Mitch Haniger, Outfield, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 12/23/1990
Birthplace: Mountain View, California
College: California Polytechnic State University
Mitch Haniger, outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, was a top player in college. In 2012, he was named the Big West Conference Player of the Year. While at college, he was drafted by the New York Mets in 2009 but he didn't sign with them. Three years later, he was drafted by and signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. He played in the Brewers' minor league system in 2012 and 2013.
The Brewers traded Haniger to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2014. He spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the minor leagues.
Haniger played in 34 games with the Diamondbacks in 2016. On August 16th, in his first game in the major leagues, he had his first hit, a triple. He finished the season with 25 hits and a .229 batting average. Defensively, he played 9 games in left field, 22 games in center field, and 4 games in right field. He also played 129 games in the minors.
The Diamondbacks traded Haniger to the Mariners on November 23, 2016.
Batting statistics for Haniger as a minor league player from 2012 through 2016 include:
- 455 games played
- 469 hits
- 111 doubles
- 61 home runs
- 268 RBIs
- 326 strikeouts to 189 walks
- .290 batting average