Posts tagged Mike Zunino

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

The six-team Arizona Fall League kicks off its 20th anniversary season on October 9th with it’s customary load of top prospects spread throughout the rosters. Each team has players from five different major league clubs and this year’s crop includes Reds farmhand Billy Hamilton, Mariners C and #3 overall pick Mike Zunino and Padres P Casey Kelly. Who’s eligible […]

2012 TOP 3 DRAFT PICKS IN THE MINORS

2012 TOP 3 DRAFT PICKS IN THE MINORS

Here’s a quick look at the top three picks from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and how they did in their minor league assignments. These are small sample sizes with most of the numbers coming in short season leagues, but it is a first indicator as to how they adjusted to the pro game. 1. […]

MARINERS PROMOTE ZUNINO TO AA

MARINERS PROMOTE ZUNINO TO AA

The Seattle Mariners took Florida catcher Mike Zunino with the third overall pick in June’s First-Year Player Draft. The Golden Spikes Award winner tore up his short-season Northwest League assignment at Everett and is now on his way to AA Jackson. Zunino was thought to be a more-polished prospect than most players at the top […]

TOP 10 DRAFT PICKS UPDATE

TOP 10 DRAFT PICKS UPDATE

Nine days after the First-Year Player Draft, and one month out from the July 13th signing deadline, only four of the top 10 selections have signed with their clubs. Houston at #1 (Carlos Correa), Minnesota at #2 (Byron Buxton), Kansas City at #5 (Kyle Zimmer) and Colorado at #10 (David Dahl) have all reached deals. Still unsigned: […]

ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

The Houston Astros went against the pre-draft speculation in picking SS Carlos Correa of Puerto Rico with the top overall pick of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. Houston took Correa rather than college pitcher Mark Appel or high school outfielder Byron Buxton. Much debate centered on whether the Astros would get more immediate help in Appel […]