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Andrew McCutchen (CF)

Pittsburgh Pirates - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Andrew McCutchen got the Pirates off to a quick start against the Mets with a two-run home run in the first inning off Matt Harvey. McCutchen finished 3-for-4 in the Pirates 8-2 win over the Mets. McCutchen raised his batting average to .253 this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has been off to a slow start by his standards. His on-base percentage is .347 and his slugging percentage is .440. McCutchen is still on a pace for 23 home runs and nearly 100 RBI.


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Andrew McCutchen continued to show signs of life on Wednesday, he went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a tough 3-2 loss to the Phillies. McCutchen's batting average now sits at .231 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: After a very rough start in 2015, McCutchen is finally beginning to turn it around. In his last ten games, he is hitting .300, and has 12 hits in 40 plate appearances. Although his power numbers are still down by his standards, his steadily climbing average means nothing but good things for the Pirates.


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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to win the first two games of the 4 game set against the Philadelphia Phillies. Tuesday's game was a result of Andrew McCutchen's bat. He had a two run bomb to give the Pirates the edge to win.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen Fantasy owners are probably freaking out because of his slow start, but fear not. He is finally coming to life after starting the season with a .118 batting average. Do not trade McCutchen because his value is going to skyrocket in the coming weeks.


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After a very rough start to the 2015 season, Andrew McCutchen is finally starting to find some consistency at the plate. Going 1-for-4 in the Pirates' 7-5 victory over the Cardinals, McCutchen's batting average now sits at .283 over his last 10 games, and .220 overall.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates desperately need McCutchen to find his comfort zone. After a good series against the Cardinas, the Pirates will look to get over .500 as they wrap up with the Cards, and then head to Philadelphia for a series against the Phillies.


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The Pittsburgh Pirates came to a screeching halt this weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates scored 4 total runs and that's it. McCutchen didn't do so well either as he went 1-for-7 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen has had a rough series against the Cardinals. This does deter his fantasy production, but his value still is the same. McCutchen still remains a must start every single day.


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Andre McCutchen went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday night as the Pirates topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1. McCutchen's batting average now sits at just .189, but don't expect that to last.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is still a productive player regardless of his inability to reach base consistently so far. Despite his batting average, he still has 10 RBI on the season and has drawn seven walks, so don't think about sitting this superstar just yet.


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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a tough 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. McCutchen, along with the rest of the Pirates' outfield, have been a bright spot as of late, despite inconsistent team play.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen along with Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have been three of the most productive players on the roster for the Pirates to start the season. The team will need all three of these players to contribute both offensively and defensively as they try to improve on their 6-7 record. Keep all three in your lineup and expect them to have clutch opportunities.


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Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers this afternoon. The Pirates center fielder has allowed his play to quell uncertainty about his knee.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen followed up his 4 RBI performance on Sunday with another solid one Monday. His play is not the only uplifting factor, the fact that he played back-to-back games is a great sign he is feeling healthy.


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Andrew McCutchen removed himself from the game in the ninth inning of a 6-2 win over the Brewers due to knee soreness. No word yet on if he will miss any playing time.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen hasn't been fully healthy yet in 2015, and his numbers unfortunately back that up. After only batting .125 to start the season, hopefully with a proper diagnosis and recovery regiment, we will see him return to form.


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Andrew McCutchen did his best to play hero on Opening Day, hitting a game-tying home run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Despite his heroics, the Pirates fell to the Reds by a final of 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: There is really no better way to start off a season than with a clutch home run. McCutchen showed exactly why he is worthy of being a top draft selection. As the Pirates try to rebound in their second game of the season, don't be surprised if there are a few more big moments provided by McCutchen.


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Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-3 in the win over Detroit on Tuesday. McCutchen also scored a run and had a RBI. McCutchen is looking like his mid-season self with the way he is hitting and playing defense. The Pirates begin their season Monday, April 6th, at Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen was more than likely the No. 2 overall pick in your fantasy draft this season, and rightfully so. McCutchen and the Pirates are seeking a division crown in 2015, so the Pirates as a whole will come out firing every night this season. McCutchen will be the key to the Pirates' success in 2015.


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Andrew McCutchen had an RBI single in the third inning today in a 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves. What has made more headlines, however, has been McCutchen's new look after cutting off his signature dreadlocks. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps this new haircut will be a spark for McCutchen, who is batting just .143 this spring. While we take spring training numbers with a grain of salt, just maybe his new look combined with a productive day at the plate, will be the right formula to get him back on track as he continues to prepare for opening day.


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According to Manager Clint Hurdle, Andrew McCutchen will be ready for opening day and will likely play in a Spring Training game this week. (Source: Rob Biertempfel via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for those who have invested a top round pick in McCutchen, as when he is on the field there are few who are more productive.


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Andrew McCutchen was scratched from the lineup Friday and is not expected to play today either with lower back soreness. McCutchen has no timetable, but is not concerned and said if it was a regular season game he would be on the field. (Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Live)

Fantasy Impact: This is not concerning when drafting McCutchen. Unless word comes out that the injury is more serious than currently believed, there is no reason to drop McCutchen down your draft board.


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The Pirates' star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen made his spring training debut against the Twins on Monday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen is the 2nd ranked fantasy player coming into this season and rightfully so. McCutchen has power, speed, and a gold glove in centerfield and he showed all of those things on Monday. McCutchen went to work early with a double in the first inning. He scored the Pirates first and only run on a Neil Walker double. McCutchen is going to play fewer games this season because Clint Hurdle wants to rest his core players this season, but McCutchen is still worth every penny in your league's fantasy draft. (For more info about the Pirates resting players read about it at


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According to an article, Pittsburgh Pirates' center fielder Andrew McCutchen is the best player at his position going into the 2015 season. The now perennial MVP candidate beat out Angels' star Mike Trout for the No. 1 spot. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen's 2014 season was another phenomenal one, posting a .300 average for the third consecutive year while blasting 25 home runs and driving in 83. His combination of power and speed makes him a must-have on your fantasy roster. McCutchen is poised for another dominating campaign in 2015, so do not hesitate to take him, even with your first overall pick.