Eric Patterson
5-10, 160
Kennesaw, GA

Athletic middle infielder with tremendous speed and excellent base stealing ability who is one of only three players in Tech history to be first-team All-ACC three times....Very smooth fielder with good hands....Ranks second in Georgia Tech and ACC history with 124 career stolen bases....A 23rd round draft pick (No. 694 overall) of the Colorado Rockies in 2001 who opted to attend Tech instead.

2008: Played in 21 games during Major League Spring Training for Cubs hitting .298 with a home run and five RBI....assigned to Class AAA Iowa to begin regular season....recalled to Majors 4/16....reassigned to Iowa 4/19....placed on disabled list 4/24 (sore right hamstring)....returned to Iowa lineup 5/8....recalled to Chicago 6/12....optioned back to Iowa 6/17....recalled by Chicago 6/21....optioned to Iowa 7/4....traded to Oakland 7/8 and assigned to Class AAA Sacramento....called up to Oakland 7/27...named to All-PCL Team.

2007: Non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training....went 5-for-12 (.417) with one double, a home run, two RBI, and a stolen base while seeing duty in seven exhibition games with Cubs....assigned to Class AAA Iowa to begin regular season....set Iowa franchise record with seven straight hits over a two-game stretch May 4-5....hit solo home runs in three straight games 5/11-5/13....played 2B while handling lead-off duties for PCL in Triple AAA All-Star Game 7/11 at Albuquerque....went 5-for-6 with a double, a triple, and four RBI 7/24 at Colorado Springs....called up to Majors by the Cubs 8/6 and made his debut that night at Houston taking over in left field in the ninth inning for Matt Murton....started in left field and collected his first Major League hit the following night with a second-inning single off of Woody Williams....Optioned back to Iowa 8/14....Recalled by Cubs 9/1....Demoted to Class AA 9/3 for tardiness....played center field during Southern League playoffs for Tennessee....named to PCL Post-Season All-Star Team.

2006: Assigned to Class AA West Tenn (Southern League)....named named the Southern League Hitter of the Week for June 19-25 after going 12-for-25 with one homer and six RBI along with a .481 on-base percentage and a .760 slugging percentage during the period....played in the Futures All-Star Game 7/9 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh....also selected to play in Southern League All-Star Game 7/10 at Montgomery....promoted to Class AAA Iowa and homered in first Pacific Coast League at-bat 8/19 vs. Oklahoma....once again chosen to play for Mesa Solar Sox of Arizona Fall League.....rated No. 20 prospect in the AFL by Baseball America.

2005: Assigned to Class A Peoria (Midwest League) to begin professional career....celebrated 22nd birthday with his first professional hit, a home run 4/8 at Wisconsin....went 3-for-3 with a walk and three stolen bases 4/13 vs. Clinton....was 1-for-2 with a stolen base as starting second baseman for the West during Midwest League All-Star Game at Peoria 6/21....promoted to Class AA West Tenn (Southern League) 8/27....named to Midwest League post-season All-Star Team while leading the circuit in batting with .333 average along with finishing second in slugging percentage (.535), third in triples, fifth in stolen bases and sixth in runs scored....also led Midwest League second basemen in fielding percentage....recipient of Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year award.......named No. 16 prospect in the Midwest League by Baseball America....selected to play for Mesa Solar Sox of Arizona Fall League.

2004: First-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection....Third team All-America selection by Baseball America....led ACC in stolen bases with 48....posted 14-game hitting streak from 3/16 to 4/9....went 3-for-3 with a home run, five RBI, and three runs scored 4/11 vs. North Carolina....named ACC Player of the Week for May 3-9 after going 4-for-10, including a pair of three-run homers, along with six walks and six stolen bases during Tech's three-game sweep of Duke....went 3-for-3 with home run, four RBI and school-record tying five stolen bases in 5/8 game vs. Duke....had streak of 29 consecutive stolen bases without being caught snapped during ACC Tournament....went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in opening game of NCAA Atlanta Regional vs. Jacksonville State 6/4....named to NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team to go with tournament MVP honors....Eighth round pick (No. 246 overall) of the Chicago Cubs in June draft....signed professional contract on 8/27 for a reported bonus of $300,000.

