Eric Farris

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Eric Michael-Jay Farris

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eric Farris was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th round of the 2007 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Corey Rodriguez and made his pro debut that summer.

Farris was first called up to the major leagues by the Milwaukee Brewers when starting 2B Rickie Weeks went on the disabled list with a twisted ankle in late July 2011. He made his debut as a pinch-hitter on July 28th, making an out in a game against the Chicago Cubs. That was his only major league action of the season. He returned for another cameo in 2012.

He was the best player for the Philippines national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers played in Australia in February 2016. He went 5 for 7 in the Philippines' two losses, scoring his team's lone run in its opening loss to Australia and then hitting a pair of doubles against New Zealand the next day. He led the Sydney qualifying pool in average (.025 over Keegan Swanepoel), was second in OBP (.007 behind Anthony Phillips), slugging (.125 behind Trent Oeltjen) and OPS (behind Oeltjen) and tied for 4th in hits (one behind James Beresford, Anthony Phillips and Swanepoel, all of whom played more games).

After completing his playing career, Farris joined the Seattle Mariners organization in 2017 working in the player development & scouting departments. He returned to the field as a hitting coach for the Everett AquaSox in 2018 and West Virginia Power in 2019. Farris was slated for a managerial position with West Virginia before COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 season. He managed the Modesto Nuts in 2021 and the AquaSox in 2022. He took on a different role in 2023 when he served as the infield & baserunning coach for the Tacoma Rainiers.

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2021 Modesto Nuts Low-A West 64-51 4th Seattle Mariners
2022 Everett AquaSox Northwest League 59-72 5th Seattle Mariners

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