Fantasy Baseball: Seattle Mariners Wildcard Sleepers

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Mike Zunino has had a great year for Fantasy Baseball. The Seattle Mariners catcher is leading all AL catchers with 21 Home Runs, and has proven his future potential in franchise leagues. He maybe only owned in 14% of fantasy leagues, but expect fantasy owners to catch wind this final week and start picking him up like crazy.

Zunino’s season average has taken quite the dip below the Mendoza line batting only .199 BA, but his hitting serge is coming at the right time. The last seven games has the Mariners catcher hitting with a .278 BA, 5 RBIs, and a clutch home run against the Astros last Friday.

Owners can expect improved numbers going into Toronto this week. Zunino plays more than most catchers, so expect him to be in the lineup calling the shots behind the plate and holding his spot in the Mariners batting order. Below are this week’s expected numbers from Seattle’s catcher of the future.


.300 BA, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 RUNS, 0 SB