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Eric started Lumber to Leather after finishing a 14-year (2008-2021) professional playing career with the New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and the Hanshin Tigers of Japan. After being named a AA and AAA all-star, Eric played 4 seasons in the MLB with the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners, including the 2015 season when the Mets won the National League pennant.
He has a proven track record of improving players at every level by introducing easy to remember drills and thought processes. With a focus on body positioning and fundamentals, he sets players up for success.
Congratulations to January's Most Improved Player
Montville High School 2025
January- Cate Fusaro NFA class of 2024
February- Johnny Lazarou- CT Crush 13u
March- Daniel Gelinas - Waterford 12u
April- Andy McDonald- East Lyme 13u
September- Joseph Berrios- Clinton 11u
October- Drew Sheriff- Montville 11u
I started “Lumber to Leather” for a simple reason. I love helping players improve their game and mentality. I was fortunate to play with and against the best players in the world for 14 years and I learned a ton in the process. The common trait that the great ones share is they come to the field focused on getting better every day. They commit to their craft and always find a way to improve.
The coaching I received throughout my career was second to none. I can confidently say I worked with the best hitting and defensive coaches in the world during my development. A number of the drills I do with current players are the same drills that helped me have success throughout my career.
My vision with "Lumber to Leather" is to help develop players that are passionate about baseball and softball. Whether its making a Little League All-Star team, making a High School team, earning a College Scholarship, or playing professionally, every player has a goal in mind. I will help you achieve it.