Date of Birth: 04/02/1989
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 260 lbs
Resides: Moscow, ID
Highest Level: IND
Larkins begins his third season with the Ducks and seventh in professional baseball. The right-hander ranked among the Atlantic League leaders in several categories during the 2017 season. He led the league with three shutouts, a Ducks single-season record, while ranking second in strikeouts (139), third in complete games (4), fourth in earned run average (3.69) and games started (26), and fifth in innings pitched (156.0). The California native posted a 9-7 record over 27 appearances and flirted with history twice, coming within three outs of a no-hitter on June 15 at Somerset and tossing a complete game, one-hit shutout on July 5 against Lancaster. He went on to make a pair of starts in the postseason, earning a crucial win in Game Two of the Liberty Division Championship Series against the Patriots.
The 29-year-old first joined the Ducks late in the 2016 season, starting a pair of regular season games and going 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA. He went on to start two playoff games as well, tossing five and two-third innings of one-run ball in Game Two of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Sugar Land. Prior to his time with Long Island, the University of California, Riverside alum spent parts of four seasons in the American Association and one in the North American League. He was selected to play in the 2014 American Association All-Star Game with the Amarillo Sox.