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03-20

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The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-19

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9

Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

03-17

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The Darkhorses: Batting Average
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-07

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21

Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Paul Sporer

11-14

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Player of the Year
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Chris Mosch

10-16

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8

BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

10-01

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Advance Scouting Series: Andrew McCutchen
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Jeff Moore

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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Pebble Hunting: Attacking Andrew McCutchen
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Sam Miller

08-15

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What You Need to Know: Soriano Strikes Again
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Daniel Rathman

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Price Wrong for the Red Sox
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Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

07-19

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What You Need to Know: Managing McCutchen
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Daniel Rathman

02-19

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Painting the Black: The Pirates Gamble on Marte
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R.J. Anderson

02-15

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13

Skewed Left: How Can the Pirates Make the Most of McCutchen?
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Zachary Levine

12-28

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In A Pickle: Slugger Off
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Jason Wojciechowski

09-13

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15

Overthinking It: Chicken Soup for the Pirates Fan's Soul
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Ben Lindbergh

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, July 18
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Daniel Rathman

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Andrew McCutchen and Grown-Man Strength
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R.J. Anderson

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Monday, June 25
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Daniel Rathman

06-14

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On the Beat: Trusting The Process
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John Perrotto

03-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Off-Season Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

03-06

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Transaction Analysis: Clutching McCutchen
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R.J. Anderson

03-05

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The BP First Take: Monday, March 5
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Daniel Rathman

03-02

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part II
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Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

06-14

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Andrew McCutchen
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Brian Cartwright

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July 19, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Managing McCutchen

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Daniel Rathman

A look at an Andrew McCutchen matchup, and what to watch for this weekend.

Matchup of the Day
Right-handed-hitting Andrew McCutchen has always done his best work versus left-handed pitchers, but he has more than held his own against like-handed hurlers, too. McCutchen carried a .292/.366/.440 triple-slash line against righties into this year’s All-Star break, numbers that understate his true offensive value because he also went 17-for-19 on stolen-base attempts.

One righty who has had no trouble slowing McCutchen down, though, is the Reds’ Mike Leake. In 42 head-to-head plate appearances, McCutchen is just 8-for-38 (.211/.286/.289) against Leake with one extra-base hit (a home run), two walks, eight strikeouts, and a couple of plunkings. Leake ranks ninth in the majors with a 2.69 ERA this year, even though he has made eight of his 18 starts in the treacherous confines of Great American Ball Park.


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February 19, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The Pirates Gamble on Marte

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R.J. Anderson

Will putting Starling Marte at the top of Pittsburgh's order pay off?

Neal Huntington has taken a curious approach over the past year to fixing his lineup. At the trade deadline Huntington netted a collection of irksome veteran hitters with uses during their upswings and too many downswings to overlook. The rationale explanation—and an understandable one, at that—was Huntington had no desire to spare his best prospects while chasing fleeting odds at the postseason. The offseason has since come and gone and few positional player additions were made. Two new faces are expected to make the opening day roster in Russell Martin and Brandon Inge: veterans known for their gloves. Pardon Pirates fans for not sitting rapt in anticipation to see the same group that has scored the fifth-fewest runs in the league since 2011. What makes Huntington's gambit riskier is the status of the one pure upside play in his lineup: Left fielder Starling Marte

Though Marte predates Huntington in the organization—having been signed by the previous regime months earlier—the Dominican Republic native is a testament to the Huntington regime's patience, and one of the first big-league-ready talents emerging from Pittsburgh's praiseworthy international efforts. The tools-laden perpetual breakout candidate broke out and appeared three times on Kevin Goldstein's prospect lists on the way to making his big-league debut last season. Even now, as a 24-year-old, Marte remains a fascinating talent. 

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February 15, 2013 9:23 am

Skewed Left: How Can the Pirates Make the Most of McCutchen?

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Zachary Levine

Are the Pirates on the path to wasting their most valuable asset?

It was yet another losing season for the Pirates, but at least they displayed some reasons to believe things would start getting better soon. Sure, it was just one star and sure he stood alone in a lineup of virtual nothingness, but he was on the cusp of his prime and there were prospects on the way, including a no. 1 overall pick on the mound. So things were looking up on the Pirate Ship despite a brutal finish to an otherwise promising year. This streak of losing seasons had to come to an end sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Anyone who has been following baseball closely knows the story. But do you know the year?

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December 28, 2012 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Slugger Off

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Jason Wojciechowski

Silver Slugger awards shouldn't be controversial, but Jason finds a gap remains between advanced metrics and voters.

