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MIKE ZUNINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Zunino, First-Pitch Killer

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Catchers and Trust with a Runner on Third

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Zunino ready to become Mariners everyday catcher

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  |  Discuss

Mariners' Mike Zunino 'on course' in rehab assignment

The Seattle Mariner could soon see rookie Mike Zunino back on the active roster.  The 22-year old catcher made his debut in June, but he suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand.  He has been recovering nicely and played in his second rehab game yesterday. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, despite Zunino's lack of success at the plate in his two rehab games so far...
Via MLB Injury News
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

D.J. Peterson: On The Mike Zunino Fast Track?

In June, the Seattle Mariners drafted University of New Mexico slugger DJ Peterson, who was a remarkable hitter as an amateur.  Peterson was taken 12th overall by the M’s as a 3B/1B and sent to Everett to play at Low-A Ball (A-).  Peterson being assigned to Everett right after signing his contract is exactly what happened to Seattle’s previous first round pick, current big...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners Mike Zunino out for the next 6 weeks

What’s a hamate? Seattle Mariners rookie catcher Mike Zunino is expected to miss the next six weeks with a broken hamate bone in his left wrist. The injury happened in the Thursday night game against the Minnesota Twins when he was hit by a foul tip. While the Mariners have been streaking of late, realistic fans understand the team was not prepared to make an actual run this...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Zunino put on DL with hand fracture

The surging Seattle Mariners have received a major blow as young catcher Mike Zunino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. The Mariners announced the diagnosis on Friday. Zunino will undergo surgery next week and the expected recovery time is six weeks. Zunino suffered the injury in the second inning of Thursday night's game...
Via Fox Sports
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Mike Zunino exits with wrist injury

The Seattle Mariners removed catcher Mike Zunino from yesterday’s contest against the Minnesota Twins after the rookie took a foul ball off his already ailing left wrist, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. "I took a foul ball off there and it got me in the right spot," said Zunino, wearing a brace on the wrist postgame. "I will get re-evaluated in the morning...
Via MLB Injury News
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ready Or Not: Seattle Mariners Promote Catcher Mike Zunino

Whether he is ready or not, the Seattle Mariners with what appears to be out of sheer desperation have promoted 22-year old back stop Mike Zunino from Triple A, as reported by numerous sources. The 3rd overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft will be thrust into the forefront due to the demotion of Jesus Montero and the recent injury to Jesus Sucre. The Mariners will no doubt be...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

30 Prospects in 30 Days: Mike Zunino – C – Seattle Mariners

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? Profile 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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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