With a .246/.308/.429 line, 11 home runs and a 113 wRC, his contributions were relatively modest in comparison to his great 2021, but he remains a respected power hitter when he is healthy enough to play.
He is currently healthy and is an important piece of the Mariners’ lineup.
He went 1-for-4 in Friday’s 4-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series, and finished 1-for-5 with a run scored during Saturday’s wild 10-9 comeback win that sealed the M’s ticket to the Division Series.
Haniger is one of the clubhouse leaders of a young team, and it’s his duty to guide them and let them know what is the collective goal.
The outfielder certainly offered a quote that follows those guidelines.
— MLB (@MLB) October 11, 2022
Haniger Is Making Sure To Keep His Eyes On The Prize
As MLB’s official Twitter handle says: “Eyes on the prize.”
Haniger is clearly focused on helping his team win the first World Series in franchise history.
It will not be easy, though: the Houston Astros are their most immediate obstacle.
They will have to reach three victories before Houston; and then, the winner of the New York Yankees – Cleveland Guardians series awaits.
If they manage to beat all those foes, the winner of the National League pennant will wait in the World Series.
It’s still unclear if the Mariners have what it takes to beat all those rivals, but they won’t go down easily and that’s for sure.
They showed their competitive nature against the Jays, coming back from an 8-1 deficit to win an incredible game.
Will Haniger become a World Series champion this year?