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Aaron Cunningham LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 501 .219 .280 .347 71 -0.9
Birth Date4-24-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight215 lbs
Age33 years, 5 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2008 OAK 22 22 87 20 7 1 1 6 24 1 2 0 .250 .310 .400 61 -3.9 -0.9 3.4 0.0
2009 OAK 23 23 57 8 2 0 1 3 16 1 0 0 .151 .211 .245 67 -2.1 -0.3 -2.6 -0.4
2010 SDN 24 53 147 38 12 1 1 7 28 3 1 3 .288 .331 .417 72 -4.6 -1.3 -2.2 -0.5
2011 SDN 25 52 101 16 6 1 3 9 17 1 1 0 .178 .257 .367 93 -0.7 0.4 0.8 0.3
2012 CLE 26 72 109 17 4 0 1 9 25 0 0 3 .175 .245 .247 59 -5.1 -0.4 0.7 -0.3
Career22250199313734110646.219.280.34771-16.5-2.50.1-0.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2005 KAN A SAL 10 29 .263 .343 .430 .158 89 -2.4 0.5 -0.3 44 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.7 -0.2
2005 BRI Rk APL 56 255 .260 .330 .398 .378 104 13.1 6.4 -2.3 132 0 -4.8 1.2 9.6 0.9
2006 KAN A SAL 95 402 .257 .335 .377 .346 100 11 8.4 -2.2 108 0 3.9 1.6 -1.2 1.1
2007 VIS A+ CLF 29 135 .273 .343 .435 .410 97 12.2 4.1 -0.5 137 0 -1.8 0.2 6.1 0.8
2007 WNS A+ CRL 67 306 .261 .336 .398 .310 107 10 9.4 -3.3 116 0 -11.0 2.0 6.1 0.3
2007 MOB AA SOU 31 132 .270 .337 .408 .337 92 9.2 3.8 -0.9 132 0 1.5 0.6 4.9 1.0
2008 OAK MLB AL 22 87 .276 .340 .439 .345 101 -1.3 2.5 -0.6 61 11 3.4 -0.9 -3.9 0.0
2008 MID AA TXS 87 401 .272 .345 .410 .395 90 32.4 11.8 -0.4 130 0 -6.7 2.6 4.6 1.2
2008 SAC AAA PCL 20 89 .276 .340 .443 .436 105 9.8 2.7 -0.8 178 0 0.0 0.8 7.1 0.9
2009 OAK MLB AL 23 57 .267 .335 .431 .194 105 -5 1.6 -0.6 67 15 -2.6 -0.3 -2.1 -0.4
2009 SAC AAA PCL 83 375 .273 .344 .431 .360 91 21.8 11.4 -3.8 123 0 -4.9 0.0 11.7 1.4
2010 SDN MLB NL 53 147 .259 .318 .409 .349 88 2.1 4.1 -1 72 11 -2.2 -1.3 -4.6 -0.5
2010 POR AAA PCL 80 308 .271 .345 .416 .308 88 -0.7 9.4 -2.7 95 0 -12.2 -3.7 -1.0 -1.0
2011 SDN MLB NL 52 101 .242 .306 .374 .183 91 -2.6 2.7 -0.6 93 13 0.8 0.4 -0.7 0.3
2011 TUC AAA PCL 87 384 .297 .363 .472 .368 110 19.8 11.9 -4 124 0 -2.8 -1.1 13.4 1.7
2012 CLE MLB AL 72 109 .258 .326 .409 .225 98 -6 3.0 -0.6 59 10 0.7 -0.4 -5.1 -0.3
