For the first time since 1992, Pittsburgh is home to the National League’s Most Valuable Player.
After another outstanding season, Bucs’ star Andrew McCutchen has received the league’s highest individual honor. He took home the Silver Slugger and Players Choice NL Outstanding Player last week; the MVP is now the latest addition to Cutch’s collection.
He hit .317 with a .911 OPS in 157 games, tacked on 27 stolen bases and 97 runs, plus played sharp defense. At 8.2 wins above replacement, McCutchen truly was the most valuable player in the National League.
He wins the award over Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina, two deserving candidates. But you can’t go wrong with the selection of McCutchen, one of the best talents in all of baseball right now. The “Pirates go as Cutch goes” moniker held true this season… 94 wins and a postseason berth are unlikely without his presence.
Isn’t it fun to watch him play every night? Thankfully we’ll get to see him for years to come.
Congratulations to Andrew McCutchen on this great honor.