Mariners Expected To Sign Mike Zunino Shortly

July 1: ESPN's Keith Law tweeted Zunino is on his way to Seattle to sign with the Mariners. Jerry Crasnick confirms his colleague's report tweeting Zunino is heading to Seattle to take his physical.

June 26: The Mariners are expected to sign third overall pick Mike Zunino shortly, reports Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times. The announcement could come in early-July after the catcher from Florida attends two awards ceremonies.

Slot money for the third overall selection is $5.2MM. Baseball America says Zunino's hitting ability "projects to be above-average for a major league catcher" while noting that he offers strong intangibles that draw Jason Varitek comparisons. Zunino is the highest unsigned pick and is one of ten unsigned first rounders.


4 Responses to Mariners Expected To Sign Mike Zunino Shortly Leave a Reply

  1. drjayphd 3 years ago

    “…he offers strong intangibles that draw Jason Varitek comparisons.”

    Such as the tendency to get traded to the Red Sox for a middling-at-best reliever? Sounds good to me.

    • mwagner26 3 years ago

       Oh, you.

    •  I don’t get it Bill Bavasi isn’t our GM anymore plus i see this joke a lot it’s pretty corny.

      • drjayphd 3 years ago

        It is, admittedly, but how often do the Red Sox get one over on another team to that extent? Gotta take your victories where you can.

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