Mike Zunino, Catcher, Seattle Mariners, #3


Date of Birth: 3/25/1991
Birthplace: Cape Coral, Florida
College: University of Florida

Mike Zunino, catcher for the Seattle Mariners, was drafted by the team in 2012. After less than two years in the minor leagues, he was called up to the Mariners last season. He batted .286 while in the Mariners' minor league system.

In 2013, Zunino played in 52 games with the Mariners. He batted .214 with 37 hits. As a catcher in 50 games, he made 22 assists, 363 putouts, and 2 errors and he had a .995 fielding percentage.

Zunino finished the 2014 season with 87 hits, 20 doubles, 22 home runs, 60 RBIs, 158 strikeouts to 17 walks, and a .199 batting average in 131 games. As a catcher, he made 84 assists, 1,010 putouts, and 5 errors. He caught players trying to steal 28.3% of the time.

Zunino played in 112 games with the Mariners in 2015. He finished the season with 61 hits and a .174 batting average. As a catcher in 112 games, he made 44 assists, 809 putouts, and 5 errors. He caught players trying to steal 34.4% of the time and he had a .994 fielding percentage.

In 2016, Zunino split his time between the minors and the Mariners. He played in 55 games with Seattle and he batted .207.

Zunino batted .251 in 124 games with the Mariners in 2017. He finished the season with 97 hits, 25 doubles, 25 home runs, 64 RBIs, and 160 strikeouts to 39 walks. Defensively, as the Mariners' catcher in 120 games, he made 56 assists, 894 putouts, and 7 errors. He caught players trying to steal 23.9% of the time.

Career batting statistics for Zunino through 2017 include:

  • 474 games played
  • 316 hits
  • 197 RBIs
  • 564 strikeouts to 114 walks
  • .209 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Zunino as a catcher through 2017 include:

  • 464 games played
  • 221 assists
  • 3,476 putouts
  • 19 errors
  • .272 caught stealing percentage
  • .995 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Mike Zunino
ESPN - Mike Zunino