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Birth Date3-25-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.62014
0.22015
1.72016
3.42017
1.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 SEA 22 52 193 173 22 37 5 0 5 57 16 49 3 1 0 14 1 0 .214 .290 .329 .247 4.9 6.1 1.2
2014 SEA 23 131 476 438 51 87 20 2 22 177 17 158 17 4 60 0 3 .199 .254 .404 .241 12.8 20.1 3.6
2015 SEA 24 112 386 350 28 61 11 0 11 105 21 132 5 2 8 28 0 1 .174 .230 .300 .196 -8.4 10.3 0.2
2016 SEA 25 55 192 164 16 34 7 0 12 77 21 65 6 1 0 31 0 0 .207 .318 .470 .289 12.6 3.7 1.7
2017 SEA 26 124 435 387 52 97 25 0 25 197 39 160 8 1 0 64 1 0 .251 .331 .509 .279 27.8 6.3 3.4
2018 SEA 27 113 405 373 37 75 18 0 20 153 24 150 6 2 0 44 0 0 .201 .259 .410 .236 6.3 6.4 1.3
Career58720871885206391862957661387144511824124.207.276.406.24556.052.911.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 EVE A- 29 133 .385 .256 .328 .371 .257 .413 112 17.2 3.7 0.7 1.0 -0.6 21.0 2.3 21.0 2.3
2012 WTN AA 15 57 .319 .251 .322 .360 .252 .333 107 3.5 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.1 5.8 0.7 5.8 0.7
2012 PER Wnt 19 86 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SEA MLB 52 193 .247 .245 .310 .382 .259 .267 94 -2.4 5.1 3 6.1 -0.8 4.9 1.2 4.9 1.2
2013 TAC AAA 52 229 .285 .279 .346 .436 .273 .269 95 6.2 6.6 3.6 13.1 2.1 18.5 3.2 18.5 3.2
2014 SEA MLB 131 476 .241 .252 .312 .387 .263 .248 90 -8.3 12.3 7.3 20.1 1.5 12.8 3.6 12.8 3.6
2015 SEA MLB 112 386 .196 .253 .312 .412 .260 .239 98 -24.1 10.4 6.3 10.3 -1.1 -8.4 0.2 -8.4 0.2
2015 TAC AAA 10 43 .290 .281 .349 .430 .271 .333 118 1.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2016 SEA MLB 55 192 .289 .257 .317 .426 .259 .250 100 5.6 5.4 3.2 3.7 -1.7 12.6 1.7 12.6 1.7
2016 TAC AAA 79 327 .320 .280 .340 .430 .272 .318 96 20.6 9.2 2.4 17.9 -2.5 29.7 4.9 29.7 4.9
2017 SEA MLB 124 435 .279 .252 .321 .422 .257 .355 102 8.9 12.7 7.6 6.3 -1.4 27.8 3.4 27.8 3.4
2017 TAC AAA 12 45 .400 .286 .346 .458 .277 .226 90 7 1.3 0.2 0.8 0.6 9.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2018 SEA MLB 113 405 .236 .248 .315 .415 .260 .268 97 -9.6 11.4 6.7 6.4 -2.2 6.3 1.3 6.3 1.3
2018 MOD A+ 3 12 .134 .220 .284 .342 .235 .143 89 -1.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 -1.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2018 TAC AAA 2 6 .201 .292 .354 .449 .262 .250 94 -0.4 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 EVE A- 133 29 41 10 0 10 35 18 26 1 0 .373 .474 .736 .364 .385 21.0 1.0 2.3
2012 WTN AA 57 6 17 4 0 3 8 5 7 0 0 .333 .386 .588 .255 .319 5.8 0.6 0.7
2012 PER Wnt 86 10 23 4 2 2 15 5 20 1 1 .287 .337 .463 .175 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SEA MLB 193 22 37 5 0 5 14 16 49 1 0 .214 .290 .329 .116 .247 4.9 6.1 1.2
2013 TAC AAA 229 38 46 12 3 11 43 17 66 0 0 .227 .297 .478 .251 .285 18.5 13.1 3.2
2014 SEA MLB 476 51 87 20 2 22 60 17 158 0 3 .199 .254 .404 .205 .241 12.8 20.1 3.6
2015 TAC AAA 43 7 13 2 0 3 8 0 8 0 0 .317 .349 .585 .268 .290 2.2 -0.3 0.2
2015 SEA MLB 386 28 61 11 0 11 28 21 132 0 1 .174 .230 .300 .126 .196 -8.4 10.3 0.2
2016 TAC AAA 327 47 80 15 0 17 57 35 69 0 1 .286 .376 .521 .236 .320 29.7 17.9 4.9
2016 SEA MLB 192 16 34 7 0 12 31 21 65 0 0 .207 .318 .470 .262 .289 12.6 3.7 1.7
2017 SEA MLB 435 52 97 25 0 25 64 39 160 1 0 .251 .331 .509 .258 .279 27.8 6.3 3.4
2017 TAC AAA 45 7 12 2 0 5 11 4 5 0 0 .293 .356 .707 .415 .400 9.0 0.8 1.0
2018 TAC AAA 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .167 .200 .000 .201 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2018 MOD A+ 12 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .091 .167 .182 .091 .134 -2.2 0.1 -0.2
2018 SEA MLB 405 37 75 18 0 20 44 24 150 0 0 .201 .259 .410 .209 .236 6.3 6.4 1.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 758 0.4736 0.4802 0.6813 0.7047 0.2782 0.7668 0.4865 0.3187 308 0.002209
2014 1757 0.4826 0.5430 0.6394 0.7040 0.3927 0.7588 0.4398 0.3606 614 0.003036
2015 1581 0.4782 0.4902 0.6477 0.6627 0.3321 0.7206 0.5146 0.3523 645 0.003494
2016 809 0.4685 0.4635 0.6240 0.6834 0.2698 0.7104 0.4310 0.3760 0 0.000000
