Mitch Haniger
Mitch Haniger
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Seattle Mariners
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Although it was his second season in the majors, 2017 was Haniger’s rookie season since he fell seven plate appearances shy of 130 in 2016. He had a solid season, but injuries limited his playing time. When he played, he showed above-average potential at the plate, slugging nearly .500 in a park that is typically better for pitchers than it is hitters. The oddity with Haniger is that he does a majority of his damage against fellow righties (16 of his career 21 homers have come against righties). It is too early to consider this the norm for him, but it is worth noting for daily transaction leagues since it is an anomaly. The other thing to watch for is his walk rate – which is real: the 11.2 percent rate in the first half or the 3.9 percent rate in the second? If the former is real, he can stick high in the lineup. If it is not, Haniger will drop to the bottom half. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $538,000 contract with the Mariners in February of 2017.
Keeps on hitting in loss
OFSeattle Mariners
September 17, 2018
Haniger went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.
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A day after smacking his second home run of September, Haniger served up his fifth consecutive two-hit effort as an encore. The hot-hitting outfielder has also driven in a run in four of the last five games, and nine of his 17 hits for the month have gone for extra bases (five doubles, two triples, two homers).
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .787 310 30 9 37 2 .270 .339 .448
Since 2016vs Right .854 857 117 37 116 11 .278 .359 .495
2018vs Left .853 180 18 4 23 1 .300 .378 .475
2018vs Right .857 454 62 21 66 7 .274 .357 .500
2017vs Left .734 97 10 4 11 1 .250 .289 .446
2017vs Right .877 313 48 12 36 4 .292 .372 .505
2016vs Left .583 33 2 1 3 0 .172 .273 .310
2016vs Right .760 90 7 4 14 0 .250 .322 .438
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+87%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .823 574 64 22 72 8 .274 .361 .462
Since 2016Away .848 593 83 24 81 5 .278 .346 .502
2018Home .819 298 36 12 37 4 .263 .359 .459
2018Away .888 336 44 13 52 4 .298 .366 .522
2017Home .808 204 21 6 22 4 .286 .363 .445
2017Away .876 206 37 10 25 1 .278 .341 .535
2016Home .885 72 7 4 13 0 .286 .361 .524
2016Away .474 51 2 1 4 0 .152 .235 .239
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Stat Review
How does Mitch Haniger compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.47
 
BB Rate
10.3%
 
K Rate
22.1%
 
BABIP
.332
 
ISO
.210
 
AVG
.282
 
OBP
.365
 
SLG
.492
 
OPS
.857
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Debuting in mid-August last season, Haniger mostly struggled in his first exposure to big-league pitching (81 wRC+) but he showed decent pop in the small sample (five home runs, .174 ISO in 123 plate appearances). This came on the heels of Haniger destroying upper-level pitching in the minors last season, posting a 156 wRC+ in 55 games at Double-A and 185 wRC+ in 74 games at Triple-A. The Mariners took notice and got him included in the Taijuan Walker/Jean Segura trade early in the offseason. The door is open for Haniger to work his way into a prominent role with Seattle and gain relevance in a wide variety of formats. There are worse ways to utilize a final bench spot in 15-team mixed leagues.
Haniger was dealt to Arizona from Milwaukee in exchange for Gerardo Parra at the trade deadline last year, and while he was a notable part of the Brewers’ farm system, that speaks more to Milwaukee’s lack of well-known prospects than to Haniger’s abilities. He slashed .255/.316/.416 in 67 games at Double-A Huntsville prior to the trade, and was only able to play eight games with the Diamondbacks’ Double-A affiliate before the end of the minor league season. Haniger is the type of player that should be able to provide organizational corner outfield depth for several years, but he would need to take a significant step forward in order to ever offer much big-league upside. There’s a good chance he will spend much of 2015 at Double-A Mobile.
Haniger got his first professional season off to a quick start with Low-A Wisconsin, posting a .909 OPS over 41 games before earning a promotion to the next level. His numbers weren’t nearly as impressive at High-A, but he was one of the top players in the Arizona Fall League, and the former first-rounder has established himself as one of the Brewers’ better prospects. Expect Haniger, who split time between center field and right field last season, to open 2014 at High-A.
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Smacks 25th homer
OFSeattle Mariners
September 15, 2018
Haniger went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday against the Angels.
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Scores twice, drives in one
OFSeattle Mariners
September 13, 2018
Haniger went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Angels.
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Bags another multi-hit game
OFSeattle Mariners
September 12, 2018
Haniger went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI in Seattle's 5-4 loss to San Diego on Wednesday.
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Walks, steals, scores go-ahead run
OFSeattle Mariners
September 10, 2018
Haniger went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.
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Extends hitting streak with homer
OFSeattle Mariners
September 6, 2018
Haniger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
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