Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen (CF)

Pittsburgh Pirates - 98% owned
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Bats: R   Throws: R

Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-3 with a walk, double, and run scored on Sunday against the Nationals. McCutchen is 10-for-25 with a triple, home run, three doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI over the last seven days. He has a .779 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has had his struggles this season, but has a 13-game hitting streak including five multi-hit games in his last 10 games. He has a .312 batting average in September with a triple, six doubles, six home runs, 14 runs scored, and 18 RBI.

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a home run, one run scored, and one RBI in the Pirates 4-1 win over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen extended his hitting streak to nine games with his strong performance tonight and now has consecutive multi-hit games. He has disappointed for much of the season but continues to hit incredibly well in September as he now has a .927 OPS on the month.

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Pirates 6-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen now has an eight-game hitting streak, including four multi-hit games. He has been very productive in that span as well as he has seven runs and 12 RBI in that span. Though this stretch won't redeem his poor season as a whole, now is a very good time for McCutchen to turn it on for fantasy teams still vying for a championship.

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In the first of two games on Saturday, McCutchen went 1-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. In the final game, McCutchen went 1-for-5 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Though McCutchen didn't rack up the hits on Saturday, he made them count as he delivered plenty of counting stats. He has come alive late in the season as the Pirates make a late push for a playoff spot, as he now has at least one RBI in four consecutive games and scored at least one run in four of his past five games.

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Andrew McCutchen with a home run

Thu, Sep 15th 6:45am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Andrew McCutchen finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Wednesday. McCutchen is 4-for-22 with that home run, two runs scored, and three RBI over the last seven days. He has a .724 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has been a disappoitment this season and only has hits in five of his last 10 games and last night's game was the only multi-hit game in that time span. He has a .234 batting average in September and a .247 batting average in the second half.

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Andrew McCutchen was 0-for-3 in Friday's loss to the Reds, but did have an RBI. McCutchen is 5-for-28 with two home runs, four runs scored, and five RBI over the last seven days. He has a .738 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: While McCutchen has a scored or driven a run in three of his last five games, the former top-10 player is still a huge disappointment this season. He does have hits in seven of his last 10 games, but only one game has been a multi-hit game.

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Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and one run scored in the Pirates 7-4 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen continued his late season resurgence with his 19th home run of the season on Saturday. Though his season-long performance has been far below what was expected of him, he hit well in August by posting an .801 OPS and has hit well thus far in September. That said, he may be able to return some much-needed value as the season winds down.

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Andrew McCutchen with one hit

Tue, Aug 30th 8:25am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-6 in an extra-inning loss to the Cubs on Monday. McCutchen is 10-for-28 with a home run, two doubles, four runs scored, and five RBI over the last seven days. He has a .744 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen now has a seven-game hitting streak, including two multi-hit games, and has hits in eight of his last 10 games to see his batting average jump to .251 for the season. He is hitting .294 in August with a triple, two doubles, three home runs, 10 runs scored, and 13 RBI.

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Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and one run scored in the Pirates 3-2 win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is on a nice stretch right now, as in his past 10 games he has five multi-hit performances. In addition, he has a three-game hitting streak. His season average is up to .250, it's highest since June 9th. Though it's been a disappointing season for McCutchen, he looks primed to be a contributor to those patient enough to wait for this production late in the fantasy season.

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Andrew McCutchen was 0-for-4 against the Astros on Monday. McCutchen is 6-for-23 with a triple, home run, two RBI, and three runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .731 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is far from a top-10 player overall this season, but does have five multi-hit games in his last 10 games. He has a .263 batting average with a triple, two home runs, six runs scored, and eight RBI this month.

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored in the Pirates 6-4 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is now riding a four-game hit streak and a three game streak in which he has two hits. While this has certainly been a disappointing season for him, August has been what fantasy owners expected from McCutchen all season as he has posted a .984 OPS for the month. Though late, this push will help owners in every format if it continues.

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Andrew McCutchen picks up two RBI

Tue, Aug 16th 12:18pm EDT
By Vinny Lanni

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up an 8-5 win against the San Francisco Giants, and McCutchen pushed two runners across home plate with a single (2-for-5, two RBI).

