SEATTLE MARINERS

Mariners RF Mitch Haniger named AL Player of the Week

Jul 19, 2021, 1:13 PM
Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Mitch Haniger homered twice and had six RBIs in the Mariners' series win over the Angels. (Getty)
(Getty)

Mitch Haniger may not have received an invite to the All-Star Game last week, but that didn’t stop the Mariners right fielder from hitting like an All-Star coming out of the break.

Groz: Best way for M’s to improve before trade deadline is on their roster

The 30-year-old Haniger has been named the American League Player of the Week, as announced by MLB on Monday afternoon.

This is Haniger’s first Player of the Week award, and it covers the three days after MLB returned to play following the All-Star festivities at Coors Field in Denver.

Haniger went 5 for 11 (.455) in the Mariners three games in Anaheim over the weekend, including two home runs, a double, two walks, a hit by pitch, seven runs scored and six RBIs. He posted a .533 on-base percentage and 1.091 slugging percentage for a 1.624 OPS in Seattle’s series win.

As the Mariners prepare for a two-game set starting Tuesday at Colorado, Haniger carries a nine-game hitting streak with four home runs and a .394/.475/.788 slash line (1.263 OPS).

This is Haniger’s first season back since missing half of the 2019 campaign and all of 2020 due to multiple injuries and surgeries he endured as a result of fouling a pitch off himself. In 89 games, he has a .266/.322/.509 slash line (.831 OPS) with a team-leading 22 home runs and 58 RBIs.

Along with Haniger’s award, Milwaukee’s Willy Adames was named the National League Player of the Week.

Follow Brent Stecker on Twitter.

More Mariners coverage from 710Sports.com

Why Mariners saw 2021 draft as time to go ‘big upside’ with top picks
Logan Gilbert strikes out 9, Mariners beat Angels 7-4 to win series
Mariners OF Jake Fraley placed on COVID-19 IL
Dipoto: Top M’s pick Harry Ford has ‘rare combination’ of skills
Drayer: In second half, impact to come from division and trade deadline

Seattle Mariners

Mariners Cal Raleigh Julio Rodríguez...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Drayer: The Mariners Week That Was on Seattle Sports 710 AM

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer has collected the best M's interviews and analysis from this week on Seattle Sports 710 AM for a podcast.
21 hours ago
Mariners Bryan Reynolds...
Brent Stecker

Morosi: Are the Mariners a potential suitor for Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds?

Could the Mariners make a big splash in trading for Pirates star OF Bryan Reynolds? MLB Network's Jon Morosi broke it down with Wyman & Bob.
21 hours ago
Mariners Julio Rodríguez Carlos Correa...
Joe Fann

Fann: Thoughts on Mariners’ offseason thus far and the great spending debate

The Mariners haven't spent big on free agents this offseason, and it may remain that way. Joe Fann shares his view on how Seattle aims to improve.
2 days ago
Mariners Scott Servais Jerry Dipoto...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto explains their offseason direction and expectations

On Thursday's Jerry Dipoto Show, the Mariners president of baseball operations delved into the team's payroll, approach this offseason and much more.
2 days ago
Mariners Kolten Wong...
Brent Stecker

MLB Network’s Morosi: Wong, Hernández bring something Mariners need

MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi shares his insight on new Mariners 2B Kolten Wong, including what both he and slugger Teoscar Hernández are adding to Seattle's lineup.
2 days ago
Mariners Casey Sadler...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Moves: Rule 5 Draft additions, losses; Casey Sadler returns

The Mariners added three players and lost three players in Wednesday's Rule 5 Draft. Details on that and the return of reliever Casey Sadler.
3 days ago
Mariners RF Mitch Haniger named AL Player of the Week