McCutchen is one of the most valuable players in baseball.
Andrew McCutchen might be the first true star player the Pirates have had since Barry Bonds. Brian Giles was good. Jason Bay was good. But McCutchen? He could be great. He's already good. That's been obvious since the moment he stepped foot in the majors.
In his rookie year, McCutchen hit the ground running, hitting for a .286/.365/.471 line, with 12 homers and 22 stolen bases in 433 at-bats. In his first full season, at the age of 23, he hit for a .286/.365/.449 line with 16 homers and 33 stolen bases in 570 at-bats. McCutchen is now 24 years old, and in his second full season in the majors. So far he has been spectacular. Heading in to the All-Star break, the young center fielder has a .291/.389/.491 line with 12 ...
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