Fantasy Impact: Cutch is one of the biggest fantasy busts this season, no doubt about it, but he can still provide positive fantasy outputs, like on Monday night. With an underachieving .243/.324/.403 line and 49 RBI to his name, the Pirates, and fantasy owners need him to reach a new level in order for a potential playoff push. He only has one XBH in the month of August.

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Pirates 5-1 win over the Dodgers. He also stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: This is the kind of line that was expected frequently from McCutchen this season, but instead they have been rare. Prior to tonight, August had been rough for him as he entered the game with just a .662 OPS in 18 at-bats. While there have been several games this season where it appeared McCutchen was back to his vintage form, it can be hoped this will be the spark he needed to end the season strongly.

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Andrew McCutchen's single in the first plated a run in the first and aided the Pirates during their 5-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a walk Saturday night while batting from the three-hole. Despite his disappointing season, McCutchen reminds us now and again why he's a former MVP

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Andrew McCutchen to be rested

Thu, Aug 4th 9:23am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Andrew McCutchen will be rested until Friday, according to the Pirates. (Source: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former top fantasy player has struggled mightily this season. He's posted an OPS of only .719 this season, and the team is trying anything it can to get him going again. It's been a lost season for fantasy owners who invested in McCutchen.


Andrew McCutchen took reliever David Rollins deep in the eighth inning for his 15th home run of the season. McCutchen picked up two more hits in the game and finished with two runs and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: It's nice to see the mammoth game from AC. This is the kind of game fantasy owners were expecting from him on more of a semi-regular basis. The Pirates are playing some solid ball right now, and if a guy like AC can get red-hot, then it can make a strong run at the playoffs.

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Andrew McCutchen finished Wednesday's game 3-for-5 with a home run, double and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see a big game from McCutchen, but it's been an overall disappointing season. That was his first RBI in over a week, and he continues to struggle at the plate overall, posting an OPS of only .735.

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Andrew McCutchen hit or miss

Sat, Jul 23rd 11:40am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Andrew McCutchen has two multi-hit games since the All-Star game, but also has three hitless affairs. McCutchen has a .266 batting average, four extra-base hits, six RBI, and 10 runs scored this season. He has a .724 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen had hits in his last three games of the first half and first two of the second half, possibly signaling a boost in his fortune; unfortunately, this has not been the case, as he only has three singles in his last five games. He only has 31 extra-base hits and three stolen bases this season, barely making him a OF3.

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Andrew McCutchen did not reach first base in eight tries against the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon. He left four runners on base and struck out two times

Fantasy Impact: Cutch watched his average fall to a lowly .244 on the afternoon. After a hot start going into the break, Cutch is waiting to warm up again. Besides batting average and OBP, AC is still on pace for his career averages in RBI and home runs.

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Andrew McCutchen is looking to put the first-half of the 2016 season behind him. The Pirates star outfielder is on pace regarding home runs (14) and RBI (38), but he is batting at a .247 AVG.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch is one of the biggest fantasy disappointments this season, no doubt. One bright spot for Cutch is the momentum he picked up over the last ten games in July during a six-game Pirates' winning streak. The dread-less righty is too good not to return to his elite form and find his way on base more often. Expect Cutch to see his average and stolen base total rise during the next month or so and creep back to his old self; he is an excellent buy-low target.


Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and one run scored in the Pirates 12-6 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has come alive in the Pirates' pivotal series against the Cubs this weekend as he is now 5-for-9 in the series. This stretch has lifted his season-long average up to .246, its highest point since June 11. Though it's too early to say to say he is back to form, this performance is a good way for him to head into the All-Star break.

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McCutchen was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks in the Pirates 7-5 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is still performing well under expectations, but he has started to turn things around a bit of late. He has hits in seven of his past 10 appearances and also has nine runs in that span. That said, he has provided next to nothing in home runs, steals, and RBI over that span. He's been a big disappointment this season, but it's hard to write off a player of his talent.

