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Andrew McCutchen: Pirates Center-fielder elevates his game and his sport

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Name: Andrew McCutchen

Industry: Major League Baseball

Position: Center fielder

Twitter: @TheCUTCH22

“Cutch” is the best center fielder in baseball. The three-time National League All-Star was named National League MVP in 2013, and he recorded both his 100th career stolen base and his 100th career home run during the season. He finished the 2013 regular season with a .317 batting average, 21 home runs, 84 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases. That marks his fifth straight year of at least 20 home runs. The 2013 season marked the first time the Pirates made it to the postseason since 1992. It was also their first winning season since that year. Capping off a landmark season, McCutchen was named recipient of the NL Most Outstanding Player Award and the Silver Slugger Award, both for the second time in his career. His MVP Award makes him only the second Pittsburgh Pirates player to take the honor; after Barry Bonds in 1992.

Cutch was an athletic kid growing up in Ft. Meade, Fla. The future MLB star was a renowned track and football standout throughout his junior high and high school years. In fact, he was one of the highly-touted football prospects in the state.

He is quoted as having said: “I just play. I let the game take care of itself. I’m not trying to set up a goal, I stay within myself.”

McCutchens will executive produce a new weekly, 30-episode series on MTV2 starting in early 2014. And he beat out several other MLB superstars to become the face of MLB 13: The Show, released for gaming systems in March 2013.

1 Comment

  1. stlevine on December 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Apparently your headline writers don’t watch baseball or read your stories. Otherwise they’d know that Cutch is a gold-glove-winning CENTER fielder