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Garrett Atkins

34-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 12/12/1979   BORN: Orange, CA   COLLEGE: UCLA   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Received a non-roster invite to Pirates spring training in December 2010.

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Garrett Atkins Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA COL 121 510 440 86 162 61 43 3 15 93 0 0 56 45 0 10 4 .368 .435 .582 1.017
2005 25 AAA COL 5 23 21 4 7 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .333 .391 .524 .915
2005 25 MAJ COL 138 573 519 62 148 45 31 1 13 89 0 2 45 72 0 4 5 .285 .346 .424 .769
2006 26 MAJ COL 157 695 602 117 198 78 48 1 29 120 4 0 79 76 0 7 7 .329 .409 .556 .965
2007 27 MAJ COL 157 684 605 83 182 61 35 1 25 111 3 1 67 96 0 10 2 .301 .367 .486 .853
2008 28 MAJ COL 155 664 611 86 175 56 32 3 21 99 1 1 40 100 0 10 3 .286 .328 .452 .780
2009 29 MAJ COL 126 399 354 37 80 22 12 1 9 48 0 0 41 58 0 2 2 .226 .308 .342 .650
2010 30 MAJ BAL 44 152 140 5 30 8 7 0 1 9 0 0 12 30 0 0 0 .214 .276 .286 .562
Career  (View All) MAJ   817 3273 2928 399 834 275 169 7 99 488 8 4 291 449 0 34 20 .285 .350 .449 .799

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Garrett Atkins: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 30 9
2009 28 78 5

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Garrett Atkins Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA COL 510 440 11% 8.8% 1.24 90% .387 .214
2005 25 AAA COL 23 21 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .375 .191
2005 25 MAJ COL 573 519 7.9% 12.6% 0.63 86% .311 .139
2006 26 MAJ COL 695 602 11.4% 10.9% 1.04 87% .340 .227
2007 27 MAJ COL 684 605 9.8% 14% 0.70 84% .324 .185
2008 28 MAJ COL 664 611 6% 15.1% 0.40 84% .314 .166
2009 29 MAJ COL 399 354 10.3% 14.5% 0.71 84% .247 .116
2010 30 MAJ BAL 152 140 7.9% 19.7% 0.40 79% .266 .072
Career MAJ   3273 2928 8.9% 13.7% 0.65 85% .309 .164

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Best Matchups for Garrett Atkins (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 10 6 1 4 1 1 0 .600 1.000 1.667
Jason Vargas KC 10 5 2 4 1 0 0 .500 1.100 1.645
Oliver Perez AZ 12 5 2 6 5 1 1 .417 1.000 1.588
Justin Germano TEX 8 6 0 3 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Paul Maholm LA 17 9 0 4 1 2 0 .529 .647 1.203
Edgar Gonzalez CIN 10 5 0 3 0 3 0 .500 .700 1.200
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 21 8 2 7 1 4 0 .381 .810 1.185
Kyle Kendrick PHI 11 4 1 2 0 1 0 .364 .727 1.091
CC Sabathia NY-A 16 8 0 3 3 2 0 .500 .500 1.079
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 8 4 0 3 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.056

Worst Matchups for Garrett Atkins (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon Lyon ANA 22 4 0 0 1 1 0 .182 .227 .445
Tim Lincecum SF 16 3 0 0 0 4 0 .188 .250 .438
Tim Hudson SF 12 1 0 2 3 2 1 .083 .167 .433
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .250 .375
Kyle Davies CLE 11 2 0 1 0 2 0 .182 .182 .364
Jonathan Broxton CIN 20 3 0 0 1 5 0 .150 .150 .340
Chad Billingsley LA 17 1 0 0 4 5 0 .059 .059 .297
Ricky Nolasco MIN 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Eric Stults SD 11 1 0 1 0 1 0 .091 .091 .182
Chad Qualls HOU 8 0 0 1 1 4 0 .000 .000 .100

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Garrett Atkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Atkins went 0-for-2 after entering Monday's game as a late-inning replacement and he's now hitting just .154 this spring.

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The Pirates signed Atkins to a minor league deal Thursday and offered him a non-roster invite to spring training, the team's official site reports.

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The Orioles released Atkins Tuesday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Atkins has been designated for assignment, the team's official web site reports.

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Atkins continues to have trouble finding at-bats and manager Juan Samuel joked it is a "headache" to get him in the lineup, MASN Sports reports.

