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Draft Focus: Mitch Haniger

Draft : : Top Prospects
Allan Simpson        
Published: Monday, May 21, 2012

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Mitch Haniger Perfect Game profile

Position:  OF
Height:  6-2
Weight: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthdate:  December 23, 1990
College:  Cal Poly
Hometown:  Santa Clara, Calif.
Previously Drafted:  Mets '09 (31)

Projected Draft Round:  1S, 2

An athletic talent in a pro-like 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame, Haniger is a complete package, capable of showcasing all five tools—particularly power and arm strength.

Even as he hit just .275-6-27 as a sophomore for Cal Poly, it was evident that Haniger had the natural ability to be a productive offensive player, and he has responded this season by batting .342-12-58, topping the Mustangs in homers and RBIs. He makes consistent, hard contact and his raw power has started to evolve into a legitimate weapon, though is still mostly to the gaps.


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