Ryan Cuneo enters his first season with the ThunderBolts in 2012 after signing with the club on July 27, 2012. He came over from the Chicago Cubs system, where he spent two-plus years. Ryan was originally selected by the Cubs in the 20th round od the 2010 amateur entry draft out of the University of Deleware. In four years with the Blue Hens, he had hit .321 with 40 career homers and 173 RBI. His best year was his senior season of 2010, when he batted .350 and clubbed 16 homers with 65 RBI. During his time with the Cubs, he hit a cumulative .281 with 16 career home runs, reaching as high as class-A Peoria. Ryan attended Freehold Township High School in New Jersey.