View Full Version : Interesting article n CAC about Todd Cunningham
06-04-2012, 05:30 PM
and his potential future in CF for the Braves.
I tend to think that if he gets a shot, it will be in 2014.
06-04-2012, 07:30 PM
From my personal experience, Todd Cunningham was just an average run-of-the-mill guy last year everytime I saw him for the 'Cats. I don't see him having the potential to be the guy in center for a good team.
06-04-2012, 08:02 PM
I haven't seen him so can't comment that way, but the CAC guys are pretty high on his development this season as being for real.....
06-04-2012, 08:50 PM
He hasn't really developed that much, though. His BABIP has ballooned 80 points and his walk rate and power are down. Seems like a mancrush more than anything. Sadly, Adam Milligan has sucked rocks in AA because he actually has a bat with potential.
06-04-2012, 09:27 PM
I like Cunningham. I think he has a chance at developing into the next Martin Prado. He needs to get that BB% back up to at least where it was last year, but it's not like he can't do that. We're only looking at two months worth of games at AA.
Cunningham's thing has always been his polish. He was drafted as a guy with skills that are greater than his tools, but the hope is that his tools can develop with time. Everyone is pretty sure that he can hit for a good average. What he needs to do is develop some pop. Prado was the same way as Cunningham. He showed a lot of polish. He was a hard worker, and you knew he could hit for a high average. It wasn't until he was 24 that Martin Prado suddenly began putting up decent power numbers. This is what transformed him as a baseball player. Hopefully Cunningham can do that.
Cunningham's swing mechanics have been criticized before. I haven't read anything about his swing in about a year, but people have said that he exaggerates an inside-out type of swing, much like what Ike Wagner was saying about Tyler Pastornicky.
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