Latest Update Zunino homers in win Thu Sep, 25, 09:36 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.
There is no denying Zunino's power as evident by his 22 home runs this year. The problem with him is that he is an average killer--he's batting just .198 over 429 at-bats. He doesn't appear to have the skill set to improve it much, but he is young and has plenty of time to grow, so he could surprise in the coming years.Analyst: David Kerr
The swing for the fences catcher is being replaced in the lineup by Jesus Sucre. Zunino has hit 21 home runs this year, but has a brutal slash line of .200/.256/.407.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Zunino remains a great power bat behind the dish, but he is still sitting on an average under the Mendoza line (.199 BA) to accompany his 21 home runs. Unless you can absorb his lack of consistency at the plate he is best served on the waiver wire. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Zunino has shown the ability to hit for power, but he is now sitting on a .198 batting average which is a hard pill to swallow for those looking for help behind the plate. Even though he now has 20 home runs on the year, until he starts to be more productive between his long balls and show more plate discipline (36.3 percent K rate) he is best served on the waiver wire. Analyst: Matthew Beck