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Mike Zunino | Catcher | #3

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 went 2-for-4 and hit his 18th homer Monday against the Orioles.
Zunino's average has been tumbling pretty steadily -- he's hitting .173 since the beginning of July -- but the power production has kept coming; he's slugging .462 in 277 at-bats. Since the beginning of 2016, he's totaled 30 homers in 441 at-bats. Aug 15 - 2:03 AM

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Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Zunino jump-started the Mariners on the comeback trail from down 4-0 with his solo homer off Rafael Montero in the third inning. He has been swinging a big power stick of late, with homers in back-to-back games and four long balls in his last eight contests. For the season as a whole, Zunino is slashing .231/.303/.487 with 16 homers and 43 RBI over the course of 74 games played. He is closing in on the career-best 22 home runs he cracked with Seattle back in 2014.
Jul 29 - 2:17 AM

Mike Zunino swatted his 15th home run of the season in Tuesday's win against the Red Sox while also drawing a pair of walks.

The walks might have been more impressive than the solo homer, as he had managed just 18 free passes over his first 72 games. He is a solid source of power from the catcher position, but be ready for a subpar average and plenty of strikeouts, too.
Jul 26 - 5:20 AM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Zunino's just getting a maintenance day. Carlos Ruiz is catching and batting ninth Saturday against Mike Pelfrey. Ruiz caught Felix Hernandez's last start as well, and the Mariners may continue to use that battery going forward.
Jul 15 - 4:15 PM

Mike Zunino came off the bench for the injured Nelson Cruz (knee) in the fifth inning Saturday against the Angels.

Zunino finished up as the designated hitter, interrupting his scheduled day off to rest. He looked asleep at the dish, striking out in both of his at-bats. Fantasy owners are used to the whiffs, as the backstop has struck out 79 times across 181 at-bats.
Jul 2 - 3:17 AM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Zunino was on a torrid hot streak in mid-June but has cooled off by collecting just one hit in his last 13 at-bats. Veteran Carlos Ruiz will handle the catching duties on Saturday while batting ninth against Angels hurler Ricky Nolasco.
Jul 1 - 7:10 PM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the Astros.

Zunino is getting a much-needed day of rest. He's gone ballistic this month, hitting .348 with nine homers and 29 RBI since June 1. Carlos Ruiz will start behind the plate and bat ninth Saturday against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers.
Jun 24 - 6:20 PM

Mike Zunino finished 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in Monday's game against Detroit.

Zunino cracked a two-run shot off of Alex Wilson in the sixth inning, which proved to be the game winner, and he added a two-run clout off of Francisco Rodriguez in the eighth just for good measure. He has hit safely in seven in a row, and he has amassed eight homers with 26 RBI in just 15 games in the month of June.
Jun 20 - 3:41 AM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

It's a regular day off for Zunino, who has already slugged six homers in June. Carlos Ruiz will catch.
Jun 18 - 12:35 PM

Mike Zunino cracked a three-run home run off Martin Perez of the Rangers in Saturday's loss in Texas.

It was Zunino's only hit in four trips to the plate and he struck out two times. The stat line is a microcosm of the backstop's fantasy value. He has a little bit of pop, but he strikes out a lot and doesn't hit for a great average. Zunino's 10 doubles, seven homers and 26 RBI are nice in 149 at-bats, but he also is up to 64 strikeouts while slashing .248/.311/.456.
Jun 17 - 10:44 PM

Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer Wednesday as the Mariners topped the Twins 6-4.

Zunino has gone 6-for-13 with two homers and a double in the first three games of the series versus Minnesota. He's driven in 19 runs in 12 games this month. He entered June with four RBI in 32 games.
Jun 15 - 12:33 AM

Mike Zunino went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Twins on Monday.

Zunino has seven three-hit games since debuting in 2013, and two of them have come this month; he went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and seven RBI on June 3. He's batting .311 with five homers and 17 RBI in 18 games since being recalled from Triple-A. He has, however, fanned 28 times in those 18 games, which is good reason to believe the inflated average won't last.
Jun 12 - 11:46 PM

Mike Zunino's second homer of the game was a walkoff shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mariners a 6-5 win over the Twins on Wednesday.

Zunino previously had a solo homer in the third and a walk. His homer in the ninth off Brandon Kintzler was the first walk-off blast of his career. He's driven in 14 runs in his last six games after totaling three RBI in his first 31.
Jun 8 - 1:47 AM

Mike Zunino finished 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a career-high seven RBI in Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.

Zunino, who was banished to Triple-A Tacoma briefly back in May, entered with just five RBI across 103 at-bats before Saturday's outburst. He'll need to pick up the pace offensively and produce steadily before he can be trusted again outside of the deepest of fantasy formats.
Jun 4 - 3:24 AM

Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI versus the Rockies in Wednesday's win.

Zunino went 1-for-16 with 10 strikeouts in his first five games back in the majors, but he's now turned in three straight two-hit games against the Rockies, raising his average from .148 to .190.
Jun 1 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Leonys Martin
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Marco Gonzales
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Tony Zych
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Emilio Pagan
8Evan Marshall
9Sam Gaviglio
10Shae Simmons
11Evan Scribner