How Tall Is Eric Haase?
Eric Haase’s height is 1.78 m
Eric Haase Career
Haase was drafted 218th overall in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
He had originally committed to play collegiate baseball for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but he elected to forego that pledge in exchange for a $580,000 signing bonus from the Indians.
Haase was originally drafted as a catcher, but the team was interested in seeing him play third base as well. In four games and ten at bats with the Rookie-level Arizona Fall League (AZL) Indians, he batted .300 with two RBI.
Haase also spent most of the 2012 season in the Arizona League, batting.282 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 109 plate appearances in 28 games.
He also participated in three games for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A Short Season League, scoring one run.
After that, Haase spent the whole 2013 season with the Lake County Captains in Class A, hitting 14 home runs in 104 games.
He worked on physical training and defensive talents over the 2013-14 winter, and when he returned to Lake County for the 2014 season, his coaches praised his ability to block balls and call games from behind the plate.
After opening the 2014 season with Lake County, Haase was promoted to the Double-A Carolina Mudcats midway through the season, where he hit .185 with four runs, one home run, and six RBIs in 16 games.
The following year, Haase stayed in the Carolina League after Cleveland’s Double-A affiliate, the Mudcats, was renamed the Lynchburg Hillcats.
He had a rough start to the 2015 season before hitting a game-winning walk-off home run in the 10th inning against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on June 11.
Haase batted .247 with nine home runs and 55 RBIs in 90 games with Lynchburg in 2015. He started 87 games at catcher on defense and threw out 31% of attempted base stealers.