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Seattle Mariners Down on the Farm: The Catchers

Pringles Park in Jackson, Tennessee (Photo Credit https://runningthroughthisworld.com) Up in the Show, your Seattle Mariners just got back above .500 and are competing. A reason is that they have been doing acceptably at the catcher position. Chris Iannetta has been solid on defense and at least hits his weight (.238). But there is room for improvement. Down on the farm, there are...
Via Seattle Side Up!
17 hours ago

Triple-A Outfielder Of The Week: Reno Aces’ Pete O’Brien

Pete O’Brien during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Getty Images) Many question where Pete O’Brien would fit in on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ roster. Would he stay at his natural position behind the plate at catcher, or play the infield at first or third base, maybe even at his newly acquired position in outfield? One thing is for sure...
Via Legends On Deck
1 day ago

Top 50 AAA Hitters

Embed from Getty Images Seattle tops this list with five hitters, including the infamous Mike Zunino. OF Stefen Romero and SS Chris Taylor also have scored 100+ fantasy points this season.The Colorado Rockies are the only other team with four players in the top 50, as well as three with triple digit fantasy points - all OFs. The Kansas City Royals also feature three 100 point...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Too Much Salty Could Put Your Fantasy Health At Risk

It might surprise you to learn that a catcher was the most added player in ESPN leagues last week. That's right. A catcher. You're probably thinking that it's some hot prospect who looks like the next coming of Mike Piazza. In that case, you'd be wrong. Very, very wrong. It's actually 30-year-old journeyman catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Salty's smacked 6 homers in just 48 plate...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Mike Zunino’s Torrid Start to the Triple A Season

Almost four years ago, the Seattle Mariners selected Golden Spikes Award winner Mike Zunino with the third overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. The University of Florida catcher was seen as one of the best young hitters in baseball, and seemed destined to solve the Mariners ongoing catcher issue. It is an issue that has loomed since the 2005 retirement of Dan Wilson. The Mariners...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

You Can't Recall Mike Zunino Yet

Mike Zunino is off to a great start in Tacoma; for the sake of his development, he should stay there Last season, Mike Zunino hit .174/.230/.300 in 386 plate appearances. He struck out 132 times, and his 21 walks were inflated by his inability to make contact. He was demoted to Tacoma before the end of the season, and after a winter hitting summit and a mandate from the top that...
Via Lookout Landing
15 days ago

Inbox: When will Zunino be joining Mariners?

When do you think Mike Zunino will be joining the team? Could Kyle Seager end up in a platoon? Reporter Greg Johns answers fans' question in the Inbox.
Via Mariners.com
15 days ago

Inbox: Could Seager end up in a platoon?

When do you think Mike Zunino will be joining the team? Could Kyle Seager end up in a platoon? Reporter Greg Johns answers fans' question in the Inbox.
Via Mariners.com
16 days ago

Mariners’ Mike Zunino homers in 5 straight Triple-A games

Although his major league run hasn’t been what was expected upon coming to Seattle as a top prospect, Mike Zunino is making a case for a return to the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Coast League named the now-25-year-old Zunino as its player of the week for his work, which included home runs in four straight games for the Tacoma Rainiers. Before noon Monday, Zunino made it five...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 days ago

Zunino homers for third straight game in Rainiers victory

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places." - Hemingway For the most part, I've found that baseball fans refuse to give up on underperforming players until the very end, when their name has found itself stitched across the back of another team's uniform, when replicas of their old uniform hang upon the clearance racks of the nearest team store...
Via Lookout Landing
17 days ago

Zunino, Paxton, Powell part of Tacoma roster

Catcher Mike Zunino and left-hander James Paxton, two prominent players in the Mariners' long-term plans, highlight the 25-man Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers roster that was released Monday.
Via Mariners.com
April 04, 2016

Zunino among 3 Mariners optioned to Triple-A

The Mariners trimmed their roster on Friday when they optioned three players to Triple-A Tacoma, including catcher Mike Zunino.
Via Mariners.com
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Finally, the Seattle Mariners are Handling Mike Zunino with the Proper Care

While speculation that Mike Zunino would start the 2016 season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers has been widely accepted as possible, confirmation came early Wednesday that it is inevitable. Shannon Drayer, who is with 710 ESPN Seattle, validated that Zunino will enter camp as the Mariners’ third option at catcher, at best, and break camp headed to Cheney Stadium. The best part...
Via Baseball Essential
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners position preview: catcher