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Atkins has started just once in the Orioles' last eight games, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Atkins hit a solo home run Wednesday, his first of the season.

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Atkins will start at DH Wednesday against the Athletics, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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The Orioles will make a roster move on Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. That means the Orioles could recall Michael Aubrey or Nolan Reimold to play first base, which could have an indirect effect on Atkins' playing time.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Garrett Atkins.

2010

Atkins' stock continued on the downward slide it's been on since the 2006 season, when he was considered by some to be one of the most well-rounded hitters in the National League. He took a back seat to Ian Stewart early in the season, and although Stewart's batting average was a mere two points higher than Atkins', the Rockies were eager to give Stewart enough at-bats to continue developing. Atkins was in line to spell Todd Helton at first base as Helton continued to recover from back surgery in the offseason, but Helton played more games than anyone anticipated, and at-bat opportunities became scarce. His price tag prevented the Rockies from being able to move him in a trade, resulting in the decision to non-tender him in December. He then signed with Baltimore where he'll likely win the third-base job and also get time at first base and DH. He'll add a needed right-handed power source to the Orioles' lineup, but his numbers will take a hit from leaving Coors Field, where he's hit .327/.385/.507 in his career compared to .252/.324/.411 on the road.

2009

Atkins has been going backwards since his big 2006 season, a phenomenon hidden by his durability and the good runs totals and RBI counts his lineup position and ballpark generate. There's nothing about his offensive game to like except his home park, and a trade away from it would turn him into an afterthought considering his road OPS of .661 last year and .773 in 2007.

2008

Atkins' 2007 season was a tale of two halves. He was one of the biggest disappointments during the first two months of the season - hitting .223 with only three home runs in 197 at-bats. However, he jumped into high gear when summer came around. After June 1, he batted .338 with 23 home runs and 91 RBI. His average at Coors Field continues to transcend his road average (.349 to .254). There have been whispers the Rockies could trade Atkins this winter to make room for third base prospect Ian Stewart. This is unlikely considering Atkins' reasonable salary, however a move away from the thin Colorado air would hurt his offensive production as the splits would indicate.

2007

Despite an excellent rookie year in 2005, Atkins faced questions about his performance on the road, having hit .238/.301/.347 away from Coors. His 2006 was a different story. Atkins exceeded everyone's expectations, bashing 29 home runs while hitting a solid .313/.402/.531 on the road. At this time last year it was thought that Atkins was merely keeping a spot warm for hot prospect Ian Stewart, but now Atkins is one of the team's best hitters and Stewart will likely shift to the outfield. David Wright's stolen base ability keeps him atop NL fantasy third base lists, but Atkins isn't that far behind.

2006

In 2005, Atkins led all rookies in RBI and OBP while placing in the top five in batting average, hits, doubles, slugging, and OPS. Thank you, Coors Field: he batted .339/.395/.508 with nine home runs at home and .238/.301/.347 with four homers on the road. With super-prospects Jeff Baker and Ian Stewart arriving down the stretch, Atkins must improve his road play to prevent losing at-bats.

2005

At 25, Atkins is no longer a pup, and he's proven himself in the minors, hitting .368/.582/1.017 in 2004, albeit in the thin air of Colorado Springs. Unless he puts up similar numbers in Denver in 2005, his defense and power are limited enough that he could be forced out by super-prospects Jeff Baker and Ian Stewart as soon as 2006. He's worth a mid-round pick in deeper leagues since he plays half his games at Coors Field, but he's one of those tentative starters who can do more to hurt his cause for playing time than to help it.

2004

After struggling with the glove following an early-August call-up, Atkins finished the season with a 2-for-22 slump, putting the finishing touches on a less than impressive cup of coffee in Colorado. Despite the struggles, Atkins still projects to be a more than adequate third baseman in the majors. He has shown the ability to sufficiently handle minor league pitching, hitting plenty of doubles and compiling a .297 avg. in 1226 minor league ABs. Atkins' future in the majors was pushed back following the signing of Vinny Castilla by the Rockies.

2003

Atkins might get a shot to start at third this year. He still has some work to do to get to the major league level, but the Rockies are hurting on the corner. Atkins will be competing for a job this spring, and could put up decent numbers if he wins the job. Still, it's a pretty good stretch to think that Atkins will be a major fantasy force this year.