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 Post subject: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:30 pm 
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Andrew McCutchen is now putting together his third consecutive MVP caliber season. So, I decided to compare his stats against another Pirates great. Roberto Clemente's best string of three consecutive seasons was probably 1965, 1966, and 1967 (although there are so many different choices). Here are McCutchen's number in the past three seasons combined, alongside Clemente's combined numbers from '65-'67. I understand that McCutchen has yet to complete this season, but the numbers might still surprise you.

Stat - McCutchen/Clemente

Games - 432/453
Runs - 273/299
Hits - 516/605
Doubles - 99/78
Triples - 16/35
Home Runs - 72/62
Runs Batted In - 251/294
Stolen Bases - 64/24
Walks - 217/130
Batting Average - .318/.334
On Base Percentage - .402/.379
Slugging Percentage - .532/.518
On Base + Slugging - .934/.897

Clemente hit for a better average, but McCutchen's OPS is almost 40 points higher!! Look, I'm not saying that McCutchen will be as good as Clemente because Roberto had about a dozen MVP caliber seasons, but Cutch is GOOD.

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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:35 pm 
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I don't have enough time in my day to look at numbers on these internet sites and i'm not a subscriber. Way to tight with my money.

And I know he's pretty darn good. Sure all of baseball does.


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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:49 pm 
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He's alright.


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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:55 pm 
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rellimie wrote:
He's alright.


He's no Chad Hermanson that's for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:32 pm 
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buccosfan77 wrote:
I don't have enough time in my day to look at numbers on these internet sites and i'm not a subscriber. Way to tight with my money.

And I know he's pretty darn good. Sure all of baseball does.


No money necessary. All of those numbers came from the baseball reference website.

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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:10 pm 
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TheTimeIsNow wrote:
Andrew McCutchen is now putting together his third consecutive MVP caliber season. So, I decided to compare his stats against another Pirates great. Roberto Clemente's best string of three consecutive seasons was probably 1965, 1966, and 1967 (although there are so many different choices). Here are McCutchen's number in the past three seasons combined, alongside Clemente's combined numbers from '65-'67. I understand that McCutchen has yet to complete this season, but the numbers might still surprise you.

Stat - McCutchen/Clemente

Games - 432/453
Runs - 273/299
Hits - 516/605
Doubles - 99/78
Triples - 16/35
Home Runs - 72/62
Runs Batted In - 251/294
Stolen Bases - 64/24
Walks - 217/130
Batting Average - .318/.334
On Base Percentage - .402/.379
Slugging Percentage - .532/.518
On Base + Slugging - .934/.897

Clemente hit for a better average, but McCutchen's OPS is almost 40 points higher!! Look, I'm not saying that McCutchen will be as good as Clemente because Roberto had about a dozen MVP caliber seasons, but Cutch is GOOD.

It's starting to look like Cutch will end up being the better hitter, but only if you fail to take into account the fact that Clemente played through the Dead Ball Era Part Deux. And the way things are going in baseball right now, Cutch might end playing through Part Three. Long way to go before we can really make a solid guess, but when a guy is good enough to prompt Clemente comparisons, that's good enough for me, even if he doesn't measure up in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
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nad69dan wrote:
rellimie wrote:
He's alright.


He's no Chad Hermanson that's for sure.


Thank god.


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 Post subject: Re: How good is Andrew McCutchen?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:14 am 
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He was good his rookie year. At this point he's great, top 5 player in the MLB every season. Also helps that he's a physical freak with a great attitude, too.


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