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Top pick Zunino promoted to AA Jackson

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm with 3 Comments »
August 13, 2012 5:58 pm

The Mariners have confirmed that catcher Mike Zunino has been promoted from Everett of rookie Northwest League directly to Class-AA Jackson.

At Everett, Zunino hit .373 of 29 games (41-for-110) with 10 home runs, 35 runs batted in nine doubles, a .474 on-base percentage, .736 slugging percentage and 1.210 OPS. Last week, he batted .500 (14-for-28) with three home runs, three doubles and 17 RBI and was named Northwest League player of the week for the third time since making his professional debut July 14.

Zunino had been the third overall pick in the recent amateur draft.

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  1. jchawks08 says:

    Ok, so Zunino is basically Barry Bonds? Sounds good to me!
    Those numbers are silly. Interested to hear how he does in AA ball.

  2. bbnate420 says:

    I was wondering where he would start 2013, AA or High A. I guess we have our answer. I guess AAA is even a slight possibility if he tears it up in AA and spring training. That would be moving up insanely fast though.

  3. Zunino’s game reminds me a lot of Buster Posey, both in college and his ascent through the minors.

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