Michael Cunningham - San Gabriel, CASo Cal Dukes / Trosky American/National Program, East LA DodgersCathedral H.S.

Personal Information

Name:Michael CunninghamCity & State:San Gabriel, CABirth Year:2003
OF / UTIL2021 Graduate

Physical Attributes

Height:6’Weight:180Sport:BaseballPositions:OF, UTILAdditional Sport:SC, BB

Athletic Accomplishments

This talented young man plays baseball and is a team leader at Cathedral H.S., competing against some of the top baseball schools in the entire nation in the Del Rey League in Los Angeles, CA. While a sophomore on the varsity unit, Michael was dominant as their leadoff hitter and as a starter in the outfield, where his elite speed did not go unnoticed (also had the most stolen bases on the team) and was a huge reason for his teams overall success. This past summer with the East LA Dodgers Elite College select squad, Michael was a starting MIF alongside multiple D1 athletes while playing "up" with older competition, was routinely hitting doubles and stealing bases, and was also the starting SS for the U17 Connie Mac program that won their League Championship. Identified as a top fall prospect with his Southern California Dukes Scout "A" Team and with his Easton Elite squad, Michael is a standout on the loaded select circuit and continues to impress not only with his top-notch speed in the outfield and on the basepath, but with his raw power and disciplined approach at the plate. Being invited to attend many showcases and college prospect camps from well-respected organizations such as Perfect Game, PBR, and Adidas, Michael shines brightest when eyes are on him and does not shy away&nbsp;from a challenge. Cross training as a soccer play and a starting Center Defense/Striker on the CHS varsity squad, Michael is a natural leader who is very humble and has a "team first" mentality. To say this young man is an athlete to keep a close eye on would be a huge understatement!<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Notable Accomplishments</strong></span></span><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Oct 2020 went .778 at Fall Classic with Trosky National in AZ. Had the highest batting average on team, most stolen bases, stole home and made a diving catch.</strong></li> <li><strong>PG Fall National Championship, Sept 2020, playing with Trosky National the team went 3-1, accomplished highest batting avg and most stolen bases for this event.&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Sept 2020 PG Fall National Championship (Upperclassman) All Tournament Team, .571 Avg</strong></li> <li><strong>#24 ranked outfielder by PBR CA since Jan 2020 after first showing.&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>PBR Event Best, 1st<sup>&nbsp;</sup>in OF throw Jan 2020, 1st&nbsp;in 60 yard dash Aug 2020, Top 10 for EV.</strong></li> <li><strong>6.5 60 yard dash in June 2020, hand-timed, running start.&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>96 exit velocity clocked in Aug 2020, with Coach Andy Smith in the EBT_training program.&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Recruited by DBacks Elite out of Michigan. Participated in 5 national championships in 4 weeks in Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, and Ohio. Lived and traveled with a group of elite players from around the US including Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Canada. DBacks seeded in the top 8 at the PBR National champion.</strong></li> <li><strong>Fall 2019 played MLB Scout ball for the Atlanta Braves outfield and infield.&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Team captain for Varsity at Cathedral High School, Starting CF for 3 years and leadoff hitter. Playing high-level competition such as Bishop Amat, Serra, etc.&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Top player for local teams rendering top multiple awards since 5 years old.</strong></li> <li><strong>Soccer, 2xMVP freshman and sophomore year, at D1 state championship program.</strong></li> </ul>

Athletic Statistics

A true student of the game and "Jack-Of-All-Trades", Michael possesses qualities not often seen by a young man his age on the baseball field. Possessing a fast swing, elite speed on the bases and in the outfield (6.5/60yd Handheld time), a very high baseball IQ, soft hands in the IF and a quick first step, this young man's diverse skill set in the IF/OF and a the plate make him the most utilized player with his Dukes select squad (had 70 AB's in 26 games) and with his CHS varsity team. No stranger to diving catches in the OF, extra-base hits, getting on base and driving in runs, Michael brings something new to the game and his team each time he steps on the field. His 2019 summer stats can be found below!<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Upcoming Events (January 2021)</strong></span><br /><strong>MLK Tournament w/ Trosky American/National Program</strong><br /><br /><strong>Click <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="https://www.leaguelineup.com/player_baseball.asp?url=dukesscout&playerid=13139397&teamid=6504875" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="color: #ff0000;">HERE</a></span> to see Michael's stats from his 2019 Summer season!</strong><br />.400 avg - 2 In the Park HR's - 18 SB's - OPS 1.156<br />- 20 Hits - 16 Walks<br />- Hit for the Cycle on 7-27-19 w/ a Wood Bat<br />- Hit out of the Park HR against Team Japan w/ a Wood Bat<br /><br /><strong>Home-1B Speed:</strong> 3.8 seconds<br /><strong>60 yd Dash:</strong> 6.5 seconds (Handheld)<br /><strong>OF Velocity:</strong> 87mph<br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Exit Velocity:</strong></span> 96mph<br /><strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;">Coach's Comments</span><br /></strong><em>"The ceiling is high for this young man."</em> - Sid Starks, SC Dukes Scout Team Coach<br /><em>"He's a star."</em> - Leo Gutierrez, East LA Dodgers Manager

Scholastic Information

School:Cathedral H.S.Graduation Year:2021District:SGUSDGPA:4.0SAT:1220 (PSAT)Enrollment:700Major:Technology
Honors:SAT Prep Course

High School Coach:Sid StarkPhone:(818) 517-8963Club Team:So Cal Dukes / Trosky American/National Program, East LA Dodgers

Upcoming Schedule & Recent News

<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;">Offers (To-Date)</span><br />San Francisco State University<br /><br />Twitter:</strong> @MikeCunningham_<br /><br />Michael also understands the importance of keeping his grades up to reach his collegiate goals. As a senior, Michael is carrying a solid 4.0 GPA and scored 1220 on his PSAT. For more information on Michael, contact our West Coast Area Director, Ryan Weisenberg, at (626) 893-9378.&nbsp;Our staff at the Corporate Office in San Antonio can also be reached at (210) 494-6363 anytime!<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Other Contacts / References</strong></span><br /><strong>Lee Leidig</strong> - Advisor,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:thespecialist25@gmail.com">thespecialist25@gmail.com</a>,&nbsp;831-601-4707<br /><strong>Gus Pelyo</strong> - Cathedral High School Varsity Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:gplayo@chsla.org">gplayo@chsla.org</a>, 562-639-5375<br /><strong>Leo Gutierrez</strong> - East LA Dodgers,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:coachleogut@sbcglobal.net">coachleogut@sbcglobal.net</a>, 213-308-6272<br /><strong>Sid Stark</strong> - SC Dukes Manger,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:socaldukesscout@gmail.com">socaldukesscout@gmail.com</a>, 818-517-8962<br /><strong>Andy Smith</strong> - Chaffey Collage BB Coach/Hitting Coach, 702-523-1578<br /><strong>Frank Paralez, Jr.</strong> - Hitting Coach, 909-489-4382<strong><br /></strong>