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NHL Opens Tonight and Atkinson takes another Hard Knock

Dunedin, Fla.–One day he is hit by a pitch another he makes his catching debut and on Wednesday and a fellow Canadian tries to run him over at the plate.  So goes the life of Blue Jays Instructional League catcher and fellow Canadian Justin Atkinson.  The Surrey, BC native Atkinson got the starting assignment on […]

Debut for BC Native Atkinison

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Surrey, BC native Justin Atkinson made his catching pro debut for the Instructional League Blue Jays against the Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Friday October 3, 2014,  Atkinson caught four innings handling two different pitchers.  “He looks like he knows what he is doing,” said Vancouver Canadians pitching coach Jeff Ware, “He […]

Atkinson takes one for the Team

TAMPA, FLA.–Surrey, BC native Justin Atkinson gets ready to take one for the team when the Blue Jays Instructional League Squad took on the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field. The ball is coming  in on Atkinson and then hits him and goes straight up the bat. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTOS)

Atkinson Plays it All

DUNEDIN, FLA. –Surrey, BC native and Toronto Blue Jays prospect Justin Atkinson is adding another item to his tools of the trade and that as a catcher.  In his four years in the Blue Jays minor league system Atkinson has played all four infield positions and during instructional camp this year he is adding that of catcher.  “It […]

A Glimpse of Jays Young Talent: Justin Atkinson

A Glimpse of Jays Young Talent: Justin Atkinson

CLEARWATER, FLA.–GCL Blue Jays infielder Justin Atkinson of Surry BC. flies out to center on Friday July 20, 2012 against the Phillies.  Unfortunately Atkinson was 0-4 on the day dropping his average to .261. Atkinson who will be turning 19 years old on Tuesday July 24th hit .279 in 12 games in 2011 for the GCL […]