Eric James Stamets … son of Jim and Beth … has three siblings: Jonathan, Christian and Cara … married to Kaitlyn, together they have a son, Theodore, and they reside in Columbus, Ohio during the offseason...Enjoys reading in his free time...Favorite player as a kid was Omar Vizquel.
Made his first Opening Day roster and made his Major League debut on March 28, appearing in 15 games with the Indians...Started at shortstop on March 28 at Minnesota in his Major League debut...Appeared in 15 games before being optioned to Triple-A Columbus on April 15...spent the remainder of the season with Columbus … designated for assignment on July 31 and outrighted to the Minors on Aug. 3...Recorded his first Major League hit on April 6 after beginning the season 0-for-16...doubled off Blue Jays starter Thomas Pannone...Second Major League hit and first two RBI April 9 at Detroit...went 0-for-15 over his last five games before his option to Columbus...Appeared in 90 games with Columbus, batting .244 (72-for-295) with 10 doubles, five triples and six home runs.
Spent the year at AAA Columbus and was limited to 78 games and a .202 (48-for-238) average due to a variety of injuries...Season did not start until May 3 (lower back strain) and missed three weeks, June 26-July 13, with a groin injury...Missed the last week of the season with a right biceps strain that prohibited a potential September call-up.
Enjoyed a solid season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus, hitting a career-high 16 home runs, including 8 over a 12-game stretch from May 27-June 16...Enjoyed two-homer games on both May 28-29 vs. Norfolk and hit 3 solo homers on June 16 vs. Gwinnett...Earned him an International League All-Star berth...May 26-June 6, went 13-for-18 with 4 2B, 5HR & 12 RBI over 5 games...Started the year in Columbus, was with Akron, April 22-May 13, and then spent the remainder of the season with the Clippers (13 of his homers came in Huntington Park).
Split the season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus, hitting a combined .237 (75-317) with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs (career-high) and 37 RBI in 91 games (.684 OPS)...Was on the DL from May 12-23 and most of June with a left hamstring strain... Was with Columbus for a few days in late April and after the All-Star Break during Erik Gonzalez' first stint in the Major Leagues...Hit .346 (18-52) in May with 13 runs, 5 2B, 2 HR & 8 RBI...Hit .281 (54-192) off RHP in Akron with a .788 OPS...Hit .318 (7-22) in 7 Eastern League playoff games for the EL champs (3 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 7 walks).