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Zunino Excited about Mariners Opportunity

Zunino Excited about Mariners Opportunity

The selection was rumored for months and finally became reality when the Seattle Mariners took Mike Zunino with the third overall pick of the MLB Draft on Monday. Zunino was a lock to come off the board in the top ten picks, but his relationship with the Mariners and scouting director Tom McNamara made the pick special to him.

McNamara made trips to Gainesville before the start of the college baseball season to spend time with Zunino and his family. He wasn't sure if the Florida catcher would be their selection with the third pick, but he wanted to research it to make sure he was making the right choice. Those visits, including one preseason dinner, gave Zunino a feeling of comfort if the Mariners were to take him...

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