BALTIMORE, Md. - Dillon Tate, a former UCSB star and the fourth overall selection in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, has been called up by the Baltimore Orioles, it was announced on Friday.
Tate, 25, will make the jump from Double-A where he most recently pitched for the Bowie Baysox. The ace of the 2015 Gauchos staff and highest draft selection in UCSB history was 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 30 strikeouts for the Baysox before getting promoted.
Originally selected by the Texas Rangers, Tate was traded to the New York Yankees in 2016 and then to Baltimore in 2018. In five minor league seasons, Tate is 20-13 with a 3.81 ERA, five saves and 270 strikeouts in 333.1 innings pitched.
Tate led the Gauchos to a No. 1 seed and NCAA Regional host for the first time in program history in 2015 and went on to be named a Louisville Slugger All-American, a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist, the D1Baseball Midseason Pitcher of the Year, and a 2015 All-Big West First Team selection.