"You've just got to be patient and pick the pitches you want to look for and stick with that," said the 23-year-old from Florida. "Obviously, it's easy to get too aggressive, but you just have to stick to your approach and wait for that one pitch."
Zunino has been seeing a lot of off-speed offerings, particularly with two strikes, but is learning to lay off those pitches when possible.
"For the past week or so, that's what I've seen mostly," he said. "So I've got to still hunt the fastball, but hopefully see breaking balls up in the zone and be able to hit them to right field.
"It's one of those things where obviously scouting reports get out and guys spend a lot of time on that. But I need to make the adjustment, too. I'm sort of being patient early in the count and working myself into hitter's counts."
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