April 10, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #12 Andrew McCutchen

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #12 | Andrew McCutchen | Pirates

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| October 10, 1986 (Fort Meade, Florida)

| Milton High School

| 5'11''

|175 lbs.

2008 Ranking | 9

The Pittsburgh Pirates took Andrew McCutchen with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 draft. At 5'11'' and 175 lbs, McCutchen generates a good amount of power despite not having a large physical build. He probably won't hit for a lot of power in the Majors, but 10-15 home runs per season is expected. He has a good eye at the plate which has lead to over 200 walks in his career. He is outstanding on defense and should steal a lot of bases as a pro. He has five-tool talent and is very gifted athletically. The Pirates didn't call him up last season, but he should be in Pittsburgh at some point this season.

2008 Statistics
Level    G    PA    AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH   HR   BB
AAA    135   590   .283  .372  .398    37    9   68

2009 Outlook

McCutchen is in Triple-A to start the season, but he should be in Pittsburgh at some point.


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