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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date3-25-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 4 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 3.8 0.0 0.4
2014 SEA 23 106 394 361 46 74 16 2 19 151 15 132 14 4 0 48 0 3 .205 .261 .418 .247 13.5 0.2 1.5
Career15858753468111212242083118117506213.208.271.390.24717.30.21.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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 0.3 -0.6 22.6 2.4 22.6 2.4
2012 WTN AA 15 57 .319 .251 .322 .360 .252 .333 107 3.5 1.6 0.7 0.1 0.1 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
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 0.0 -0.8 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2013 TAC AAA 52 229 .285 .279 .346 .436 .273 .269 95 6.2 6.6 3.6 0.2 2.1 18.6 1.9 18.6 1.9
2014 SEA MLB 106 394 .247 .255 .315 .392 .262 .257 95 -4.9 10.2 6.1 0.2 1.0 13.5 1.5 13.5 1.5

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 WTN AA 57 6 17 4 0 3 8 5 7 0 0 .333 .386 .588 .255 .319 5.1 0.1 0.6
2012 EVE A- 133 29 41 10 0 10 35 18 26 1 0 .373 .474 .736 .364 .385 22.6 0.3 2.4
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 TAC AAA 229 38 46 12 3 11 43 17 66 0 0 .227 .297 .478 .251 .285 18.6 0.2 1.9
2013 SEA MLB 193 22 37 5 0 5 14 16 49 1 0 .214 .290 .329 .116 .247 3.8 0.0 0.4
2014 SEA MLB 394 46 74 16 2 19 48 15 132 0 3 .205 .261 .418 .213 .247 13.5 0.2 1.5

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
2013 758 0.4815 0.4815 0.7096 0.6712 0.3053 0.8122 0.5000 0.2904
2014 1469 0.4833 0.5525 0.6621 0.7141 0.4005 0.7850 0.4572 0.3379
Career22270.48270.52830.67830.69950.36810.79430.47180.3217

Injury History

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
2014 SEA $504,100
2013 SEA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$504,100
1 yrTotal$504,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 111 dJet Sports Management1 year/$0.5041M (2014)

Details
  • 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) .217 .280 .370 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .213 .294 .315 .252
18 Split (Multi) -.005 .014 -.055 -.016
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .217 .280 .370 .268
31 vs R (2013) .213 .294 .315 .252
38 Split (2013) -.005 .014 -.055 -.016
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2013 3787 81 10.5 19.4 2186 2.0 0.6 1.8 11.1 21.3
2014 7543 132 16.7 15.5 4140 -6.7 -1.9 -3.2 14.8 12.3
total 11330 209 26.4 16.3 6326 -2.6 -0.7 -0.8 25.6 15.5

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