McCutchen named NL outstanding player by MLBP
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Andrew McCutchen
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Posted Nov 6, 2012

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was recognized by his peers on Monday night with National League Outstanding Player honors. McCutchen was named National League Outstanding Player while Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted the Player of the Year as well as the American League Outstanding Player by the Major League Baseball Players Association in their annual Players Choice Awards.

McCutchen beat out the Milwaukee BrewersRyan Braun and World Series Champion catcher Buster Posey for the NL Outstanding Player.

McCutchen was a finalist for the Player of the Year honor with Cabrera and LA Angels’ Mike Trout. In 2012, the Bucs center fielder had 194 hits, put up a .400 OBP along with a .953 OPS. He had 31 home runs, hit 29 doubles and drove in 96 runs. The Gold Glove winner also was charged with just one error.

Here is a complete list of the winners:

Player of the Year: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

AL Outstanding Player: Cabrera

NL Outstanding Player: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Outstanding Pitcher: R.A.Dickey, New York Mets

AL Outstanding Pitcher: David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

AL Outstanding Rookie: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

NL Outstanding Rookie: Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

AL Comeback Player of Year: Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox

NL Comeback Player of Year: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

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