Andrew McCutchen was bestowed a fairly big honor today when he was named the National League Player of the Month for June. Cutch tore up pitching in the month of June and carried the Pirates offense to the most runs scored in all of baseball during the 30 day span.
For the month McCtuchen hit .370 in 119 at bats with seven home runs, eight doubles and a National League best 40 hits. Cutch was only one of two players with 40 hits or more with Angels slugger Mike Trout collecting 42.
In sabermetric stats Cutch was tied for fourth with a 1.8 WAR, .458 wOBA and a 195 wRC+. All those numbers are ridiculously good as was his .306 ISO.
He also had 13 games in the month where he had more than one hit and four games where he had three or more hits. Only five games did McCutchen play in that he didn't have at least a hit in 27 games.
Cutch is one of the best players in baseball and he showed it in the month of June. If you like watching good players play and you don't watch the Pirates play much make sure you turn on a game and watch him hit. You will be impressed.
McCutchen is the first Pirates player to be named Player of the Month since Jason Bay did so in May of 2006.