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Andrew McCutchen was out of the Pirates' lineup on Sunday nursing a heel injury he suffered on Friday. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Stephen J. Nesbitt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's been a tough season for McCutchen, as he's only mustered an OPS of .724. That certainly wasn't what fantasy owners expected. Owners will have to monitor the heel situation to see if it will result in an extended absence.

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Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored on Saturday night. He is only 5-for-25 over the last seven days, going without an RBI and only clubbing two extra-base hits. McCutchen has a .724 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has hits in seven of his last 10 games, and had a two home run game on June 25, but has been a disappointing player for fantasy owners overall. He only has a .239 batting average with 28 extra-base hits, two stolen bases, and 84 strikeouts this season.

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McCutchen finished 2-of-4 on Monday with a double, run, and a single in a 5-4 loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch is looking to close the first half of the 2016 season on a high note after his slow start. Right now, he is still batting a lowly .240, so he needs to get that number way up. Hopefully, Cutch can get closer to his career .294 average in the upcoming months.

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with two home runs, two runs scored, and four RBI in the Pirates 6-1 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen owners had been waiting for a spark from him, and this might be it. He quietly has a three-game hitting streak and has seen his average tick up from .234 to .243 over the past 10 days. McCutchen has been far from his best this season, but this performance could be one that sparks a strong second half for him.

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Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a home run, one run scored, and one RBI in the Pirates 6-4 loss to the Mets on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was McCutchen's 10th of the season, but his first since May 27th. He has yet to look like himself this season and he has been battling a thumb injury for least part of the season. He has been moved back to the third spot in the Pirates lineup in hopes that will jumpstart his production, but whether it will remains to be seen.

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Andrew McCutchen (0-for-4) is still suffering from the first-half of the season blues. He faced off against some tough competition in Mets' Jacob deGrom but did not reach base in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch is sporting a disappointing .237 average and is one for his last 18 plate appearances. We know that the Pirates' outfielder is much better than his numbers represent. As of now, if you have a hot batter and want to bench AC until he figures things out then go for it.

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Andrew McCutchen (thumb) found himself back in the lineup on Monday against the New York Mets. The game did not take place because of a rain delay.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen gets another day to rest his sore thumb. The last thing fantasy owners needed was an injury to pair with his slow 2016 start. Cutch is still a viable option for his All-Star upside. Hopefully, he turns things around, sooner than later.

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Andrew McCutchen exited Thursday's game after suffering a thumb injury. He's listed as day-to-day, as it's not clear how he suffered the injury. (Source: Stephen Nesbitt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is certainly worrisome for owners who will now have to monitor reports and lineups to see when he'll be returning. There's been no indication one way or another about a potential trip to the disabled list, but the Pirates should have more to offer this weekend, if not Friday.

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Andrew McCutchen singles, walks

Wed, Jun 1st 12:28pm EDT
By Vinny Lanni

Andrew McCutchen (1-for-3) finished with an OK outing against the Miami Marlins. He singled, walked, and struck out.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch is on pace for more home runs and runs scored than last year, but that's about it. His average is down, RBI total, down, and strikeout rate is up. Hopefully, his average begins to rise as the summer months heat up his bat.

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Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-5 with a strikeout and run scored in Monday's rout of the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen continues to be pedestrian in 2016, as he's only posted an OPS of .805 in May. He's shown signs of life lately with hits in each of his last four games, including a double and home run. Owners will look for him to continue to improve considering his preseason ADP.

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Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-4 on Monday with a single, run, RBI, and a walk in the game. He is now sporting a .249 average with 28 runs and 19 RBI through 169 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: It was a decent all-around outing from McCutchen in this game, despite a Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Cutch continues to run hot-and-cold early on in the season and is hitting just .194 over his last seven games with no home runs.

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Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: While McCutchen has hits in each of his last three games, he continues to struggle overall compared to expectations entering the season. His OPS remains below .800 and he only has one SB on the season. He's hit eight HRs, but his average is now below .250 for the season.

