Posted by: portersprospectreport | September 5, 2008

Recent MLB Call-Up #10—Aaron Cunnigham

September 1st has come and gone and a slew of players have been called up (some debutantes, some retreads) from AAA and AA to fill in the expanded 40-man rosters for their major league teams.  Over my next 10 posts, I will highlight some notable prospects who have made their major league debuts as late August-early September call-ups.

Haren trade worked for both sides

Haren trade worked for both sides


10.) Aaron Cunningham–Oakland A’s OF

  • Cunningham was outstanding after his promotion to AAA Sacramento in early August where he hit .382 with 5 HR 19 RBI and 21 runs scored in just 20 games.  Replacing top prospect and fellow former Diamondback Carlos Gonzalez, Cunningham has 3 hits in 10 AB’s in limited CF action with the A’s.  Cunnigham’s game is reminiscent of a former Oakland outfielder Eric Byrnes.  Cunningham plays the game all out, has surprising power for a player his size.  His above average speed allows for him to be successful on the basepaths and in covering the spacious outfield gaps in McAfee Collesium.  The A’s are in full blown rebuild mode (again) and Cunningham will be given every opportunity to prove himself as an everyday MLB outfielder.

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