4 Mariners players who are putting up eye-catching numbers this Spring

With Opening Day next week, here are 4 players that are having a huge Spring Training, and the impact they could have on the 2024 Seattle Mariners.
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Mitch Haniger

We all know what Mitch Haniger can do. He has proven that if he stays healthy, he can be a key cog in the lineup. The problem with Haniger is that he just can't seem to stay healthy. He has not played a full season since 2021, and the Mariners decided not to bring him back as a free agent in the 2023 offseason. He ended up signing with the San Francisco Giants, where he missed about half the season again.

He was not all that effective by the Bay, either. He hit just .209/.266/.365/.631 in 61 games with the Giants. It is safe to say that moving from Seattle to San Francisco did not go well at all, and the Giants were willing to move him. The Mariners needed offense, and with the starting rotation already set, the Mariners traded Robbie Ray to the Giants for Hanny and Anthony DeSclafani. DeSclafani was later dealt, along with three other players, to the Minnesota Twins for Jorge Polanco

Obviously he would need to stay healthy for things to work out in his second Mariners stint, and he is already putting up big numbers down in Peoria. In 32 at bats, Mitch is hitting .406/457/.844 with a 1.301 OPS. He has also hit 4 home runs, and drove in 6. While nobody expects him to duplicate his 39 home runs in 2021, he could still provide enough to be a worthy starter in that lineup. I can't wait for his return on Opening Day.