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Andrew McCutchen struck out twice, left five men on base, and did not have a hit in five plate appearances against the Atlanta Braves on Monday. He is hitting .243 AVG in 148 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start, Cutch is trying to get back in the swing of things. Well, Monday, he showed a little more of the early-season blues. The Pirates' star outfielder has swung it better of late and can throw up a fantasy-studded line on any given night, so he remains a high-end play even though the down times.

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Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Pirates fell to the dominant Cubs 9-4.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen's BA has dipped a bit in recent weeks (.261) but he's still got plenty of pop with 8 homers and 16 RBI on the season.

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Andrew McCutchen finished 2-for-5 with a run scored and RBI against the Cardinals on Sunday. He now has a mini four-game hitting streak that has seen his batting average go back up to .238. McCutchen's power has seen his OPS sit at .783, as he has 13 extra-base hits.

Fantasy Impact: Although McCutchen has a solid .340 OBP, he has also struck out in nine of his last 10 games and only has one stolen base this season in three attempts. He may not have the speed to steal 30 or more bases anymore, but his power and run scoring ability, his 21 runs rank seventh in the National League, make McCutchen a valuable part of a fantasy roster. It is not smart to cut bait on McCutchen, but if there is an owner that is willing to buy McCutchen as a top OF1, be willing to move on McCutchen.

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Andrew McCutchen continued his hot streak on Monday with another home run (1-of-4, two RBI) against the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the first.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch continues to rake here in late April, early May. For those owners who worried about another slow start, worry no more. As long as Cutch can stay healthy (he had some minor knee troubles over the weekend), he is a sure-fire top-10 fantasy option again this season for his prowess at the plate.

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Andrew McCutchen was out of Saturday's lineup due to his knee being "cranky" according to the team. (Source: Stephen Nesbitt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen returned Sunday, so it doesn't appear that this will impact him immediately. It's always concerning when a player such as McCutchen is dealing with an injury, especially something to his knee. He was impacted by a knee injury early last season. Let's hope that the Pirates are just being precautious as a result.

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McCutchen could never top his three home run performance from Tuesday; he did put together a nice game (2-for-5, one run, one walk) on Wednesday, though.

Fantasy Impact: For those worried about Cutch and his slow start, relax, he is going to be just fine. His Tuesday performance won't happen every game, a showing like Wednesday is more of the norm. Expect AC to raise his .247 average closer to .280 soon than later.

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McCutchen went 3-for-5 with three home runs, five RBI, and three runs scored in the Pirates' win over Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen returned from his day off on Monday and apparently felt well rested. While he was aided by playing at Coors Field, this was an excellent sign for him to break out of a slump that has lasted much of the season. There is little reason to worry about his performance this season yet and Tuesday's performance is a reminder of the talent he has.

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Andrew McCutchen will get a regular day off on Monday against the Rockies. (Source: MLBLineups on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nothing to worry about here as McCutchen is just getting a day off.


McCutchen went 0-for-3 against the Padres on Wednesday night. His average sits at .237 for the season, even after a six-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch also struck out twice in this game, so it's obvious that he does not see the ball right at the plate. Still, AC is too good of a hitter to maintain his recent struggles. Buy-low is DFS contests, continue to ride him out in seasonal leagues.

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McCutchen (1-of-6) made his lone hit on Sunday afternoon count. He swatted his second home run (430 feet) of the season in a 9-3 Pirates' victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates' star outfielder is off to a slow but decent start to the season. Cutch is sure to pick up the pace as the season progresses so there is no need to panic. Continue to roll with AC as a number one outfielder in all formats. Up next on the schedule is the spacious confines of Petco Park.

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McCutchen went 1-for-4 on Wednesday, but did also have an RBI double.

Fantasy Impact: It was an uncharacteristic day for McCutchen, as he had several awkward swings. He still managed some production, but he has been largely unproductive in his batting slot with the Pirates. It's nowhere close for time to panic, but, after a hot start, McCutchen has cooled considerably in the past few games.

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Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-3 with two walks against the Reds on Sunday, a 2-1 loss for the Pirates. McCutchen has a .464 OBP this young season.

