Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen Named NL Outstanding Player By MLBPA

Cutch tips his hat after being removed from the final game of the 2012 season

The Major League Baseball players voted in September for the best of the best.  Andrew McCutchen was named National League Outstanding Player while Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted the Player of the Year as well as the American League Outstanding Player by the Major League Baseball Players Association in their annual Players Choice Awards.

Cutch was able to knock off the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun and World Series Champion catcher Buster Posey for the NL Outstanding Player.

McCutchen was a finalist for the Player of the Year honor with Cabrera and LA Angels’ Mike Trout.    In 2012,  the Buccos center fielder had 194 hits, put up a .400 OBP along with a .953 OPS.  Cutch blasted 31 bombs, hit 29 doubles and drove in 96 of his teammates.   The Gold Glove winner also was charged with just one error.

The complete list of the winners is below:

Player of the Year:   Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

AL Outstanding Player:  Cabrera

NL Outstanding Player:  Cutch, Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Outstanding Pitcher:  R.A.Dickey, Mets

AL Outstanding Pitcher:  David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

AL Outstanding Rookie:  Trout, Angels

NL Outstanding Rookie:  Todd Frazier

AL Comeback Player of Year:  Adam Dunn, White Sox

NL Comeback Player of Year:  Buster Posey, Giants

 

Topics: Pittsburgh Pirates

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  • Stargell_Stars

    That’s awesome, Cutch being recognized by his peers means even more than sportswriters’ political voting. Congrats, Andrew!