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Andrew McCutchen | Outfielder | #22

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew McCutchen slugged a solo homer and had an RBI groundout in Monday's loss to the Cubs.
He drove in the Pirates' lone two runs on the night, as Jason Hammel and the Cubs' bullpen mostly held down the fort. McCutchen is hitting a disappointing .228/.339/.455 on the season and tweaked his troublesome left knee over the weekend, but he has at least smacked six homers. May 2 - 11:18 PM

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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that Andrew McCutchen's left knee "just felt a little cranky" on Saturday.

McCutchen is back in the lineup Sunday, so it doesn't appear this is something to worry about at the moment. However, keep in mind that he dealt with a knee issue early last season, as well, so it's certainly an item that needs to be filed away. McCutchen entered play Sunday batting just .226/.339/.441 on the season.
May 1 - 3:39 PM

Andrew McCutchen had a day Tuesday, hitting three home runs with five RBI to lead the Pirates to a 9-4 win over the Rockies.

Cutch hit solo jobs in the first and second before launching a three-run shot in the sixth. For reference, he had just two home runs and five RBI in his first 19 games before Tuesday's outburst. We played the "What's wrong with Andrew McCutchen?" game last April as well, and all he did was go on to finish fifth in NL MVP voting. Because nothing is wrong with Andrew McCutchen. Not then, not now, not ever. Next question.
Apr 27 - 12:37 AM

Andrew McCutchen is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

It's his first off-day of the season. Starling Marte will start in center field while Matt Joyce will play left and bat second.
Apr 25 - 6:31 PM

Andrew McCutchen hit his second homer in as many days in Sunday's win over the Brewers, finishing 1-for-6.

While McCutchen did connect for a solo shot off Chris Capuano in the fifth inning, it was a less-than-stellar game for him on the whole. He left a team-high six runners on base during Sunday's contest. At least the power was there, though. He had been homer-less through the first half of April until he rocked one off Taylor Jungmann on Saturday. Which he promptly followed up with Sunday's blast. The Brewers could be marketed as the cure for the common power drought. McCutchen is off to a 13-for-52 (.250) start with four doubles, two homers and four RBI. As with all of your established top-tier fantasy options, there is no reason, at all, to worry about early scuffles here.
Apr 17 - 5:52 PM

Andrew McCutchen finally connected with his first homer of the 2016 season, going 1-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's victory over the Brewers.

McCutchen launched a hanging curveball from Taylor Jungmann over the left-field fence on Saturday, finally getting on the home-run board and pre-emptively ending any "power outage" discussion. He's hitting .261/.382/.413 on the year and should be plenty effective in the two-hole for the Pirates. Fantasy owners are hoping the slide up the batting order results in greater freedom on the base paths, as he hasn't stolen more than 20 bases since 2013.
Apr 16 - 10:20 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Cardinals.

McCutchen's RBI double in the third inning gave the Pirates their lead back after they had given it up. The Pirates got to Cards starter Michael Wacha early and often but did nothing versus the bullpen until finally breaking through versus Seth Maness in the 11th inning.
Apr 5 - 11:02 PM

Andrew McCutchen is batting second for the Pirates on Sunday against the Cardinals.

McCutchen has spent his career in the No. 3 spot, but more and more teams are seeing the value in batting their best hitter second. David Freese is hitting in the three hole Sunday against former teammate Adam Wainwright.
Apr 3 - 9:30 AM

Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 and smacked a two-run homer as the Pirates and a Red Sox split-squad played to a 4-4 tie Wednesday.

McCutchen seems happy batting second for the Pirates, and while that won't mean much for his fantasy numbers, it should help the team's offense as a whole. McCutchen is batting .279/.367/.721 with six homers in 43 at-bats. If he bats second all of the way through, he should score 100 runs for the first time since 2012 and the second time in is career.
Mar 30 - 6:15 PM

Andrew McCutchen was scratched from Friday's lineup with tightness in his left quad.

The Pirates are saying that the move is precautionary, as McCutchen was still able to go through a workout Friday. Still, you have to assume the club will proceed extra cautiously here with their star, so don't expect to see McCutchen for at least a couple days.
Mar 25 - 4:05 PM

Batting second for the first time, Andrew McCutchen homered Thursday in the loss to the Phillies.

The Pirates are experimenting with the top of their lineup, and McCutchen said he's open to batting second after coming to the plate with none on and two outs so frequently last year. It's a good idea, though it's not necessarily something that's going to stick. Today, McCutchen homered with none on in his first at-bat. He had three runners on in his subsequent two at-bats, but he didn't deliver then.
Mar 17 - 5:33 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 and launched a two-run homer off the Orioles' Kevin Gausman on Wednesday.

Launched barely does it justice; the ball was absolutely crushed. McCutchen is batting .263 with two homers in 19 at-bats this spring.
Mar 16 - 4:13 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday that the club will talk about an extension with Andrew McCutchen at the "appropriate time."

The comment came one day after McCutchen reiterated his desire to finish his career in Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old is owed $27 million over the next two seasons while his contract includes a $14.75 million club option for 2018. A lot can happen in that time, so the Pirates don't appear to be in a rush to get something done. "At the same time, we do want to honor his interest," said Huntington. "And at the appropriate time, in the appropriate way, we will look to see if there is a common financial ground that allows us to build a championship team around a given player. And that is always the challenge."
Feb 24 - 9:41 AM

When asked about the possibility of finishing his career in Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen said, "Everyone knows I want to be here."

McCutchen is making less than many of his outfield counterparts (he'll earn $13 million this season) but has repeatedly claimed that "money doesn't define [him]." The Pirates hold a club option on McCutchen for 2018, which will be his age-31 season. It's probably too early for extension talks but when that time comes, it's clear McCutchen has every intention of finishing his career in Pittsburgh.
Feb 22 - 3:21 PM

Andrew McCutchen won his fourth Silver Slugger Award on Thursday.

The four ties him with Mike Trout, who also picked up his fourth on Thursday, for the most among active players. Also winning some hardware in the National League were: first base, Paul Goldschmidt; second base, Dee Gordon; shortstop, Brandon Crawford; third base, Nolan Arenado; outfield, Bryce Harper and Carlos Gonzalez; catcher, Buster Posey; and pitcher, Madison Bumgarner.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 08:50:00 PM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
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S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Juan Nicasio
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R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
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5Jared Hughes
6Cory Luebke
7Kyle Lobstein
8Ryan Vogelsong
9A.J. Schugel
10Rob Scahill