It’s safe to say Andrew McCutchen is a seasoned veteran, now in his 14th MLB season. He also has a new home in Wisconsin, after signing a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Don’t let the age fool you, this 35-year-old can still ball and he’s already showing Brewers fans the team made a good decision in signing him.
In his debut with the Brewers, McCutchen went 2-for-5 and scored a run. The next game he finished 1-for-3 at the plate.
Yesterday, new #Brewers Andrew McCutchen, Hunter Renfroe, and Victor Caratini all recorded hits in their first game with the team.
All three of these players will play crucial roles for Milwaukee this season. pic.twitter.com/e4LsdxaVnd
— Brewers Stats and Updates (@BrewersStat) April 8, 2022
The Brewers will work McCutchen in different areas of the lineup. In his first game he batted clean up and then hit leadoff the second game.
It didn’t take him long to get involved in a situation that involved both teams clearing its benches either.
Benches clear in the Brewers-Cubs game after Andrew McCutchen is hit by a pitch.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 9, 2022
In the second game of the series between the Brewers and the Chicago Cubs, Cubs pitcher Keegan Thompson hit McCutchen, and let’s just say McCutchen was not a happy camper after. Also, before McCutchen got hit, three Cubs hitters were hit earlier in the game. Well, when our brother got hit, both teams went out onto the field and had some words.
That’s all that happened but you got the chance to see that McCutchen isn’t about no games. This man is a team player and he’s always willing to leave it all out on the field. When he joined the Brewers, McCutchen knew something good was going to come out of it.
“I knew coming here I was going to be able to help out a lot,” he said in an interview with Bally Sports Wisconsin.
Even though the season just started it’s a good sign to see how McCutchen has been swinging.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 6, 2022
No matter where he’s at in the lineup, he finds a way to get the job done at the plate. Throughout his entire career, our MLBbro has been known for his above average hitting and power at the plate. The five-time all-star made a name for himself during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
During his time in Pittsburgh, he was named National League MVP, won a Gold Glove award, and multiple Silver Slugger awards.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 18, 2022
Since his time with the Pirates, McCutchen bounced around a few teams before spending a few seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies embraced him with open arms and he was an important piece to the team’s lineup. Last year, in his final season with the Phillies, he finished tied for second on the team in home runs (27) and was second on the team with 80 RBI. Now he’s looking to help the Brewers make another playoff push.
Is he the same player he was when he won the MVP award? No he’s not, but he’s still a high-level player. This man knows how to keep his body in shape and keep himself conditioned to where he can continue to play at the highest level. McCutchen has at least three more seasons in him, maybe more.
This is one player you want to keep an eye on this season – don’t be surprised if he makes some noise with the Brewers.