Projected Starter: Mike Zunino
Projected Backup: John Hicks
Dark Horse: John Baker
Zunino is the future for the Seattle Mariners behind the plate. Ranked by Baseball America as Seattle’s second best player under the age of 25, his spot is virtually assured. Seattle fans would like to see him hit over .200 for a full season, though his 22 home runs last season are promising...
The 2015 Seattle Mariners Spotlight
One position the 2015 Seattle Mariners are not going to worry too much over is the catcher position. The Mariners are about as deep with talented catchers in their organization as any club out there. Together, Mike Zunino, John Baker, and Jesus Sucre are a trio that bring the best abilities in every facet of the game.
Zunino has the power...
It’s a sign of the times that, when you think about Mike Zunino, you might well first think of his defense. He’s proven himself to be a tremendous receiver of pitches, and when you fold in the rest of his defensive skillset, Zunino has a lot of value, even independent of his bat. There’s evidence […]
An easy way to think about productivity is Efficiency x Frequency. If you’re really efficient at doing something, but you don’t do it very often, you won’t be very productive. Look at the career of Carlos Quentin. When he’s played, he’s always hit, but rarely is he healthy enough to play, so he hasn’t actually […]
Watch a Seattle Mariners game when Mike Zunino‘s behind the plate and, eventually, there’ll probably be a runner on third. At that point, a wild pitch or a passed ball brings in a run, but you might still see something breaking, thrown in the dirt. Then you’ll hear about how much trust the pitcher must have […]
Can the wiley old vet help out the rook?
I find that the catching story of the 2014 Seattle Mariners might be one of the most interesting yet most under-reported stories of the upcoming MLB season.
Then again, maybe I’m just a former catcher trying to glorify the toughest position to play in baseball.
Either way, here’s a look at the two backstops the M’s will deploy behind...
The Associated Press Now that he's spent some time in the major leagues, Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino expects big things.
''To get up there and have 50 games under your belt, it's just nice to know. You know what to expect. You know what you need to do, the kind of work you need to put in,'' Zunino said. ''It makes the transition going into this year a little bit easier...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014