Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
16 hours ago

Manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that McCutchen will open the season as the Phillies' leadoff hitter, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kapler cited McCutchen's combination of on-base skills and slugging as the main reasoning behind deploying the outfielder atop the order rather than Cesar Hernandez, who draws walks at a high clip and makes good contact but isn't as much of a power threat. While McCutchen will need to perform well to stick in the top slot on a permanent basis, the Phillies' early commitment to using him in the leadoff role is a major boon to his fantasy value. Assuming health prevails, McCutchen should have a good chance to reach double digits in steals again and surpass the 100-run plateau for just the second time in his career.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
1 week ago

McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen batted leadoff and belted his first home run in a Phillies uniform in the fourth inning. He's now 7-for-25 at the dish in spring training and remains on track to open the regular season as Philadelphia's starting left fielder.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
3 months ago

McCutchen agreed to a three-year contract with the Phillies on Tuesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal is still pending a physical, and the specific terms remain unknown, but McCutchen will be returning to Philadelphia -- albeit with a different team -- after spending time with the Giants and Yankees in 2018. The veteran outfielder hit a combined .255/.368/.424 with 20 homers and 14 stolen bases across 155 games between San Francisco and New York. He should immediately step into a starting role for the Phillies, hitting in a favorable spot in the order.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
5 months ago

McCutchen is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen will give way to lefty-hitting Brett Gardner in left field for Tuesday's potentially decisive game with right-hander Rick Porcello toeing the rubber for the Red Sox. The veteran outfielder is just 2-for-14 through the first three games of the series. He'll be available off the bench if needed.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
6 months ago

McCutchen is out of the lineup against the Rays on Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen will take a seat after going 5-for-11 with a solo home run and three walks during the first three games of this series. This marks the 31-year-old's first day off as a member of the Yankees after joining the club at the end of August. Manager Aaron Boone will send out an outfield of Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton for the series finale.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
6 months ago

McCutchen will lead off and play left field Tuesday against the Red Sox in Aaron Judge's first start since returning from a broken wrist.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen has never started in left field so far in his major-league career and has only ever played a total of five innings there, all of which came after his trade to New York. The fact that McCutchen, a righty, starts over Brett Gardner, a lefty, despite the opposing pitcher (Nathan Eovaldi) being right-handed is a significant one, as it suggests McCutchen isn't due to lose too many at-bats down the stretch.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
6 months ago

McCutchen went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs scored in Friday's 11-0 route of the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen tacked on an insurance run in the fifth inning on a solo homer to right field, delivering his 18th home run of the season and his third as a Yankee. The 31-year-old owns a .253/.365/.421 slash line through 142 games this season, although he'll likely see his playing time take a hit when Aaron Judge (wrist) can enter the starting lineup, which should happen within the next few weeks.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
7 months ago

McCutchen is starting in right field and leading off Saturday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

McCutchen will immediately assume leadoff duties for his new team with southpaw Daniel Norris toeing the rubber for the Tigers, though he could find himself elsewhere in the lineup against righties. The 31-year-old hit .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers and 13 steals across 130 games with the Giants prior to being dealt.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
7 months ago

McCutchen will not be available for Friday's game against Detroit after being traded to the Yankees earlier in the day, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This shouldn't come as a major surprise considering McCutchen is flying across the country from the West Coast to join his new team in New York. Look for him to be ready for action Saturday.

Andrew McCutchen
LF/RF PHI
7 months ago

McCutchen was dealt from San Francisco to the Yankees on for Abiatal Avelino and Juan De Paula, Jon Heyman of Fancred reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, McCutchen will head to New York after the two clubs finalized a deal that was set into motion Thursday night. Per Joel Sherman of The New York Post, the Giants will pay for half of McCutchen's remaining salary of $2.4 million, though the Yankees would've remained under the luxury tax threshold regardless. With Aaron Judge (wrist) still sidelined indefinitely, McCutchen will step into a regular role in the lineup as Giancarlo Stanton is expected to see more time at DH in order to rest his lingering hamstring issue. On the year, McCutchen has slashed .255/.357/.415 with 15 home runs, 55 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 130 games.