Mitchell Evan Haniger…married to Amanda…graduated from Archbishop Mitty HS (CA)…attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for three years…earned Big West Freshman of the Year honors in 2010…named Big West Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 2012…his brother, Jason, was the Pirates' 19th-round pick in 2008 draft out of Georgia Tech.
Totals - Hit .282 (104x369) with 58 runs, 25 doubles, 2 triples, 16 home runs, 47 RBI, 31 walks, a .352 on-base percentage and a .491 slugging mark in 96 games with Seattle... Table-Setter - Hit .318 (69x217) with 45 runs, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs, 30 RBI, 24 walks, a .401 on-base percentage, a .562 slugging mark and a .963 OPS while batting 2nd in the order…his .318 average ranked 5thbest among #2 hitters in the Majors and 3rd-best in the AL... He's On First - Recorded a 13-game hitting streak, April 6-19, batting .380 (19x50) with 13 runs, 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 15 RBI…his 13-game hitting streak is tied for the 6th-longest hitting streak by a rookie in club history (also: Ichiro Suzuki, 9/21 - 10/7/01)... In a Starting Role - Despite missing 60 games due to two appearances on the disabled list, made 95 starts in the outfield, 8th-most in club history by a rookie... Bases Unloaded - Hit .545 (6x11) with 2 doubles, 1 home run and 14 RBI with the bases loaded…his .545 average with the bases loaded ranked T3rd-best in the American League... Best vs. the West - In 55 games vs. the AL West, hit .317 (70x221) with 38 runs, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home runs, 28 RBI, a .381 on-base percentage, a .570 slugging mark and a .951 OPS. ..Off and Running - In 21 games in the month of April, hit .342 (27x79) with 20 runs, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 16 RBI, 13 walks, a .447 on-base percentage and a .608 slugging mark... Tale of the 2nd Half - After the All-Star Break, hit .290 (56x193) with 23 runs, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs, 24 RBI, 8 walks, a .328 on-base percentage and a .508 slugging mark in 49 games... September Surge - Hit .365 (42x115) with 17 runs, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs, 14 RBI, a .387 on-base percentage and a .635 slugging mark in 27 games in the month of September… among American League leaders in September, ranked T1st in hits, 4th in batting, T5th in extra-base hits (16), T6th in doubles and 8th in slugging and OPS... Hit After Hit - Tallied 42 hits in the month of September, becoming one of 3 Mariners rookies in club history (done 4x) to record at least 40 hits in a calendar month…joins Ichiro (47 H in May, 2001 and 51 H in August, 2001) and Ben Gamel (42 H in June, 2017)... High Five - Went 5-for-5 with 1 run and 3 doubles on September 30 at Los Angeles-AL… became the 4th Mariners rookie all-time with 5 hits in a game (last: Mike Carp, 9/20/11 at MIN)…became the first Mariner ever to collect 5 hits and 3 doubles in a game... Historic - After going 5-for-5 with 3 doubles on September 30 at Los Angeles-AL, became the 14th rookie in MLB history (since 1901) to collect at least 5 hits and 3 doubles in a game and the first since Montreal's Warren Cromartie on July 4, 1977 (Game 1) at Chicago-NL... DL Stints - Made two trips to the disabled list…on the 10-day DL, April 26 - June 11 with a strained right oblique, missing 42 games…included a rehab assingment with AAA Tacoma… on the 10-day DL, July 30 - August 18 with a facial laceration, missing 18 games… included a rehab assignment with Tacoma.
Totals - Hit .229 (25x109) with 9 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs and 17 RBI in 34 games with Arizona...Quite the Debut - Made his Major League debut with Arizona on Aug. 16 vs. New York-NL…went 2-for-4 with 1 run, 1 double, 1 triple and 3 RBI, the most XBH and RBI by a D-backs player in his ML debut…recorded his first Major League hit with a triple off Noah Syndergaard in the bottom of the 6th inning...Year to Remember - Named the Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year after batting .321 (147x458) with 79 runs, 34 doubles, 5 triples, 25 home runs, 94 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 129 games with AA Mobile and AAA Reno…named to the Southern League midseason All-Star team... Leading the Way - At the time of his selection by Arizona (8/16), among Minor League leaders, ranked T5th in extra-base hits (60), 7th in OPS (1.011) and 11th in RBI (86).
In 55 games with AA Mobile, hit .281 (43x153) with 10 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 19 RBI…finished the season with advanced-A Visalia, batting .332 (67x202) with 40 runs, 16 doubles, 3 triples, 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 49 games.
Enters the 2014 season as the third-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.....ranked 10th entering the 2013 season.
Entered the season as the 10th-best prospect and best outfield arm in the Brewers organization (Baseball America)…hit .297 (43x145) with 5 home runs and 25 RBI in 41 games with A Wisconsin before being promoted to High-A Brevard County…batted .250 (82x328) with 6 home runs and 43 RBI in 88 games with Brevard County.
Selected by Milwaukee in the supplemental fi rst round of the First-Year Player Draft.....signed by Dan Huston...After being drafted, missed most of the 2012 season with a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.....suffered the injury on a play at the plate on 7/5 at Cedar Rapids.
Selected by New York-NL in the 31st round of the First-Year Player Draft.....did not sign.