John Sickels published his Top 20 San Diego Padres Prospects for 2011 over at Minor League Ball. Their system is one to watch as GM Jed Hoyer will be looking to build from within the system over the next 2-3 years and the Padres have several guys who should see time in the big leagues over the next year or two.
Here is what he said about 2009 first round pick Donavan Tate:
5) Donavan Tate, OF, Grade B-: Very tough to rank. Grade A tools, Grade C skills, with injury and health issues. Could be an A- next year, or he could fizzle in A-ball.
Tate hasn't done much in the minors due to injuries. He hit just .222-.336-.344 with 2 HRs, 10 RBIs and 7 SBs in his 90 Rookie Ball at bats.
Head on over to Minor League Ball to check out the rest of the Padres Top 20.