ECU Pirates :: Hall of Fame
Pat Watkins

Inducted 2006
Hometown: Garner, N.C.
Sport: Baseball (1991-93)
Coach: Gary Overton

After being named Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Year as junior in 1993, Watkins was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the 32nd overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft. Watkins is still the only ECU player ever to be taken in the first round. He batted .445 as a junior with 19 home runs and 57 RBIs and finished his career with a .352 batting average, which still ranks as the sixth highest career average in school history. He led the Pirates to NCAA Regional appearances in 1991 and '93, and the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Championship in '93.