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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 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

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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

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

It's just a routine day of rest for the young backstop. Jesus Sucre will draw the start behind the dish and hit ninth against opposing hurler Miguel Gonzalez.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Mike Zunino hit a go-ahead two-run home run, his only hit in four at-bats, as the Mariners enjoyed a 6-5 win over the Indians on Thursday.

Zunino took Indians reliever Bryan Shaw out to left field for his 17th homer of the season, and his third in his last four ballgames. The catcher continues to supply the power but not much else, slashing .212/.262/.438 with 40 RBI.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Mike Zunino doubled and hit a solo home run in three at-bats as the Mariners topped the Indians by a 5-2 margin on Tuesday.

The catcher has now homered in back-to-back ballgames, giving him 16 on the season. Zunino has been lackluster in the average and on-base departments, but he has provided power out of the middle of the Mariners' lineup. He owns a .214/.265/.435 slash line with 38 RBI.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Mike Zunino finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run in an extra-innings loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

Against reliever Darren O'Day, Zunino connected on an eighth-inning shot that drew the Mariners even. It was his 15th home run of the season, fourth-most among catchers, but he's hitting just .209 with a .677 OPS overall. To further illustrate his struggles, Sunday's game was just his second multi-hit effort since June 24.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Orioles.

It's simply a day of rest for the young backstop being a day game after a night game. Jesus Sucre will draw the start in his place and hit ninth against opposing hurler Bud Norris.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Mike Zunino homered in Monday's victory over the Twins.

It was his only hit of the game. Zunino's second inning solo shot off Twins' starter Kevin Correia gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead that it held until the end. He almost sliced a ball over the opposite-field wall in the fourth, but Oswaldo Arcia reeled in the would-be second round-tripper. Zunino entered the game batting just .071 with no walks in July. The young catcher is slashing .217/.271/.435 and is on pace for 24 homers and 62 RBI.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad 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
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Carson Smith
7Tyler Olson
8Dominic Leone
9Edgar Olmos
10David Rollins