Zunino went 2-for-3 with a pair of two-run home runs in Monday's victory over the Tigers.
A switch must have flipped when Zunino returned from a brief trip to the minors this season, as he's raised his batting average from .173 all the way to .257 following Monday's bout. He also now has nine home runs on the season, all of which came after his short stint at Triple-A. Zunino seems to finally be tapping into the potential people saw in him years ago, and if he can continue this display of power, he could be one of the top catchers in the league by the end of the season.
Zunino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on May 22, Zunino has been one of the top fantasy backstops in the game, recording seven home runs and 24 RBI in just 77 at-bats. He's still striking out 40.5 percent of the time, however, which could eventually result in his batting average trending closer to the Mendoza Line. He'll get a breather Sunday with backup Carlos Ruiz taking over behind the plate, but Zunino is worth keeping active in most leagues while he continues to sizzle at the dish.
Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Twins.
The hits keep on coming for the rejuvenated Zunino, who is in the midst of the best stretch of hitting of his career. The 26-year-old backstop currently has a four-game hitting streak and has knocked in six runs in the last three games alone. Factoring in Wednesday's production, Zunino is slashing .366/.413/.780 in what has been a spectacular June.
Zunino went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in Tuesday's 20-7 loss to the Twins.
Zunino vaulted his average over .240 with what was his second straight multi-hit effort and fifth overall in the last 10 games. The 26-year-old is hitting .378 in June while racking up 16 RBI during the month as well.
Zunino went 3-for-5 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and solo home run in Monday's 14-3 win over the Twins.
While it still somewhat smacks of hyperbole, it increasingly appears that Zunino's demotion to Triple-A Tacoma back on May 5 could ultimately prove to be a pivotal event in his career as a hitter. The 26-year-old backstop, who's never hit above .214 in his four previous major-league campaigns, has posted a .400 average, four doubles, four homers, 16 RBI, a .489 wOBA and 218 wRC+ in the 50 plate appearances he's logged across his last 13 games. He's already racked up four multi-hit efforts in June as well, although his strikeout rate remains in drastic need of improvement; despite the aforementioned success, Zunino has still whiffed at a 36 percent clip over that span.
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