Full name ERIC MICHAEL HAASE...Married, Maria...Has three children, Santino, Francesca, Giorgia...Graduated from Divine Child High School (Dearborn, MI) in 2011, playing on two state championship teams... Division II First-Team All-State pick by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association as a junior and senior...As a senior was named "Mr. Baseball" by Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association, an annual award given to Michigan's top prep player...Other notable Michigan "Mr. Baseball" winners: Steve Avery (1988), Derek Jeter (1992), J.J. Putz (1995), Drew Henson (1998), Zach Putnam (2005), D.J. LeMahieu (2007)...Was the first prep player taken out of the state of Michigan in the 2011 draft... Enjoyed watching Ivan Rodriguez growing up in Detroit.
Spent virtually the entire minor league season in AAA Columbus, batting .236 (102-for-433) with 24 doubles, 3 triples, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 120 games (.288/.443/.732)...At the time of his Sept. 1 recall to Cleveland he was tied for fourth in the International League in home runs, sixth in RBI, eighth in total bases (192) and 11th in slugging pct. (.443)...The International League Mid-Season All-Star's 20 homers were tied for second-most in the Indians organization and his 71 RBI were fourth-highest in the club's Minor League system...Threw out 48.5% (33-of-68) of baserunners attempting to steal this season at Triple-A...Made his Major League debut with Cleveland on Sept. 2 as an 8th-inning defensive replacement and appeared in nine games in September, collecting two hits in 16 at-bats...Notched his first career hit on Sept. 16 vs. Detroit, an RBI-single in the bottom of the 4th inning off of Francisco Liriano.
Posted career-best numbers with the RubberDucks, batting .258 with 26 home runs, 59 RBI and 59 runs scored across 95 games...His 26 home runs led the team and ranked third in both the Eastern League and the Tribe's organization (27 homers between Akron and Columbus) ...Ranked second in the Eastern League in slugging pct (.574) and OPS (.923)...Ranked first and third, respectively, in slugging (.570) and OPS (.930) in the organization for the year...Called up to Columbus on August 31...Set an Akron record with 15 home runs in Canal Park. The 24-year-old catcher was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of July 3-9 after batting .400 (10/25) with two doubles, one triple, four home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored in six games played...He was also selected to his first ever All-Star team, earning Postseason All-Star honors after batting .260 with 13 homers and 29 RBI in July and August...Batted .298 (25/84) off LHP with Akron with 8 HR & 19 RBI (1.058 OPS)...Added to 40-man roster on Nov. 6...Rated the 8th-best prospect in the Indians system by ESPN's Keith Law and 10th-best prospect entering 2018 by Baseball Prospectus.