Cunningham was drafted by Atlanta as the 53rd overall pick (2nd round) of the 2010 draft.
The switch hitter spent the entire 2012 season with the Brave’s Double-A club in Mississippi and, in 120 games, hit .309 with 23 doubles, six triples, three home runs and 51 RBI. He boasted a .364 on-base percentage and stole 24 bases in just 32 tries.
He finished the season in third in the race for the Southern League’s batting title and was also third with 77 runs scored, while he boasted the fourth-most hits in the league with 144. His on-base percentage ranked ninth, while his six triples were 10th in the league.
Cunningham was selected to start the Southern League All-Star Game in June, where he went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. He is currently listed among the Braves’ top 15 prospects in their farm system.
Cunningham was drafted by the Braves following a junior season in 2010 that saw him hit .359 with 17 doubles, four triples, 11 homers and 43 RBI and lead JSU to the OVC Tournament Title and a berth in the NCAA Regionals. He was a First Team All-OVC selection.