2003: First-team All-ACC selection....delivered game-winning hit in bottom of tenth inning in ACC Championship Game 5/25 vs. N.C. State....named to ACC All-Tournament team....led the team in stolen bases (35) and at bats (248), tied for the team lead with four triples, second in runs (56), and third in walks (30)....again selected to USA Baseball National team for annual Red, White & Blue Tour and silver medal finish at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic....ranked No. 8 among Team USA's top 10 pro prospects by Baseball America.

2002: First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as well as first team Freshman All-America (Baseball America) and third team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)....Hit first collegiate home run in opening game at new Russ Chandler Stadium 2/15 vs. Tennessee Tech....Earned all-tournament honors at the Baseball at the Beach Tournament in Myrtle Beach....stole four bases (second twice and third twice) 3/8 vs. Winthrop, and three bases against Auburn (4/9) and Western Carolina (4/10)....also posted 15-game hitting streak from 4/3 to 4/24....suffered through 0-for-24 slump starting during ACC Tournament and continuing until Super Regional against Florida Atlantic....went 5-for-6 with a double, a triple, and five RBI vs. FAU 6/8....selected to USA Baseball National team for annual Red, White & Blue Tour....led Team USA with .458 (11-for-24) batting average along with tournament-leading six stolen bases during 2002 Haarlem Baseball Week Championship....took over shortstop duties while helping Team USA to silver medal at FISU World Championship tournament at Messina, Italy....selected to Baseball America's Summer All-America Team.

High School: A four-year letterwinner as a shortstop for coach Mark Elkins at Harrison High School....Helped Harrison to the 1998 Georgia AAAA State Championship....An all-county pick in 2000 and 2001....Selected to play in the Georgia East-West All-Star Series....Member of the Midland Redskins team that placed third at the Connie Mack World Series....Honor Roll student.

Personal: Eric Scott Patterson....Born April 8, 1983 in Tallahassee, Fla....Son of Donald and Carolyn Patterson....Father Don played football at Georgia Tech from 1976-78 (team captain in 1978) and enjoyed a NFL career with the Giants and Lions....Mother Carolyn is a 1981 graduate of Georgia Tech....Older brother Corey originally signed with Tech before becoming first round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in 1999 and eventually breaking into the Major Leagues in 2001....Majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year     AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT  FLD%
 2002    .346  67-65   260  73  90  14   3   3  40   37  42  41-50   .965
 2003    .274  59-59   248  56  68  11   4   2  35   29  44  35-41   .961
 2004    .326  65-64   264  76  86  11   5   9  49   52  54  48-55   .973
 Totals  .316 191-188  772 205 244  36  12  14 124  118  86 124-146  .966

 Professional Career
 Year  Team         AVG    G   AB   R    H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT 
 2005  Peoria      .333  110  432  90  144  26  11  13  71   53  94  40-51 
       West Tenn   .200    9   30   5    6   2   0   0   2    6   7   3-5
       Mesa (AFL)  .301   19   83  20   25   4   1   0   5    7  17   5-8
 2006  West Tenn   .263  121  441  66  116  22   9   8  48   46  89  38-50   
       Iowa        .358   17   67  14   24   1   1   2  12    6   9   8-8
       Mesa (AFL)  .345	  28  113  27   39   6   2   1  13   12  16  15-2
 2007  Iowa        .299  111  451  85  135  23   6  14  62   43  75  16-23
       CHICAGO     .250    7    8   0    2   1   0   0   0    0   3   0-0
       Tennessee    - Joined club for playoffs-
 2008  Iowa        .320   52  203  33   65  16   3   6  28   12  45  11-11 
       CHICAGO     .237   13   38   5    9   1   0   1   7    5  12   2-3	
       Sacramento  .330   25  109  18   36   8   2   4  19    9  28   8-10