Pete Crow-Armstrong is heading to the Big Show! The Chicago Cubs’ top prospect and MLB’s #12 prospect overall is flying to Denver tonight to join the ballclub, possibly starting his first game in centerfield. The former 2020 first-round pick who was traded to the Cubs from the Mets for World Series icon Javier Baez at the 2021 trade deadline is set to make his big league debut this week.
Crow-Armstrong Brings Elite Speed, Defense, and Power to Cubs Lineup
Crow-Armstrong has hit the ground running, literally, since his acquisition and shoulder surgery that sidelined him during his first professional season. Crow-Armstrong began the season at Double-A before his August 1 promotion to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He’s mashed at every level and is hitting .283/.365/.511 with 98 runs scored, 82 RBIs, 20 homers, and 37 stolen bases for the season. This week alone, he’s hit not one but two Grand Slams, catapulting himself into the postseason conversation for the Cubs.
Crow-Armstrong is considered the top-ranked defense player in the minor leagues and will immediately become one of the best centerfielders in all of baseball. He will make an immediate impact on the base paths and as a late-inning defensive replacement. He has the power and speed to impact every single game that he’s in. Get to know the newest Cub who was mic’d up earlier this week.
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