This’ll help grease his path to the Friendly Confines, I reckon.
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that contract is still paying him a tiny fraction of what he’s actually worth
He’s worth several magnitudes more than the contract
Why wouldn't McCutchen "keep hitting for power at this level"?
Maybe not - but when I've seen him hit, there's nothing that screams to me 'career year'... He's good... really good.
Maybe not - but when I've seen him hit, there's nothing that screams to me 'career year'
He's really skinny. I know that isn't a real reason, but it does create cognitive dissonance when you see him hit the ball 400'. I suppose he'll gain some weight as he gets older.
It's almost certainly both, right?
BB-Ref lists McCutchen at 5'10", 185 lbs. The same source lists Willie Mays at 5'10", 170; Ernie Banks at 6'1", 180; and Hank Aaron at 6'0", 180.
It can be both a career year and not-a-fluke, you know.
There is a difference between flukey career years, where mediocrities go nuts (Ryan Ludwick), and stars having years that are exceptional even by their standards.
I think the silly-ball era has really distorted what we think of when we think power hitter. However they got so big, we got used to seeing sluggers who looked like cartoon characters. Looking at the history of baseball, that clearly isn't necessary.
Can't I call his 2012 a fluke?
Eric Davis was pretty skinny, and he had monster power. All about bat speed and wrist strength.
Remember the young Darryl Strawberry? Or the Splendid Splinter?
I remember the young Darryl Strawberry and Eric Davis very well, and they're both excellent comps to Andrew McCutchen in terms of body type and athletic ability.
Darryl Strawberry was 6'6". Eric Davis was 6'2". They were skinny, but neither was little. Strawberry especially was considered one of the most physically imposing players in the game at the time. I don't really see either of them as being physical comps for McCutchen.
Cameron is as much a sabermetric writer as I am a mallard duck. He's a writer who cites to stats when convenient and writes for a sabermetrically inclined website, but has neither the temperment nor intelligence to actually analyze and draw conclusions from data.
I think it's useful to save the word just for the true freak events, like Esteban Loaiza competing for a Cy Young or Brady Anderson hitting 50 homers.
He's gotten lazier with his analysis and conclusions in recent years.
The guy is a poor analyst and a mediocre writer.
All about bat speed and wrist strength
The same source lists Willie Mays at 5'10", 170;
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