Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 5 Performers of the Season's First Half

Which Pirate players have performed the best thus far in 2023?

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No. 2 - Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen has turned back the clock in 2023. The fan favorite in Pittsburgh ranks 8th in Major League Baseball in on-base percentage (.396), 4th in walk rate (.163), and has added 9 home runs for the Bucs as well.

The now 36-year-old has also hit several serious milestones this season while being the team's primary designated hitter.

On June 11th, McCutchen became the 290th player in MLB history to record 2000 hits with a hard single to left field at PNC Park. Cutch didn't stop there. On June 24th, he collected his 400th career double. Later this season, he's also set to play his 2000th career game. The 2013 NL MVP has been a strong veteran presence for the younger Buccos and will look to continue to add to a stellar 2023 season in the second half.