19 Mitch Haniger
19 Mitch Haniger
Birth Date: 12-23-90
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/R
Experience: 2V

After a brilliant true freshman season in which he earned Big West Freshman Player of the Year honors and a sophomore campaign in which he led Cal Poly in doubles and home runs, will be Cal Poly's every day center fielder in 2012.

2011: Started 52 of Cal Poly's 53 games, all in the outfield … will move from right field to center field in junior season … his 14 doubles, two triples and six home runs as a sophomore led the team … knocked in 27 runs, second on the team … after going 6-for-17 in first five games of season, average dropped to .211 before putting together 11-game hitting streak, hiking average 29 points ... finished hitting .274 … four stolen bases, 11 multiple-hit games and a quartet of multiple-RBI contests ... hit safely in 25 of last 30 games of season, going 35-for-111 (.315) ... all six home runs were solo shots … produced three-hit games against Saint Mary's and UC Irvine … reached base 47.6 percent of time as leadoff hitter ... 11 RBI in 20 opportunities with runner on third base and less than two outs ... hit .310 at night and .245 in day games ... played summer ball for Green Bay Bull Frogs in Northwoods League and hit .277 with seven doubles, five home runs and 22 RBI … named No. 3 Major League prospect out of Northwoods League by Baseball America.

2010: A .326 hitter in first season at Cal Poly with 15 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 46 RBI, second on the team ... was seven-for-11 in stolen bases ... earned team's Scott Kidd Rookie of the Year Award and was named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ... started 43 games -- 25 in right field and 18 as designated hitter -- and played in three others, missing several games in April due to injury ... 17 multiple-hit games and team-leading 14 multiple-RBI contests ... went 5-for-6 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in season finale against Cal State Bakersfield, becoming ninth Mustang in Division I history to collect five or more hits in a game ... produced 14-game hitting streak in March ... in first college game went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against USC ... 3-for-5 with four runs scored at Pepperdine, 3-for-3 against USF and hit a grand slam against Pacific on May 23 ... also had four RBI with two doubles against Northern Illinois ... tripled against Loyola Marymount ... handled 40 chances without an error in the outfield ... hit .388 against lefties, was 5-for-9 with the bases loaded. hit .364 at home and drove in 12 runs in 15 opportunities with a runner on third and less than two outs ... played summer ball for Corvallis Knights, hitting .311 (46 of 148) with five doubles, five triples, four home runs, 11 stolen bases in 13 attempts and 23 RBI ... struck out just 13 times in 166 plate appearances ... was named West Coast Collegiate Baseball League player of the week in late July after leading the Knights to perfect 6-0 week and into first place.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose ... hit .364 as a senior under head coach Bill Hutton with 10 doubles, two triples, a school-record 12 home runs and 25 RBI ... struck out just 14 times in 149 plate appearances and stole six bases ... led Monarchs to 24-12 overall record, fifth place in the West Catholic Athletic League and the finals of the CIF-Central Coast Section playoffs ... earned first-team All-WCAL and All-CIF-Central Coast Section honors ... played in the North-South All-Star Game (was named North Team MVP), 2008 Area Code Games and the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. ... rated No. 72 in Baseball America's 2009 high school class ... hit .265 as a junior with four home runs, 22 RBI and 10 stolen bases, leading Monarchs to 24-11 record, third in the WCAL and a berth in the finals of the CIF-Central Coast Section playoffs ... hit .366 as a sophomore (.415 in WCAL games) and was named team MVP and first-team All-WCAL ... also played wide receiver in football and broke receiving records at Mitty as well as in the WCAL and Central Coast Section, catching 85 passes for 888 yards and seven TDs ... first-team all-league and all-county ... chose Cal Poly over Loyola Marymount, UC Davis, Cal State Fullerton, Cal, Oregon and UC Santa Barbara and also was recruited by Oregon State, Santa Clara, Clemson, Arizona State and San Francisco ... drafted in 31st round by the New York Mets in 2009.

Personal: Son of Walt and Judy Haniger ... one brother, Jason, a four-year catcher at Georgia Tech and drafted by Pittsburgh ... aspires to play baseball in the Major Leagues ... lists surfing and weightlifting as hobbies ... born December 23, 1990, in Mountain View, Calif. ... majors in social sciences.