Zunino hit .441 (15 for 34) with nine runs, three doubles, four home runs, and 11 RBI. He also homered in four consecutive games.
Tacoma Rainiers catcher Mike Zunino was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week on Monday.
Zunino, 25, was the Mariners’ first-round draft pick in 2012. He reached the big leagues in June 2013 and was the Mariners’ everyday catcher until August 2015 when he was demoted to Tacoma. Zunino hit .174 with 11 homers and 28 RBI in 112 games with the Mariners last season.
Last week for the Rainiers, he hit .441 (15 for 34) with nine runs, three doubles, four home runs, and 11 RBI. He also homered in four consecutive games.
His .441 average this season is second in the PCL. He is ranks among the top five players in the league in slugging percentage (first, .882), extra-base hits (tied for first, seven), home runs
(tied for first, four), total bases (second, 30), and hits (tied for third, 15).
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His eight-game hitting streak is tied for the second-longest in the PCL this year, and it is his longest since a 10-game hitting streak with Seattle from July 20-31, 2015.