Mike Zunino http://kplu.org en Mariners draft top catching prospect with 3rd overall pick http://kplu.org/post/mariners-draft-top-catching-prospect-3rd-overall-pick <p>The 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year player draft got underway today, and the Seattle Mariners were afforded the luxury of the 3rd overall pick as a result of their poor finish last season.</p><p>With that pick, the Mariners chose catcher Mike Zunino, a junior from the University of Florida. The 21 year old was ranked as the top catcher in the draft, and has been touted as a strong, athletic catcher with excellent power as a hitter. In 62 games with Florida this season, Zunino had a batting average of .312, hitting 18 home runs and 60 runs batted in.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:12:58 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 5192 at http://kplu.org Mariners draft top catching prospect with 3rd overall pick