Andrew McCutchen Makes Spectacular Diving Catch, Prompts Chants of 'MVP'

Chris Stephens@@chris_stephens6Correspondent IISeptember 13, 2013

"MVP! MVP! MVP!" Those were the chants that could be heard in Pittsburgh Thursday night when Andrew McCutchen made this play:

The play happened in the top of the seventh against the Chicago Cubs with Junior Lake up to bat. The ball was tailing away from McCutchen, who made a diving stop for one of the better catches you'll see this year.

If the "MVP" chants aren't enough to get you going, here are a few tweets:

In a year when the Pirates finally have their first winning season since 1992, it's only fitting that if McCutchen does win the MVP, it will be the first time since Barry Bonds won it in, you guessed it, 1992.

McCutchen has shown time and time again why he is one of the best players, not only in the NL, but also in all of baseball.

He does it all—hits for average (.326), gets on base a lot (.406), hits home runs (19), steals bases (27) and makes dynamic plays in the outfield.

And if that catch wasn't enough for you, here's another one from Aug. 6:

This play happened in top of the seventh with the game tied, one out and runners on first and second. If McCutchen doesn't make the catch, the Pirates trail and likely don't have a chance to win in extra innings.

The bottom line is, McCutchen continues to make plays in the field and at the plate. For that reason, I have to agree with the chant of the fans.

Andrew McCutchen for MVP.

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