|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||400.00||14.00||.230||43.00||49.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston||50||11||3|| .278|| .500|| .220|
|vs Keuchel (Career)||7||2||0|| .429||.286||.286|
|vs LHP||121||31||5|| .297|| .446|| .256|
|Last 10 Games|
|Mike Zunino knocks 21st home run Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9:58 am ET) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino went 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in his team's 10-5 win over the Astros Friday.
Zunino broke a 1-1 tie with his fourth-inning blast, putting his team up for good and earning a critical win as the Mariners chase a potential Wild Card berth. Despite displaying quality power numbers this season, Zunino has struggled to consistently deliver hits. He owns a .199/.256/.409 line with 21 home runs and 57 RBI in 413 at-bats.
|Mike Zunino punctuates slump with homer |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/28/14) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino snapped out of a power drought Wednesday, as he homered for the first time in nearly three weeks in a 12-4 loss to the Rangers.
Zunino had just one hit in the game, a solo home run, as he finished 1 for 4 with two strikeouts. He has just two home runs in the month of August so far, after totaling at least four in each of the previous three.
Zunino has been a pretty all-or-nothing hitting this year, as he carries a .205/.261/.418 line with 19 home runs in 106 games.
|Mike Zunino catching break Wednesday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino is taking a seat Wednesday in Philadelphia. Jesus Sucre is set to start instead.
Zunino emerged from a slump Tuesday night with two hits and two RBI. The performance ended a five-game hitless streak in which he was 0 for 16.
|Mike Zunino reaches three times in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) Mariners catcher Mike Zunino put together a solid performance Monday, in an 11-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Zunino reached base three times while going 2 for 3 with a walk, and he drove in a run with each of his two hits. Zunino drove in one run with his fourth-inning single, and then added an RBI with a triple in the sixth.
Zunino is hitting the ball well in the month of August, hitting .261/.346/.478 with five RBI in seven games.
|Safe to say Mike Zunino's rookie season didn't go as planned. Rushed to the big leagues in mid-June because of Jesus Montero's failures both offensively and defensively, the third overall pick in the 2012 draft was clearly overmatched, hitting just .214 and striking out in nearly one-third of his at-bats. A broken hand after the All-Star break didn't help. Not only did it sideline him for six weeks, but it interrupted whatever progress he was making, causing him to hit .176 (13 for 74) after he returned in September. While his struggles weren't entirely unexpected considering he was hitting .227 at Triple-A (where he was also rushed after only 51 at-bats at Double-A) at the time of his promotion, they make his potential easy to overlook. This is a guy who hit .360 with 13 homers and a 1.137 OPS over 161 at-bats in his first professional season. Given the proper time to develop, he could be a force. So how quickly will he get there learning on the job? Hard to say. The safe bet is to leave him for two-catcher leagues, but understand the 22-year-old has as much upside as any catcher outside of the top 12.
(Updated 12/30/13) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/20/14||@ HOU||7:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|9/21/14||@ HOU||2:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
|9/22/14||@ TOR||7:07 pm||J.A. Happ|
|9/23/14||@ TOR||7:07 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|9/24/14||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|9/25/14||@ TOR||4:07 pm||Marcus Stroman|
|9/26/14||LAA||10:10 pm||Jered Weaver|