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Mike Zunino | Catcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 20 - 1:14 AM

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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.
Aug 2 - 2:57 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.
Jul 31 - 11:01 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.
Jul 29 - 11:08 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.
Jul 27 - 8:50 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.
Jul 26 - 1:10 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.
Jul 8 - 12:51 AM

Mike Zunino struck out all three times he was up Saturday against the Indians.

Zunino hit four homers in five games from June 20-25, but even so, he's hitting .216 with six RBI and a ridiculous 35/1 K/BB ratio in 79 at-bats this month. There's no doubting his power and he's been decent enough defensively to justify his presence in the lineup, but his approach leaves a whole lot to be desired.
Jun 29 - 12:58 AM

Mike Zunino singled and homered in Tuesday's victory over the Red Sox.

The white-hot Zunino has belted two doubles and three homers during his current five-game hitting streak (though he only has three RBI in that stretch). Prior to this prosperous run, Zunino hadn't homered since May 28. He's upped his slash line to .230/.289/.438 and is on pace for an encouraging 21 homers.
Jun 25 - 1:52 AM

Mike Zunino hit a game-winning home run and scored both Mariners runs in their 2-1 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Zunino finished 2-for-4, also adding a double in the fifth inning. But it was his solo home run in the seventh, his second straight game with a homer, that made the difference. Zunino now has nine homers but a pedestrian .704 OPS, and he's an AL-only option only at this point.
Jun 22 - 6:11 PM

Mike Zunino collected all three RBI in Wednesday's 3-1 triumph over the Angels.

Zunino rapped a two-run single to right off C.J. Wilson to give Seattle a 2-0 lead in the second, and he afforded his team an insurance run by connecting for a leadoff solo homer off Wilson in the eighth. The 23-year-old has good fantasy potential, but owners will have to be patient, as he'd gone 0-for-8 in the previous two games to drop his average to .230. Zunino sports an ugly .284 OBP, but he's on pace for 22 homers and 65 RBI.
May 29 - 1:04 AM

Mike Zunino has been bumped up to the fifth spot in the Mariners' lineup on Thursday.

The 23-year-old backstop is slugging .450 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 38 games this season. "I think he’s real close to being an All-Star type of catcher," manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday afternoon.
May 26 - 2:41 PM

Mike Zunino walked twice and corked a homer Monday versus the Rays.

Not a bad day's work for the young backstop, who has had exactly one hit in five straight games, two of them round-trippers. Fantasy owners might want to argue with the .255 average or .296 OBP, but Zunino's .491 slugging percentage will paralyze most tongues. That ranks third behind Matt Wieters and Buster Posey for the MLB's best catcher mark.
May 13 - 1:52 AM

Mike Zunino connected for a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

Zunino now has four home runs, 13 RBI and a .494 slugging percentage through 22 games. While the 23-year-old has been a nice surprise from a fantasy perspective, he hasn't showed any hint of plate discipline. He has a 27/1 K/BB ratio and a .294 on-base percentage.
May 3 - 12:50 AM

Mike Zunino went 4-for-5 with a run scored and RBI in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

All the hits were singles, but it was still obviously a nice night for the Mariners' backstop. The four base knocks were a career high for Zunino, who entered the game hitless in his previous four games. He's now batting .274/.299/.479 for the season.
Apr 29 - 11:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3Humberto Quintero
1B1Logan Morrison
2Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
3Stefen Romero
CF1Austin Jackson
2James Jones
3Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
2Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone
9Carson Smith
10Lucas Luetge
11Taijuan Walker
12Erasmo Ramirez