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College Baseball Tournament 2012: Mike Zunino and Players Who Will Shine

Published by on May 30, 2012

Florida's Mike Zunino is ready to prove that he is one of college baseball's elite players on a grand stage, but he's not alone. He and a few other players will be strutting their stuff as well.

The MLB Draft is on June 4th, so this may be a final peak at prospects before team's make a decision on who they will tab in the draft. 

Zunino is without question the top catching prospect available, and you could argue he's the best overall. I fall short of endorsing him as the best overall prospect because he isn't a dominant defensive catcher.

He has only thrown out 19-of-64 runners attempting to steal against him. That's just under 30 percent, which is not a stellar rate, but Zunino can definitely swing the bat.

He is hitting .323, with 16 HR and 55 RBI in only 59 games. Because of his offensive prowess and throwing mediocrity he seems like a candidate to have his position changed to first base, but he has been lauded for his ability to handle a pitching staff.


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