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.