Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
.307
 
Career Avg.
.297
Name  Andrew McCutchen
Born  10/10/1986
Height  5-10
Weight  190
Number  22
Position  CF
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/31/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 on Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: McCutchen was not able to score or drive in a run as the Pirates lost 3-2. A big series looms in St. Louis starting Monday, so even though he is likely still battling a rib injury, count on the MVP to play big.
 
8/30/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is a career .250 hitter (4-for-16) with a home run against Reds starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: McCutchen looked frustrated on Friday night, popping up a couple times with runners on base. The MVP did register a bloop single to go 1-for-4. It's pretty clear that McCutchen is still not completely healthy with his ribs, but he is in the lineup, and he should be in yours too.
 
8/27/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the Pirates lineup on Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: We are all happy to see him back in the lineup as Pirate fans collectively held their breathe on Tuesday. McCutchen left Tuesday night's game after running into the outfield wall and aggravating his rib injury. McCutchen said he exited the game as a precautionary reason. The reigning NL MVP is hitting just .250 (7-for-28) since his return from the DL, but he does have three home runs.
 
8/26/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with rib discomfort, but he said he expects to be in the lineup Wednesday, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com.
Insight: McCutchen missed two weeks due to an avulsion fracture of his rib before returning on Aug. 19. He said he was just "being smart" in leaving Tuesday's game after feeling some soreness.
 
8/26/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with rib discomfort, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: McCutchen missed two weeks due to an avulsion fracture of his rib before returning on Aug. 19. He homered in three of the previous four games.
 
8/26/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is just 4-for-29 (.138) versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: McCutchen has been hot with three home runs in his last four games, but this matchup is not a good won for the MVP outfielder.
 
Hot8/25/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen homered for the third time in the last three games Monday against St. Louis.
Insight: McCutchen is officially back after missing two weeks with a fractured rib and going 0-for-8 in his first two games after returning to the lineup.
 
8/24/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Brewers.
Insight: McCutchen has homered twice in the past three games after going 0-for-8 in his first two games back from the disabled list.
 
8/24/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has "owned" Brewers starter Mike Fiers.
Insight: McCutchen is 6-for-11 with four home runs, nine RBI and a 2.182 OPS versus the young Fiers. It should be noted, however, Fiers has pitched great since returning to the Brewers rotation in August (3-0, 0.86 ERA, 0.52 WHIP) so it may not be quite so lopsided this time around.
 
8/23/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs Friday at Milwaukee.
Insight: McCutchen went hitless in his first two games after returning from a fractured rib, but the reigning MVP came through to help the Pirates win the first game of what is their biggest series of the season so far.
 
8/22/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is a career .306 hitter (15-for-49) with seven extra-base hits including three home runs and seven RBI against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. McCutchen also has five stolen bases off Gallardo.
Insight: McCutchen has gone hitless in two games since his return from the rib fracture. This is by far the biggest series of the season for the slipping Pirates. Expect the MVP to show up.
 
8/20/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has gone 0-for-8 with two strikeouts in two games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: McCutchen sat out more than two weeks due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. The Pirates have off Thursday before beginning a three-game series Friday at Milwaukee.
 
8/19/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) has been activated and is in Tuesday's starting lineup, playing his customary center field and batting third.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. The Pirates and fantasy owners desperately need his bat back in the lineup (.311, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 64 runs, 17 SB). Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup.
 
8/18/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is "optimistic" that center fielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) will return Tuesday, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. The Pirates and fantasy owners desperately need his bat back in the lineup (.311, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 64 runs, 17 SB).
 
8/16/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) ran the bases and took batting practice Saturday, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. He could be back in a week.
 
8/11/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: The Pirates have placed Andrew McCutchen (rib) on the disabled list.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. GM Neal Huntington said Sunday that McCutchen has made "remarkable" progress in his recovery, but he apparently wasn't going to be ready to return in the next few days.
 
8/10/2014 2:23:00 PM
Description: Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says center fielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) has made "remarkable" progress in his recovery, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: "Is (McCutchen) game ready? No. But next steps will be to determine how quickly he can be game ready. He's getting after it." McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib, but the team hasn't placed him on the disabled list yet.
 
8/5/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen has an avulsion fracture of the 11th rib, according to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He won't go on the disabled list yet.
Insight: It was reported Monday that McCutchen had a serious oblique injury, but that's not the case. An avulsion fracture occurs when a small chunk of bone attached to a tendon or ligament gets pulled away from the main part of the bone. Manager Clint Hurdle does not think the injury was caused by McCutchen getting drilled between the numbers by a Randall Delgado fastball Friday night.
 
8/4/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen could be out 3-4 weeks due to a serious oblique muscle injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: McCutchen (.310, 17 HR, 66 RBI, 64 runs, 17 SB) appeared to reach for his left side after an eighth inning at-bat on Sunday. He's expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
 
8/4/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen left Sunday's game and X-rays on his left side were negative, but he is questionable for Tuesday's game against Miami.
Insight: McCutchen (.310, 17 HR, 66 RBI, 64 runs, 17 SB) appeared to reach for his left side after an eighth inning at-bat. The Pirates and fantasy owners can ill-afford to be without the star outfielder.