|High School:||St. Mary's HS|
Redshirt Junior (2012):
Appeared in eight total games before redshirting due to injury. Hit .455 in six games at the plate, going 9-for-20 with two doubles and three runs batted in. Had three multi-hit games in six games as a batter at first base and designated hitter. Went 4-for-5 at Stanford with a pair of runs batted in. On the mound, had a 5.74 ERA in three starts, logging 15.2 innings. Had an 0-0 record and a 3.38 ERA through his first two starts before suffering his injury and tried to make one more start (a loss at Kansas State). Against San Diego State, Haberman went 7.1 innings on the mound with nine strikeouts and two earned runs allowed and drove in a run at the plate with a 2-for-4 night, but took a no decision.
Split time between designated hitter and pitcher, appearing in 32 games on offense, including 16 starts, while tossing 12 innings in seven appearances on the mound. At the plate, Haberman hit .266 with five doubles in 64 at bats. Scored six runs and drove in another six. Went four-for-10 in a three-game series against Nevada with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Delivered a two-run pinch-hit single at USC on March 19. Added a pinch-hit RBI double on April 2 against Long Beach State. Drove in two in a 1-for-2 day with a walk against UC Riverside on April 9. On the mound, Haberman posted four scorless outings, striking out the side against Cal State Northridge on April 21 in a one-inning stint; fanning one in two innings of shutout ball at Santa Clara on April 26; Allowing no earned runs in one-inning appearances against UC Davis (May 6) and Cal Poly (May 22).
In his first season of Division I play John opened the season as one of Pacific’s most consistent hitters, batting .400 or better in his first 24 games played. Haberman appeared in 42 games, making 39 starts as the Tigers’ designated hitter. To go along with his .359 OBP and his .404 slugging percentage, Haberman hit an impressive .321 in 156 at-bats in 2010. In addition to his invaluable service at the plate, Haberman also compiled 20.1 innings as a pitcher, striking out 17 and walking 12. Haberman had two four-hit games in 2010. He went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two doubles on March 26 at San Jose State, as well as 4-for-5 plate appearance with two doubles on April 10 against UC Riverside. As his play sparkled throughout the season, John began raking in awards both from the Big West Conference and also around the country. For his success both on the mound and at the plate against No. 19 Stanford and San Jose State, Haberman became the first Tiger in 2010 to be named as one of 15 weekly CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Players the week ending April 1. Against the Spartans on March 28, Haberman drove in all three of Pacific’s runs during their 3-2 victory in extra innings, including the run in the bottom of the ninth to push the game into extras, and his bat also produced the game-tying and winning runs in the bottom of the 11th. On the mound against No. 19 Stanford on March 23, Haberman went on to record his first career victory. That week John was also named Pacific’s first Big West Pitcher of the Week in 2010.
Haberman graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, Calif., in 2009. As a senior John helped his team to a 24-10 overall record, as the Rams finished second in the Sac-Joaquin Section. During his senior year Haberman hit an astounding .462 with a .558 OBP and a .615 slugging percentage. John tallied 42 hits and 28 RBI at the plate and recorded a .963 fielding percentage. On the hill John compiled a 2.14 ERA over 59 innings, including 59 strikeouts. During his junior campaign in 2008, John was 6-2 with two saves and a 3.10 ERA in 49.2 innings of work. Haberman allowed just one home run and one triple and held opposing hitters to a paltry .228 batting average. John finished the season with 46 strikeouts and only 20 walks. His efforts on the mound led St. Mary’s to a 21-12 record in 2008.
John Haberman was born in Stockton, Calif., and is the son of John Haberman and Sandra Medina-Haberman. He has one older sister, Megan. Haberman is a social science major with plans to teach or coach baseball after graduating.