2017 1789 0.4902 0.4947 0.6181 0.6967 0.3004 0.7152 0.4015 0.3819 0 0.000000
2018 1712 0.4725 0.4924 0.6216 0.6712 0.3322 0.7495 0.3900 0.3784 0 0.000000
Career84060.47920.49920.63510.68610.32720.73650.43890.3649277.42170.0015

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-26 2013-09-02 15-DL 38 34 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate Fracture - Foul Tip 2013-07-31 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SEA $2,975,000
2017 SEA $570,000
2016 SEA $
2015 SEA $523,500
2014 SEA $504,100
2013 SEA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,597,600
2018Current$2,975,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,572,600
4 yrTotal$4,572,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 160 dJet Sports Management1 year/$2.975M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.975M (2018). Re-signed by Seattle 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.57M (2017). Re-signed by Seattle 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Seattle 3/3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5235M (2015). Re-signed by Seattle 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5041M (2014). Re-signed by Seattle 2/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Seattle 6/11/13.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2012 (1-3) (University of Florida). $4M signing bonus ($5.2M slot).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .215 .307 .370 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .185 .256 .390 .237
18 Split (Multi) -.031 -.052 .020 -.019
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .200 .385 .450 .310
31 vs R (2016) .210 .293 .476 .281
38 Split (2016) .010 -.092 .026 -.029
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)I play in a dynasty league and have made it my personal strategy to roster as many Mariners prospects as possible. I feel like eventually one has to pan out and be really good. Is this smart of me?
(Elton from Washington)
I once played in a league with a guy who decided to only draft players with a Z in their surname. It didn't go that well. As a strategy, it is certainly unique. I don't know if even the Mariners would call it smart, despite the statistical lure of their system regressing to the mean. I can try to make you feel better: James Paxton was drafted by the Mariners, and he's good! Edwin Diaz has been fantasy gold this year, and Seattle drafted him too. Mike Zunino has, on occasion, been helpful in fantasy. You might have noticed that all of these picks are from 2012 or earlier. That's because the Mariners haven't had a truly productive major leaguer from any draft since. It's pretty much Andrew Moore and a few relievers who have even made the majors. Tyler O'Neill might be their first genuinely productive draft pick since 2012, but they traded him (although Marco Gonzales was good before he got hurt, so it kinda worked out). Maybe you should just hope that Dipoto moves all these prospects to organisations that will develop them. Unless your strategy then requires you to trade them too. (Darius Austin)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do if you're Jerry DiPoto with the pitching staff this winter? And is 2017 Mike Zunino (currently 13th in BP WARP) peak Mike Zunino?
(Roger DeSwanns from Out and About)
Can we take a moment to appreciate the 2017 Mariners pitching situation? The club has used 40 guys. 40. 4. 0. I watched so much Yovani Gallardo and Sam Gaviglio and (checks sheet)... Christian Bergman. My Christmas family party trick is going to be memorizing all 40 pitchers and reciting them in order of first use, which I imagine will mean I'll be able to sit in the corner and drink an eggnog alone the whole time. So if you're Dipoto, and you're using your holiday the same way, I assume you pencil in Paxton, Felix, Mike Leake, Erasmo Rameriez, then (mumbles mumbles). Gotta imagine they'll try to get some cheap back end guys and throw them in with Marco Gonzales and Ariel Miranda and see where they end up. Unless they make a move for Ohtani...

