Mitch Haniger
Mitch Haniger
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Seattle Mariners
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Haniger's 2018 season was what he could have done in 2017 had he not gotten hurt and missed a good chunk of time. His skills have been mostly stable over the past two seasons since he became an everyday major leaguer, and his offensive production has been at least 30% better than the league average. It is still too early in his career to see anything definitive in his splits, but he has been very good against righties and added dominance of lefties last year after showing some issues against them in 2017. He has had little trouble hitting at home or on the road. The turnover of the surrounding cast is a concern because Haniger will be asked to do more in a lineup that will be less than what it has been the past two seasons. He will have a tough time repeating the 183 runs-plus-RBI he had last year with a weaker supporting cast around him as the Mariners rebuild their roster in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Mariners in March of 2019.
Returns to lineup
OFSeattle Mariners
April 18, 2019
Haniger (illness) is starting in right field and hitting second Thursday against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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As expected, Haniger is good to go for Thursday's series opener after missing Wednesday's game with an illness. The outfielder, who is slashing .281/.333/.618 with six homers through 21 games, will face righty Chris Stratton in his return to action.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
15
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+108%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .869 305 40 9 39 2 .302 .370 .498
Since 2017vs Right .852 881 127 38 116 12 .276 .352 .499
2019vs Left 1.615 13 4 1 4 0 .545 .615 1.000
2019vs Right .776 80 15 4 11 1 .230 .263 .514
2018vs Left .889 195 26 4 24 1 .314 .395 .494
2018vs Right .847 488 64 22 69 7 .274 .355 .493
2017vs Left .734 97 10 4 11 1 .250 .289 .446
2017vs Right .877 313 48 12 36 4 .292 .372 .505
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .809 580 71 20 66 9 .273 .355 .454
Since 2017Away .901 606 96 27 89 5 .292 .359 .542
2019Home .875 51 11 2 5 1 .292 .333 .542
2019Away .907 42 8 3 10 0 .243 .286 .622
2018Home .799 325 39 12 39 4 .261 .354 .445
2018Away .914 358 51 14 54 4 .307 .377 .537
2017Home .808 204 21 6 22 4 .286 .363 .445
2017Away .876 206 37 10 25 1 .278 .341 .535
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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
0.14
 
BB Rate
4.0%
 
K Rate
28.3%
 
BABIP
.322
 
ISO
.289
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.313
 
SLG
.556
 
OPS
.869
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Out with illness
OFSeattle Mariners
Illness
April 17, 2019
Haniger was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland due to a sinus infection, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Leaves yard again in loss
OFSeattle Mariners
April 15, 2019
Haniger went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.
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Slugs fourth homer
OFSeattle Mariners
April 13, 2019
Haniger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Astros.
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Secures another timely hit
OFSeattle Mariners
April 11, 2019
Haniger went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Royals.
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Comes up big in clutch
OFSeattle Mariners
April 10, 2019
Haniger went 1-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Royals.
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