By Jon M. Fishman
Pittsburgh Pirates big name heart fielder Andrew McCutchen did not have a lot becoming up. yet he did have great desires approximately taking part in for a big League Baseball (MLB) workforce. In 2005, these desires got here actual whilst the Pirates selected Andrew with the eleventh choose within the MLB draft. The Pirates have been a foul group. They hadn't been to the playoffs for the reason that 1992. Andrew helped swap all that. In 2013, he led the Pirates to the playoffs, and he used to be named nationwide League most precious participant within the approach.
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In 2005, those Justin Verlander Adrian Peterson Kevin Durant Albert Pujols dreams came true when Kevin Garnett Alex Ovechkin Kevin Love Alex Rodriguez the Pirates chose Andrew LaDainian Tomlinson Andrew Luck LeBron James Andrew McCutchen with the 11th pick in the Maria Sharapova Barry Bonds Mariano Rivera Ben Roethlisberger MLB draft. The Pirates Mark Sanchez Blake Griffin Maya Moore Brett Favre were a bad team. They Michael Phelps Brian Urlacher Michael Vick hadn’t been to the playoffs Brittney Griner Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Mikaela Shiffrin since 1992.
28; © Justin Edmonds/Getty Images, p. 29. Front cover: © Dennis Poroy/Getty Images. Main body text set in Caecilia LT Std 55 Roman 16/28. Typeface provided by Adobe Systems. 32 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK ANDREW MCCUTCHEN Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen didn’t have much growing up. But he did have big Amazing Athletes dreams about playing for titles: a Major League Baseball Jeff Gordon Aaron Rodgers Joe Mauer Abby Wambach (MLB) team. In 2005, those Justin Verlander Adrian Peterson Kevin Durant Albert Pujols dreams came true when Kevin Garnett Alex Ovechkin Kevin Love Alex Rodriguez the Pirates chose Andrew LaDainian Tomlinson Andrew Luck LeBron James Andrew McCutchen with the 11th pick in the Maria Sharapova Barry Bonds Mariano Rivera Ben Roethlisberger MLB draft.
Even better, he has helped make the Pirates a winning team. With Andrew in the outfield, Pittsburgh’s future is bright. 286 with 12 home runs and 22 stolen bases Called up to play 108 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates Played in 20 games for the Indianapolis Indians Played in 135 games for the Indianapolis Indians Played in 118 games for the Altoona Curve Played in 17 games for the Indianapolis Indians Played in 114 games for the Hickory Crawdads Played in 20 games for the Altoona Curve Played in 13 games for the Williamsport Crosscutters Played in 45 games for the Gulf Coast League Pirates Chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 11th overall pick in the MLB draft Played baseball, football, and ran track at FMHS Played baseball, football, and ran track at FMHS Helped the FMHS track team win the state championship in the 4x100-meter relay Played baseball, football, and ran track at FMHS Played baseball, football, and ran track at FMHS Became a member of the FMHS varsity baseball team Scored five touchdowns in one game on the FMHS junior varsity football team 29 Glossary batter’s box: the areas on both sides of home plate where the batter can stand batting average: a number that describes how often a baseball player gets a hit center fielder: a person who plays in the middle of the outfield contract: an agreement signed by a player and a team that states the amount of money the player is paid and the number of years he will play division: a group of teams that compete for first place in their group and play more often against one another.