|Batting average .217|
Name Eric Patterson
Home runs 10
Role Baseball player
Date joined 2008
|Runs batted in 50|
Height 1.80 m
Siblings Corey Patterson
Stolen bases 35
Weight 77 kg
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Eric Scott Patterson (born April 8, 1983) is a former American professional baseball left fielder and second baseman. Patterson made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on August 6, 2007.
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- Georgia Tech
- Chicago Cubs
- Oakland Athletics
- Boston Red Sox
- San Diego Padres
- Detroit Tigers
- York Revolution
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Chicago White Sox
- Personal life
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Although Patterson originally was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 23rd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft out of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, he did not sign and went on instead to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology. With the Yellow Jackets, Patterson was named an Atlantic Coast Conference All-Star three times (2002–2004) and an All-American twice (in 2002 on the Freshman 1st Team, and in 2004 on the 3rd team). He was named to the USA Baseball team twice, in 2002 and 2003.
Patterson was selected in the 8th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs.
Patterson played in the 2006 All-Star Futures Game in Pittsburgh, and was ranked the sixth-best prospect in the Cubs organization by Baseball America prior to the 2007 season. He collected his first major league hit on August 7, by singling against Woody Williams in a game against the Houston Astros. On June 22, 2008, Patterson hit the first home run of his career.
On July 8, 2008, Patterson was traded along with pitcher Sean Gallagher, outfielder Matt Murton, and catcher Josh Donaldson to the Oakland Athletics for pitchers Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin.
On June 22, 2010, Patterson was designated for assignment to make way for Coco Crisp on the A's roster.
Boston Red Sox
On June 26, 2010, Patterson was traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Fabian Williamson, after Dustin Pedroia was placed on the disabled list having sustained a nondisplaced fracture of the navicular bone on his left foot. He played a career-high 90 games in 2010, split equally between Oakland and Boston.
San Diego Padres
On December 16, Patterson was traded to the San Diego Padres to complete the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox for Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, and Reymond Fuentes. He was designated for assignment on June 9. He was released by San Diego on December 15, 2011.
Patterson signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on January 4, 2012.
Patterson played for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
On July 12, 2013 The Milwaukee Brewers signed Patterson and assigned him to their Triple A team Nashville Sounds.
Chicago White Sox
Patterson signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox in January 2014. He was released in March.
Patterson signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2015 season. He became a free agent after the 2015 season.
Patterson's older brother—Corey, also drafted by the Cubs—is also an outfielder in MLB. His father, Don, was a defensive back for two years in the National Football League (NFL).