Analysis

Andrew McCutchen Calls On Old Coach For Home Run Derby

Andrew McCutchen Calls On Old Coach For Home Run Derby

PITTSBURGH, PA -- When Andrew McCutchen was playing High School in Fort Meade, Florida, he used to joke around with his coach that one day he would be in the Home Run Derby. Little did he know that it would come true in just his fourth season in the big leagues.

McCutchen texted his coach, John Sprandlin, to deliver him the news yesterday and ask an even bigger question.

"He told me congratulations," McCutchen said. "And I was like, ‘You know what I’m going to ask.’ We used to always talk about when [I] was in High School and stuff. It would be kind of cool one day. And I was like, ‘Yeah. It would be cool.’ Just kind of joking."

"I sent him a text and told him, ‘I do need a BP thrower.’ And he was like, ‘I can get loose real quick.’ It was pretty neat to get that opportunity just ...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

More in Analysis

Neal Huntington Notes: Jung Ho Kang Unlikely to Be Ready to Start the Season

Alan SaundersMarch 23, 2017

Pirate City Notes: Nova Goes Six Innings, Bell Expected to be Ready For Opening Day

Tim WilliamsMarch 21, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Chad Kuhl Working on a Counter-Punch, Approach vs Lefties

Alan SaundersMarch 21, 2017

Who Wants to Win the Pirates’ Fifth Starter Spot?

Tim WilliamsMarch 20, 2017

Extra Innings: Analyzing the Recent Altoona Breakouts and the Next Candidates

Tim WilliamsMarch 20, 2017

Notes on Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, Juan Nicasio, Yeudy Garcia, New Cuban Pitcher

Tim WilliamsMarch 19, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects