Ender wrote:That is likely the upper end of his power potential that he reached last year.
I thought this as well, but I read this awhile back and wasn't sure what to think about it. Only 12% of his homeruns last year were of the "gust enough" variety. Ninth least in all of baseball. Small sample, but it's interesting.
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... ood-names/
Wow, and I thought Andrew McCutchen had little chance to repeat that inflated HR/FB rate. That rate jumped by a bit more than 50% over 2011, so the knee-jerk reaction would be that it is due for regression, perhaps to a severe degree. But, aside from his appearance here, his average HR + FB distance climbed above 300 feet and ranked 8th among all hitters. In 2011, his distance ranked just 60th. So maybe his huge home run outburst was indeed for real.