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Atkins Repeating his Game

Atkins command is key

You hear it all the time; that baseball is a game of repetition. For Cubs pitching prospect Mitch Atkins, that's been a good thing.

Through his first five starts this season with Class-A Daytona, Atkins had surrendered just six earned runs for a 2.16 ERA in 25 innings. About the only thing missing from the right-hander and 2004 seventh-round draft pick's outings to this point is his presence in the later innings. To date this season, Atkins has logged six full innings only once – in his Florida State League debut back on...

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