Mitchell Evan Haniger is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A collegiate All-American in 2012, Haniger was originally signed by the Milwaukee Brewers after selection in the supplemental section of the first round of the 2012 MLB draft.
He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014 while still a minor league prospect. He made his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks in 2016.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Haniger as a supplemental draft pick at the end of the first round of the 2012 MLB draft — the 38th overall selection.
The pick with which Haniger was selected was awarded to the Brewers as partial compensation for the loss of slugger Prince Fielder to the Detroit Tigers in the 2011-12 offseason.
Haniger’s signing bonus with the Brewers was $1.2 million — less than the $1.359 million bonus for his draft slot recommended by the MLB.
After signing with the Brewers, Haniger was dispatched to the team’s affiliate in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he appeared in 14 games for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Class A Midwest League.
Haniger sat out the 2020 season due to numerous surgeries between the offseason and during the pandemic-shortened season. Haniger returned to baseball in 2021 and had a career year, setting career highs with 39 home runs, 100 runs batted in, and 110 runs scored.
Mitch Haniger Contract and Salary
Mitch Haniger signed a 1 year / $7,750,000 contract with the Seattle Mariners, including $7,750,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,750,000. In 2022, Haniger will earn a base salary of $7,750,000, while carrying a total salary of $7,750,000.
Mitch Haniger Net Worth
Mitch Haniger has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.