September 25, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits a double during the first inning of a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

MLB 13 The Show: Pirates' Andrew McCutchen nominated for cover


The offseason honors keep coming  for Pittsburgh Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen, and this time it could be the one that every kid dreams of.

The MVP? Not a chance.

October 2, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) reacts after being called out on strikes by home plate umpire Bill Welke (right) against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

We’re talking potentially gracing the cover of a video game here.

McCutchen found out on Tuesday that he was among the finalists to be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show.

McCutchen joins the New York Yankees’ C.C. Sabathia and the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper as players that are in the running for the honor. Sabathia would be the first pitcher ever to appear on the cover and Harper would be the youngest player to ever appear

As for McCutchen, I think it goes without saying that he would be the first Pirate ever to be handed such an honor.

Cutch is certainly worthy of such an honor, having finished third in the National League MVP balloting this season after he hit .327 with 31 home runs, 96 RBI and 20 stolen bases.

But here is a voting that hopefully he finishes first in.

The voting begins on January 7, and the game releases on March 5, 2013.

The Fan’s Joe Kapp already got the campaign started for McCutchen. It doesn’t replace losing for 20 seasons in a row, but it is nice to see a Pirates player garner some much-needed national attention.

 

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