After busting out in 2012 with 31 HR, Andrew McCutchen regressed last season to just 21 HR. OK, “regress” is probably the wrong word to use when describing an MVP Award winning season, but a 10 HR decrease is still notable.
What’s also notable is how great McCutchen is. I wouldn’t call him an elite run producer, but you can definitely do worse than .317/21/84. I also wouldn’t...
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
"No big deal," he said. "They don't count in the spring."
McCutchen's two-run homer was part...
Pittsburgh Pirates: 3 up and 3 down94 wins for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A storybook ending to a franchise-crippling 20-year losing streak. An electric Wild Card victory over the hated Cincinnati Reds in front of a packed PNC Park, followed by stretching the eventual NL Champion St. Louis Cardinals to the brink of elimination.
And then? Nothing.
For fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates...
(Eds: Updates. Should stand.) Andrew McCutchen was almost as busy this winter as he was last season, when he helped the Pittsburgh Pirates reach the National League playoffs.
McCutchen batted .317 and set career highs with 38 doubles and a .404 on-base percentage. The center fielder earned his third straight All-Star berth, won his second Silver Slugger and was the NL Most Valuable...
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Andrew McCutchen has made a habit of arriving early for spring training.
Position players are required to report a few days after pitchers and catchers begin their workouts. However, McCutchen usually is on the practice fields a day or two before the rest of the outfielders.
That probably will be the case again this year. The Pirates officially open camp Thursday morning when pitchers...
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A phenomenal 94-win season. A Wild Card victory over the hated Cincinnati Reds in the most electrifying atmosphere many fans witnessed in ANY sport, let alone the normally reserved game of baseball. A hard-fought series stretching the eventual World Series NL representative...
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Dan Szymborski’s computer-generated “ZiPS” projection system- along with similar programs like ”Oliver” and “Steamer“- is among at least 8 well-known formularies designed to estimate the production levels of every player in baseball that might play at or reach the MLB level in the upcoming season...
Photos of Andrew McCutchen's new fiancee, Maria Hanslovan. Meet the new "First Lady" of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pirates stud center fielder Andrew McCutchen popped the question to his girlfriend (Maria) on the Ellen show Wednesday and he received a favorable response. Below is video of the heartwarming scene. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Andrew McCutchen won NL MVP on Thursday, which was an easy choice for most people. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder hit .317 with 21 home runs and 27 stolen bases, posting an OPS of .911, all while helping to send the Pirates to the playoffs for the first time since 1992. He also played a premium […]