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Mitch Atkins

MLB Player information
NameMitch Atkins
PositionRelief pitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutJuly 29, 2009 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win-loss record0-0
Earned run average6.75
Strikeouts17
Teams
*Chicago Cubs (2009 2010) *Baltimore Orioles (2011 present)

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Mitchell Shane Atkins (born October 1, 1985 in Browns Summit, North Carolina) is a right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

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 7th round of the 2004 MLB Draft, 216th overall.

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 an 1.1 innings in L.A. 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.

He started his 1st MLB Game on July 5, 2011 in a losing effort for the Baltimore Orioles.




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