Latest Update Zunnino is not in the Mariners' starting lineup on Tuesday. Tue Aug, 26, 05:00 PM
Has outstanding hitting ability for the catching position. A natural leader with a good work ethic and intelligence, he has both power and plate discipline. Behind the dish, he is smooth with a good hands and throwing arm.
Flaws: : Must become a little better at handling a pitching staff and receiving pitches. Must also cut down on the number of passed balls he surrenders during the course of a season in order to maximize his vast big-league potential.
Zunino's .204 average has him sitting for the third time in the last six games for the Mariners as they try to get him to work on that plate discipline. His power numbers are solid, but his value continues to drop with every strikeout and batting average point lost. Jesus Sucre will work behind the plate Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Zunino broke a five-game hitless streak with a pair of base-hits Tuesday, but with a day game following a night, Zunino will take a seat. Jesus Sucre will handle the work behind the plate Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Zunino has now hit safely in five straight games and has posted a .353 (6-for-17) average with a home run, five RBI and five runs scored in that span. The .216 batting average has been a drain this season, as were the 115 strikeouts in just 329 at-bats, but with 18 home runs and 45 RBI, his contribution to the counting stats has been outstanding fro his fantasy owners.Analyst: Howard Bender
Zunino continues to show off his raw power, now sitting with 17 home runs on the season, but is slashing a mere .211/.260/.433 through 323 at-bats making it hard to roster him in standard leagues. Unless you are in desperate need of power, Zunino should remain either benched or on the waiver wire as his negative contributions continue to outweigh the power he has displayed up to this point. Analyst: Matthew Beck