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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 is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday.
It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the backstop, being a day game after a night game. Jesus Sucre will draw the start behind the dish and bat ninth against Kendall Graveman and the Athletics. Jul 4 - 2:10 PM

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Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

It looks like it's simply a day of rest. Jesus Sucre is behind the dish while Zunino rides the pine.
Jun 14 - 11:41 AM

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Welington Castilo is catching in Zunino's place.
May 31 - 1:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
2Chris Taylor
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Mark Lowe
5Joe Beimel
6David Rollins
7Mayckol Guaipe