Pittsburgh Pirates Top Five Center Fielders

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2. Andrew McCutchen (2009-present)

Considering that only one current player has even been a part of any of these top five lists thus far, the fact that a current member of the Pittsburgh Pirates would be this high may seem peculiar. However, given the superstar player that Andrew McCutchen is, it really should be expected.

McCutchen has truly blossomed into a star with the Pirates. He has earned an All-Star nod in each of the past four seasons, won an MVP award in 2013 while finishing third in 2012 and 2014, and has earned the Silver Slugger award in each of the last three eyars. In his time with the Pirates, McCutchen has posted .299/.385/.498 batting line, hitting 128 home runs and stealing 143 bases. It is easy to see why he is considered one of the best players in the game today.

Defensively, McCutchen may have just the one Gold Glove award, but he is certainly an excellent center fielder. He led the National League in range factor, double plays and putouts in 2011, yet did not win the Gold Glove that year. As his star is continuing to ascend, he should continue to get consideration for the award, as he continues to cement his place as one of the best all around players in baseball.

Signed through 2018, Andrew McCutchen could easily find himself atop this list in another five years. For now, he is the second best center fielder in Pittsburgh Pirates history, but that could change soon.

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