Mitch making his pitch: Atkins looking for late-season run with Cubs

Posted by Andy Durham on September 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm under High School, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

Former Northeast Guilford Ram Mitch Atkins is on the Chicago Cubs 40-man roster, and he is looking for a late-season call up, after a strong finish with his Triple A Iowa Cubs, highlighted by being named the Pacific Coast League pitcher-of-the-week for August 24-30……

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Pacific Coast League announced Matt Carson of the Sacramento River Cats the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week and Mitch Atkins of the Iowa Cubs the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for August 24-30.

Atkins is in his second season with the Iowa Cubs and is 8-11 overall with a 6.56 ERA. His 121 strikeouts are the fourth highest in the PCL. The North Carolina native was the Chicago Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2008 and finished the season 8-1 in just ten starts. His .889 winning percentage was the best in the PCL. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of Northeast Guilford High School in the seventh round of the 2004 MLB draft.

  • Ram Fan said,

    Go Mitch,Go Rams and Go Cubs.

  • John Olszewski said,


    Heres an update on Wil Myers that I posted on my website. he is ripping the ball at Idaho Falls.

    Thomasville North Carolina native and ex High Point Wesleyan star Wil Myers is making a big splash in the rookie league in Idaho Falls. After signing a 2 million dollar signing bonus for the Kansas City Royals, Myers has proven the Royals made the right decision as he is ripping the ball at a .407 clip. He has been catching a DHing for the Idaho Falls Royals and has played 15 games to this point. He has 24 hits including 4 HR’s and 11 RBI. This past weekend he had a dream day at the plate with a 5-5 performance. He is the leading hitter on the squad and has been hitting in the 5 spot since he arrived.

    The parent team Royals have to be happy with this start from the star player and they look to see him improve every day until he gets the big shot down the road to join ‘The Show’.

    He will play in Idaho until Sept 11 and then will play in Arizona for a 6 week period.
    Go to for article and photo.

    John O