AB 508
AVG .217
OBP .294
SLG .343
HR 10
  • Full name Eric Scott Patterson
  • Born 04/08/1983 in Tallahassee, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Debut 08/06/2007
  • Drafted in the 8th round (246th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 (signed for $300,000).
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    The younger brother of Cubs outfielder Corey Patterson, Eric has had a roller-coaster college career. He helped Tech to the 2002 College World Series in an All-Freshman season, when he hit .346 with 41 stolen bases. He slumped to .274 as a sophomore as he changed his approach, adopting a pigeon-toed stance and diving into balls at the plate in an attempt to replicate his brother's power. After struggling with Team USA last summer (he led the team in strikeouts), Patterson again started slowly this season before adjusting his approach. A 60 runner on the 20-80 scale who consistently gets to first base in 4.0-4.1 seconds, Patterson still doesn't trust his hands to produce his power, so he strikes out too much, hits too many fly balls and flies open trying to pull the ball. He has made more consistent contact since getting rid of his toe tap. Clubs that think he can adjust will get a good runner, average defensive second baseman and potential leadoff threat.

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  • Rated Best Baserunner in the Southern League in 2006

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