Fantasy Impact: There is no reason to worry about McCutchen, even if his double against the Reds was only the second extra base hit in 22 at-bats this season. He has focused on plate discipline in the early season, five walks and two strikeouts, an approach that should lead to more production as the season goes on. The Pirates' star is a certain 20/20 hitter and should have an OPS around .900.

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McCutchen, 2-for-4, one run, raised his average up to .455 with his multi-hit game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates are one of the most underrated teams in the NL and need their star to stay healthy this season. If so, Cutch and the Pirates are in-line for a big season. Cutch is a high-end number one outfielder in all formats.

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Andrew McCutchen keeps hitting

Wed, Apr 6th 12:34am EDT
By Daniel Marcus

McCutchen recorded three hits in five at-bats on Tuesday night against the Cardinals. He drove in one run and also scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: None of this comes as a surprise as McCutchen is one of the best hitters in the game and thus one of the best fantasy assets. That will not change this season and McCutchen is showing what he can do at the plate early and often.

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McCutchen (0-for-2) couldn't get much going against Adam Wainwright. He drew a walk but did not record any other offensive stats.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch didn't go off on Opening Day but did draw a walk and made some solid contact on one of his outs to the warning track. Look for Cutch to get going soon and not start 2016 like he did in 2015.

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McCutchen sat out the Pirates 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night after feeling tightness in his left quadriceps.

Fantasy Impact: Pirates staff says the move was precautionary and should not impact his status for Opening Day.

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Andrew McCutchen to bat second?

Mon, Mar 21st 3:38pm EDT
By Vinny Lanni

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been throwing around the idea around of letting Andrew McCutchen bat second this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen usually hits in the three-hole, but the Pirates want their best player to see more at-bats. In the two-spot, Cutch will see about 30 or more plate appearance if the Pirates follow through with their plan. If the switch occurs, McCutchen may see a small dip in RBI, but remains a late first-round pick in seasonal leagues.

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After a very slow start to the spring, McCutchen hit a solo shot in the fourth off Tampa Bay pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen's rough spring thus far should not scare off any fantasy owners. 'Cutch started off slow in 2015 as well but went on to have an All-Star campaign.

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In the midst of offseason contract talks, McCutchen is back on the diamond. Through five games, McCutchen is batting .143 with no home runs or RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Cutch is a slam dunk 1st round fantasy pick this season. He is an almost lock for a .280+ average, 20+ home runs, 90+ RBI, and a handful of steals. He sometimes gets forgotten amongst the Mike Trout's and Bryce Harper's of the world, but is as solid as they come.

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The Pirates improved to 97-63 with a 6-4 win over the Reds on Friday. Andrew McCutchen had a big game, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored. The home run was McCutchen's 23rd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is batting .296 with a .406 on-base percentage and .901 OPS. Always a consistent producer, McCutchen should continue to be a top fantasy outfielder in 2016.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates played a day/night double header Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. The teams split the two games, as the Pirates won the day game and the Cubs won the night game. In the night game J.A. Happ pitched a fantastic game, only allowing two runs. Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen has been a first inning monster. He tallied his only hit again in the first inning on Tuesday night. McCutchen played extremely well for playing 18 innings on Tuesday. He needs to stay in your starting lineup throughout the final few weeks of the season.

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Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-5 with an RBI as the Pirates put away the Brewers 10-2. The Bucs now trail the Cardinals by only 2 1/2 games.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen takes his MVP-esque numbers right through the end of the season. A .298 BA, 22 home runs and 91 RBI, not to mention a .401 OBP, may not be enough to surpass Bryce Harper, but the Pirates would not be where they are now without him.

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The Pirates fell to the Brewers in 13 innings on Thursday by the score of 6-4. Andrew McCutchen went deep in the loss, belting his 22nd home run of the season. It was his only hit in six at-bats, dropping his average under .300 to .299 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has homered twice in the last three games, but is just 7-for-33 in September. McCutchen is still have an excellent overall season, with on on-base percentage of .400 and OPS of .914. The only negative this season for McCutchen is his low stolen base total.

