• Full name Eric Michael-Jay Farris
  • Born 03/03/1986 in Sacramento, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Loyola Marymount
  • Debut 07/28/2011
  • Drafted in the 4th round (131st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007 (signed for $207,000).
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    Lightly regarded out of high school in Arizona, Farris has had a solid career at Loyola Marymount and should have a chance to reach the majors either as an everyday second baseman or as a utility infielder. He has increased his visibility the last 12 months, first by hitting .298 in the Cape Cod League (the league average was .244) and by playing plenty of shortstop for the Lions this spring. He lacks pure middle-infield actions, and his arm and hands are short to be an everyday shortstop, but he'll fit fine at second, where his athleticism serves him well. Farris has good bat control and has improved his ability to make contact, though he still needs to walk more to be a true No. 2 hitter. He's a slightly above-average runner who has solid instincts on the basepaths.

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  • Rated Best Defensive 2B in the Pacific Coast League in 2011
  • Rated Best Defensive 2B in the Florida State League in 2009
  • Rated Best Baserunner in the Florida State League in 2009

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