Mitch Haniger

Position: OF
Born: 12/23/1990
Height: 6'2
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade on July 31, 2014, from the Brewers, along with with LHP Anthony Banda for OF Gerardo Parra (ARI). Originally drafted in the first round (#38 overall) in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .325 with 24 homers and 86 RBIs in 119 games between Mobile (Double-A) and Reno (Triple-A) along with 10 stolen bases and 32 doubles for a .423 OBA and .588 slugging percentage.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Reno on August 16 when OF Socrates Brito was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/16/2016

Debut Details
August 16, in a 7-5 loss to the Mets. The starting left fielder, he batted seventh and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, adding a double and a triple. In his first big-league at bat in the second inning against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard, he struck out looking. In the fourth inning, with one out, he grounded out to second base. In the sixth inning, with one out and two on, he tripled to center field to drive in baserunners Jake Lamb and Welington Castillo, and then scored on a fielding error by T.J. Rivera. In the seventh, with two outs and two on, he doubled to left field to score Paul Goldschmidt.

Player Notes
Haniger combined to hit a combined .310 with 13 homers, 55 RBIs, 12 steals and 26 doubles along with a .368 OBA and .515 SLG between Mobile and Visalia (High A), but he was actually struggling at Mobile and as a result was sent down to Visalia. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as he worked his tail off to make adjustments in all aspects of his offensive game which showed on the field, and carried over into 2016. He had spent time at three different stops in 2014, thanks in part to the deadline deal that saw him switch organizations, combining to bat .259 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs in 79 games between Huntsville (Brewers/Double-A), Arizona Rookie League (Diamondbacks) and Mobile.