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Full Name: Garrett Bernard Atkins Current Team: Baltimore Orioles
Height/Weight: 6'3"/215 Uniform Number:
Birthdate: December 12, 1979 Entry Draft: 5th round (137th) in 2000
Birthplace: Orange, California Drafted By: Colorado Rockies
Primary Position: 3B College: University of California, Los Angeles


Biography

Garrett Bernard Atkins was born 12/12/1979 in Orange, California, and grew up in nearby Irvine. He attended University High School, where he played baseball for the Trojans and graduated in 1997. He was drafted by the New York Mets out of high school, but elected to attend college instead. After being recruited by Oklahoma State, USC, Pepperdine, Cal State Fullerton, and UCLA, Atkins chose UCLA and became the first three-time All-American in Bruins history. He majored in sociology and played both first base and third. He was again drafted in 2000, this time by the Colorado Rockies, and moved into the process of reaching the majors, making his debut in August 2003.

Atkins' parents are Ron and Diana, and he has a younger sister, Kristan. He is single and resides in Denver, Colorado during the offseason.

Most people believe that Garrett Atkins's best season was 2006, when he slugged 29 home runs, hit for a .329 average and knocked in 120 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2003 COL N 25 69 6 11 0 4 .159 .205 .188 2 0 3 14 1 0 0 0 1
2004 COL N 15 28 3 10 1 8 .357 .424 .536 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
2005 COL N 138 519 62 149 13 89 .287 .347 .426 31 1 45 72 5 0 0 1 18
2006 COL N 157 602 117 198 29 120 .329 .409 .556 48 1 79 76 7 0 4 6 24
2007 COL N 157 605 83 182 25 111 .301 .367 .486 35 1 67 96 2 0 3 3 16
2008 COL N 155 611 86 175 21 99 .286 .328 .452 32 3 40 100 3 0 1 0 20
2009 COL N 126 354 37 80 9 48 .226 .308 .342 12 1 41 58 2 0 0 2 8
Total 773 2788 394 805 98 479 .289 .354 .457 162 7 279 419 20 0 8 12 87

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2003 COL N 3B 19 16 134 9 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .850
2004 COL N 3B 4 3 27 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 COL N OF 3 2 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 COL N LF 3 2 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 COL N 1B 3 2 17 22 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 COL N 3B 136 136 1161.2 78 262 18 23 0 0 0 0 0 .950
2006 COL N 1B 3 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 COL N 3B 157 157 1381.1 98 286 19 36 0 0 0 0 0 .953
2007 COL N 3B 154 153 1319 84 252 13 34 0 0 0 0 0 .963
2007 COL N 1B 10 2 32.1 31 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .971
2008 COL N 3B 94 92 797 47 197 9 21 0 0 0 0 0 .964
2008 COL N 1B 61 60 527.2 551 23 6 55 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2008 COL N 2B 1 0 8.1 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2009 COL N 3B 78 75 577 37 137 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 .956
2009 COL N 1B 28 11 126.1 124 5 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2009 COL N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 3B 642 632 5397 355 1163 73 128 0 0 0 0 0 .954
Total 1B 16 4 54.1 58 4 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total LF 3 2 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total LF 3 2 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 1 0 8.1 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Mets in the 10th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 3, 1997).
  • Selected by Colorado Rockies in the 5th round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 2000 - signed June 22, 2000).
  • Granted Free Agency (December 12, 2009).
  • Signed by Baltimore Orioles (December 22, 2009).

Trivia

  • Atkins shares the longest hitting streak by any Major League rookie and any Rockie in 2005 (16 games).
  • When they were both with the Rockies, Atkins lived with teammate Matt Holliday and family during spring training, even serving as babysitter to Holliday's two young sons.
  • Atkins was also college roommates with Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies and they still remain close friends.
  • One of Atkins' main interests is golf.


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