What Pros Wear: Andrew McCutchen (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Leg Guard)
Andrew McCutchen has been one of the more requested names for WPW, and for good reason. The man’s got swag—oh, and a .346 average (as of 7.2.12) and a 30-30 pace doesn’t hurt either.
He is one of Griffey’s Swingmen, wearing exclusive batting gloves and cleats with Junior’s likeness.
Although you can’t get Andrew McCutchen’s specific batting gloves, the Swingman style is available online. Here’s a look at McCutchen’s away gloves:
McCutchen’s cleats are also Swingman—specifically the Air Swingman Remix 2. He’s got a home version like the ones in the feature, and an away version which is predominantly black. McCutchen’s are not available, but there are a ton of Swingman Remix 2 cleats scattered about the internet. You’ll have to dig but you will most likely find a pair if you’re looking for one.
As for the lumber, McCutchen swings a custom Marucci model AM22 maple, made just for him. What’s unique about Cutch’s bats is that when he’s home, he swings the blonde barrel with a black handle. When he’s away, he swings the opposite—black barrel with a blonde handle. There are plenty of great Marucci bats out there (if you’re a regular WPW reader, you know that tons of pros are swinging these high-quality bats), but McCutchen’s isn’t in regular production yet, and I couldn’t find his current measurements, though I did find that early on in his career he swung a 34-inch M9 C271. I also noticed that at least one of his bats says “LDM,” which means “Low Density Maple.” For more info on what that means, check this out.
**I forgot to add his leg guard to the original post. McCutchen wears an Evoshield leg guard with no protection over his foot, just like in the feature. This is available online.**
Here are the links:
Nike Swingman Batting Gloves (There’s nothing exactly like Cutch’s but there are some options out there)
Marucci Bats (This will show all of Marucci’s offerings, including metal)