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What’s wrong with Andrew McCutchen?

What’s wrong with Andrew McCutchen?

Dave Arrigo - Pittsburgh Pirates

Clearly, Andrew McCutchen is slumping. After a hot start on the season's opening road trip, he has hit .162/.279/.270 in his past 86 plate appearances. There is little to worry about at this point, as we are only a month into the season. He had a .286/.365/.459 line in 1146 career major league plate appearances entering the year, so there is no reason to be concerned over a rough 30-day stretch. That being said, let's take a look at why he is struggling so badly.

First of all, let's compare his overall numbers to his first two seasons.

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SeasonPAAVGOBPSLGwOBA 2009493.286.365.471.368 2010653.286.365.449.363 2011108.207.324.380.312
wOBA = Weighted On-BAse Average

Obviously,...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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