Sam Haggerty

Samuel Onofrio Haggerty

Height: 5'11"    Weight: 175 lbs.

Bats/Throws: Switch / Right

Born: 05/26/1994 in Phoenix, Arizona

Offseason home: Denver, Colorado

College: University of New Mexico

MLB Debut: 09/14/2009

Acquired: Claimed on waivers from the New York Mets (01/10/2020)

Free Agent after: 2025 season

When Abraham Toro went on the injured list in May, a spot opened up for Sam, who had been raking in Triple-A to the tune of .304/.378/.512. In 32 games for the Rainiers, he failed to reach base in only six of them, demonstrating a skillset that the big-league club was sorely lacking from its reserve complement. The switch-hitter has always shown good OBP chops in the minors, but has yet to have an opportunity to demonstrate what he can do in the big leagues; he appeared in 48 games for the M's in 2020-21, but never with enough consistency to get into any sort of groove. For now, he serves as a versatile defender off the bench, able to capably play six positions on the field; a speedy pinch-running option with unparalleled skill on the basepaths (you won't see a better slide into second base than you get from Sam); and a bat from either side of the plate that may lack the power of Dylan Moore's or Toro's, but is perhaps better for reaching first base.

TH, 6/7/22