Now, on to Mike Zunino. I think that offensively, this is peak Zunino. Maybe he adds a bit more in average. He probably hits more home runs over a full season. The approach looks solid now. NO REALLY IT DOES. But this is a productive major leaguer and that's a huge win for him and the org. The thing I'm hoping rebounds in 2018 is the defense. His framing is starting to come back, after being awful in the beginning. If we see a real jump forward in value, it's marrying the offensive improvements with defense approaching what we saw in 2014. But honestly, given the journey, this version of him is a pretty neat thing. (Megan Rowley)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)It's a burger cook-off between Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager. What burgers do they grill, who grills the better burger, and which three Mariners are the judges? Yes, Mike gets his promotional grilling apron.
(Ghandieagle from Seattle)
Neither strike me as great epicureans, though I could see Mike Zunino mixing in Italian spices and Seager incorporating barbecue. As for judges, I'm not sure of all three, but Nelson Cruz is definitely in the mix. (Megan Rowley)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the vein of Avisail Garcia's magical 2017, what post-hype failed prospect do you think will break out and have an All-Star season next year?
(Dr. 100 from Las Vegas)
It's not just Avisail either--Smoak, Morrison, Cozart, Alonso all fit this description as well. Almost makes me want to say Pedro Alvarez. Given his speed and glove, if Cameron Maybin gets lucky on health and balls in play he could do it.

If Mike Zunino hits .250 he's an All Star candidate too, I would think. (Nick Schaefer)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on Mike Zunino...this time for real? Tearing up the PCL...new mindset...is this the Zunino we originally expected?
(glworld from hawaii)
The Zunino you expected is dead. The Marlners developmentally killed him. Is this a Mike Zunino who could still find his way to providing significant value as a great framer and a Miguel Olivo-type hitter? Sure. I think that's still possible. Any digression from linear development for catchers is a problem, though. They seem to have the toughest time sustaining a recovery from a major setback. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in a dynasty league: Mike Zunino or James McCann?
(Steven from NYC)
Zunino. Look, Zunino has been terrible; the Mariners have handled him terribly and the upside he once had has vanished a bit....but he's still better than James McCann. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Wilin Rosario or Mike Zunino in a dynasty keague?
(kylanje from Florida)
Zunino. Rosario won't be catching by 2017, and that's at the latest. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much has Mike Zunino improved the '14 M's pitching staff?
(edgardiazrocks from like everywhere, man)
Team framing #s indicate the M's have gained 30 runs defensively between 2013 and 2014. That's a lot, we're talking ~3 wins. Zunino is obviously a big part of that. He may have some other weaknesses (blocking balls has been a problem, and his game calling supposedly needs some development) but he's been a huge asset to the staff and the playoff run. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you like Derek Norris or Mike Zunino better long term for fantasy?
(Bill from Boston)
Norris. (J.P. Breen)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)MIke Zunino showed the hit/power tool that made him the #3 overall pick in the minors but flopped in his first stint against MLB pitching. Did the M's rush him too quickly through the system? Will he surprise the detractors and become an above average hitting catcher?
(Barry Melrose from Winnipeg)
Yup, he sure was. The M's got a little desperate in an attempt to save some jobs last year and rushed some prospects to the majors. Zunino was struggling in Triple-A when he got called up. That being said, he's still the same prospect he was. He'll have a nice career as a major league catcher. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Catchers are catchers, but any lying in the weeds kind of pick as a late round steal you'd suggest?
(Steve from AZ)
Yes, hard to see a big steal at the position given what it's like. You could try for Mike Zunino in a shallower, non-keeper league and hope people forgot about him. Ryan Hanigan might be a guy people overlook in deeper leagues who might hurt the BA but provides some sneaky power. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Mike Zunino? Is there any chance of him reviving the shine that was there a year ago or is the guy that we saw in AAA and MLB last year what we are going to see for the future?
(Ulf from Hartford)
I still think Zunino is going to be a fine player; possibly one of the better all-around catchers in the league. I think he somehow got blown up into a star in the making, but in reality, he's more a solid player that throws together a really good season here or there. He'll make strides this season and could really come alive in 2015. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Mike Zunino's outlook changed going into this offseason after growing pains?
(andygamer from Boston)
Not much, if at all. In my experience, catchers don't develop as quickly as other position players and I don't believe growing pains are a bad thing for a kid learning how to handle a Major League pitching staff and how to hit Major League pitching. I still think Zunino is going to be a solid Major Leaguer with occasional big years. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, thanks for hosting the chat. What are your thoughts on Jesus Montero? I'm not one to overanalyze a slow start, especially only one week, but I'm concerned that with Zunino waiting in the wings, the Mariners may have a tough choice to make sooner rather than later. Montero was touted by a few fantasy pundits as a candidate to take a step forward this season, but right now his stock is falling, and the Mariners can't ignore Zunino forever. Considering that Montero's numbers drop significantly when he's used at DH, what do you think will happen to him when/if the Mariners bring up Zunino?