2012 COH AAA INT 22 84 .254 .332 .391 .255 109 -3.4 2.5 0 71 0 2.5 0.4 -2.3 0.3
2013 ROU AAA PCL 115 486 .261 .336 .408 .284 93 1.7 13.9 -4.8 93 0 -8.9 1.1 -8.0 -0.7
2014 RNO AAA PCL 92 281 .282 .349 .434 .308 107 -6.6 8.3 -1.6 80 0 -4.5 3.1 -7.4 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2005 BRI Rk APL 255 222 41 70 10 2 5 99 25 16 45 6 5 .315 .397 .446 .131 0 0
2005 KAN A SAL 29 26 7 3 0 0 0 3 2 3 7 1 0 .115 .207 .115 .000 0 0
2006 KAN A SAL 402 341 58 104 26 3 11 169 41 34 72 19 10 .305 .378 .496 .191 11 11
2007 MOB AA SOU 132 118 25 34 8 3 5 63 20 12 27 1 3 .288 .364 .534 .246 0 0
2007 VIS A+ CLF 135 123 25 44 11 2 3 68 20 5 23 5 3 .358 .383 .553 .195 3 3
2007 WNS A+ CRL 306 252 51 74 12 5 8 120 37 34 39 22 8 .294 .376 .476 .183 8 8
2008 SAC AAA PCL 89 76 21 29 5 0 5 49 14 11 16 3 1 .382 .466 .645 .263 0 0
2008 OAK MLB AL 87 80 7 20 7 1 1 32 14 6 24 2 0 .250 .310 .400 .150 0 0
2008 MID AA TXS 401 347 65 110 18 6 12 176 52 38 92 12 4 .317 .387 .507 .190 5 5
2009 SAC AAA PCL 375 334 62 101 24 1 11 160 48 33 74 11 4 .302 .373 .479 .177 1 1
2009 OAK MLB AL 57 53 6 8 2 0 1 13 6 3 16 0 0 .151 .211 .245 .094 0 0
2010 SDN MLB NL 147 132 17 38 12 1 1 55 15 7 28 1 3 .288 .331 .417 .129 3 2
2010 POR AAA PCL 308 271 30 68 17 3 7 112 45 28 68 2 7 .251 .332 .413 .162 2 2
2011 SDN MLB NL 101 90 12 16 6 1 3 33 9 9 17 1 0 .178 .257 .367 .189 1 0
2011 TUC AAA PCL 384 340 65 112 34 4 9 181 63 38 54 4 4 .329 .398 .532 .203 3 0
2012 COH AAA INT 84 74 6 15 4 0 2 25 5 8 21 0 0 .203 .280 .338 .135 0 2
2012 CLE MLB AL 109 97 5 17 4 0 1 24 7 9 25 0 3 .175 .245 .247 .072 0 3
2013 ROU AAA PCL 486 421 63 104 31 2 10 169 50 50 84 12 3 .247 .337 .401 .154 4 1
2014 RNO AAA PCL 281 243 33 62 16 3 0 84 31 29 46 2 1 .255 .342 .346 .091 4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 311 0.5884 0.5048 0.7134 0.6667 0.2734 0.7787 0.4857 0.2866 -0.0022
2009 222 0.5045 0.4865 0.6296 0.7143 0.2545 0.7250 0.3571 0.3704 0.0070
2010 485 0.5258 0.5093 0.7935 0.6980 0.3000 0.8596 0.6232 0.2065 -0.0037
2011 394 0.5000 0.4746 0.7861 0.7259 0.2234 0.8462 0.5909 0.2139 0.0015
2012 407 0.4988 0.4742 0.7565 0.6798 0.2696 0.8116 0.6182 0.2435 0.0032
Career18190.52230.49040.74990.69660.26650.81570.55910.25010.0006

