Eric Michael Haase (born December 18, 1992) is an American Major League Baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2018 for the Cleveland Indians.
On May 12, 2021, Haase was selected to the active roster. He made his 2021 debut on May 13 and went 2-for-4 at the plate. On May 17, 2021, Haase had the first multiple-homer game of his career, hitting a pair of solo home runs against the Seattle Mariners.
The next night (May 18), Haase caught Spencer Turnbull’s no-hitter against the Mariners, the eighth in Tigers history. On July 27, Haase hit his first career grand slam home run off Hansel Robles of the Minnesota Twins.
On August 2, 2021, Haase was named American League Rookie of the Month for July. He became the first Tiger to win the award since Brennan Boesch in 2010.
In July, Haase posted a .265 average and a .627 slugging percentage, with nine home runs and 29 RBI. Overall in 2021, Haase had 22 home runs in 98 games played, while batting .231 and driving in 61 runs. Behind the plate, he threw out 31% of potential base stealers, versus a league average of 23%.
Eric Hasse is currently married to his wife, Maria Hasse. They began dating when they were 19 and got married a few years later. The beautiful couple has three children together. They will have their fourth kid in January 2022.