(BJ from Boston)
Montero looks like one of those players who will probably be a very good power hitter but might never be a complete hitter. I could see him being a .250-.260 hitter with 25-30 home run power at his peak. That doesn't sound great, but it's nothing to sneeze at. If/when Mike Zunino comes up, he would definitely move Montero off the dish. It's hard to say at that point what would happen to Montero's numbers. His numbers have been bad as a DH, but we're talking about 351 at bats from a 22-year-old. A move off the plate could help Montero's numbers if he doesn't have to concentrate on the tools of ignorance. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)I'm excited about my Rainiers. Do you think Mike Zunino is going to come out raking in the PCL just like he did everywhere else last year? That would be kind of amazing...
(curto from fresno (today))
I think he's going to hit in the minors; might not set the world on fire against major league pitching. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, who should I target with the #1 prospect pick? (2012 draft guys)... thinking about Zunino or Russell
(Chris from California)
Mike Zunino is probably going to be a better real life player but I'd go with Addison Russell. Catchers tend to have a longer learning curve with the bat, and I don't like sitting through 2-3 years of a catcher growth curve. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul I'm in a deep dynasty league. Current catchers on my roster are Ramos, Derek Norris, and Austin Hedges. Needless to say I'm screwed. I have two first round picks for new prospetcs this year and usually I just go for best prospect available regardless of positional needs. Should I take Mike Zunino or stick to drafting the best player available?
(JL from Chicago, IL)
Stick to the best. I actually like Ramos this year, though it'll take a while for him to get going as he'll back up Suzuki to start. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Help! Get to keep two of the following: Jose Fernandez; Mike Olt; Mike Zunino; Nick Castellanos; Xander Bogaerts. Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Phoenix)
I *really* like Fernandez, but he's 20 who hasn't passed High-A yet. I have to go with Olt and flip a coin between Bogaerts and Casty, probably leaning Bogy because of SS. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Mike Zunino, do you think he should be given time in AAA this year, or think he's ready for MLB? What's his power/avg. upside for you?
(JDub from Feeding Seagulls)
I think he needs more MiLB seasoning, especially when it comes to his receiving quality. Developing into a quality catcher takes time. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Zunino becomes the starting Mariners catcher on mm/dd/yy?
(Paul from DC)
Paul, I would guess sometime in July-July 23, 2013 if we're being exact. I don't think they should rush him and I wouldn't have a problem if they held him down until after the projected Super Two deadline. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jesus Montero any real impediment to Mike Zunino becoming the Mariners every day catcher for the next 5 to 10 years?
(Paul from DC)
Montero will hit enough, but his throwing mechanics and footwork lack. His feet aren't quick enough to dream he can be average or better. He'll be the DH or perhaps a first baseman at some point. Very little catching is in his future. Zunino is just a stud. Not Buster Posey, but he's not as far off as some scouts believed in June. (Jason A. Churchill)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2012 asx 0 .000 0.0 897 .001 -0.3 14 -.009 -.005 0.1 -0.3 1.0
2012 aax 954 .006 0.8 572 .001 -0.2 11 -.015 .004 0.1 1.1 0.6
2013 aaa 3852 .024 14.8 2186 .002 -1.1 34 .019 .001 -0.4 13.2 13.1
2013 mlb 3067 .016 6.8 2095 .000 -0.1 30 .023 -.002 -0.4 6.3 6.1
2014 mlb 7439 .023 22.0 4994 .002 -2.0 85 -.007 .006 0.4 19.4 20.1
2015 mlb 6303 .016 13.2 3996 .001 -1.5 59 -.013 -.001 0.5 11.5 10.3
2015 aaa 307 -.005 -0.2 194 .000 -0.0 2 -.010 .000 0.0 -0.3 -0.3
2016 mlb 2988 .007 3.0 1890 -.004 1.6 23 .013 -.003 -0.2 3.9 3.7
2016 aaa 3870 .030 17.1 0 .000 0.0 41 -.011 .000 0.3 16.5 17.9
2017 mlb 6961 .010 10.9 4468 .002 -3.1 66 .012 .001 -0.6 5.6 6.3
2017 aaa 426 .014 1.0 197 .001 -0.0 4 -.004 .000 0.0 0.9 0.8
2018 aaa 48 -.001 -0.0 25 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 0.5 -0.0
2018 mlb 6245 .008 7.5 4071 .001 -1.1 47 -.013 -.002 0.4 6.6 6.4
2018 afa 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 1 .006 -.001 -0.0 -0.0 0.1

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