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Mitch Haniger

#17 | OF
Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners
Mitch Haniger
Name: Mitchell Evan Haniger
Born: Dec 23, 1990 in Mountain View, Calif. USA
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (38th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012 (signed for $1,200,000)
The brother of former Georgia Tech slugger Jason Haniger, Mitch is a physical specimen who was a standout wide receiver in high school. He has has generated top-50-pick buzz this spring by showing two legitimate plus tools in his power and arm strength. His throws are low and accurate with good carry, leading scouts to believe Haniger can play right field in the big leagues, though he plays a decent center field for the Mustangs. Haniger racked up nine outfield assists through just 39 games this spring. He's a fringe-average runner and an average defender with a chance to be a fringe-average hitter. He has refined his setup this spring, getting his hands in better hitting position and staying in sync more consistently. He also has become more selective, walking as much as he strikes out and handling offspeed stuff much better than he did earlier in his career, especially with two strikes. His improved approach and pitch recognition has allowed him to make good use of his power--he had more home runs (11) through 12 weeks than the top two teams in the Big West combined.
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