Mariners Insider Blog

Top pick Zunino promoted to AA Jackson

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.