Tatum appeared in 53 games with the Wolfpack in the 2021 NCAA season, primarily as a designated hitter. Tatum had a .534 slugging percentage in 2021 with 12 home runs and was named a first-team all-ACC member.
Tatum showed his power in NC State’s College World Series matchup against Vanderbilt on June 21, hitting a solo home run off of eventual No. 2 overall pick Jack Leiter:
Tatum is listed at 6’0” and 167 pounds, making him the lightest player drafted by Chicago. Tatum has been a power threat, shown by having three multi-homer games in the season, but his light frame makes him a threat on the base paths. In a May 11 contest against North Carolina-Wilmington, Tatum stole a season-high three bases.
After developing himself into a regular starter his junior season, Tatum is a solid late-round choice for the White Sox with a combination of power and speed.