Aaron Roe Ward Cunningham... single...attended Everett (WA) Community College...named Northwest Association of Community College First-Team All-Conference in 2005...is a 2004 graduate of South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Wash....signed by White Sox scouts Joe Butler and Adam Virchis.
In his first and only season with the Rangers organization, Aaron spent the entire campaign at Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .247 (104-for-421) with 63 runs scored, 31 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 50 RBI in 115 games...Recorded a monthly-best .295 batting average (31-for-105) in 27 May games...Seven of his 10 homers and 32 of his 50 RBI came against right-handed pitchers...Recorded a season-high four hits, May 10 at Las Vegas, going 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI...Went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in Round Rock's 3-2 victory at New Orleans on May 28...Enjoyed his second multi-homer game of the season August 19 at Nashville … went 3-for-5 with two home runs while setting season-highs in runs scored (4) and RBI (5)...Put together a season-best nine-game hitting streak, June 11-22 … batted .324 (12-for-37) during the run...Joined the Rangers after signing a free-agent contract, November 12, 2012.
Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his
career, serving as a backup outfielder, and was on Cleveland's
25-man roster for nearly four months...was designated for
assignment by the Tribe on July 25 and was outrighted to Columbus (AAA) on July 28, spending duration of the year in the
International League...CLEVELAND: Batted .175 (17-97) with one homer, 4 doubles,
7 RBI, and 5 runs in a career-high 72 games...tied career high
with 9 walks...the only big league player with at least 72 games
to have fewer at-bats (97) and plate appearances (109) than
Cunningham last year was Washington's Chad Tracy (73 G/93
AB/105 PA)...according to baseball-reference.com, he became
just the 4th player in American League history (5th instance) to
appear in at least 72 games while scoring 5-runs-or-less in a
season...the others: Hick Cady (BOS, 1916), Smoky Burgess
(CWS, 1965 and 1966), and Gomer Hodge (CLE, 1971)...was
0-for-1 with a walk as a pinch-hitter...made 21 starts: 8 in right,
7 in left, and 6 in center...did not commit an error in 69 chances
and had 4 outfield assists...has gone 137 games (71 starts) and
162 total chances since his last error on Aug. 16, 2009 vs. CWS
with Oakland...started 8 straight games from April 22 to May 1, a
span in which Shin-Soo Choo missed time with a left hamstring
injury...batted .269 (7-26) with a double and 2 RBI in those 8
games...only other time all year to make consecutive starts
came June 30 and July 1 at Baltimore, the latter game featuring
his lone HR in '12...lone multi-hit game was in start April 27 vs.
LAA...hit .095 (4-42) on the road...COLUMBUS: Batted .203 (15-74) with 2 HR and 5 RBI in 22
games after joining the Clippers on July 30...went 7-for-52 (.135)
in his first 16 contests, but batted .364 (8-22) his final 6 contests
with a pair of 3-hit games and both HR.
Made two stints with San Diego, first being recalled from Triple-A Tucson on 6/1 and optioned back on June 9 before
being recalled again on August 1 and spending the remainder of the season with the Big League club...Had a seasonhigh
six-game hitting streak for San Diego from August 3-11 (6-for-16, .375) during his second stint...Started 20 games
for San Diego, including 13 in right field and seven in left field.
Began the season with Triple-A Portland, also
appearing in 53 games over three stints with the Padres...Set a career high for games played, also setting new career marks
in runs, hits, doubles and RBI...First recalled on 6/11...hit a grand slam on 6/15 for his first hit as
a Padre...first player in franchise history to have their first hit as a
Padre be a grand slam...Made 30 starts for San Diego, including 14 in left field, 14 in right field
and two in center field...hit .292 (31-for-106) when starting...Hit in a career-high 11 straight games from 6/29-7/16...went 15-for-37 (.405) over that stretch...Played in 80 games for Portland...hit .336 (50-for-149) in 43 road games compared to .148 (18-for-22) in 37 home games...
hit .288 (21-for-73) in 21 day games compared to .237 (47-for-198) in 59 night games.
Split the season between Triple-A Sacramento and Oakland, appearing in 23 Major League games.
Hit safely in eight of his 23 Major League games, collecting one ... hit in each of those contests...one hit in each of six consecutive
games, tallying a career-high-tying six-game hitting streak 6/1-6.
... Spent the majority of the season with Sacramento, ranking sixth in the A's farm system in batting.
... Ranked No. 55 on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list entering the season.
... Appeared in 34 games in left field, 31 in right field and five in center field...also batted .328 in 15 games as a designated
Was one of six players acquired from Arizona in the Dan Haren trade prior to the season and was one of four of those
players to appear in a game for Oakland...began the season on the disabled list at Double-A Midland, earned a
promotion to Triple-A Sacramento in August and spent the final month of the season with Oakland...was selected by
the A's on August 30 and hit .250 with a home run and 14 RBI in 22 games...was named the A's fourth best prospect
by Baseball America following the season...started 20 of the A's 26 games following his promotion, including 18 in
left field and two in right field...was also 1 for 2 with a double and two RBI as a pinch hitter...hit .268 (15 for 56) with
his lone home run and 12 of his 14 RBI against right-handed pitching and .208 (5 for 24) against left-handers...his average improved to .320 with runners in scoring position and he was 2 for 4 (.500) with six RBI with the bases
loaded...hit .159 (7 for 44) in 11 starts batting second and .361 (13 for 36) in his other 11 games.
Began the season in the Chicago White Sox organization before being
traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks...traded again, following the 2007 season,
to the Oakland Athletics as part of the deal sending Dan Haren to Arizona...Combined to hit .308 (152-for-493) over stops at Single-A Winston-Salem, Single-A Visalia
and Double-A Mobile...Stole a combined 28 bases in the minors while being caught 14 times...Tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball in sacrifice flies (10) and tied for 12th in runs
scored (101)...Named to the Carolina League All-Star team and played in the game 6/19 vs. the California
League despite being traded and placed on a California League team (Visalia) 6/16...Named the Diamondbacks No. 7 prospect by Baseball America following the
Spent the entire season with Single-A Kannapolis, hitting .305
(104-for-341) with 11 homers...posted a .386 on-base percentage and
.496 slugging percentage...Batting average ranked fifth in the South Atlantic League...led his
club in doubles (26), slugging percentage, on-base percentage
and hit by pitches...Missed a month of the season while on the disabled list
with a broken left ankle...Named by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in the
White Sox organization following the season.
Made his professional debut, splitting his time between Rookie-level Bristol and Single-A
Kannapolis...Named to the Appalachian League postseason All-Star team after hitting .315 in 56 games for Bristol...led the league in
hit by pitches (14) and ranked sixth in batting average.