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Mean Vato del Mes: Andrew McCutchen

With his long dreads, skull cap and swashbuckling style, Andrew McCutchen is not only a Pirate, he’s the Pirate.

McCutchen fuels the Pirates of Pittsburgh, much like Primanti Brothers fuels the hard working people of the Steel City.

Like the famous stuffed sandwich, the five-tool star is hearty, balanced, complete, action-packed with goodness and fast becoming ‘A Pittsburgh Tradition’.

McCutchen is the driving force behind Pittsburgh’s offence, helping propel the Pirates to 15 games above .500 at the end of July and in the box seat for securing a wild card spot.

In the twentieth season since the Pirates had a winning year and trip to the playoffs, the City of Bridges needs this.

Especially after the Buccos were in a similar position last August, before suffering a crippling 10-game losing streak that unravelled their season.

So far, McCutchen has been steadily improving throughout 2012, he posted incredible numbers in May and June, but has been out of this world in July.

His .446 clip helped raise his MLB leading batting average to .371, while playing a starring role in securing 17 wins for Pittsburgh during the month.

Duece-Duece led the Majors with 41 hits in July, two of those were a pair of bombs during a 13-2 win over the Giants prior to the All-Star break.

Cutch remained hot when the season resumed, homering in three consecutive games in Milwaukee to cap a power surge of five long-balls in four games.

The clear MVP favorite is well deserved as the Mean Vato of the Month after being overshadowed the two previous months by freakish performances from his peers.

And while McCutchen patiently waited his turn to be crowned Vatos Deportes’ MVM, we must also acknowledge the achievements of the big lake fish in Orange County.

Michael Nelson Trout did amazing things in just his fourth month as a big leaguer, but like McCutchen he’ll need to wait before being crowned as our monthly Mean Vato.

The city of Pittsburgh has already famously undergone a revival, with McCutchen leading the charge the Pirates are now ready to follow suit.

2 Agosto 2012

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