Pittsburgh Pirates show well in MLB Network Top 10 lists

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Sep 25, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) is shown after the bottom of the fifth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Pirates won 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew McCutchen has had a steady ascent to this point.  From showing flashes of greatness in 2009 through an MVP season in 2013, Cutch is the rare prospect that came exactly as advertised.  A steady climb such as made him worthy of being named the #1 center fielder in all of baseball according to The Shredder.  From MLB.com:

To be honest, I was very surprised that Mike Trout didn’t take this honor.  I fully believe McCutchen is a more well-rounded and complete player, but the national media still sleeps on Cutch sometimes.  It is a great mystery to all, but it happens.  I don’t know who can quibble with #22’s 2014 slash of .314/.410/.542.  Oh, and that on-base percentage? Yeah it just led all of baseball.  Who can take offense to his offense, solidly holding down the no. 3 spot in the order without question, allowing Clint Hurdle to build a complete batting order around him?  Who else hates when he can run down balls in center field that he should have no business getting to, allowing LF and RF to play a little closer to the line and improve the overall team defense?  Yeah.  I thought so.

McCutchen isn’t the only young outfielder on the Pirates to make a top 10 list.

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