For those who don't remember him, I found this interesting. He was a 4 star safety from 2009 that Michigan was once recruiting. He then committed to UNC for baseball and football, but signed on with the Padres after being taken 3rd overall in the 2009 MLB Draft. He was just suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance for the second time. Buster Olney says Tate's career is in jeopardy now.
OT: Anybody remember Donovan Tate?
Wow...he really pulled a lot of those ladies before they peaked. Good eye for talent.
I bet he's a great recruiter. /s
that is exactly who I pictured when I read the title too. I knew it was wrong, but I couldn't remember who Donovan Tate was.
"He's not me, so I don't really care what happens to him."
I have a man-crush on Louis CK. There I said it.
He is a modern philosopher. He is splendid.
Do people just downvote you on site or what?
I met him on an airplane once and we spoke briefly about tasty duck v*ginas. Hell of a nice guy
Shameless never gets old. Louie is hilarious, Lucky Louie was hilarious, Louie CK is pure win. I saw him live a few years ago, Todd Barry opened up for him, non stop laughing for 2 1/2 hours.
He was billed as a toolsy outfielder with a ton of upside, but he was striking out at an obscene rate and couldn't stay healthy.
Tate did K 18 times, but he also got on base a lot and hit for power
when he struck out 41 times in 107 plate appearances. Not sure how much to read into this year's stats since it was such a small sample.
Sounds like the suspension was for pot though, so I doubt this will be a big deal in the long run. I'm hoping he works out; it was nice to see the Padres actually go over-slot and draft for upside for once.
Well at least for his sake he cashed in.
Thought the same thing
And this continues our ongoing People That Don't Even Remotely Matter to Michigan Anymore series here at MGoBoard.
Episode I: Johnny Sears
Episode II: Donovan Tate
Episode III: God I can only hope it's Brett Gallimore
it's either this or 75 more threads asking whether TomVH has heard anything about Bri'onte Dunn.
True. I'll ease up. Mea culpa.
But seriously what's the deal with Bri'onte Dunn tell me now.
I think this week he is firmly staying a Buckeye. Next week the decommit rumors will flare up again....followed by more "he's solid tOSU." It's like a tennis match.
when we spend a few months learning about someone, excited at the potential of them wearing the Winged helmet. Then they go somewhere else and we forget about them forever. I just think it's interesting to see the "what ever happened to" stories. For instance, in 2 years if someone says "hey, remember Tony Grimes?" or "remember when we almost got Wayne Morgan?"
That's my fault. Itchy trigger finger. I'd blame stress at work, but it was really just a dick move on my part. Sorry about that.
Do I really care..no, but am I still inexplicably curious about players with any sort of past link to Michigan...yes. Beauty of the Internet, someone else does all the leg work for you.
taters gonna tate?