Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From Yesterday's MVP to this year's MVP

Yesterday I featured a 2014 Andrew McCutchen Topps Series 2 Pink Parallel that highlighted Cutch's 2013 MVP season.  Cutch had another outstanding offensive season and could very well win his second MVP award in as many years.  However, this year a player emerged from what seamed like nowhere to become an All-Star and possibly get some MVP votes.  I purchased the card you see below for $10.  Normally I wouldn't spend that much for a JHey card, but did you not see the season he had????

Josh Harrison missed winning the batting title by just a few hits.  He played a variety of positions throughout the year (2B, SS, 3B, LF, RF) and still managed to post a .984 fielding percentage.  In early May it looked like the Pirates magical 2013 season was just a fluke as the Pirates quickly fell to almost 10 games under .500.

Harrison proved to be the spark plug the Pirates needed as they faced countless injuries and player problems.  When Starling Marte went down, Harrison was there.  When Walker went down, Harrison was there.  When Alvarez couldn't throw to 1B without giving the fans a souvenir, Harrison was there.  The 5ft8 Ohio native ended the season with an All-Star appearance, NL Player of the Month (August 2014), second in batting average, (.315), 9th in slugging (.490), 7th in doubles (38), and most impressive was that he had a .679 Offensive Win Percentage.  For those that don't know what offensive win % measures, it's if a team fielded 9 of that player to bat in a lineup, how he would do.  There's a lot more well known guys ahead of him on the list and that's it.

Thank you JHey AllDay for making the 2014 season so much fun to watch!!!! Let's do it again next year.  It's a shame you couldn't get the batting title.


  1. I was pissed that Walt Weiss barely played Morneau the last week of the season.

    No reason to be sad boob girl....

  2. There's only one J-Hey.

    But at least there are more boobs.