The Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen is having a stupidly incredible season. Many of us knew that Andrew McCutchen was a great player. Now, the rest of Pittsburgh and the national media is taking notice with articles on Cutch rising up daily.
McCutchen’s name is being tossed around with Barry Bonds which only makes sense. After all, the founder of #BUCN is having a once in a lifetime season.
Currently he sits at a monsterous .369/.423/.649 triple slash. It all adds up to Cutch leading the NL in batting average, slugging, runs scored, and total bases. He sits second in homers and RBI.
McCutchen and Bonds will always be connected. But this ESPN article by David Schoenfield, has some names that interest me even more.
Here’s another way to view McCutchen’s season. Leaving out the 1994 to 2008 “steroid era,” since 1950 only eight times has a player hit at least .350 with 30-plus home runs — Stan Musial (1951), Mickey Mantle (1956 and 1957), Ted Williams (1957), Hank Aaron (1959), Norm Cash (1961), Don Mattingly (1986) and Josh Hamilton (2010). (It happened 16 times between 1994 and 2008, including twice by Bonds.)
No jinx, no jinx….but Cutch seems destined to join that club.