When you do an article search on this site for the phrase "Silver Slugger," you get 57 results, the first of which, by Gregg Pearlman, is apparently the 18th article ever written for Baseball Prospectus and the most recent of which is Geoff Young's piece about the Padres throwing their heft around the N.L. West this offseason. (That's #19056.) Young's Silver Slugger mention came because Jason Marquis won one. Pearlman was writing about Barry Bonds. (Or really about sportswriters' relationship with Bonds. This was October 1997. We were innocent once, and young.)

By contrast, when you search "Gold Glove," you see just a smidge over nine times the results. (The first of which, hilariously, is another Gregg Pearlman article -- this one includes a lamentation of the J.T. Snow trade—which is numbered "1" in our content system.)

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September 13, 2012 10:30 am

Overthinking It: Chicken Soup for the Pirates Fan's Soul

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Ben Lindbergh

The Pirates are in the midst of a late-season swoon much like their freefall from last season, but Pittsburgh fans still have at least nine reasons to smile.

Last year, the Pirates held sole possession of first place in the NL Central as late as July 19th, claimed a share of first place as late as July 25th, and had a record over .500 as late as August 1st. On the next day, August 2nd, their record fell to .500, and their playoff odds flatlined. After that, there was no more good news. The only question was how far they would fall.

The answer? About as far as a team can fall in two months. The Pirates went 8-22 in August and 10-16 in September. They finished in fourth place, which was better than sixth, where they finished the year before. They won 72 games, which was better than 57, their total from 2010.  It was progress, and while the end result was a losing season no better than some of the 18 before it, there were more than the usual amount of good days along the way. Still, the season ended on a sour note.

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Andrew McCutchen is continuing his pace to stardom and bringing big attention to Pittsburgh.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Remember when Matt Kemp was “the league’s best player, and the most valuable player to his team”—not to mention “the best show in the NL.” Over his first 100 at-bats of the season, Kemp produced 40 hits, including four doubles, a triple, and 12 home runs. The Dodgers were running away with the National League West, and Kemp was running away with the Most Valuable Player race.

No one knows how long a healthy Kemp could have sustained his incredible early-season run, though by the time he landed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury on May 13, his batting average was down to .359, and he had added only one more extra-base hit. Likewise, no one could have predicted that a player would top that run less two months later.


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Is the Pirates center fielder getting even better?

Andrew McCutchen entered Sunday leading the National League in batting average and slugging percentage. He also ranked third in on-base percentage and second in home runs.

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The Pirates have seen the future, and the future is now. Or Andrew McCutchen.

The Weekend Takeaway
In the March 5 BP First Take, I wrote, “On the heels of his first All-Star Game appearance last season, [Andrew McCutchen] has the potential to contend for MVP honors in the near future.” That wasn’t exactly the boldest of predictions, given McCutchen’s talent and career path, and it appears the near future has arrived.

After a relatively slow start, the 25-year-old McCutchen delivered a remarkable .360/.424/.709 May, displaying the tools that earned him a six-year, $51.5 million extension roughly three months earlier. What’s even more impressive, though, is that he has sustained that gaudy pace through 21 games in June.


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June 14, 2012 5:00 am

On the Beat: Trusting The Process

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John Perrotto

The Kansas City Royals are suffering through yet another losing season, but the team still trusts in The Process, and an interview with Andrew McCutchen.

When Dayton Moore was hired as general manager by the Royals in June 2006, he talked about how it would be a process to turn around a franchise that hadn't been to the postseason since 1985. Moore used the word so much over time that the business of restoring the Royals to respectability became known as “The Process” by their fans.

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Which winter moves impressed the Baseball Prospectus staff the most?



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March 6, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Clutching McCutchen

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R.J. Anderson

The Buccos lock up their best player in a potential seven-year contract.



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The Andrew McCutchen extension might help heal those still smarting over the post-Bonds era in Pittsburgh.

From 1986 through 1992, the Pirates enjoyed the services of a five-tool outfielder on his way to becoming one of the game’s all-time greats. But with two All-Star Game appearances and two MVP awards already in hand, the then-28-year-old Barry Bonds left Pittsburgh to sign a record contract worth $43.75 million over six years with the Giants.

Jonah Keri wrote last June about the parallels between the early years of Bonds’ career and those of Andrew McCutchen. Since Bonds chased the money in San Francisco in the midst of his athletic prime—one that ultimately lasted longer than anyone might have expected back in 1992—the Pirates have struggled to find a player with the potential to impact a game in as many ways as the young Bonds could. McCutchen brings a combination of power and speed, coupled with discipline and instincts, which parallel Bonds’ talents better than anyone who donned the black and gold in the 17 seasons between them.

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