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-12 2012-06-22 Minors 41 0 Left Ankle Fracture - -
2012-03-01 2012-03-04 Camp 3 0 Left Hand Soreness - -
2011-07-16 2011-07-23 Minors 7 7 - Head Concussion - -
2011-03-22 2011-03-28 Camp 6 0 Lower Leg Soreness Calf -
2009-06-09 2009-06-10 DTD 1 1 Head Concussion HBP -
2009-04-12 2009-05-09 Minors 27 0 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2008-04-03 2008-05-01 Minors 28 0 Left Wrist Fracture Sliding -
2006-05-15 2006-06-22 Minors 38 0 Left Ankle Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CLE $482,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$482,300
1 yrTotal$482,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 158 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/7/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 3/24/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/12/14. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/20/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 8/17/14. Re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 9/2/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4823M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12. DFA by Cleveland 7/25/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 12/16/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 1/16/10. Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/21/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Oakland 8/30/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 6/16/07. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Arizona 12/14/07.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2005 (6-185) (Everett CC, Wash.). $0.14M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who should win the Indians LF carousel? Who has the best chance to stick?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
My unofficial survey of who is fighting for the job: Shelley Duncan, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Spilborghs, Felix Pie, Fred Lewis, and Russ Canzler.

I cannot envision Canzler playing a tolerable corner outfield, so I'll say not him. Same result with Pie for different reasons. From there, you have Lewis and three righty bats, but Duncan and Cunningham are both out of options. So I guess the Indians might keep those two and store Lewis and Spilborghs in Triple-A for depth. I might opt for a platoon between Lewis and whichever of the two righties you're higher on. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Grady Sizemore? If he ends up hurt again by the end of spring training, is Ezequiel Carrera a fantasy asset?
(LoyalRoyal from Doin' Time in Leavenworth)
He's just so risky. Unless you get him late in a draft, I wouldn't bother. I don't see him ever staying healthy for a full year. Carrera could very well be a fantasy asset, especially with his speed, although the Indians do have other options. They could put Brantley in CF again and put a guy like Shelly Duncan in LF (though I don't think Brantley is a good CF). They have Ryan Spilborghs and Aaron Cunningham too, but I think Carrera has the inside track on those two. The interesting thing with him is how often they batted him leadoff when he was filling in last season. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds that Aaron Cunningham gets a shot in the Padres outfield this year?
(goiter6 from MN)
Less than 50-50. He doesn't seem too high up on their pecking order anymore. (John Perrotto)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you Red Sox joy counterbalances your Padres' sadness on the Gonzalez deal?
(formersd from San Diego)
There really isn't any Padres' sadness, honestly. Here is my thinking.

As great as Adrian Gonzalez is--and he's one of the top players in the game--he is one guy. The Padres had reason to believe the 2011 team could be a bit better, with an improved rotation, a full season of (healthy) Ryan Ludwick, Cameron Maybin possibly blossoming in center with another year in the majors, Kyle Blanks coming back from his TJ surgery, etc. If they acquire Brendan Ryan in a trade to man shortstop as is expected, and then sign someone like Derrek Lee to play first base, then you're talking about a team that could still win something like 82-85 games. Then, in 2012, you have Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Simon Castro and maybe Drew Cumberland coming up if he continues to tear up the minors. That is an exciting roster all of a sudden, and it was brought about without fielding a terrible team.

The Padres can trade Bell and Ludwick in July and still have a decent team, assuming Aaron Cunningham or Kyle Blanks can slot into Ludwick's place and they bump Mike Adams up to the role of closer. The gloom and doom mentality coming out of San Diego after the trade of Adrian Gonzalez is almost enough to make me start a Padres' blog in response. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)But can't you also blame Bud and I for hiding how bad my shoulder was (according to stories in SD papers)? My production didn't suffer because I was slacking off, but I was still hurting the team every time I took the field.
(Scott Hairston from Contractual Limbo)
Oh, I didn't mean to imply I was happy with the decision to keep trotting him out there. In a season full of excellent decisions by Bud Black, who I do believe is an excellent manager in a league with very few of those, continuing to trot Hairston out there was awful. Just that during the last weekend of the season I didn't mind so much, because he had all that time off to rest and heal.

Aaron Cunningham probably should have been the one getting that playing time if they were that desperate for another outfielder, and it's a shame he didn't. So it goes. (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think most A's fans are wondering why Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill are so low, and Michael Inoa is so high. Also, how close did Aaron Cunningham come to making to top 100?
(A's fan from Oaktown, CA)
I'm not a huge Cunningham guy. I like him plenty, and his a big leaguer, but I'm not sold on a star ceiling. As far a Cahill and Anderson go, I have them as the 23rd and 24th best prospects in ALL OF BASEBALL, and that's low? I don't get those arguments. Inoa is so high because EVERYONE I talked to that saw him did not talk about his talents as being good, that talked about him being historic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you start in the A's outfield next year out of Travis Buck, Matt Murton, Ryan Sweeney, Carlos Gonzalez, and Aaron Cunningham?
(Dave from Chicago)
Good question. I'm not sure how crazy I am about any of 'em. Gonzalez has star potential but still needs lots of work, and he's the only one with real star potential. I'm not a big Murton or Sweeney fan. (Kevin Goldstein)


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