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Mitch Atkins

RHP | MetsNYM
Mitch Atkins
Name: Mitchell Shane Atkins
Born: Oct 1, 1985 in Greensboro, N.C. USA
High School: Northeast Guilford HS, McLeansville, N.C.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career1,494.24.371.343.077.46
Drafted in the 7th round (216th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 (signed for $149,000)
Atkins, part of a solid Elon recruiting class, has caught the eye of scouts in a down year for the state's prep class by having the best fastball in the area. Some scouts see a mature high school pitcher, strong and sturdy at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, but others see some projection left. He throws an 88-92 mph fastball from a three-quarters slot that gives him good sink. The arm angle also makes his 77-80 mph breaking ball rather slurvy, and at times he struggles to stay on top of it. His feel for a changeup comes and goes, but teams that like him see him as a power sinker/slider pitcher down the line.
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