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The Pirates got an 11-hit attack in a 7-3 win over the Reds on Tuesday. Andrew McCutchen provided a big blow in the third inning with a three-run home run. It was McCutchen's 21st home run of the season and his only hit of the night.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is batting .301 with an on-base percentage of .404 and OPS of .918. One of the most consistent players in the league, McCutchen is on pace for nearly 40 doubles, 25 home runs and 100 RBI.

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Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen missed Thursday's game due to what was described as a tight Achilles. While he wasn't able to suit up for Thursday's game, McCutchen is expected back in the starting lineup Friday. (Source: Travis Sawchik on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This likely caused a scare for fantasy owners preparing for the home stretch of the season. The good news is that it doesn't appear to be anything serious. It's worth monitoring in daily leagues in case it results in a late scratch, but at this point it doesn't appear to be a lingering condition.

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The Pirates improved to 76-49 for the season following a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Andrew McCutchen played a key role, going 2-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBI. McCutchen's big game raised his average to .300 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has an impressive .400 on-base percentage and .921 OPS. He's on pace to surpass 40 doubles, 25 home runs and 110 RBI. McCutchen remains one of the most consistent and productive fantasy outfielders in the league.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to beat the Miami Marlins handily on Monday evening, but Tuesday was a different story. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead, but Miami scored 5 unanswered runs off of Charlie Morton. Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 on the night and he scored the Pirates first run.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen looks better than ever. He is bringing up his average, hitting with power, and scoring runs. These are the things that fantasy owners and Pirates fans want to see because he is looking like the former MVP.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates came out of the gates firing as they jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning. Francisco Liriano went 5 1/3 strong innings, even though the defense behind made incredible blunders. Andrew McCutchen was able to launch his 19th home run to give the Pirates the 4-2 lead, before Pedro Alvarez launched his 20th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Saturday Andrew McCutchen went hitless, but Sunday night he went 2-for-4 with a home run. McCutchen looks to have found his clutch form that we are all so used to. With low ranked pitching staffs coming up, I look for McCutchen and the Pirates to explode on offense this week.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Saturday behind Starling Marte's homerun-robbing catch and walk off home run, Gerrit Cole's solid seven innings pitched, and Jung-Ho Kang's two, solo blasts. Andrew McCutchen went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk on Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen has been cooled off by the Giants, but he is still one of the hottest fantasy players in baseball. He is going to have to step his game up if he wants to finish out the season as a top five fantasy player. McCutchen still needs to be in your starting lineup because he is the best outfielder in the National League.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to win the series on Wednesday night behind the arm of J.A. Happ, who threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday night. Happ only allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three. Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 in the series finale against Arizona, giving the Pirates multiple opportunities to score.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen went through a mini slump over the weekend and into the Arizona series, but he looks to be breaking out of it. He needs to step it up against the San Francisco Giants who come to town for a four game set.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were not able to ignite a comeback from the early deficit they faced on Monday night. Gerrit Cole allowed two runs in the first inning, and it was just downhill from there. Andrew McCutchen didn't help the team out because he went 0-for-3 on the night with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball since June, and he needs to stay in your starting lineup. Every hitter has a bad night every now and then, but I look for McCutchen and the Pirates to bounce back on Tuesday.

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The Pirates fell to the Cardinals on Wednesday, 4-2. The loss dropped the Pirates seven games back in the NL Central. Andrew McCutchen provided the offense fo the Pirates, going 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and two RBI. He's now batting .299 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen's on-base percentage is approaching .400 and has an OPS of .915. With 18 home runs and 76 RBI, McCutchen is one of the top fantasy outfielders in the league.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to jump out to an early 3-1 lead, but the lead didn't last long. In the fifth inning, Jeff Locke began the inning by walking two batters, which would come back to haunt the Pirates. The Cardinals would score three runs in that inning to gain and preserve the lead. Andrew McCutchen has been on fire as of late, but the Cardinals cooled him down on Tuesday, as he went 0-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: I wouldn't worry too much about Andrew McCutchen's bad day because every single player has them. I would still leave him in your starting lineups because he is going to have a fire under him to try to beat the division-leading Cardinals.

