Fantasy Baseball: Target These Mariners Late in Your Draft

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 23: Starter Felix Hernandez
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Mitch Haniger, OF ESPN ADP: 223.5

If you play in a league with Mariners fans, it might be tough to land Haniger at this price. However, if you can get later than pick 180, he could be a grand slam pick.

You are undoubtedly aware of the awesomeness of Mitch Haniger. In just 96 games, he hit .282/.352/.491 with 16 homers and 5 steals. That is good for a 162 game pace 28 homers, 9 steals, 80 RBI, and 90 runs. This is easily a mid-round player if healthy, and 2018 could be his coming out party.

As a #4 or #5 outfielder, you can do no better. The only thing missing from Haniger’s game right now is health. The 27-year-old is still looking for his first full season, but is locked into an everyday role with the team.

Where Haniger hits in the lineup is still a bit of a mystery. The higher up he hits, the better his chances for RBI and runs.

However, the Mariners lineup is deep. If he hits in one of the top 6 spots, he should be fine. But if he 7th-9th, his RBI and run totals could suffer.

Haniger should be a pretty safe bet for 70 runs and RBI each, along with 20 home runs and a good average if the stays healthy. Plus, there is still great potential for more.

Other Mariners you should consider”Good Value”: Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino, Marco Gonzales (AL Only), Juan Nicasio

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Say what you will about the Mariners chances in the real game of baseball. There is no denying they are one of the most intriguing teams in fantasy baseball as well. With these bargains listed above, Mariners fans can feel great about snagging a few guys to root for all season long.