Dodgers: Five hitters that have owned them since 2010

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Hitters That Have Owned the Dodgers Since 2010 – Andrew McCutchen, Multiple Teams

From 2012 through 2015, Andrew McCutchen enjoyed a stretch of play that few baseball players ever see. Then a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the center fielder was a perennial All-Star and finished in the top five of the NL MVP voting each of those four seasons, including winning the award in 2013.

A career .286/.378/.480 hitter with 233 home runs and 819 RBI over 11 seasons, McCutcheon was dialed in during that stretch. In those four seasons, he hit a combined .313/.404/.526 with an OPS+ of 157 and 162 game averages of 26 home runs, 90 RBI, and 20 stolen bases.

Like the rest of the league, the Dodgers had their fair share of struggles against the right-handed hitter. From 2010 to 2019, McCutchen his .265/.352/.474 with 13 home runs against Los Angeles pitching. His wRC+ of 127 ranks 4th among players during that time, his .355 wOBA ranks 9th, and his 43.5% hard-hit rate tops all hitters.

Of course, McCutchen is a long way from his heyday in the Pirates outfield. He’s played for the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies since, and he’s no longer on the same trajectory he was during that four-year run in Pittsburgh. Even his magic against the Dodgers has seemingly worn off, as he hit just .167/.167/.417 with a home run and three strikeouts across 12 appearances against Los Angeles in 2019.

But the memory of him will live one, even the bad ones for Dodgers fans.