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10 Mike Zunino C

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
12%6%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2669.16532300
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SEA113373377520442415000.259.410.201
2019TB902663044932209800.232.312.165

Player Updates

November 25, 2019 04:44 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Remains with Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino and the Rays agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The deal reportedly comes with an option year. After losing Travis d'Arnaud to the Braves in free agency, the Rays are betting on a bounceback season from Zunino. It will have to be quite a significant one, as he hit just .165/.232/.312 in 90 games last season.

September 7, 2019 05:12 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Hits ninth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Any owners in leagues deep enough to make Zunino a regular starting option won't be surprised that his second hit of the last week was a homer. Since the beginning of August, Zunino has gone deep with four of his 10 hits. He's also batting just .200 during that stretch. Overall, Zunino is hitting .172 with nine home runs, 32 RBI and 29 runs in 250 at-bats this season.

August 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Plates pair in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run single, a walk and a run in a win over the Orioles on Friday.

Zunino enjoyed some rare success out of the bottom of the order, extending the Rays' lead to 3-0 with his timely second-inning single. The slugging backstop is actually experiencing a relatively productive August when going by the lowly standard he's set this season, as he's knocked in nine runs partly on the strength of three home runs and is hitting over. 200 (.212) in a month for the first time since April.

August 11, 2019 08:32 AM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Blasts three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.

Zunino made a huge impact with the go-ahead blast in the fifth inning against his former team. The catcher is up to eight home runs with 26 RBI and 25 runs scored in 67 games this season. He's still expected to ride the pine behind Travis d'Arnaud despite producing three homers and six RBI in six August games.

August 7, 2019 10:40 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Delivers seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Zunino was one of the few sources of offense for the Rays, taking Ken Giles deep in the ninth inning. It was his seventh home run of the season, though his second in his last four starts. Despite the recent signs of life, Zununo is hitting just .175/.242/.330 across 231 plate appearances for the season.

August 2, 2019 11:40 AM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Homers in two-hit effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two walks during Thursday's 9-4 win over the Red Sox.

Zunino entered Thursday with just one hit in his previous 10 games, but it would have been hard to tell from his final line. He worked a pair of walks and added a base knock before capping off his day with a solo home run in the eighth inning. Zunino still owns a lackluster .560 OPS on the season and will continue to lose playing time to Travis d'Arnaud if he doesn't generate more efforts like this.

July 28, 2019 10:12 AM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Sits in favor of d'Arnaud
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Zunino will sit for the second time in three days as the red-hot Travis d'Arnaud receives the nod behind the plate. D'Arnaud's ability to play first base presents a path for both players to enter the lineup simultaneously, but it's clear that Zunino's hold on the No. 1 catching job isn't nearly as solid as it was entering the season. Zunino continues to draw high marks as a receiver, but he's enduring a tough year at the plate, batting just .168 with only five home runs across 212 plate appearances.

July 26, 2019 01:48 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Toronto.

Zunino started the last three contests but will take a seat for Friday's series opener. Travis d'Arnaud will take over behind the plate and bat cleanup in his stead.

July 21, 2019 11:28 AM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is not in Sunday's lineup against the White Sox.

He has sat every other day over the last 16 games, and is hitting .120 with 10 strikeouts in 25 at-bats over that stretch. Travis d'Arnaud will start behind the dish and hit eighth.

July 19, 2019 04:08 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is not starting Friday against the White Sox.

Zunino has hit just .108/.195/.270 over his last 12 games. Travis d'Arnaud starts behind the plate in his absence.

July 18, 2019 01:00 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Resting in first half of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Travis d'Arnaud will work behind the dish in the front end of the twin bill, but expect Zunino to catch for Charlie Morton in the nightcap. Zunino has been alternating turns at catcher with d'Arnaud for most of July and may see his playing-time outlook suffer further with the red-hot d'Arnaud batting 11-for-25 with four home runs and two doubles over his last six starts.

July 17, 2019 03:08 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Zunino has started three of six games behind the dish since the All-Star break, going 1-for-9 with a solo home run during those appearances. Travis d'Arnaud is starting at catcher and hitting seventh Wednesday.

July 15, 2019 03:40 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Sitting out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees.

