Mitchell Evan Haniger, professionally known as Mitch Haniger, plays for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Haniger attended Archbishop Mitty High School, a member of the West Catholic Athletic League, in San Jose, California.
Haniger was chosen by the New York Mets in the 31st round of the 2009 MLB Draft, but he opted not to sign a contract with them. Instead, he enrolled at Cal Poly to play for the Mustangs. Haniger was chosen by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2012 MLB Draft.
He joined them and was given a signing bonus of $1.2 million. Haniger was sent to the Brewers’ Class A Midwest League affiliate in Appleton, Wisconsin after signing with the team. There, he played in 14 games for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
The Brewers gave Haniger a contract to play for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League following the 2013 campaign. Haniger was welcomed to 2014 spring training by the Brewers. Haniger was sent to the Class AA Southern League’s Huntsville Stars to start the 2014 season after failing to make the team’s 25-man roster.
He was sent by the Brewers to the Arizona Diamondbacks in July 2014. On August 16, 2016, the Diamondbacks promoted him to the major leagues, and that same day he made his MLB debut. He was dealt by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Seattle Mariners in November 2016, and he has since played for them.
Does Mitch Haniger Have Any Kids?
Mitch has a daughter with his wife, Amanda Gimenez. Their daughter was born in December 2020.