waist high leg lift with toe down. Balanced. Tall to Fall delivery. Extended stride to open toe with good push through on stride landing. Release point High 3⁄4 Good glove side leverage and creates good torso rotation with slight momentum to glove side. Arm ease on follow through. FB 85-86 in event...have seen at 87. Plus movement and ASR sink! SL 74 continues to improve, in zone with good arm speed. CH 79-80 Great feel and plus rotation, some downward action. Tate is a TOP 2023 in the State of Colorado. Has continued to improve. Has made increases in Velo. Ceiling is very high. 


 

1/26/20

 

6’4” 190  Small deliberate side step transitions to pivot foot. Rhythm in leg lift with tight coil, toe down. Tall to Fall delivery with long arc on back side. Open toe with good push through on stride landing. True ¾ release, extends glove side and creates good torso rotation with slight momentum to glove side. Arm ease on follow through. FB 80-82 Very good arm side run and sink! SL 71 Ideal release for SL, in zone with good arm speed. CH 76 Great feel and plus rotation, some downward action. Would consider Tate a TOP Follow in the Colorado 2023 Class. Great Pitchability now with HIGH Ceiling. Can project natural Velo jumps. SL has chance to be great!

 

1/26/20

 

Positional Profile:  RHP/1B
Body: 6’4”
Run:  4.34 Home to 1st
Hit: RHH  Shoulder width open stance.  Lowers and sways to back side load.  Stride is simple up/down with some weight transfer to 50/50 weight distribution launch.  Barrel is parallel to ground, hands high. Load to upright barrel, arm angles maintained to launch. Aggressive rear side acceleration.  Hands have downward path with extended clean finish. Stays on balance consistently. Exit Velo 91. Tate is a 2 way player who PBR recognizes as a top 2023 RHP! His athleticism and his desire to develop as a hitter should continue. 
Power:  Long levers and quickness give a Tate a chance for future power potential. 
Arm: 1B Velo  76 Long arc long clean finish. Good positioning of feet prior to throw
Defense: Fields ball deep in stance. Great actions around the bag. Good athlete with tools.  Can refine his skill set as he develops


 




Upcoming Fall Schedule

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Colorado Fall Future Prospects Showcase CO 10/03 University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Colorado Fall I.D. CO 10/03 University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

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