Mitch Atkins a graduate of Northeast Guilford High School has been added to the Cubs roster after being named their top minor league pitcher in 2008. Things are really looking good for the former NEG Ram who now trains in the off-season with Carmine Pagano at Carolina Acceleration.
Carmine on Mitch:
FYI! One more step up the ladder for this young man. You should see this kid get after it in his off-season workouts – WOW!
Cubs news on Mitch Atkins:
RHP Mitch Atkins, the organization’s minor league pitcher of the year, was among three pitchers added to the 40-man roster. Atkins was 8-1 with a 4.47 ERA in 10 starts with Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa and 9-6 with a 3.76 ERA at Class AA (Kodak) Tennessee. He won 12 starts in a row between Tennessee and Iowa. The Cubs feel he can help the big club as early as 2009, most likely out of the bullpen. He projects to a No. 3-5 starter down the line.