Donovan Tate suspended for 50 games for positive drug test

In 2009 the Mariners drafted Dustin Ackley after losing their opportunity draft Stephen Strasburg, and as we enjoy Ackley’s early success in the majors while Strasburg returns from Tommy John surgery, another nugget has affirmed the Ackley drafting.

Last year, to an extent, I reveled in the misfortune of the Washington Nationals. Today, the third best prospect in that draft, perhaps the only other prospect who could have been worthy of the second overall pick, Donovan Tate was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance.

If anyone was worried that Jack Zduriencik would draft the next Jeremy Jeffress, we can know that he at least missed out on 2009’s version.