Originally written on Universal Takeover Sports Network  |  Last updated 3/5/15
1. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen has proven to be one of the premier hitters in the game this season, serving as the driving offensive force behind the Pittsburgh Pirates’ return from irrelevancy. For the first time since 1992, the Pirates finished the regular season with a winning record. Better yet, the Pirates finished just three games out of the NL Central division lead, boasting the fourth-best record in the league at 94-68. While Andrew McCutchen has proved to be the most valuable player in the Pirates’ lineup, he has also proven to be one of the best all-around players in the league. McCutchen finished second in the league with a WAR of 8.2 and ranked among the top 10 in multiple offensive categories, such as seventh in batting average (.317), sixth in OPS (.911), runs (97), stolen bases (27) and SLG (.508). He has the bat, the glove, the determination, and the leadership that helps teams win championships. McCutchen was also an All-Star for the third straight season and he won the Silver Slugger award for the second straight season. Andrew McCutchen was deservingly selected as the 2013 National League MVP receiving 28 first place votes. The post Top 5 N.L. Batters in 2013: Andrew McCutchen appeared first on UTN Sports.
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