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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 went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Mariners' 7-6 defeat of the White Sox on Tuesday in Cactus League play.
Haniger singled in the first, doubled in the second, and then tripled in the bottom of the sixth. Seattle's projected starting right fielder is batting .444 with a 1.306 OPS through 39 plate appearances this spring, and he also now has two stolen bases in two attempts. Haniger, 26, carries sneaky fantasy upside in deep leagues. Mar 14 - 7:32 PM

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Mitch Haniger stayed hot while going 2-for-4 with a run scored on Thursday versus the Cubs.

The 26-year-old outfielder is looking to sew up the starting job in right field with a strong spring. He is off to a great start, with a .400 batting average and a pair of homers in 25 at-bats. Haniger struggled in a brief stint with the Diamondbacks last year, batting just .229 with five home runs in 123 plate appearances. He was sent to the Mariners over the winter along with Jean Segura in the Taijuan Walker trade.
Mar 9 - 6:45 PM

Mitch Haniger connected for his second homer of the spring in Friday’s Cactus League loss to the Rangers.

Haniger went 2-for-3 on the day and is now hitting .429 (6-for-14) so far this spring. If you were thinking of targeting him as a deep sleeper this spring, you might end up having some company.
Mar 3 - 6:06 PM

Mitch Haniger finished 2-for-3 with three RBI in the Mariners' 8-1 Cactus League rout of the White Sox on Tuesday.

Haniger went deep for a three-run shot off flamethrowing prospect Michael Kopech in the top of the first inning. He then led off the top of the third with a single. Haniger should open the 2017 season as the Mariners' primary right fielder and he's shaping up as a pretty intriguing fantasy sleeper. The 26-year-old batted .321/.419/.581 with 25 home runs, 94 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 129 games last season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Diamondbacks.
Feb 28 - 6:20 PM

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

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

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C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Robert Whalen
7Dillon Overton
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R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6Daniel Altavilla
7Casey Fien
8Tony Zych
9Shae Simmons
10Jonathan Aro
11James Pazos
12Thyago Vieira