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 […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row, three of them by 2-1 scores.
Elias (7-5), a 25-year-old left-hander from Cuba...
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014
Here’s to hoping Zunino doesn’t follow in Jesus Montero’s footsteps.
Another Mariners top hitting prospect with more buzz than Major League III: Back to the Minors, another disappointing season.
Mike Zunino was the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft and quickly climbed the ranks to become the first position player from that year’s draft class to be promoted to The...