Haniger said he believes he can steal 20 bases in 2017, and manager Scott Servais said he has given him the green light on the basepaths, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
Seattle should run more this season on the whole, having also acquired Jean Segura from the Diamondbacks and Jarrod Dyson from the Royals. Haniger, meanwhile, has garnered some fantasy love since the trade, and he's the favorite to start in right field on Opening Day. This news will help his sleeper hype grow even more, though it's not unfounded. He's a 20-homer, 20-steal candidate, which could make him a huge profit pick in the late rounds.