Former Cal Poly baseball standout Mitch Haniger, now an outfielder with the Milwaukee Brewers, has started off scorching hot in an offseason league for top prospects.
Haniger was named Arizona Fall League co-player of the week after hitting .563 with seven RBI, three doubles and a grand slam in the first week of play for the Surprise Saguaros.
The 22-year-old outfielder, ranked the 12th-best prospect in the Brewers system by MLB.com, shared the award with Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, a former San Diego Torero and the No. 2 overall draft pick out from this past June’s draft.
Haniger was a supplemental first-round pick, 38th overall and the second-highest Mustang ever selected, by the Brewers in 2012. After an injury-shortened season that summer, Haniger came back to hit .264 with 36 doubles, 11 home runs and 68 RBI over two levels of Class A this past season.