Andrew McCutchen named National League MVP

Andrew McCutchen named National League MVP

For the past two seasons, you’ve heard the MVP chants ring out for Andrew McCutchen around PNC Park. After finishing third last year in the MVP voting, pundits questioned whether or not he would be able to sustain his success this year. Not only did he sustain it, but he outdid himself, as McCutchen was named the National League MVP.

McCutchen beat Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the award.

McCutchen wins the award two days after manager Clint Hurdle took home the NL Manager of the Year Award.

On the year, McCutchen had a slash line of .317/.404/.508 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs while helping the Pirates to their first playoff birth and victory since 1992.

McCutchen becomes the first Pirates player to win the MVP since Barry Bonds in 1992 and the seventh player in franchise history.


Michael Waterloo

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