(1090 The Fan) — Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino chatted on the Steve Sandmeyer Show as the team prepared to open play with the Houston Astros at Safeco Field.

He spoke eloquently about being behind the plate for Roenis Elías. “It was fun to catch him in spring training and it’s fun to catch him now. Once he settles in after the first or second inning he finds that groove that he’s comfortable in. He’s unbelievable. He’s got such great life to that fastball and his off-speed pitches. They’ve really come around this year. He’s done a great job for us and a great guy to watch pitch.”

He also provided great insight about staying healthy and what it takes physically to play his position as well as studying film on players prone to stealing bases.

“Guys have tendencies on particular counts. They may have a couple of giveaways; twitching, or the leads may be a bit different. All that is information. You try to take the most important stuff [and that helps] in execution of a good throw to the bag.”

Check out the whole conversation here:

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