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First Pitch: Additional Proof that Andrew McCutchen is Awesome

First Pitch: Additional Proof that Andrew McCutchen is Awesome

Most of what I write on the site involves analysis. That's usually prospect analysis, focusing on what a player could become, or player analysis in the majors, trying to focus on the value of a player and what that player might be able to do to get more value. Because of this approach, it's hard coming up with ideas to write about Andrew McCutchen. It's not really hard to come up with ideas. It's just that every idea is a "here's another example of how awesome Andrew McCutchen is".

He's the MVP. He's the best player on the team. He's the only consistent offensive player. He's in the middle of an extension that looks like one of the best deals in sports, and has him under team control through the 2018 season. He's still young, and just entering his prime, which means he's got a good chance to maintain his MVP production over the next few years. He's starting to get national exposure, appearing on video game covers, proposing on Ellen, presenting country music awards, and producing sh...

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