Mitch Atkins

Mitch Atkins
Atkins with the Baltimore Orioles
York Revolution – No. 16
Pitcher
Born: (1985-10-01) October 1, 1985
Browns Summit, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 29, 2009, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 6.75
Strikeouts 17
Teams

Mitchell Shane Atkins (born October 1, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles and the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Atkins played high school baseball at Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville, NC. He originally committed to Elon University, but was drafted by the Cubs in the seventh round of the 2004 MLB Draft, 216th overall.

Professional career

Chicago Cubs

He made his Major League debut on July 29, 2009 against the Houston Astros. Atkins pitched two games during late July of '09 and then would not see the big league mound again until July 9, 2010 when he pitched a 1.1 innings in Los Angeles.

Mitch has twice been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week. He also was a Southern League All-Star (2008), Florida State League All-Star (2007), and a Midwest League All-Star (2006).

He is believed to be the first MLB player from Guilford County NC schools since 1964.[1]

He started his first MLB game on July 5, 2011, in a losing effort for the Baltimore Orioles.

Washington Nationals

He signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on February 9, 2012.

Atlanta Braves

On June 3, 2013, the Atlanta Braves signed Atkins to a minor league deal.[2] He spent the rest of the season with the AA Mississippi Braves.

Texas Rangers

On December 31, 2014, he signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.[3] He was released on March 31, 2015.[4]

Lamigo Monkeys

Atkins signed to pitch for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball but a few days before the season started he left the team and signed with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League instead.[5]

Boston Red Sox

On February 22, 2016, he signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, and played for their affiliate teams Pawtucket Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs and Lowell Spinners.[6] Free agent after season. He led the Eastern League in strikeouts with 145.

Somerset Patriots

On March 28, 2017, Atkins signed a 1-year contract with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

New York Mets

On June 22, 2017, Atkins signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets.[7] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

York Revolution

On April 11, 2018, Atkins signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

References

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