Eric Stamets

Eric Stamets
Cleveland Indians
Born: (1991-09-25) September 25, 1991
Dublin, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Eric James Stamets (born September 25, 1991) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Cleveland Indians' organization.


Stamets is a resident of Dublin, Ohio,.[1] where he attended Dublin Scioto High School.[2] Stamets attended the University of Evansville and played college baseball for the Evansville Purple Aces. In 2010, his freshman year, he was named a Freshman All-American.[3]

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Stamets in the sixth round, with the 207th overall selection, of the 2012 MLB Draft.[4] The Angels assigned him to the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League after he signed. He played for the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2013.[5] Stamets played for the Arkansas Travelers of the Class AA Texas League in 2014 and 2015.[6]

On July 28, 2015, the Angels traded Stamets to the Cleveland Indians for David Murphy.[7] He played for the Akron Rubberducks of the Class AA Eastern League following the trade. The Indians invited Stamets to spring training in 2016.[8]


  1. Jerry Earl Johnston (April 5, 2015). "The buzz is building for 24-year-old Bees shortstop Eric Stamets". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. FRANK DiRENNA. "Angels make Stamets' dream a reality". ThisWeek Community News. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. Drew Bruno. "Stamets receives more honors". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  4. Randy Beard. "UE's Stamets picked in sixth round by Angels". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  5. "Sixer infielders Eric Stamets and Alex Yarbrough in sync on and off the field". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  6. "Double-A Travelers flourishing with a healthy Eric Stamets". The Orange County Register. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  7. Los Angeles Times (July 28, 2015). "Angels acquire veteran outfielders David DeJesus and David Murphy". Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  8. Hoynes, Paul (January 26, 2016). "Cleveland Indians invite Adam Plutko, Eric Stamets, Will Roberts, Todd Hankins to spring training". Retrieved March 29, 2016.

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