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 Post subject: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:19 pm 
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Andrew McCutchen has been rushed. Repeat after me: He … has … been … rushed. This isn't a criticism of the current regime in Pittsburgh, as the rushing all took place before Neal Huntington could even get a catalog to pick out new drapes for his office, but they inherited a player who had arrived in Triple-A before his 21st birthday despite posting a .710 OPS in Double-A, a level he reached after the Pirates skipped him right past high-A. He's been rushed, I say. The good thing is that he has survived this hazing and even performed well in several areas, notably his plate discipline. McCutchen has strong wrists and forearms and makes hard contact, but doesn't get his lower half involved at all and thus hasn't hit for the kind of power he's capable of producing. He has great bat speed and has hit for average while making plenty of contact. He's a 65-70 runner but had an uncharacteristically sloppy year as a base stealer; he's a plus glove in center but could use a little work on routes. The power should come -- he's too young for us to assume that it won't -- and the new regime in Pittsburgh has a much better player-development protocol in place.


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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:22 pm 
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Interesting. Do you have the link? I want to share it with some coworkers.


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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:28 pm 
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Lemme try this again;

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/s ... id=3840355


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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:31 pm 
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Vielen Dank!


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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:32 pm 
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One could make a case for Neil Walker as well. Especially considering he was learning a new position. Coincidentally Walker got the promotion around the same time as McCutchen.


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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:39 pm 
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If Law is right, and I think theres a lot to what he says, it just underscores the idea that Cutch should get some more experience at AAA. Plenty to work on and improve there.


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 Post subject: Re: Keith Law On McCutchen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:42 pm 
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Argentum wrote:
One could make a case for Neil Walker as well. Especially considering he was learning a new position. Coincidentally Walker got the promotion around the same time as McCutchen.



I always thought the idea of Littlefield banking on Walker and Andrew to come up together and being the saviors to the Pirates...So I can buy into them being rushed...

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