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Mitch Haniger | Outfielder | #17

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / MLW

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Mitch Haniger is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Mariners in Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Padres.
M's manager Scott Servais had indicated that Saturday's lineup could be a preview of the Opening Day alignment, and having Haniger bat sixth would be a boost to his already soaring fantasy value. The biggest loser in this potential lineup appears to be Leonys Martin, who is stuck in the ninth spot. Feb 25 - 9:56 AM

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Mitch Haniger said Friday that he believes he's capable of stealing 20 bases this season.

Mariners manager Scott Servais added that he's given the outfielder the green light on the basepaths. Haniger has stolen double-digit bases a few times in the minors but hasn't come close to 20, so it would be a nice surprise if he's able to get to that number. The 26-year-old is a former compensation round draft pick but bloomed late as a prospect following a swing change. He has the potential to be an interesting power/speed flier late in your fantasy draft.
Feb 24 - 11:16 AM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said he's been most impressed by Mitch Haniger in the early portion of spring training.

"He has a plan every time he’s in the outfield, on the bases or in the batter’s box," said Servais. "It’s a very professional approach." Haniger finally made the big leagues with the Diamondbacks last year, hitting .229 with five homers and 17 RBI over 34 appearances. After trading Seth Smith, letting Franklin Gutierrez walk in free agency and waiving Nori Aoki this offseason, Haniger should open the year as Seattle's starting right fielder. Haniger may not develop into a fantasy asset right away but he's someone to keep an eye on.
Feb 23 - 6:06 PM

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that he envisions Mitch Haniger opening the season as the club's starting right fielder.

He expects Jarrod Dyson will start in left while Leonys Martin starts in center field, leaving Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia to battle it out for the fourth outfielder role. Haniger put on a show in the minor leagues in 2016, slashing .321/.419/.581 with 25 homers, 94 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 129 games between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno. His fantasy value will be dependent on where he hits in the lineup, but it sounds as though he's in line for everyday at-bats.
Jan 6 - 11:34 PM

Mariners acquired OF Mitch Haniger, 2B Jean Segura and LHP Zac Curtis from the Diamondbacks for SS Ketel Marte and RHP Taijuan Walker.

Haniger saw a fair number of at-bats with the Diamondbacks this past season and finished out having hit to a .229/.309/.404 triple-slash with five homers and 17 RBI across 109 major league at-bats. The 25-year-old outfielder performed more admirably during his time in the minors, boasting a .321/.419/.581 triple-slash at Double- and Triple-A in 2016. His role with the Mariners figures to clarify come spring training.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Mitch Haniger went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

Haniger's big blast came with two outs and capped off a five-run sixth inning by the Diamondbacks. In 59 at-bats with the big league club this season, the 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .237/.313/.407 with two homers and 11 RBI. Both homers have come in the last four games, but it would be best to look elsewhere for fantasy glory.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:28:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled OF Mitch Haniger from Triple-A Reno.

Haniger batted .237/.302/.342 in 43 plate appearances earlier this season with Arizona. He'll probably get some playing time down the stretch, but not enough to warrant a pickup in a standard fantasy league.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 06:03:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned OF Mitch Haniger to Triple-A Reno.

Haniger has received 34 at-bats with the big league club and was hitting .265/.333/.382 with two doubles and a triple prior to being sent down on Thursday. He should see a return call to the bigs in a few days once rosters expand on September 1.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 01:49:00 AM

Making his major league debut, Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and three total RBI.

Not too shabby for young Mr. Haniger, who came through with a two-run triple in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the seventh. He had just earned the call to the bigs earlier on Tuesday. Splitting time between Double- and Triple-A prior to the promotion, he held a sweet .325/.423/.588 triple-slash to pair with 24 home runs, 86 RBI and 10 steals over 119 games. He is worth a speculative flier in deeper NL-only formats and could achieve deep mixed-league relevance if he begins to see extended at-bats.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of OF Mitch Haniger from Triple-A Reno.

Haniger was batting .325/.423/.588 with 24 home runs, 86 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 74 runs scored in 119 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. The 25-year-old former supplemental first-round pick could carry deep-league fantasy value if he finds regular playing time in the Arizona outfield.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect OF Mitch Haniger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Monday for High-A Visalia, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

Haniger opened the season at Double-A Mobile where he batted a respectable .281/.351/.379 but hit just one home run with 19 RBI in 55 games before a demotion to High-A Visalia in late June. However, the 24-year-old outfielder has been red hot since moving down to the hitter-friendly California League, where he’s posted a .364/.412/.818 batting line with seven home runs, 19 extra-base hits and 22 RBI in only 18 games. He’s done most of that damage during his current 10-game hitting streak, during which he’s batting .395 with five home runs, six doubles and 11 RBI.
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Diamondbacks acquired OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda from the Brewers for OF Gerardo Parra.

Haniger is the prize of the return package. The No. 38 overall pick in the 2012 draft slashed an uninspiring .255/.316/.416 across 271 plate appearances for Double-A Huntsville. If he can pick up his developmental pace, a mid-season debut in 2015 isn't out of the question.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Brewers outfield prospect Mitch Haniger went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs.

Haniger was hitting .258/.321/.376 through his first 61 games, but has hit four home runs in his last two games, raising his season line to .266/.329/.432. He has the potential to hit .280 with 15-20 home runs at the major league level, though he has struggled to put up better-than-average numbers in the minor leagues. He is in line for a mid-2015 major league debut.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Brewers prospect OF Mitch Haniger homered in his third consecutive game on Sunday for Double-A Huntsville.

The No. 38 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Haniger batted .264/.348/.431 with 36 doubles, 11 home runs and a 92/57 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 129 games last season between Low-A Wisconsin and High-A Brevard County. The 23-year-old parlayed a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League and spring training into an Opening Day assignment to Double-A, where he's batted .206/.270/.529 with two doubles, three home runs and six RBI through nine games. Haniger is unlikely to contribute in the major leagues this season, but another solid campaign should set him up for a potential mid-season debut in 2015.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Brewers prospect Mitch Haniger went 1-for-3 with a homer, three RBI, two walks and a pair of runs scored as Surprise defeated Glendale 7-0 in Arizona Fall League action on Saturday.

Haniger has been hammering the ball early in the AFL season, slashing .394/.475/.667 with two homers and 12 RBI in his first nine games. The 22-year-old outfielder hit .264/.348/.431 with 11 homers, 68 RBI, nine stolen bases and a 92/57 K/BB ratio over 129 games between Low-A Wisconsin and High-A Brevard County. He's unlikely to make an impact with the Brewers in 2014.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 04:31:00 PM

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1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
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SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
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RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
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