6-Year Veteran Catcher Elects Free Agency

Eric Haase has made the decision to enter free agency.

His baseball career has seen a mix of highs and lows in recent years. Between the 2021 and 2022 seasons, while playing for the Detroit Tigers, he showcased his power by hitting 36 home runs in 208 games, demonstrating his potential as a strong offensive player.

However, in the 2023 season, things took a different turn. Haase faced significant struggles at the plate, recording a disappointing batting line of .201/.247/.281 in 293 major-league plate appearances.

This sharp decline in performance may have prompted him to explore free agency, as he seeks new opportunities to either regain his previous form or secure a better contract with a different team.

Haase's decision to enter free agency is likely influenced by the desire to find a fresh start and potentially revitalize his career.

Over his six-year career, the 30-year-old holds a .225/.276/.391 triple-slash line, with 41 home runs, 137 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 113 runs scored over 323 games played.

His versatility as a player who can serve as both a catcher and a corner outfielder could still make him an attractive option for teams in need of positional flexibility.

Teams evaluating Haase in the free-agent market will consider both his past successes and recent struggles in determining his potential value to their rosters. Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports