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Mark Zagunis

Mark Zagunis

RF | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 215 | Age: 26
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 3, #78, Chicago Cubs) - Virginia Tech
Willingboro, NJ USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 40 36 2 9 0 5 0 .250 .325 .333 .658
3 Seasons 64 55 2 11 0 7 2 .200 .313 .273 .585
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .250 0 5 0 .658
3 Seasons .200 0 7 2 .585

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 CHC NL 7 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 2 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .222
2018 CHC NL 5 6 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100
2019 CHC NL 30 40 36 2 9 3 0 0 5 4 16 0 0 0 .250 .325 .333 .658
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2017 CHC NL 18 0 5 0 0 .000 0 0 2 83 4.61 .333 .000 .667 .000 .000 0
2018 CHC NL 6 3 3 0 0 .500 1 0 1 28 4.67 .167 .000 1.000 .200 .200 0
2019 CHC NL 40 12 13 0 0 .450 3 1 6 192 4.8 .400 .000 .250 .083 .083 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

The Cubs used two of their first three 2014 Draft picks on bat-first college catcher/outfielders: Kyle Schwarber (first round), who accepted the challenge of trying to stay behind the plate, and Zagunis (third), who wanted no part of it. He quickly became a full-time outfielder and established himself as the most disciplined hitter in the system. He boosted his stock by beginning to drive the ball more often in 2016, though he went 0-for-14 in his first taste of the big leagues last year.

Zagunis recorded a .402 on-base percentage through his first four seasons in the Minors because he sees pitches so well and has uncanny control of both the barrel and the strike zone. He concentrates on drilling line drives from gap to gap and doesn't worry about hitting home runs. He has ordinary bat speed and a flat right-handed swing, yet still could hit 12-15 homers per season because he makes so much hard contact.

While Zagunis has average speed and arm strength, he's just a fringy defender on the outfield corners. He needs to work harder on his routes to get to balls more quickly. He's more of a second-division regular than an everyday player for the Cubs, though his on-base ability could make him useful off the bench.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 83 8 0 0.0 84.8 -2.0 .119 .147 .154 .246 .207 12.5 33.3 22.2
2018 28 4 0 0.0 86.0 29.8 .263 .340 .470 .330 .323 0.0 16.7 16.7
2019 192 20 0 0.0 86.2 0.5 .219 .304 .293 .276 .414 35.0 40.0 10.0
ALL 303 32 0 0.0 85.8 3.6 .198 .267 .270 .272 .351 25.0 35.9 14.1
MLB 38549 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/19/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RF Mark Zagunis to Iowa Cubs.
08/18/2019 Chicago Cubs recalled RF Mark Zagunis from Iowa Cubs.
06/15/2019 Iowa Cubs activated RF Mark Zagunis from the 7-day injured list.
06/10/2019 Iowa Cubs placed RF Mark Zagunis on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 8, 2019.
05/25/2019 Chicago Cubs optioned RF Mark Zagunis to Iowa Cubs.
11/02/2018 Mark Zagunis roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
09/04/2018 Chicago Cubs placed RF Mark Zagunis on the 60-day disabled list. Right shoulder inflammation.
05/15/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RF Mark Zagunis to Iowa Cubs.
05/09/2018 Chicago Cubs recalled Mark Zagunis from Iowa Cubs.
03/16/2018 Chicago Cubs optioned RF Mark Zagunis to Iowa Cubs.
10/20/2017 Mark Zagunis roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
10/06/2017 Chicago Cubs reassigned LF Mark Zagunis to the minor leagues.
10/02/2017 Chicago Cubs recalled LF Mark Zagunis from Iowa Cubs.
08/15/2017 Iowa Cubs placed LF Mark Zagunis on the 7-day disabled list.
07/01/2017 Chicago Cubs optioned RF Mark Zagunis to Iowa Cubs.
06/22/2017 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Mark Zagunis from Iowa Cubs.
01/27/2017 Chicago Cubs invited non-roster OF Mark Zagunis to spring training.
09/07/2016 Iowa Cubs activated RF Mark Zagunis from the 7-day disabled list.
08/03/2016 Iowa Cubs placed RF Mark Zagunis on the 7-day disabled list.
06/08/2016 OF Mark Zagunis assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
04/18/2016 OF Mark Zagunis assigned to Iowa Cubs.
04/04/2016 OF Mark Zagunis assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
03/03/2016 OF Mark Zagunis assigned to Chicago Cubs.
08/20/2015 Myrtle Beach Pelicans activated OF Mark Zagunis from the 7-day disabled list.
08/18/2015 Myrtle Beach Pelicans placed OF Mark Zagunis on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2015.
04/06/2015 OF Mark Zagunis assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from South Bend Cubs.
03/05/2015 C Mark Zagunis assigned to Chicago Cubs.
08/14/2014 Mark Zagunis assigned to Kane County Cougars from Boise Hawks.
06/28/2014 LF Mark Zagunis assigned to Boise Hawks from AZL Cubs.
06/26/2014 C Mark Zagunis assigned to AZL Cubs.
06/25/2014 Chicago Cubs signed C Mark Zagunis.