Latest Update Zunino is not in the lineup Monday Mon Sep, 22, 05:23 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.
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
Despite hitting 20 home runs, Zunino has had a rough season at the plate, slashing .200/.254/.411 with 138 strikeouts over 380 at-bats. The power he has displayed this season makes him a solid fantasy option in the long run, but until he becomes more consistent outside his at-bats that result in home runs, there is little to be happy about the rest of the 2014 season. Analyst: Matthew Beck