Bobby Atkinson
Bobby Atkinson
Bobby Atkinson

CLASS OF 2021

1B
OF

Bobby
Atkinson

Heartland CC
St. Rita (HS) • IL
5-10 • 180LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks

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8/11/20

Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, proportionally strong frame.
Hit: LHH. Quiet in the box, balanced setup, front leg lifts up then hands draw back.  Strong hands and wrists with bat speed, short bat path with natural elevation through contact, gap-to-gap approach. Consistently on the barrel, hard contact to the pull-side, hits in rhythm.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Middle-of-the-order thumper profile. Max exit speed of 93.02 mph with an average exit speed of 88.03 mph in BP, per TrackMan.
Arm: LH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic feet that field in rhythm, soft hands that play out front, smooth exchange to a clean release, natural feel around the bag.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

7/26/20

Uncommitted. Ranked No. 67 in Illinois. 5-foot-10, 190-pound, durable left-handed hitter, strung a number of good at-bats together over the weekend. Atkinson showed some of the best bat speed we have seen out of him. Facing a tough left/left matchup, Atkinson, was consistently on time with the fastball, took a number of aggressive, controlled swings and looks the part of a potential middle-of-the-order bat with pull-side power.

2/09/20

Positional Profile: 1B Left-handed first baseman with easy pull-side power
Body: 5-foot-10, 190-pounds. Strong compact frame. Broad shoulders.
Hit: LHH. Crouched setup quick leg lift trigger. Loose hands, easy swing, uphill path, repeats, gap-to-gap approach, rhythm through contact, confidence in the box.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady defender, fluid footwork.
Run: 8.02 runner in the 60. 

7/18/19

Currently ranked the No. 34 player in the Illinois 2021 class. 5-foot-10, 170-pound left-handed hitting 1B/OF. Balanced setup, smooth load, slight leg lift trigger, maintains balanced through contact. Atkinson provided the offense for Dynasty, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two extra-base hits. The left-handed-hitting Atkinson swings a quick bat with some serious pop. High follow in the Illinois 2021 class as he enters his junior season at St. Rita. 

10/21/18

5-foot-10, 170-pound, left-handed hitting/throwing infielder, strong, durable frame. At the plate, balanced, relaxed setup, smooth hand load back, slight leg lift trigger, maintains balance. Loose, strong hands, plane works uphill, feel for the barrel in the zone, easy line drive pop, power potential to all fields, rhythm through contact, repeats. Easy bat speed, exit velocity topped 87 mph from a tee. Defensively, comfortable around the bag, steady hands, feet work in rhythm, exchanges are quick and clean, plays through. Long and loose arm action, high ¾ slot, throws carried 75 mph across the diamond. 7.71 runner in the 60.

8/19/18

Short compact frame with present strength. LHH with ability to drive the baseball. Short to contact, gap to gap approach, and consistently squares baseball with authority and line drive contact.

7/08/18

5-foot-10, 170-pound, thick frame,compact strength, left-handed hitting first baseman. Offensively, quiet setup, balanced, short load. Aggressive approach and intent, uphill barrel path, power hitter with pull-side tendency. Hit a ball off the right field wall for a double.

5/08/18

5-foot-10, 170-pound, left/left outfielder with a strong, thick lower half. Recently called up to varsity. Balanced, slightly crouched setup, short stride and gets separation in hands. Easy smooth swing, loose hands, long, uphill bat path. Looks to lift the baseball, ball jumps off barrel, will topspin to the pull side. Defensively, natural position is first base and is new to the outfield. Follow 2021 left-handed bat.

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