Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
3 weeks ago

The Pirates picked up McCutchen's $14.5 million club option for 2018 on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen will return to the Steel City for another season following this announcement, as the 31-year-old underwent an up-and-down season throughout the 2017 campaign. All in all, he wound up slashing .279/.363/.486 with 28 home runs and 88 RBI, and hit at a .361 average since May 26.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen was named the NL Player of the Week after hitting .471 with two homers and nine RBI.

EDGE Analysis

His final slash line (.279/.363/.486) doesn't do justice to the roller coaster ride in 2017. The soon-to-be 31-year-old slashed .361/.464/.652 over a 64-game stretch starting May 26, but he slumped for month-long stretches on multiple occasions. The Pirates hold a team option for $14.5 million in 2018, but the organization could decide to trade him or simply let him walk. Most likely, Pittsburgh will exercise the option and keep him for one last run in 2018. General manager Neal Huntington refused to tip his hand as to what direction the team might take with McCutchen, saying during his radio show Sunday that he'll announce plans surrounding McCutchen's option shortly after the end to the World Series.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen (foot) is starting in center field and batting third in Sunday's game against the Nationals, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen was a late scratch from Saturday's contest due to some left foot discomfort, but after a day of rest he's ready to rejoin the Pirates' starting lineup. He'll look to end his strong 2017 campaign on a positive note in the season's final game.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup with left foot discomfort, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

He fouled a ball off his foot in Friday's game, and is day-to-day on the final weekend of the season. Starling Marte moves over to center field while Jordan Luplow enters the lineup in left field, hitting cleanup.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen went 4-for-4 with two home runs, eight RBI and four runs in Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The RBI total was a career high for McCutchen, who plated half his runs on his first career grand slam, which came in the second inning. He homered again in the sixth inning and added a double and single for good measure, which translated to most memorable performance of what's been a nice bounce-back season for the former MVP. A popular name in trade discussions last offseason, McCutchen will likely appear in the rumor mill again this winter if the Pirates decide to pursue a rebuild. Given the stellar .278/.362/.487 batting line he's submitted this season, the 30-year-old would surely fetch a more significant haul in any trade than he would have at this point a year ago.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen collected three singles Monday, going 3-for-4 against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Over his last 13 games, McCutchen is slashing .321/.357/.547 in 56 plate appearances. The center fielder has seven hits in 21 at-bats against Tuesday starter Chase Anderson, including a homer Sept. 13. Pittsburgh's offense continues to struggle but McCutchen has regained his stroke after a disappointing August.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen blasted his 26th homer of the season in the ninth inning to pull the Reds within a single run in a losing effort. He's left the yard in three of his last five games, and could be starting a hot streak that could be extremely helpful to fantasy owners during the most important part of the season.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

This was McCutchen's 25th long fly of the season, and he's taking a run at posting his best fantasy campaign since 2014 with an extra-base hit in each of his past four games. It's been another strong cross-category showing and McCutchen appears in line to finish the year strong.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a double Tuesday in Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

His two-base hit, which produced an 109-mph exit velocity, gives the center fielder extra-base hits in three straight games. McCutchen is far removed from his summer hot stretch (he entered Tuesday hitting .194 since Aug. 17), but he does have hits in seven of eight contests. McCutchen is batting .316 in 19 career at-bats against Wednesday starter Chase Anderson.

Andrew McCutchen
CF/RF PIT
2 months ago

McCutchen is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen has started 12 consecutive games, but will receive the night off Friday. Over said games he hit .208/.255/.229 and collected just one extra-base hit. Starling Marte will move over to center field Friday while Jordan Luplow heads out to left.