Mitch Haniger missed all of 2020 after suffering a ruptured testicle in 2019 that kept him out for over half of that season as well. Now, Scott Servais says he is fully recovered and will be ready to go for spring training.
In 2018 he had a batting line of .285/.366/.493 with a .859 OPS and then before getting injured in 2019 he was still somewhat productive with a .778 OPS and 15 home runs in just 63 games (on pace for 35-40 home runs in a full season).
In 2018 Haniger had some insanely good statcast metrics as well, ranking around the 90th percentile among MLB hitters for xSLG, xBA, and xwOBA. Haniger will be a welcome sight in right field as a right-handed hitter who hits lefties well after the Mariners were the worst team against left-handed pitching in the league last year.
There were many times last year that I forgot about Mitch Haniger watching Seattle try to figure out who to put in the outfield with Lewis and Moore, so after not seeing him for a year and a half and forgetting about him multiple times, which I am sure many reading this did as well, I am excited for him to be back in right field.