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Mike Zunino

24-Year-Old Catcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

AVG

.174

HR

11

RBI

28

R

28

SB

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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After Zunino batted .199 with a .658 OPS in 2014, it was obvious he needed more time in the minors to hone his hitting skills. But there he was on Opening Day as the Mariners' starting catcher, and th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/25/1991   BORN: Cape Coral, FL   COLLEGE: Florida   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

December 2, 2015  –  Mike Zunino News

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Zunino is expected to open 2016 at Triple-A Tacoma, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Mike Zunino Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 21 A EVE 29 133 110 29 41 20 10 0 10 35 1 0 18 26 0 1 4 .373 .474 .736 1.210
2012 21 AA JAC 15 57 51 6 17 7 4 0 3 8 0 0 5 7 0 1 0 .333 .386 .588 .974
2013 22 AAA TAC 52 229 203 38 46 26 12 3 11 43 0 0 17 66 0 4 5 .227 .297 .478 .775
2013 22 MAJ SEA 52 193 173 22 37 10 5 0 5 14 1 0 16 49 0 1 3 .214 .290 .329 .619
2014 23 MAJ SEA 131 476 438 51 87 44 20 2 22 60 0 3 17 158 0 4 17 .199 .254 .404 .658
2015 24 AAA TAC 10 43 41 7 13 5 2 0 3 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 2 .317 .349 .585 .934
2015 24 MAJ SEA 112 386 350 28 61 22 11 0 11 28 0 1 21 132 8 2 5 .174 .230 .300 .530
3-Year Averages     98 350 320 33 61 24 12 0 12 34 0 1 18 113 2 2 8 .191 .250 .341 .591

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Mike Zunino Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 Oak Did not play.
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Sep. 20 @Tex Did not play.
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Sep. 16 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 15 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 14 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 13 Col Did not play.
Sep. 12 Col Did not play.
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Sep. 10 Tex Did not play.
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Sep. 7 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Oak Did not play.
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Mike Zunino: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 112
2014 130 1
2013 50

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Mike Zunino Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151039170.204.272.517
2014131165140.252.427.722
2013464241.217.370.650

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152471910210.162.312.536
20143073517460.176.394.632
2013127183100.213.315.609

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015166126130.163.283.504
20142202310250.191.382.633
20139813391.255.378.673

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015184165150.185.315.554
20142182812350.206.427.684
2013759250.160.267.551
Mike Zunino Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 21 A EVE 133 110 13.5% 19.5% 0.69 76% .419 .363
2012 21 AA JAC 57 51 8.8% 12.3% 0.71 86% .341 .255
2013 22 AAA TAC 229 203 7.4% 28.8% 0.26 67% .278 .251
2013 22 MAJ SEA 193 173 8.3% 25.4% 0.33 72% .269 .115
2014 23 MAJ SEA 476 438 3.6% 33.2% 0.11 64% .252 .205
2015 24 AAA TAC 43 41 0% 18.6% 0.00 80% .333 .268
2015 24 MAJ SEA 386 350 5.4% 34.2% 0.16 62% .242 .126
3-Year Averages     350 320 5.1% 32.3% 0.16 65% .251 .150

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2015 Stat Review for Mike Zunino    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.174 AVG
TERRIBLE
62% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.242 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.300 SLG
TERRIBLE
.126 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.16 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.4% BB Rate
WEAK
34.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.530 OPS
TERRIBLE
.230 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Mike Zunino: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zunino was sent to instructional league Tuesday to work on making adjustments to his swing, MLB.com's Andrew Erickson reports.

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Zunino has been optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Zunino is out of Sunday's lineup against the White Sox, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Zunino is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Zunino was back in the starting lineup Saturday, going 2-for-4 with his 11th home run of the season.

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Zunino is out of the lineup for a second straight game Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Zunino is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

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Zunino is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM Seattle reports.

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Zunino is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Zunino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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2015

Zunino set a franchise record for home runs by a catcher last season, but it came with a .199 average, the lowest in the majors among catchers with at least 300 at-bats. More than half (44) of Zunino's 87 hits went for extra bases. Yes, Zunino can jump on a major league fastball. It's on breaking and offspeed pitches where his at-bats go to die. Zunino struck out in a third of his plate appearances last season while walking just 3.6% of the time. But he's just 24 and is still developing after being rushed to the big leagues with only 419 minor league plate appearances under his belt. The Mariners like the way he handles the pitching staff, and there is no one around to challenge him for playing time.

2014

Zunino had a rough rookie season. Promoted in June, a broken hand in late July caused him to miss more than month. Zunino is still trying to find his way at the plate, as a steady diet of breaking and offspeed pitches proved to be his nemesis. The Mariners, though, are content to focus most of his attention on his catching for now. The Mariners could bring in a veteran catcher to tutor Zunino this year, but the team is clearly banking on him as the catcher of the future. While the 2012 No. 3 overall pick didn't make quite as big an impact as many expected last season, Zunino will have ample opportunity to make a name for himself this season. Keep an eye on him this spring and into the year the raw power he showed last year could quickly increase his value for fantasy owners.

2013

The 2012 Golden Spikes Award winner as the nation's top amateur player, Zunino was drafted third overall by the Mariners, who were enamored with his defense. It's been his bat, though, that has turned heads thus far - 13 homers between short-season Everett (1.210 OPS) and Double-A Jacksonville (.974 OPS) in 44 games - while his defense has caused some angst. He was said to have good hands and good agility, but he struggled blocking pitches behind the plate. Nevertheless, after a good showing in the Arizona Fall League with his bat, he goes to spring training with a shot at making the big-league club. The Mariners have only one catcher, Jesus Montero, on the roster after dealing John Jaso in January. And Montero likely will spend time again at DH, making a third catcher necessary. Zunino's bat might be ready, but his catching likely needs more polish, and the Mariners won't be quick to sacrifice essential development time. Triple-A is probably more realistic, though it won't surprise if he makes his way to Seattle at some point this season. Long-term, Zunino is clearly the catcher of the future, which also means Montero is destined for DH/1B duty.