Eric Lance Lauer is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers.
He was a member of the Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team in college. With the San Diego Padres, Lauer made his MLB debut.
Elyria, Ohio, is where Lauer was born and reared. He was a National Honor Society member at Midview High School in Grafton, Ohio.
While still in high school, Lauer enrolled in college classes at Lorain County Community College. He was a Cleveland Indians fan when he was a child.
Lauer was a pitcher and first baseman for the Midview baseball club. Because of his 91 mph (146 km/h) fastball, he attracted the attention of Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts.
He made the decision to play college baseball for the University of Kentucky, but he then changed his mind and committed to Kent State University.
Lauer had a 7–0 win-loss record with a 0.15 earned run average (ERA) as a senior at Midview, allowing one earned run in 47 innings pitched, striking out 96 batters and walking eight.
Lauer was voted Player of the Year by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2013, and he was also selected Mr. Baseball by Lorain County.
Lauer was drafted in the 17th round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Lauer passed down a $1 million signing bonus in order to attend college.
Lauer had a 5–4 win-loss record, a 1.98 ERA, and 103 strikeouts in his second season with the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Lauer pitched for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League over the summer and was selected as a league all-star.
He had the lowest ERA in college baseball since 1979 when he ended his junior year with a 0.69 ERA. He was named National Pitcher of the Year and Baseball Pitcher of the Year in the Mid-American Conference.
How Old Is Eric Lauer?
Eric Lauer is 26 years old. He was born on June 3, 1995.