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After going stat-happy last week, batting (.563) slugging (1.063) and posting a (.652) OBP, the 2013 National League MVP was back to his old tricks.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates had a big series with the Dodgers and look to continue their winning ways this week against the division-leading Cardinals. Expect McCutchen to be in the middle of the action and make his case for NL MVP once again. If the Pirates win, McCutchen's numbers will follow suit.


The Pittsburgh Pirates came back to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-6, after trailing 5-1. The Pirates were able to record their league-best 34th comeback win. Andrew McCutchen was a huge part of a nine run seventh inning, as he drove in two runs with the bases juiced. McCutchen is batting over .400 with runners in scoring position.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now, and he showed why on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN against the Dodgers. McCutchen hit a two run bomb to center field to bring the game to a 5-3 deficit, and he increased the Pirates lead in the seventh with his two run single with the bases loaded. McCutchen has finally come on strong for the Pirates, and I look for him to be one of the best fantasy players in the final two months of the season.

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The Pirates made the most of nine hits in a 6-5 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. Andrew McCutchen collected three of those hits, in as many at-bats. He also walked, knocked in a run and score a run. McCutchen is now batting .300 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is having another very good season, with an on-base percentage of .399 and OPS of .907. While not at the top of the league in any particular category, McCutchen remains one of the best all-around fantasy players in the league.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in extra innings. Gerrit Cole pitched a solid six innings to keep the Pirates in the game, and Mccutchen was able to tie the game in the fifth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen was able to go 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI. His lone RBI tied the game at three, and Aramis Ramirez was able to come up after and give the Pirates the 4-3 lead. McCutchen has been on fire as of late, and he needs to be in your fantasy lineup every single day because he has the ability to absolutely go off.

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The Pirates defeated the Cubs on Wednesday by the score of 7-5. The win improved the Cubs to 62-44 on the season. Andrew McCutchen provided a big blow with his 16th home run of the season. He finished with two RBI, two runs scored and a walk and is batting .291 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen continues to produce at a very consistent level. His on-base percentage is .389 and his OPS is .886. While not at the top of the league in any category, he's strong in several, which makes him an excellent fantasy outfielder.

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The Pirates made the most of seven hits in defeating the Reds on Friday, 5-4. Andrew McCutchen got just one hit, but it was his 15th home run of the season. He now has 66 RBI and is batting .294.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has hit safely in eight of his last nine games with three home runs and nine RBI over the span. Remarkably consistent, McCutchen's batting average is four points off from his career mark and OPS is .884, compared to .883 for his career.

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The Pirates pounded Twins' pitching for 13 hits in a 10-4 win on Wednesday. Andrew McCutchen lead the way, going 2-for-4 with his 14th home run and three RBI. McCutchen is now batting .290 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen's batting average, on-base percentage and OPS are nearly identical to his career averages. He's on pace to surpass 40 doubles, 20 home runs and 100 RBI. McCutchen remains a top overall fantasy option in the outfield.

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In his 12 AB against Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, McCutchen is batting .417 with 3 RBI. McCutchen is also leading the way for the Pirates, first on the team in batting average (.292), Runs (52) and RBI (61)

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates (57-41) will look to pad their Wildcard positioning against the Twins this week. Despite being second in their division, the Bucs have the third most wins in the majors.. Look for McCutchen to be a key contributor should the Pirates take the first game in this series.

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In one of the most anticipated series so far this season, Andrew McCutchen delivered with a double to help A.J. Burnett and the Pirates jump out to an early 4-2 lead. That RBI brings his season total to 56.

Fantasy Impact: Two of baseball's best are going at it. a possible World Series preview, and McCutchen is in the thick of it once again. He will be tested by a tough KC bullpen this series, but his resurgence after a poor start can't be denied. If the Pirates are to take this series, McCutchen will put up some numbers to help make that happen.

