Besides Cutch there have been a few other position players that Pirates fans have gotten excited about that were believed to be building blocks for the next Pirates contender after Cutch left.
Of the top 3 names to be listed as top prospects (Josh Bell, Gregory Polanco, and Bryan Reynolds) none are hitting their weight this season.
That's a phrase used when a player is slumping, but this year the season stats don't lie.
I thought I would show off some cards with an Andrew McCutchen name cameo on the back and discuss their current batting averages/weight.
(*Batting averages are for 2020 season as of end of games on September 6, 2020)
Card: 2018 Topps
Cameo Trivia: Polanco had three 4 for 4 performances in a season joining only Jeff King and Andrew McCutchen to do so simce 1988.
Listed weight on card: 230
Listed weight on MLB.com: 235
Current Batting Average* .150
Gregory joined the Pirates in 2014 and hit the ground running becoming the franchise's record setter for most consecutive games to collect a hit in their Pirates debut. Polanco's presence and the Bucs becoming a resurgent team for the playoffs made him a trendy player to collect in the hobby. He even appeared as the cover athlete for 2014 Bowman. Polanco joined Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte in the outfield and many top writers would list the Pirates and Marlins (Stanton, Yelich, Ozuna) as having the best outfields in baseball. Polanco never met the huge expectations placed on him as being a top 10 prospect in baseball for 2 years prior to his debut and has yet to even become an All-Star for a single season. He is currently signed with the Pirates through the 2023 season if his two option years are picked up on the team friendly $35 million extension he signed in 2016. He likely won't see the full extension through with the Pirates as his injury history and current struggles will leave the current front office (who have no emotional ties to Polanco) to keep him around.
Card: 2020 Donruss yellow parallel
Card Trivia: Bell joined Andrew McCutchen as the only Pirates to have three homers in a game at PNC Park, seperated by almost a decade between the feats.
Listed weight on card: 235
Listed weight on MLB.com: 250
Current Batting Average* .197
Josh Bell was the most prized high school draft pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, but his letter of intention and signing bonus demands scared many teams away. The Pirates who had drafted Gerrit Cole with the 1st Overall Pick, used their 2nd Round pick and took a risk to draft Bell (that same year they drafted Tyler Glasnow and Trea Turner, talk about a great draft). After having some injuries in the minors and switching positions from outfield to first base (due to the previously mentioned outfield group of Polanco, Marte, Cutch), Josh Bell made his debut in 2016 and hit a pinch hit Grand Slam in his second at bat. This resulted in one of the best Cutch Cameo cards of all time. (Look at his unphased face to the right of Josh).
Josh spent most of the 2016 in the minors and had his rookie status in tact heading into 2017. He became the regular First Baseman in 2017 and set a NL record for HRs by a switch hitting rookie (beating Chipper Jones record). He took a step back in 2018, but absolutely mashed his way into the national audiences in the first half of 2019. He was a contestant for the 2019 HR Derby and a first time All-Star last year. He is under team control, pending an extension, through 2022.
Card: 2020 Finest The Man insert
Card Trivia: Reynolds was acquired in the Andrew McCutchen 2018 trade that sent Cutch to San Francisco
Listed weight on card: 205
Listed weight on MLB.com: 205
Current Batting Average* .192