As the rest of the team reported today, I figured it would be appropriate to do a preview of every position group, culminating with a full season prediction piece, right before the Seattle Mariners kick off their regular season on April 4th against the Rangers. The position groups will include starting pitchers, bullpen, middle infield, corner infield, outfield, and catcher. Without...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Seattle Mariners Spring Preview – The Catchers

Today, I ate garlic fries and drank a beer. I sat with my Seattle Mariners-themed snacks and watched the MLB Network and reveled in the dawn of another baseball season. Sure, the news coming out of all of the different training camps is banal, and nothing of real substance is going on. Yet still, here we are, watching the first glimmers of the coming baseball season. The Mariners...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

What Is Next For Seattle Mariners Catcher Mike Zunino?

All New Look Behind The Plate For M’s In 2016 The Seattle Mariners of 2016 are going to have a new look in a lot of areas on the field.  The most drastic change might be behind the plate, however, given that the Mariners sleepless, new GM, Jerry Dipoto, made the moves to replace both his starting and backup catchers from the 2015 lineup. New M’s catcher Chris Iannetta will...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Top 20 Prospects

Once upon a time, the Mariners had one of the top young farm systems in baseball. Highlighted by Golden Spikes winner Mike Zunino, big hitting shortstop Brad Miller, and a quad of starters in Danny Hultzen, James Paxton, Brandon Maurer and Taijuan Walker. Times have changed though, and those top prospects have now become much […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: A new Catcher, Robbie Cano dissatisfied(?), and more

New Mariners Catcher, Chris Ianetta A new Catcher The Mariners, desperately thin at Catcher, signed former LA Angel (of Santa Monica), Chris Ianetta. The 32 year old, Ianetta is a 10 year veteran who should help the young and struggling Mike Zunino out. More known for defense than offense, last year, Ianetta hit .188 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games. He has signed a 1...
Via Seattle Side Up!
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wanted – Backup Catcher, Must Have Glove

Now that the World Series is behind us, we’re nearing the beginning of free agency. Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto will be looking to improve a ball club that went 76-86 in 2015. With the middle of the order signed through the next several years, the team is not likely to be getting into a bidding war for any of the bigger names on the free agent market. They should look to get...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Mariner Call-Ups: No Zunino?

Monday afternoon, Mariners reporter Bob Dutton reported that the team was going to be recalling four players as the Tacoma Rainiers season ended. Those players being catcher Steve Baron, outfielder James Jones. reliever J.C. Ramirez and 1st basemen Jesus Montero. Earlier in the day, the Mariners also optioned reliever Edgar Olmos to Tacoma while recalling Danny Farquhar. There...
Via Baseball Essential
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Starting catcher Mike Zunino optioned to Triple-A Tacoma

In Jackie Z’s last move, and probably one of the few all Mariner fans can agree on, 24-year-old catcher Mike Zunino was sent down to the Tacoma Rainers. The optioning of Zunino is most likely short-lived as the Rainers only have 11 games left in their season (plus playoffs). One can’t say Zunino hasn’t been given a chance — he leads the American League with 112 games at catcher...
Via Seattle Side Up!
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners send C Zunino to Triple-A, call up C Hicks

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the team hopes to bring back Zunino to the big league level at some point. He was hitting .174 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs. ''This is a chance to go down for 10-12 days and take a...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Demote Mike Zunino To Triple-A

Friday has been a busy day for the Seattle Mariners as earlier they relieved Jack Zduriencik of his duties as GM. The second move made was demoting starting catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma, one of Zduriencik’s worst draft picks. Zunino has had an awful 2015 thus far. He has hit just .174 this season with just 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 112 games. In his career, he owns...
Via Baseball Essential
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners turn unusual 3-6-2-2 triple play in win over Blue Jays

The Seattle Mariners' extra-innings win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field was particularly notable for some slick defensive work the M's pulled in the fourth inning that involved catcher Mike Zunino tagging out two runners at third base. In a sequence of events involving a handful of players on both sides of the field, Seattle wound up with a 3-6-2-2...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mariners turned a bizarre 3-6-2 triple play

By TOC Locker  On Sunday, the Seattle Mariners turned a triple play that will go down as one of the most bizarre I’ve ever seen. Ryan Goins grounded to Mark Trumbo at first base. Trumbo stepped on the bag for the first out, and threw to shortstop Brad Miller. Kevin Pillar got in a rundown, and Miller eventually ignored Pillar and fired home to catcher Mike Zunino. Zunino then...
Via The Outside Corner
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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