Seven players were eligible for the cover and here are the top four finishers. Bryce Harper, Buster Posey and Ryan Braun were the bottom three.

McCutchen wins MLB 13 The Show cover vote

Fans voted all week for the player that would make the cover of MLB 13 The Show and Andrew McCutchen emerged victorious.

Fans voted for five days, and it was Andrew McCutchen who will be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show.

The game which is for Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita will be released to the public on March 5.

All week, fans voted on Twitter and Facebook and it was the hashtag #MLBCutch13 that dominated others to the point that McCutchen never was lower than second place.

Many big names including Adrian Peterson, Wiz Khalifa, John Calipari, Russell Wilson, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers twitter pages, Dick Vitale and Mark Cuban showed their support.

While various Steelers and Penguins have been on video game covers, this is the first Pirate that will be on a cover.

The following is the letter McCutchen wrote to fans on Twitter.

“I am humbled and thrilled that you, the fans, have voted me as the cover athlete for MLB 13: The Show. It really is a dream come true for me to be on the cover of a video game, but even more, I wanted this for Pittsburgh, a city that has supported us through some rough times. You deserved this.

Seeing how the fans came out in full force for this all week long overwhelmed me. You voted non-stop at all hours of the day, and I cannot thank enough for that kind of support. Many of you lost Twitter followers, deprived yourselves of sleep and spent every free moment of your day voting on Twitter and Facebook. #MLB13Cutch became more than a hashtag – it became a movement. I owe that to all of you.

This vote showed me the sense of pride that the people of Pittsburgh have, along with all the other fans that supported me.

I cannot express enough how appreciative I am of your support, and how thankful I am that you chose me for this.

I can only promise all of you that I am going to continue to work my hardest to prove that you made the right choice and help bring the World Series trophy back to Pittsburgh.

Thank you.


They said it: Here are some of the others players congratulating McCutchen

Miguel Cabrera- “Thanks to all the Tigers fans who voted! Congrats to Andrew McCutchen on winning the cover of MLB The Show!”

C.C. Sabathia- “Congrats Homie! 5 tool player You deserve it. I can start following u now”

Bryce Harper- “Congrats to Cutch for winning the cover! The Pirate fans worked hard all week and he deserves it for the way he plays! #MLB13Cutch #beast”

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