Andrew McCutchen is a Fantasy Baseball MVP Candidate

Pittsburgh Pirates’ center fielder, Andrew McCutchen, has done it all for fantasy owners this season.  He has hit for average, hit homers, and has stolen his far share of bases.  McCutchen is currently hitting a robust .346 at the plate and has been an anchor for fantasy owners in the outfield.  He has really picked it up in June, as if he was not already having a solid season, and he is hitting an insane .476 (20 of 42) alone this month.

McCutchen has really matured into a power-hitter, despite playing a center field position that has historically been dominated by beanpoles.  “McCutch” has already crushed 12 homers this far through 2012, and he is quickly on his way to the having the best power-season of his career.

McCutchen has been a demon on the basepath as well.  The 24-year old has been successful on 14 of his 18 steal attempts this season and is well on his way to the first 30 HR-30 SB season of his young, promising career.  McCutchen has proven to be one of the most dangerous base runners in the majors and his speed gives fantasy owners even more value.

It is rare to see a speedy center fielder show this kind of raw power. McCutchen is one of the most dynamic players in the MLB and is an absolute fantasy monster.  The youngster will only get better as he matures, and it is scary that this kid is still a couple years away from hitting his prime.  He is one of the premier players in all of fantasy baseball and should be coveted in every format moving forward.

 


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