Mike Zunino has the look of an All-Star and he’s only been in professional baseball for one season and he’s only played 44 games. Is the hype justified?
Mike Zunino was drafted in the 1st round (#3 overall) in 2012 out of the University of Florida. The 21 year-old right-handed hitting catcher stands 6” 2” and weighs 220. He was also drafted out of high school in 2009 by the Oakland A’s in the 29th round, but did not sign.
Source: KOMO News komonews.com
Baseball Prospectus’ top 101 came out this week and Zunino is listed as the #33 prospect in baseball and second on the Seattle Mariners list.
Baseball America sees Zunino as the 17th best prospect overall and the best prospect in the Mariners system (though just one spot ahead of teammate Taijuan Walker in the top 100). They also give Zunino’s power high praise ranking it the best in the Mariners system.
Keith Law of ESPN ranks Zunino number 15 on his 2013 top 100 list (just one spot behind New York Mets catcher Travis...