AB 121
AVG .207
OBP .256
SLG .264
HR 0
  • Full name Thomas David Cunningham
  • Born 03/20/1989 in Jacksonville, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Jacksonville State
  • Debut 07/30/2013
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2010 (signed for $674,100).
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    Scouts got familiar with Jacksonville State last year, following hard-throwing righthander Ben Tootle. Cunningham entered the season as a possible first-round pick, and he could still sneak in that high. He has a track record with wood, hitting .387 last year to lead the Cape Cod League after hitting .310 in the Texas Collegiate League in 2008. He hadn't dominated the Ohio Valley Conference this spring, but he was clearly the best hitter in the conference and its best prospect. For some, Cunningham fits the center-field profile well enough to be an everyday player. He's intelligent and has a good baseball IQ. He switch-hits and stays inside the ball from both sides, working counts with a patient, disciplined approach. Some project him to be an above-average hitter with fringe-average power, projecting to 10-15 home runs annually. He's a solid-average runner, with his throwing arm being his weakest tool. He played one game at shortstop and would profile well at second base, but he's a better fit at shortstop if his bat can carry him. Detractors see Cunningham's range and arm as short for center field, and his power short for a corner spot. His safe bat and consistency likely will push him into the second round.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Atlanta Braves in 2013
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Atlanta Braves in 2013
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Atlanta Braves in 2012
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Atlanta Braves in 2012

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