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The Pirates defeated the Cardinals on Saturday in 14 innings by the score of 6-5. Andrew McCutchen provided the big blow with a walk-off home run. It was his only hit in four at-bats. McCutchen also walked three times and is now batting .300 this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen now has 12 home runs and 56 RBI on the season. He's on pace for a 20-25 home run and nearly 100 RBI season. Add in the .300 average and .906 OPS and McCutchen remains a top fantasy option in the outfield.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates came back for the fifth time for their fifth straight win. Andrew McCutchen has been a huge part of that because he is the kindling that starts the blaze of offense. McCutchen went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Wednesday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen has been somewhat of a fantasy disappointment until now. He is finally starting to pick things up, so if you can trade for him, I would do it now.

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McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a walk during a 5-run inning to cap a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. McCutchen now sits comfortably at .297 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates (47-34) would be in first place in any other division in the National League if it weren't for the St. Louis Cardinals. Ace Gerrit Cole picked up his twelfth win of the season with aide of McCutchen and the offense. Going into the All-Star break, the slugger and his team are rolling.

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The Pirates fell to the Tigers on Friday, 5-2. The Pirates managed just three hits and scored their only runs on a home run by Andrew McCutchen. He finished the day 1-for-2 with two walks. McCutchen is now batting .296 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: The homer for McCutchen was his 10th of the season. Remarkably consistent, McCutchen's OPS is right on his career mark of .883. He's on pace for a 20 home run, 100 RBI season and remains a top fantasy outfielder.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates used at 15-hit attack in defeating the Detroit Tigers in 14 innings, 5-4. Andrew McCutchen contributed significantly in the game, going 2-for-5 with three walks, an RBI and a stolen base. McCutchen is now batting .296 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. His averages are nearly identical to his career marks, which is a testament to his consistency. On pace for nearly 20 home runs and 100 RBI, McCutchen is still one of the most consistent fantasy outfielders in the league.

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The Pirates used 11 hits to defeat the Braves on Friday, 3-2. Andrew McCutchen doubled and scored twice in the win. He finished 2-for-4 and is now batting .295 this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has now hit safely in the last five games, going 7-for-16 in that span. A remarkably consistent hitter, McCutchen's averages are nearly identical to his career marks. He remains one of the better fantasy options in the outfield.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, 7-6. Andrew McCutchen played a big role, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. The home run was McCutchen's ninth of the season and he's now batting .292.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has been very consistent, nearly matching his career batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He's on pace to hit 42 doubles, 21 home home runs and drive in 102 runs. McCutchen remains one of the top fantasy outfielders in the league.

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The Pirates defeated the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday by the score of 3-0. The Pirates got 10 hits, two of them from Andrew McCutchen, who finished 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. He's now batting .293 this season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen is on pace for 20 home runs and 104 RBI. His batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage this season are nearly matching his career averages. Owners can expect McCutchen to continue to be a top-tier fantasy outfielder.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six games in a row, and they have now swept their league-leading 7th series. The Pirates also have gone 30 straight innings of scoreless baseball. Andrew McCutchen had an RBI in the Pirates 3-0 win over Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew McCutchen has been somewhat of a disappointment when it comes to his fantasy numbers. He has been stroking the ball extremely well. I am looking for McCutchen to find it at the end of June and into July.

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The Pirates used 11 hits on Wednesday to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0. Andrew McCutchen, batting out of the number three hole, got two of those hits and also drew a walk. He's now batting .292 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: McCutchen has nearly mimicked his career average through his first 57 games of the season. He's on pace for 22 home runs and 102 RBI and remains one of the to fantasy outfielders in the league.

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 with a walk in a big 5-2 win behind ace Gerrit Cole. McCutchen's batting average is steadily climbing after a slow start, and now sits at .262.

Fantasy Impact: The turnaround after a woeful first month and change of the season is almost complete for the All-Star. With seven home runs and 27 RBI on the season, McCutchen is starting to show the type of numbers expected of him. Back to being a force in the middle of the order, he can provide fantasy production efficiently once again.

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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: MLB.com)

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 http://wp.me/p5F5x6-5d)

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According to an MLB.com 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: MLB.com)

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.