Born: September 27, 1990|
Tate attended Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Georgia. He was drafted by the Padres third overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. Tate committed to play baseball and football at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but chose instead to sign with the Padres for a bonus of $6.7 million. His professional career has been limited by injuries and treatment for substance abuse.
Tate is the son of former NFL tailback Lars Tate.
- Tate is front and center
- Tate brings tools, no trials
- Friars sign No. 3 overall Draft pick Tate | MLB.com: News. Mlb.mlb.com (2009-08-17). Retrieved on 2011-07-09.
- ArizonaVarsity.com – Donavan Tate: Two Sport Star. Arizonavarsity.rivals.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-09.
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- MLB Draft Bio
- Football Recruiting – Donavan Tate
- Tate ready to prove he can play injury-free season
- STORM: Bonus baby Tate still learning the ropes
- Dual-sport star Tate makes it look easy
- Tate back after ‘learning experience’