2022 Player Outlook
A good home park and an elevated HR/FB rate helped push McCutchen to 27 home runs, which was his most in a season since 2017. Last year's 18.8 percent HR/FB rate was the second highest of his career (19.4% in 2012), and regression should be in store considering that there were no sizable gains in his average exit velocity or launch angle. The hope is that another good home park for right-handed power can offset some of that expected regression, and his signing in Milwaukee offers an opportunity to be a DH more often than not. McCutchen is no spring chicken anymore, but the DH spot hopefully keeps him healthy, as he serves as a key cog in the middle of the Milwaukee lineup.