Drafted in the 2005 MLB Draft, Andrew Mccutchen etched his name in the list of Major League Baseball greats during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The outfielder has won a plethora of personal and team accolades, including being named to the All-Star Game for five consecutive years starting with the 2011 season.
Cutch, as he is affectionately referred to made his major league debut in 2009 with the Pirates. He was traded to the San Francisco Giants ahead of the 2018 season.
Andrew Mccutchen Bio – Age
McCutchen was born to Lorenzo Mccutchen and Petrina Swan, in Fort Meade, Florida, on October 10, 1986. In his first year of baseball as an eighth grader at Fort Meade High School, Andrew batted a .591 average. In his senior year, he recorded 16 home runs, 42 RBIs, and a .709 batting average.
Moving on, Mccutchen opted out of his prior commitment to the University of Florida to join the Pittsburgh Pirates after the major league baseball team selected him 11th overall in the 2005 MLB draft. Throughout his four seasons in the minor leagues, he was consistently touted as a top prospect for the majors. In 2006, his first full season as a professional in the minors, he was named the Minor League Player of the Year.
Andrew Mccutchen made his major league debut against the New York Mets on September 4, 2009. In that game, he played center field and was the first batter. Andrew ended the game with two singles and one RBI. He also scored three runs and recorded one stolen base.
His first career home run came against the Minnesota Twins on June 17, 2009. He struck three home runs against the Washington Nationals on August 1, 2009. This made him the 10th player ever in the Pirates’ history to hit three home runs in a single game. Andrew Mccutchen ended the season boasting 108 appearances with a batting average of .286, hitting 12 home runs, 54 RBIs, and 22 stolen bases. Missing out on the National League Rookie of the Year Award, he went on to clinch the Baseball America Rookie of the Year for his efforts.
The following year, Andrew became pivotal to the Pittsburgh’s push for glory. He received praises from coaches, players, and analysts from across the league. Even though he missed out on the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Team, he ended the season with 94 runs, 16 home runs, 33 stolen bases, 56 RBIs and a batting average of .286.
In 2011, a stroke of luck, rather than his talent saw him named to the All-Star Game for the first time. He went on to become the eight Pittsburgh player and the first since 2008 to record 20 home runs and twenty stolen bases in a single campaign. He ended the season with a team-best 23 home runs and stolen bases, 87 runs, 89 RBIs and a batting average of .259.
Andrew’s increasing importance to the team saw him signed to a new long-term deal ahead of the 2012 season. By the time he was named to the 2012 All-Star Game roster, Andrew had already recorded 97 hits, and 15 home runs with a batting average of .346. He also grabbed two consecutive NL Player of the Week recognition in July, making him the first Pirated player to achieve that since 2006. Andrew Mccutchen finished the season with a league-best record of 194 hits. He was voted as the Player’s Choice National League Outstanding Player. Mccutchen also bagged the Silver Slugger Award as the best offensive center fielder and the Golden Glove Award.
In April 2013, the center fielder recorded the 100th stolen base of his professional career and in September 2013, he hit his 100th home run. His 21 home runs, 84 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases saw him help his team to the postseason for the first time since 1992. He ended the season with his second Silver Slugger Award and NL Most Outstanding Player Award, while also being named in his third straight All-Star Team. He also was awarded the National League MVP.
He would go on to win the Slugger Award again in 2014, and be named to the All-Star Game in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, he reached his career milestone of 1000 career hits, recording 23 home runs and becoming the first Pittsburgh Player since 1974 to bag the Robert Clemente Award. For the first time since his ascendency, Mccutchen ended his 2016 campaign with his lowest ever batting average (.256) even though he recorded 24 home runs.
In 2017, Andrew Mccutchen represented the United States national baseball team at the World Baseball Classic which they went on to win. In June of the 2017 campaign, he batted a .411 average and six home runs to be named the NL Player of the Month, ending the season with 28 home runs.
Andrew Mccutchen was traded to the San Francisco Giants on January 15, 2018, in exchange for two of the Giants players and $500,000 in international bonus slot money. He started his Giants career well by making six hits in a single game for the first time in his career. This was on April 7, 2018; against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Andrew Mccutchen’s Wife and Family
Andrew’s father Lorenzo played football, he was a runner back for Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Lorenzo eventually gave up his dream of chasing an NFL career and traveled back to Florida to be with his son in 1989. Andrew’s mother, Petrina refused to marry Lorenzo until he became a church minister. The two were married on August 1, 1992. The center fielder also has a sister named Loren.
Mccutchen started dating his girlfriend Maria Hanslovan in 2009. While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on December 11, 2013, he popped the question to Maria. They got married in 2014 and welcomed their first child, Steel Stefan Mccutchen on November 27, 2017.
His House, Salary, and Net Worth
Mccutchen was earning an average salary of over $8 million during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a right fielder for San Francisco Giants, he earns an adjusted average salary of over $12 million. It is believed that he’s worth $30 million.
There is no reliable or verifiable information about where he lived while in Pittsburgh and subsequently San Francisco.
Andrew Mccutchen’s Height and Other Facts
1. Mccutchen stands at a height of 1.8 meters.
2. In high school, Andrew also played football like his father and also ran track.
3. In 2013, Andrew was on the cover of the video game MLB 13: The Show. He was also on the back cover of the game’s 2014 edition.
4. Mccutchen was known for his dreadlocks. He shocked fans in March 2015 when he cut his dreadlocks and sold them via auction on the MLB’s official website. The proceeds from the sales went to charities sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates.