Thursday was a quiet day in MLB, as there were only 8 games played. Here is what I saw during the games, reading the boxscores and other fantasy sites on Thursday.
Mike Zunino: Ready for the big leagues?
I was reading Buster Olney's blog post from Thursday morning where he wrote about the Mariners predicament as to when they should call up their top hitting prospect, Mike Zunino. Zunino, if you weren't aware, tore up High A and AA last season, hitting a combined .360-.447-.689 with 13 HRs and 43 RBI in 44 games. This season, AAA is not much of a challenge either, thus far, as he is hitting .385-.414-1.038 with 4 HRs and 17 RBI in just 6 games. For comparison, the Mariners current catcher, Jesus Montero, is hitting just .133-.133-.133 in 8 games this season.
Here is an excerpt from Olney's blog:
Gutierrez homers. Another HR that would also have been out with old fences— Jim Caple (@jimcaple) April 12, 2013