Player Profile: Andrew McCutchen
“He’s got it all. He catches the ball like Andruw Jones did when he was 19.”
That’s a direct quote from Bobby Cox, the 10-time Gold Glover Jones’ Manager, speaking about Andrew McCutchen. To be compared (by a guy who’s been in baseball since the 60s) to arguably the best center fielder who ever played is quite the compliment, and also setting some astronomical expectations; however, when you see McCutchen fly out there, you get an idea where Cox is coming from. McCutchen goes back on the ball as good as anyone in the game, closes gaps with ease, and is an absolute freak of an athlete— he’s most definitely got some Gold Gloves in his future.
Is catching it with your eyes open just too easy, Cutch?
- McCutchen hurts himself on this play, but also gives us a decent look at his Nike Trap glove. MLB.tv.
McCutchen’s glove was impossible to find anything on, aside from the fact that it’s a black Nike with a Trap web like Matt Kemp’s (which I used for the feature). However, this is not the same glove, and McCutchen even has the Swingman logo custom-embroidered on the thumb (see below).
Unfortunately, there is nothing like McCutchen’s glove on the market.
Per usual with regards to Oakley-wearing MLBers, McCutchen has a custom version of the Oakley Radar Pitch. Here’s how you’d make his with the Oakley Custom Builder (just like you see in the feature photo):
- Frame: Plasma
- Lens: Persimmon Pitch
- Icon: Team Yellow
- Earsock: Black
McCutchen does plenty of accessorizing on the ballfield. He wears a Phiten sleeve (white at home and black away) as well as a Phiten Tornado titanium necklace. The sleeve is extremely popular throughout the pros and has the MLB logo and Phiten logo on opposite sides of the wrist—unfortunately, this looks to be an MLB-only style, though there are plenty of Phiten sleeves available.
Interestingly enough, we recently caught McCutchen wearing a Power Balance Volt wristband as well—somewhat of a conflict of titanium interest, no? Either way, the Volt is also worn by Matt Kemp, and is available online.
Here are the links:
No glove link—sorry.
Oakley Custom Builder (check out the specs above for McCutchen’s version)
Oakley Radar Pitch (non-custom versions)
Phiten Sleeve (McCutchen’s are solid colors unlike some of the two-tone versions at this link)
Phiten Tornado Necklace (McCutchen’s is the black/gold version)
Batting Gloves – Nike Swingman Batting Gloves (2013 version) (available in other colorways)
He is one of Griffey’s Swingmen, wearing exclusive batting gloves and cleats with Junior’s likeness.
- A nice look at Cutch’s exclusive Swingman home batting gloves and blonde Marucci bat. MLB.tv.
Cleats – Nike Air Swingman MVP (available in other colors)
Bat – Marucci AM22 (not available, but here are Marucci’s offerings)
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.**
Leg Guard – Evoshield Leg Guard