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A reason to believe in Pittsburgh

Pirates young center fielder Andrew McCutchen a blend of grace, power and speed

Updated: April 9, 2010, 4:29 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Atlanta manager Bobby Cox sat in the home dugout at Turner Field before Monday's season opener, puffed on a cigar and mixed in some general ball talk amid reminiscences about Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. At one point, the conversation turned to the dynamic, young African-American outfielder who's making such a positive impression on fans, opponents and scouts throughout the National League.

Yes, that Andrew McCutchen kid certainly can play.

"He's an All-Star. This year, probably," ...

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