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Mike Zunino | Catcher | #3

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (3) / SEA
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Mike Zunino hit a solo homer to help the Mariners beat the Red Sox on Friday.
The homer brought the Mariners to within one run, coming off of Heath Hembree in the seventh inning. It gives the backstop 11 blasts on the year, and ups his slugging percentage to .453. He still owns just a .211 average and .270 on-base percentage, but there's no questioning the fact that Zunino has some of the best power at the catching position. Jun 16 - 1:26 AM

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Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer to help the Mariners beat the Rays on Sunday.

Zunino's homer came off of Nathan Eovaldi in the sixth inning, and it tied the game at 3-3. The power-hitting backstop now has 10 homers on the season, and he's driven in 22 runs hitting at the bottom of the Seattle lineup. The power is great, but it'd nice to see the .211 average and .275 on-base percentage rise to go along with the pop. We might be asking too much.
Jun 10 - 4:10 PM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Thursday against the Rays.

He's just getting a maintenance day. David Freitas will fill in behind the plate and bat ninth Thursday at Tropicana Field.
Jun 7 - 3:08 PM

Mike Zunino hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Mariners a 4-3 win on Saturday in 12 innings.

Zunino was having a miserable night before the blast; going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. One swing of the bat changes miserable night to hero. It's the eighth homer of the season for the backstop, and it came off of Matt Magill with two outs and no one on. Zunino is still hitting just .198, but he's slugging .432. Another hot run could be coming soon for one of the streakiest players in all of baseball.
May 27 - 1:57 AM

Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer in a victory over the Athletics in extra innings on Tuesday.

Zunino's homer gives him seven on the year, and this was a two-run shot off of Trevor Cahill that tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning. While he's not hitting for much average (.231 on the year) Zunino is starting to show the impressive power that made him a fantasy star over the second-half of the 2017 season, and his line is up to .214/.260/.449 over 27 games on top of the seven homers and 17 RBI.
May 23 - 1:06 AM

Mike Zunino hit his fifth homer Tuesday off the Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman.

Zunino has just 10 hits in 54 at-bats, but half of them have left the yard, and that's been good enough to give him 12 RBI in 15 games. The Mariners won't worry about the average much as long as he keeps playing quality defense and showing his usual power.
May 8 - 9:33 PM

Mike Zunino made things interesting in the ninth inning Friday by slugging a three-run homer off Indians closer Cody Allen.

Unfortunately for the Mariners, their rally would ultimately fall one run short. After taking a little bit of time to shake the rust after his DL stint, Zunino has homered in three out of his last five games. The 27-year-old is unlikely to hit .251 again, but he’s one of the better power options at the catcher position.
Apr 27 - 10:35 PM

Mike Zunino contributed a pair of extra-base hits including his second home run of the year Wednesday in the Mariners’ win over the White Sox.

The power-hitting catcher led off the third inning with a double before ripping a solo shot off James Shields in the sixth. Zunino has hit just. 200 since coming off the disabled list last week, though he’s now homered in two of his last three games. That’s been Zunino’s MO throughout his career as the 27-year-old bopped 25 homers last year but is just a .209 lifetime hitter in the big leagues.
Apr 25 - 6:13 PM

Mike Zunino went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer Monday against the White Sox.

Zunino owners who didn't activate him today have reason to rejoice. He had been 0-for-9 with six strikeouts since coming off the disabled list on Friday.
Apr 23 - 11:28 PM

Mariners activated C Mike Zunino from the 10-day disabled list.

Zunino has been out all season with a strained right oblique but is ready to go now after getting through three rehab games with no issues. While he's a big batting average risk, Zunino is a fine fantasy catcher because of his power. Mike Marjama was optioned in a corresponding move.
Apr 20 - 12:07 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) will catch for High-A Modesto on Wednesday, and will likely rejoin the Mariners on Friday.

April 20 has been the goal for Zunino for a couple of weeks now, and assuming everything goes well for the backstop, that goal should become reality. He'll be a big add to the Seattle lineup, and even though the 26-year-old has shown zero consistency over his career, he's a massive offensive upgrade to either Mike Marjama or David Freitas.
Apr 18 - 6:45 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) remains on track to join the Mariners' active roster this Friday.

Zunino is 1-for-8 through two rehab games with High-A Modesto, but if he makes it through a full game at catcher on Wednesday with Modesto the Mariners will likely go ahead and activate him, no matter the offensive results. Mike Marjama and David Freitas have been working behind the plate for Seattle and they're batting a combined .184/.245/.306 with zero homers and zero RBI.
Apr 18 - 3:19 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) went 1-for-3 with a ground-rule double Monday in his first rehab game with High-A Modesto.

Zunino also caught five innings in his first game action since going down with an oblique injury at the start of the season. He's expected to play two more rehab games before being activated on Friday.
Apr 17 - 9:50 AM

Mike Zunino (oblique) is expected to play three rehab games with High-A Modesto beginning on Monday.

If the Mariners give him a day of rest after those three games, it would put Zunino in line for activation on Friday for the beginning of their road trip. The catcher has been out all season with a strained right oblique.
Apr 15 - 2:58 PM

Mike Zunino (oblique) will go out on a rehab assignment Monday, Mariners manager Scott Servais said Saturday.

It's unclear where he'll be heading, but that's not important. The takeaway is that he's ready for an assignment, and should be back with the team in a number of days. The backstop will be making his 2018 debut when he's activated.
Apr 14 - 5:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Herrmann
3David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Denard Span
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
6Wade LeBlanc
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Alex Colome
3Juan Nicasio
4James Pazos
5Dan Altavilla
6Nick Vincent
7Ryan Cook
8Chasen Bradford
9Roenis Elias
10Mike Morin
11David Phelps