Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Week

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 15th.

During the week, McCutchen led the Majors with four homers, 13 RBIs, 30 total bases and a 1.034 OPS. Among NL players, he led with a .483 average and .559 on base percentage. He had at least one hit in every game last week and currently has an 11 game hit streak.

This is the third time in his career he has won the NL Player of the Week, accomplishing it in back-to-back weeks during the 2012 season.

Author: John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • LongJohnSilver

    Working on MVP part 2!

    • emjayinTN

      LJS: Right now he is working on getting elected to the All Star Game. He made a rush last week and overtook Gomez and Stanton and is now in second place. With a bunch of home games before the deadline of July 3rd, I hope he is safe. Please folks, get online to MLB and get your votes in for he and Walker – the process is easy.

  • smurph

    This could be the hottest streak of his career. Keep it going against the Redlegs.

  • Scott Kliesen

    To be followed shortly by player of the month.

  • BamaBucco

    Not to be that guy but the numbers in your article are incorrect. Over the last week Cutch is SLUGGING 1.034 and has a ree-diculous 1.593 OPS.

    • Andy Prough

      Yup – Barry Bonds mid-2003 territory with that OPS.

  • moose7195

    Shouldn’t putting up 2 weeks worth of numbers mean he gets 2 player of the week awards?

  • bucsws2014

    Kinda makes Polanco’s .387/.800 1HR 5RBI look absolutely pathetic, doesn’t it :-)