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Unheralded Haase continues to 'widen eyes'

Eric Haase tore around the bases and saw Indians third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh pumping his arm in circles, signaling for the catcher to sprint home. Haase tried to hit another gear, felt his legs trembling and slid across home plate before rising to his feet to enjoy the moment. An inside-the-park home run. Haase has made a very strong impression on the team's Major League staff this spring.
Via Indians.com
4 days ago

Eric Haase is our No. 13 Cleveland Indians prospect. Who should be No. 14?

A power explosion in 2017 put the back-up catcher on the map. It’s not often a back-up catcher sees his prospect stock soar, but Eric Haase had a sensational 2017 season. Playing behind top Indians prospect Francisco Mejia at Double-A Akron, Haase forced the Indians to put his bat in the lineup every day with a huge power surge due to some adjustments he made to his swing plane...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
January 30, 2018  |  Discuss

How One Club Integrates Analytics into Player Development

This is Mike Hattery’s second piece as part of his September residency at FanGraphs. Hattery writes for the Cleveland-based site Waiting for Next Year. He can also be found on Twitter. Read the work of all our residents here. Certain players in baseball become symbols, willingly or not, for the seismic conceptual shifts of which they’re a part. Jeremy Brown and Scott Hatteberg, for...
Via Fangraphs
September 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Triston McKenzie strikes out 11 for Lynchburg, Eric Haase bashes two more home runs in Akron win

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for July 5, 2017. Columbus Clippers 1, Indianapolis Indians 0 Box Score · Clippers improve to 43-40 For the third straight game, the Columbus Clippers participated in a shutout, this time they were on the good side. Ryan Merritt tossed seven scoreless innings and somehow failed to strike out a single batter, walking two, giving up four hits...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
July 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Eric Haase has the best game of his career

Nellie Rodriguez also homers for the 23rd time There were several unlikely heroes for the Indians affiliates last night. Struggling catching prospect Eric Haase had an absolutely monster game for Akron, while struggling first base prospect Emmanuel Tapia did the exact same thing for Mahoning Valley in an offensive explosion. Japanese pitcher Toru Murata had one of his best performances...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Haase, Mastering the Tools of Ignorance

The tools of ignorance is a longstanding euphemism in baseball for the catcher’s gear – mask, chest protector and shin guards. Various sources have credited the origin of this term to either longtime American League catcher Muddy Ruel, or Yankee Hall-of-Fame catcher Bill Dickey. Regardless of its origin, the words create a strong sense of irony, as there is nothing about being a...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Haase Leads A-Ball All-Stars in Minor League Round-up

This week the All-Star rosters were named for both the Carolina League and Midwest League. The Carolina Mudcats had three players named to the Carolina League team in LHP Ryan Merritt, SS Erik Gonzalez and OF Anthony Gallas. Merritt a left-handed starting pitcher is tied for the league lead in wins with fellow teammate Shawn Morimando with six. He leads the league with a 1.71 ERA...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

For First-Time Father Haase, It’s Always Sonny in Eastlake, Ohio

Looking at the lockers in the Lake County Captains’ clubhouse, most are filled with typical male athlete trinkets – food, clothes, extra gear, protein powder, maybe a picture or two of family or friends from back home, phone chargers, iPads, and other things to entertain the players before or after games. Look at the locker of Eric Haase, however, and you notice one photo that stands...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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