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Andrew McCutchen | Outfielder | #22

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
McCutchen had one of the three hits the Giants managed against Zack Greinke across seven frames. He's up to three doubles in his new digs. The veteran outfielder is slashing .211/.282/.338 with two homers, eight RBI and three steals over the course of 68 at-bats this season. It's not been the cleanest of starts, but fantasy owners need to exercise patience. McCutchen has shown the ability to work his way out of extended slumps in the past. Apr 20 - 12:11 AM

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Andrew McCutchen ended up 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 5-4 loss in San Diego.

Like his teammate Evan Longoria, it's been a slow go for Cutch adjusting to his new surroundings. If you take out a six-hit performance on April 7, he is hitting just .122 (6-for-49) in his other 13 contests. Don't panic as he'll come around and start piling up hits, power and speed numbers in bunches.
Apr 15 - 2:11 AM

Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, a run scored and two RBI, including the walk-off RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning, in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

McCutchen has certainly made a splash in his early days with the Giants, picking up a walk-off winner for the second time in the past four outings. He struggled in his first six games getting adjusted to his new surroundings but he has quickly made up for lost time. Cutch had a six-hit game Saturday against the Dodgers with a game-winning homer, and he has hit safely in three of the past four.
Apr 11 - 2:10 AM

Andrew McCutchen went 6-for-7 with four RBI and hit a walk-off homer in the 14th inning to help the Giants beat the Dodgers 7-5 on Saturday.

It's the first six-hit day for McCutchen in his career. The homer was a three-run shot off of Wilmer Font after a terrific at-bat that saw him foul off several quality pitches. The former Pittsburgh star has struggled with the bat early in the year, but it's not surprising to see him burst out in a big way. Expect more big things -- to a lesser extent -- as the year progresses for the 31-year-old outfielder.
Apr 7 - 11:25 PM

Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the Cactus League and drove in three runs in a 14-0 shellacking of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

The homer came in the first inning off of Arizona starter Matt Koch. While he hasn't hit for much power so far in Arizona, he does have a very respectable .314 average, so it's a solid -- if not spectacular -- start to his San Francisco career. His days of being a dominant force in fantasy baseball are likely over, but a 20-plus homer, 80-plus RBI season is well within reach for McCutchen. You can do a lot worse.
Mar 22 - 1:04 AM

Andrew McCutchen will play right field for the Giants in 2018.

It's the right spot for the 31-year-old McCutchen, who rebounded a bit defensively as the Pirates' primary center fielder last season. Right field at San Francisco's AT&T Park is like another center field anyway -- maybe even more difficult given the tricky dimensions and brick facades. Hunter Pence will be the Giants' new left fielder and there's talk of adding a free agent to play center field.
Jan 16 - 5:46 PM

Andrew McCutchen has been told that he'll play a corner outfield spot with the Giants this season, per Buster Olney of ESPN.

That was the expectation following the trade and it's now confirmed. Advanced metrics haven't been kind to McCutchen in recent years, so it would be a lot to ask him to play center field in AT&T Park. The Giants have Gorkys Hernandez and Steven Duggar in-house for center field, but the club continues to be linked to Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson, Jon Jay, and Cameron Maybin in the free agent market. It might not be the big splash with Cain, but it's reasonable to expect them to sign one of them.
Jan 16 - 2:20 PM

Giants acquired OF Andrew McCutchen and cash from the Pirates for RHP Kyle Crick, OF Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international bonus pool space.

The Pirates are covering $2.5 million of McCutchen's $14.75 million salary for 2018, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It's the end of an era, as McCutchen made five All-Star teams and won one National League MVP award during his nine seasons as a Pirate and will probably have his number retired by the club one day. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants would prefer to play McCutchen in right field and move Hunter Pence to left, although whether that plan works out might depend on whether San Francisco is able to add a center fielder. It's obviously not an ideal landing spot for McCutchen for fantasy purposes, as he's headed to the most pitcher-friendly home park in baseball.
Jan 15 - 6:31 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Giants have agreed to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates, pending a review of medical records.

