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Mike Zunino | Catcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Rays.
Zunino padded the Mariners' lead to 4-1 with a ninth-inning solo home run off of Brandon Gomes. He hasn't done much at the plate, batting a meager .185/.244/.379 with six home runs and 14 RBI. May 25 - 10:05 PM

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Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting some rest. Welington Castillo is behind the dish Sunday in Zunino's place.
May 24 - 10:31 AM

Mike Zunino belted a pair of home runs, going 3-for-4 in Tuesday's win versus the Padres.

The Mariners hit six homers on the night, so he wasn't alone in the power surge. His first round-tripper came in the sixth inning, a solo shot that extended the Mariners' lead to 6-0. The next came in the seventh with a runner aboard, making it a 9-3 game. It was a rare productive night for Zunino, who's still only batting .185/.255/.380 with five home runs and 10 RBI.
May 13 - 1:46 AM

Mike Zunino struck out all four times he was up Friday against the Athletics.

Zunino actually went the previous two games without striking out, which was quite a feat. In fact, Wednesday's game was the only one this season in which he's had four at-bats and not struck out. So, even after tonight's setback, this week still probably qualifies as progress.
May 9 - 2:09 AM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Friday.

It's just a day of rest. Jesus Sucre is catching Friday in Zunino's place.
May 1 - 4:04 PM

Mike Zunino hit a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

Zunino hit the bomb off of Roberto Hernandez in the third inning. It was his second of the season and would be his only hit in the contest, as he finished 1-for-3. Zunino hit 22 home runs in 2014, but outside of the pop, his bat offers very little. Even with the nice home run total, he slashed just .199/.254/.404 last season. He's hitting even worse than that in 2015 and has logged just seven hits in 44 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 1:10 AM

Mike Zunino went 0-for-3 in Friday's loss and is still without an RBI this season.

Zunino had a great spring, but it certainly hasn't carried over, as he's started the season 4-for-33 with a 15/2 K/BB ratio in 10 games. The power numbers will be there in the end, but it's not a given that he'll improve much on last year's .199 average.
Apr 18 - 1:13 AM

Mike Zunino has some left wrist soreness.

The 24-year-old catcher jammed the wrist Tuesday while applying a tag on Carl Crawford, but he was able to start Wednesday against the Dodgers. It was Zunino's eighth start of the season. Seattle has played nine games. "It’s fine," Zunino said Wednesday night. "It was one of those freak things."
Apr 16 - 8:48 AM

Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a solo home run in Monday's Cactus League match-up with the Angels.

Zunino knocked in two as part of a three-run fourth inning, then swatted a solo homer in the seventh inning. The catcher now sits by himself in second place with seven spring home runs behind Kris Bryant with nine. Zunino has had a terrific spring and hopes to translate his early success into the regular season.
Mar 30 - 6:21 PM

Mike Zunino swatted a pair of solo home runs in his three at-bats Saturday against the Giants.

Zunino homered to left field off of Jake Peavy in the second inning, then skied a Jeremy Affeldt offering over the fence in left-center in the sixth. The catcher now has six spring homers along with a .310 average (13-for-42) and 10 RBI. Zunino broke out with 22 home runs last season, but hit just .199.
Mar 28 - 7:31 PM

Mike Zunino went 0-for-1 and drew a pair of walks as the Mariners fell to the Royals in Cactus League play on Friday.

He was actually one of the lone bright spots for the Mariners offense in this one as they tallied just one hit against Yordano Ventura and company. The 24-year-old backstop is having a strong spring, hitting .282 (11-for-39) with four homers and eight RBI.
Mar 27 - 11:40 PM

Mike Zunino blasted a pair of home runs on Friday as the Mariners and Rangers played to a 4-4 tie in Cactus League action.

He took Jon Edwards deep for a solo shot in the fourth inning then added a two-run bomb off Spencer Patton in this sixth. He's having a very strong spring at the dish, slashing .348/.400/.783 with three homers and seven RBI. While he carries batting average risk, the power is legit, and should lead to Zunino being a solid value in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 21 - 1:47 PM

Mike Zunino went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's walk-off win against the Indians.

Zunino's round-tripper in the fifth off of Bruce Chen extended the Mariners' lead at the time to 2-0. He hit for decent power in 2014 -- finishing with 22 home runs and a .404 slugging percentage -- but not much else. If he can improve on last year's .199 batting average, he may be more of a fantasy asset.
Mar 9 - 6:36 PM

Mike Zunino had a two-run single in Sunday's win over the Angels.

With the Mariners' playoff chances still alive, Zunino knocked in two with a single in the fourth inning. The Mariners were later eliminated despite winning their game, ending their season. In his sophomore campaign, Zunino batted .199/.254/.404 with 22 home runs and 60 RBI. The power is real, and if Zunino can improve his ability to hit for average he could be a real force in fantasy as soon as next season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Mike Zunino was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Astros on Friday.

Zunino hit one of four homers for Seattle on Friday, as Dustin Ackley hit two and Kyle Seager also went deep. The 23-year-old backstop is now up to 21 home runs and 57 RBI on the year, though he's done it with a .199/.256/.409 batting line and an ugly 150/16 K/BB ratio.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Welington Castillo
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Tom Wilhelmsen
5Joe Beimel
6Mark Lowe
7David Rollins
8Tyler Olson