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Dillon Tate

Notebook in hand, Orioles pitching prospect Dillon Tate searching for consistency

Notebook in hand, Orioles pitching prospect Dillon Tate searching for consistency

Whether it's at his locker near the door in the Ed Smith Stadium clubhouse with his big, red headphones on, or back in the Airbnb he calls his spring training home, everything that happens on a given day gets poured into Dillon Tate's worn, green spiral notebook.

The five-year-old practice that began his sophomore season at UC-Santa Barbara — before the Texas Rangers selected him fourth overall in the 2015 draft after his junior season, through trades to the New York Yankees for Carlos Beltrán and to the Orioles for Zack Britton, and into this spring in Sarasota — means he logs details on everything from arm care and workouts to bullpens and game write-ups.

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