Reliever Kyle Crick and outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds are headed to the Pirates, and's Jon Morosi says Pittsburgh is picking up a portion of McCutchen's contract. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time now, but the Cutch Era is over in Pittsburgh. Coming off a disappointing season, the Giants made it a priority to pull off some impact moves this offseason. While they fell short in their efforts to land Giancarlo Stanton, they have now managed to acquire both McCutchen and Evan Longoria. McCutchen got off to a rough start last season, but he recovered with a .279/.363/.486 batting line to go along with 28 home runs and 88 RBI. He could be asked to play a corner outfield spot in San Francisco. The 31-year-old McCutchen is due to make $14.75 million in 2018 before hitting free agency.
Jan 15 - 3:19 PM

According to Jon Heyman and Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, the Giants and Pirates are involved in "serious talks" about a trade involving Andrew McCutchen.

McCutchen has been linked to the Giants for a while and a potential deal appears more realistic now that the Pirates have dealt Gerrit Cole. The 31-year-old is due to become a free agent next offseason, so it's unlikely the Giants will have to give up major pieces. They also wouldn't have to surrender draft picks and international spending money, as they would with free agent Lorenzo Cain. Stay tuned.
Jan 15 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that teams that have spoken with the Pirates expect them to be more receptive to an Andrew McCutchen trade now that they've dealt Gerrit Cole.

It wasn't difficult to connect these dots. The Pirates were already listening on McCutchen -- who will be a free agent after the 2018 season -- but with Cole now out of the picture they're even likelier to implement a rolling rebuild. The Giants are one team that's had ongoing conversations with the Pirates about McCutchen and the veteran outfielder remains an obvious fit for the Bay Area club.
Jan 14 - 11:20 AM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Giants "remain in talks" with the Pirates about acquiring Andrew McCutchen.

Nightengale says the Giants attempted to sign free agent outfielder Jay Bruce, but their offer was about $10 million less than the three-year, $39 million deal he ultimately signed with the Mets. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in November. He can become a free agent next winter. The 31-year-old outfielder batted .279/.363/.486 with 28 home runs and 88 RBI over 156 games for the Pirates last season.
Jan 11 - 1:36 PM

The Mets and Pirates have discussed Andrew McCutchen, but they haven't come close to agreeing to a deal, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports.

The Mets probably have room to take on one significant salary, such as McCutchen's $14.5 million, but it'd make more sense for them to bring in a free agent rather than shed talent and still use up all of their payroll flexibility. Besides, as nice as McCutchen's bat would look in their lineup, a better defensive center fielder would be ideal.
Jan 4 - 10:46 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Giants have continued to engage in talks with the Pirates involving a potential Andrew McCutchen trade.

Morosi notes that "a deal is not imminent and multiple barriers remain," like seemingly every other subject in this incredibly slow-moving offseason. Pittsburgh is said to want at least one of the Giants' top three prospects -- first baseman Chris Shaw, right-hander Tyler Beede, and/or outfielder Heliot Ramos -- but San Francisco is reluctant to give up top young talent for what could be a rental. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in November. The 31-year-old outfielder hit .279/.363/.486 with 28 home runs and 88 RBI over 156 games for the Bucs in 2017.
Jan 4 - 11:26 AM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network confirms that the Pirates are still making Andrew McCutchen available in trade talks.

McCutchen was also said to be available last winter and again over the summer, but the Pirates' high asking price kept teams from seriously exploring a deal for the veteran outfielder. Morosi says the Giants have expressed the most interest in McCutchen and notes that he could be their backup plan if they are unable to land J.D. Martinez in free agency. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in early November. The 31-year-old batted .279/.363/.486 with 28 homers and 88 RBI over 156 games for Pittsburgh in 2017.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:07:00 PM

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2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
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LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
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RF1Andrew McCutchen
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