Farris with the Milwaukee Brewers
|Second baseman / Left fielder|
March 3, 1986 |
|July 28, 2011, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Eric Michael-Jay Farris (born March 3, 1986) is a professional baseball second baseman and left fielder who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Farris is the only son of Elizabeth and Darryl Farris. He has two sisters, Jeannette and Jessica.
Farris went to high school at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona. With the Huskies, he hit .469 with 41 RBI and 50 runs scored, as well as 14 stolen bases, to lead them to back-to-back state titles. He was a Collegiate Baseball/TPX All-American and was named Arizona Player of the Year by the East Valley Tribune and the ABCA. He was selected in the 42nd round, 1269th overall in the 2004 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves, but chose to play college with the Loyola Marymount Lions.
In 2005, he was slated to be their starting shortstop, but broke his hamate bone just before the season and missed six weeks. After returning in March at second base, he was second on the team in batting average, leading to a second-team All-WCC selection. In 2006, he led the team in numerous categories, with an All-WCC honorable mention. 2007 was his best year as a Lion, leading the team in average, stolen bases, runs, hits, and total bases. He was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. He ended his career with the fourth most stolen bases in team history, despite only three seasons there.
He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th round, 131st overall, of the 2007 MLB Draft. In 2007, he made his professional debut for their Rookie League Helena Brewers. Farris played all of the 2008 season with the Class A West Virginia Power and all of the 2009 season with the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees. Though rehabbing with the Rookie Arizona League Brewers early in the 2010 campaign, Farris played the rest of the 2010 season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He hit .256 in 98 games for Nashville before his first call-up.
On July 28, 2011, Farris was called up to the Brewers after they placed Rickie Weeks on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle. He made his debut that day, going 0-1 in a pinch-hit appearance, not staying in the game. He was optioned back to Nashville the following day.
On February 25, 2016 Farris was confirmed to have signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball which is an Indy League on the East Coast of the USA and Texas  He became a free agent after the 2016 season.
- Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist - 2007
- Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star - 2007
- Florida State League Mid and Post-Season All-Star - 2009
- Minor League Statistics
- Haudricourt, Tom (2011-07-28). "Farris summoned from Nashville". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- Haudricourt, Tom (2011-07-29). "Lopez in; Farris out". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
- "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.