Andrew McCutchen's production at the plate in 2011 resembled a bell curve. This offseason, he is working to straighten it out for 2012.

"Just to get myself right, get myself in shape to be able to withstand 162 games-plus," the Pirates center fielder said Sunday on the final day of PirateFest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. "That's my goal and that's what I'm trying to do. I know what I need to do to get ready, it's all about doing it."

McCutchen hit .219 in April, but picked up the pace and hit .347 in June. He hit .394 in the first 10 days of July before making his first appearance in the All-Star Game and finished the first half with a .291 average, 14 home runs and 54 RBIs. McCutchen hit .216 in the second half, though, and finished with a .259 average and 89 RBIs. He hit .286 in his first two seasons in the majors.