Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Finishes season on high note
McCutchen was named the NL Player of the Week after hitting .471 with two homers and nine RBI.
His final slash line (.279/.363/.486) doesn't do justice to the roller coaster ride in 2017. The soon-to-be 31-year-old slashed .361/.464/.652 over a 64-game stretch starting May 26, but he slumped for month-long stretches on multiple occasions. The Pirates hold a team option for $14.5 million in 2018, but the organization could decide to trade him or simply let him walk. Most likely, Pittsburgh will exercise the option and keep him for one last run in 2018. General manager Neal Huntington refused to tip his hand as to what direction the team might take with McCutchen, saying during his radio show Sunday that he'll announce plans surrounding McCutchen's option shortly after the end to the World Series. If McCutchen remains with the Pirates, it's expected that he'll return to center field on a full-time basis.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Advanced computer model that has outperformed experts tells you who to sit and start
Denard Span should hit the ground running with his new team while Brandon Nimmo gets to enjoy...
Alex Reyes is nearing his 2018 debut and it’s time to discuss his value. Plus we’ll catch you...
Week 10 (May 28-June 3) offers so many two-start options that you probably won't need to resort...
Heath Cummings looks at Danny Duffy's rebound performance and a couple of outfielders who just...
The recent promotion of Juan Soto has Scott White thinking big with top five prospects to stash....