Mike Zunino Named April PCL Player Of The Month

Zunino hit .397 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 20 games

By Tacoma Rainiers | May 5, 2016 3:05 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- Tacoma Rainiers catcher Mike Zunino has been named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for April, the office of Minor League Baseball announced today.

Zunino, 25, finished April ranked among the PCL leaders in slugging percentage (first, .767), OPS (first, 1.205), total bases (tied-first, 56), home runs (tied-first, 7), batting average (second, .397), hits (tied-second, 29), extra base hits (tied-second, 13), RBI (tied-second, 22), runs (tied-third, 18), and on-base percentage (sixth, .438).

The Cape Coral, Florida native notched at least one home run in five consecutive games from April 13-18, a career-best mark. The power streak earned him PCL Player of the Week honors for April 7-17.

Zunino's .397 batting average in April was the best monthly mark for a Tacoma qualified batter since Jesus Montero hit .493 for the club through 17 games in July 2015.

After spending the majority of the 2015 season with the Seattle Mariners, Zunino logged 10 games with the Rainiers to close out the year. Over that stretch he hit .317 (13x41) with three home runs and eight RBI.

Zunino was originally selected by Seattle in the first round with the third overall pick of the 2012 draft.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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