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Mike Zunino

26-Year-Old Catcher – Seattle Mariners

2017 Stats

AVG

.251

HR

25

RBI

64

R

52

SB

1

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The good news is Zunino shattered his career best slash line, hitting .251/.331/.509 with 25 homers last season. The bad news is he whiffed even more than usual, setting a new low in terms of contact....

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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   

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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
2016 25 AAA TAC 79 327 280 47 80 32 15 0 17 57 0 1 35 69 0 4 8 .286 .376 .521 .897
2016 25 MAJ SEA 55 192 164 16 34 19 7 0 12 31 0 0 21 65 0 1 6 .207 .318 .470 .788
2017 26 AAA TAC 12 45 41 7 12 7 2 0 5 11 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .293 .356 .707 1.063
2017 26 MAJ SEA 124 435 387 52 97 50 25 0 25 64 1 0 39 160 0 1 8 .251 .331 .509 .840
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3-Year Averages     97 336 300 32 64 30 14 0 16 41 0 0 27 119 2 1 6 .213 .290 .420 .710
Career  (View All)     474 1,682 1,512 169 316 145 68 2 75 197 2 4 114 564 8 9 39 .209 .280 .405 .686

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Mike Zunino Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 30 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 29 @LAA 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .331 .509 .840
Sep. 27 @Oak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .329 .499 .828
Sep. 26 @Oak 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .329 .499 .828
Sep. 25 @Oak 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .328 .500 .828
Sep. 24 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .326 .493 .819
Sep. 23 Cle 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .329 .499 .828
Sep. 22 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 21 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .325 .497 .822
Sep. 20 Tex 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .328 .501 .829
Sep. 19 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .328 .501 .829
Sep. 17 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .329 .504 .833
Sep. 16 @Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .332 .508 .840
Sep. 15 @Hou 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .333 .510 .843
Sep. 14 @Tex 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .248 .331 .507 .838
Sep. 13 @Tex 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .327 .507 .834
Sep. 12 @Tex 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .320 .487 .807
Sep. 11 @Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .316 .487 .803
Sep. 10 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .317 .487 .804
Sep. 9 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 8 LAA 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .316 .488 .804
Sep. 6 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .315 .488 .803
Sep. 5 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .315 .492 .807
Sep. 4 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .318 .497 .815
Sep. 3 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 2 Oak 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .319 .500 .819
Sep. 1 Oak 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .314 .486 .800
Aug. 30 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .311 .475 .786
Aug. 29 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .311 .478 .789
Last 7 Games 14 3 4 1 0 2 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .786 1.161
Last 14 Games 32 5 8 2 0 2 5 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .314 .500 .814
Last 30 Games 77 13 25 5 0 6 15 10 31 1 0 1 0 1 .325 .409 .623 1.032

Mike Zunino: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 120 2
2016 52 2
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
201791168101.253.549.883
2016404360.200.450.835
20151039170.204.272.517

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172963617540.250.497.827
2016124129250.210.476.769
20152471910210.162.312.536

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171872914320.235.508.832
201679109200.228.582.923
2015166126130.163.283.504

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172002311321.265.510.848
20168563110.188.365.661
2015184165150.185.315.554
Mike Zunino vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .413 .363
2012 21 AA JAC 57 51 8.8% 12.3% 0.71 86% .333 .255
2013 22 AAA TAC 229 203 7.4% 28.8% 0.26 67% .269 .251
2013 22 MAJ SEA 193 173 8.3% 25.4% 0.33 72% .267 .115
2014 23 MAJ SEA 476 438 3.6% 33.2% 0.11 64% .248 .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% .239 .126
2016 25 AAA TAC 327 280 10.7% 21.1% 0.51 75% .318 .235
2016 25 MAJ SEA 192 164 10.9% 33.9% 0.32 60% .250 .263
2017 26 AAA TAC 45 41 8.9% 11.1% 0.80 88% .226 .414
2017 26 MAJ SEA 435 387 9% 36.8% 0.24 59% .355 .258
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3-Year Averages     336 300 8% 35.4% 0.23 60% .289 .207
Career     1,682 1,512 6.8% 33.5% 0.20 63% .273 .196

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Mike Zunino Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 919.7 0 0 0 0 466 0 394 0
2016 C 443.7 0 0 0 0 228 0 165 0
2017 C 994 0 0 0 0 518 0 371 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 -1 0 0 0 0 9 8
2016 C 3 -1 0 0 2 0 4 8
2017 C 4 1 0 0 -4 0 3 4

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2017 Stat Review for Mike Zunino    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.24 BB/K
POOR
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
36.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.840 OPS
GREAT
.331 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.251 AVG
WEAK
.355 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.509 SLG
GREAT
.258 ISO
ELITE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Mike Zunino

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

Zunino went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Angels.

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Zunino is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against Oakland.

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Zunino went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in Monday's 7-1 win over the Athletics.

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Zunino is out of the lineup for Friday's matchup against the Indians.

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Zunino is out of Saturday's lineup in Houston, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

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Zunino was perfect over four plate appearances Wednesday, hitting two solo homers and drawing two walks in a win over the Rangers.

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Zunino went 2-for-4 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and a fielder's choice in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Rangers. He also walked and scored once.

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Zunino is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

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Zunino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

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Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 win over the Athletics.

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Zunino went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Orioles.

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Zunino is out of the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

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Zunino went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo homer Friday against the Yankees.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Zunino's career .195 batting average, 32.4 percent strikeout rate and 16.6 percent swinging-strike rate clearly paint him as a hacker. He finally proved in 2016, however, that he can tap into the home-run upside many have been yearning for from his bat for years - along with a bit of gravy in his 10.9 percent walk rate. This progression resembled the 10.7 percent free-pass rate he showed at Triple-A last season. Of course, that happened in his third stint at the highest farm level -- so it's not entirely surprising that he conquered it. He will still whiff frequently at major-league breaking balls. Even with his flaws, however, he still carries some intrigue. Carlos Ruiz's backup duty aside, Zunino may remain the priority for playing time. Landing a backstop on the cheap with a difference-making skill could lead to a useful fantasy profit. Zunino's power fits that bill, but his batting average could cripple a roster.

2016

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 the next five months he caught more innings than any AL backstop other than Salvador Perez, all while flailing away at the plate. When he was finally, mercifully, sent to Triple-A in late August, Zunino's .174 batting average was on pace to be the lowest in the majors since 1892. Among players with at least Zunino's 386 plate appearances, his average ranked eighth-lowest all-time. Thankfully, Zunino will get as much time as he needs in the minors this season, as the Mariners acquired catchers Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger. Zunino has good power when he runs into a fastball, but he has to make better contact (62% last year) and cut his strikeouts - he led MLB with one whiff every 2.92 plate appearances (min 350 PA) - to be an everyday catcher again.

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.