2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Andrew McCutchen
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Andrew McCutchen ’s 2019 season was lost to a torn ACL, but before the injury, he hit .256 with 10 home runs and two stolen bases across 59 games. By no means was it exceptional, but it was rather par for the course in recent seasons. He’s no longer the MVP candidate he was in his statistical prime during his Pittsburgh days, but he’s plenty serviceable in your outfield, especially at his current draft price. He’s not going to be your first outfielder, or your last, but there’s value to be had with McCutchen in 2020, as long as you view him in a certain spotlight.
Prior to the ACL injury last year, McCutchen had cut down on the strikeouts, and his 16.4-percent walk rate would have easily been a career best. He’s always displayed elite discipline at the plate, but last year, he brought his O-Swing rate to 17.7-percent, the best mark of his career. Additionally, his O-Contact rate was a career best. However, there’s another trend worth noting regarding McCutchen. He’s swinging...