07/01/2018 10:41 PM -
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The American Association has announced that Kansas City T-Bones outfielder Todd Cunningham has been named the league’s Rawlings Player of the Month for the month of June.
Todd Cunningham arrived in Kansas City on June 1st and has made the most of his first month in the American Association. Cunningham went 46-for-101 with a league leading average of .455. He finished the three-game series against Lincoln going 9-for 13 and currently against Cleburne is 10 for 14 over the past two weekends.
Cunningham has a five-game hitting streak all multi-hit games and is 6-for-10 in the Cleburne series scoring four.
The Alabama native most recently spent time with the Indianapolis Indians and the Charlotte Knights playing nine games apiece in 2018 before signing with Kansas City. In those 18 games Cunningham had 3 RBI’s and hit .163. Cunningham started his career with the Atlanta Braves organization playing for the Rome Braves. In his rookie year he played in 65 games with 20 RBIs and hit .260.
In 2011 Cunningham hit four homeruns while batting a .257 with 20 RBIs in 87 games for the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League. In 2012 he hit .309 in 120 games with 51 RBIs and three home runs in AA Southern League. Cunningham saw his first major league action in 2013 playing in eight games for the Atlanta Brave,s while batting .250. Cunningham would play 39 games for the Atlanta Braves again in 2015 before playing 20 games with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2016.
In 2012 he hit .309 in 120 games with 51 RBIs and three home runs in AA Southern League. Cunningham saw his first major league action in 2013 playing in eight games for the Atlanta Braves while batting .250. Cunningham would play 39 games for the Atlanta Braves again in 2015 before playing 20 games with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2016. In 2017 he split time with AAA Memphis Redbirds and AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers. Cunningham had 31 RBIs, hit a .284 and had four home runs last season. The last T-Bone to be named player of the month was Cedric Hunter for his final month of the 2017 season last August.
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