Jul 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits the game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates defeated the Reds 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

MLB All-Star Game: Pirates Andrew McCutchen Will Bat Leadoff


Jul 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) rounds second base the game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates defeated the Reds 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

At the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Andrew McCutchen will be the first player in the batters box for the National League.  The Pittsburgh Pirates McCutchen is set to spearhead the powerful NL lineup.  The reigning National League Most Valuable Player is well on his way to a repeat performance.

If there is a statistic, Cutch is near the top of it.   The Bucco centerfielder is hitting .324 which is third in the league, he is second in on-base percentage and has driven in 61 of his teammates.

Andrew McCutchen will hit lead off in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

Andrew McCutchen will hit lead off in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

Yasiel Puig will bat second after a lackluster performance last night at the Home Run Derby.  All everything Colorado Rockies shortstop will hit third in Mike Matheny’s lineup.  Tulo is leading the league in hitting and is just ahead of McCutchen in OBP.  Of course, his 21 bombs lead the National League.

Paul Goldschmidt, who would look incredible in a Pirates jersey, will hit cleanup followed by Giancarlo Stanton who is the designated hitter.  And if you missed Stanton at the HR Derby last night, do some googling this morning.  Cutch had a really good time watching the show at the Home Run Derby last night.  In case you missed it here is a vine from Grant Brisbee that will make you smile.  But maybe not as much as Cutch.  Click the link here to go to  SBNation

Rounding out the lineup is former Bucco third baseman Aramis Ramirez.  The  Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will hit seventh followed by two more Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will hit eighth and everyone’s favorite Brewers player Carlos Gomez hits last.

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