Andrew McCutchen was named the National League Player of the Month for August. He hit .348/.470/.609 in 27 games in August, scoring 18 times and driving in 19 runs. This is the fourth time he has won the monthly award, also taking home the honor in June of last year and June and July of the 2012 season. McCutchen was the Player of the Week from August 3rd-9th.

On the year, McCutchen is hitting .303/.404/.517 in 128 games, with 20 homers and 33 doubles. His .922 OPS is fourth best in the NL....

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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.