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Mike Zunino and Player Development

Appreciate current success by remembering failures of the past. As bossman Nathan wrote earlier this week, Mike Zunino has made some pretty severe adjustments and turned himself into one hell of a baseball player. Zunino was rushed through the minors, showed some flashes early, and then struggled under the supposedly watchful eye of Jack Z and the former front office. Zunino had...
Via Lookout Landing
4 days ago

Mike Zunino’s Subtle Changes and Not-So-Subtle Results

Mike Zunino won the M’s another ball game last night with a late 3-run dinger. He crushed a pitch over the right field wall after laying off a two-strike slider the pitch before. It was, as many pointed out on twitter afterwards, a perfect encapsulation of how 2016 Mike Zunino differs from the 2015 version, who may recall was one of the worst hitters in recent memory. The transformation...
Via USS Mariner
6 days ago

Mike Zunino Awoke From His Nightmare

Sandy Leon isn’t the best hitter in baseball, but if you set the plate-appearance minimum low enough, then he shows up as the big-league leader in wRC+. He steadfastly refuses to cool off, and so far he has saved the Red Sox behind the plate. It’s a heck of a story. Mike Zunino isn’t the best hitter in baseball, but if you set the plate-appearance minimum even lower, then he...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zunino’s adjustment

Or: Hey the Mariners front office can develop talent now. There are many, many thousands of words I want to write about Mike Zunino right now. Players that are sent to the major leagues with 115 professional games experience, who are hitting .227/.297/.478 in AAA, are not destined for success. Twenty-four year olds, hell players of any age, who amass a 47 wRC+, 34.2 K%, and 5.4 BB...
Via Lookout Landing
6 days ago

Zunino's confidence soars with sustained success

Mariners catcher Mike Zunino was sent down to Triple-A last season on Aug. 28, his big league season done after posting a .174/.230/.300 line with 11 homers in 112 games. But Zunino finds himself on the upswing this August.
Via Mariners.com
7 days ago

Zunino, Seager power Mariners to 7-5 win over Yank

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners hit fewer home runs than the New York Yankees, but got more scoring out of them. Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit a three-run homer and Nelson Cruz added a solo shot as the Mariners rallied to beat the Yankees 7-5 Monday night. The Yankees got two homers apiece from rookie catcher Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro - all off starter Cody Martin...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zunino contributing after starting year in Minors

After struggling offensively in his first three seasons in the Majors, the Mariners had Mike Zunino start 2016 with Triple-A Tacoma in order to find his confidence and his hitting stroke. The move seems to have paid huge dividends, as the 2012 first-round Draft pick has been a difference maker in his first month back in the big leagues.
Via Mariners.com
8 days ago

Hernandez, Zunino lead Mariners past Brewers 8-2

SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs to lift the Seattle Mariners to an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing the Brewers their sixth straight loss. Hernandez (8-4) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out eight and walking one to improve to 4-0 in seven starts since coming off the disabled...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Zunino's HR caps big 1st inning, Mariners beat Angels 6-4

SEATTLE (AP) Mike Zunino capped Seattle's six-run first inning with a three-run home run off Tim Lincecum, and the Mariners held on for a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Seattle overcame a rough first from starter Felix Hernandez and rallied with its largest first-inning output since scoring seven runs on May 15, 2013 against the New York Yankees. Seattle sent...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zunino’s Keeping Unusual Company

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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