• Full name Mitchell Shane Atkins
  • Born 10/01/1985 in Browns Summit, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Northeast Guilford
  • Debut 07/29/2009
  • Drafted in the 7th round (216th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 (signed for $149,000).
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    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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  • High Point Rockers activated RHP Mitch Atkins.

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