He'll cede catching duties to Travis d'Arnaud as the Rays and Yankees open up a four-game set in New York. Zunino drew two starts over the weekend during the Rays' series in Baltimore, going 1-for-6 with a solo home run.

July 13, 2019 06:48 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Out of lineup for nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He will sit in the nightcap after starting in Game 1 and going 1-for-3 with a solo home run, the 100th homer of his career. Travis d'Arnaud will start behind the dish and bat third.

July 12, 2019 05:48 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Zunino is 3-for-25 with 10 strikeouts over his last eight games, so he'll start out the second half of the season on the bench. Travis d'Arnaud takes over behind the plate for the Rays, and the pair have now alternated catching duties in the last six contests.

July 6, 2019 11:36 AM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Snaps rare homer drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in an extra-innings loss to the Yankees on Friday.

Zunino slugged his fourth homer of the campaign off Masahiro Tanaka in the fifth inning, which actually marked his first time leaving the yard since May 3. A stint on the injured list due to a quadriceps issue did have a role to play in that drought, but it's still been a highly underwhelming first Rays season for Zunino. The veteran backstop is slashing an abysmal .186/.240/.329 across 179 plate appearances, and even though he's posting his lowest strikeout rate (30.2 percent) since his rookie 2013 campaign, it's nevertheless an unsightly figure that's playing a large part in his struggles.

July 4, 2019 01:20 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Resting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Zunino started the past three games behind the dish and will just be receiving some routine maintenance while Travis d'Arnaud handles the catching duties in the series opener. The Rays' top backstop went 2-for-11 in the three-game set versus Baltimore earlier this week, which actually amounts to progress on the offensive end. Since returning from the 10-day injured list May 31, Zunino is batting .135 while striking out in 36.3 percent of his plate appearances.

June 30, 2019 12:40 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Receives another breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Zunino will hit the bench for the second straight game in favor of Travis d'Arnaud while he continues to work through his struggles at the plate. Unless he's deployed as a pinch hitter Sunday, Zunino will finish June with an 8-for-59 mark at the plate (.136 average) and 37.5 percent strikeout rate.

June 29, 2019 12:20 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.

Zunino has continued to scuffle at the plate (3-for-16 with six strikeouts over his last five games), but his defense still earns him semi-regular playing time. Travis d'Arnaud will start behind the dish, hitting ninth.

June 25, 2019 04:28 PM
Rays' Mike Zunino: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zunino is not in Tuesday's lineup agains the Twins, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

While he is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak, Zunino is still only hitting .160 with 19 strikeouts in 15 games this month. Travis d'Arnaud is starting at catcher and hitting seventh.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston1310 .077 .077 .077
vs Buchholz (Career)1022 .800.200.200
vs RHP175307 .229 .354 .171
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013SEA521732237514164910 .290 .329 .214
2014SEA131438518722601715803 .254 .404 .199
2015SEA112350286111282113201 .230 .300 .174
2016SEA5516416341231216500 .318 .470 .207
2017SEA124387529725643916010 .331 .509 .251
2018SEA113373377520442415000 .259 .410 .201
2019TB902663044932209800 .232 .312 .165
2020TB0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 677215123643510427315881224 .271 .395 .202
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013SEAC50483873632221 .995
2014SEAC130125109910108455 .995
2015SEAC1121018588094456 .994
2016SEAC524841540015001.000
2017SEAC1201129578945675 .993
2018SEAC1111019258804325 .998
2019TBC89788077643767 .993
Total  664613544851203012729 .995
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013SEA505710305
2014SEA2021774017112
2015SEA11010528506
2016SEA707710600
2017SEA25019710808
2018SEA18015320607
2019TB1018300304
2020TB00000000
Total 96384911848142
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012AA-Jackson Generals155161740385700 .386 .588 .333
2012ASX-Everett Aquasox2911029411001035182610 .474 .736 .373
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers5220338461231143176600 .297 .478 .227
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers10417132038--800 .349 .585 .317
2016AAA-Tacoma7928047801501757356901 .376 .521 .286
2017AAA-Tacoma Rainiers1241712205114500 .356 .707 .293
Total 197726134209453491627918111 .368 .561 .288
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
3/25/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Cape Coral, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
Florida
MLB Experience:
7
Awards:

2012: Golden Spike