Cubs name Pete Crow-Armstrong, Porter Hodge as minor league player, pitcher of month
Pete Crow-Armstrong’s strong first month playing competitive games in the Cubs system was rewarded Wednesday morning.
The organization named him their minor league player of the month for April — after a torrid stretch in which he slashed .375/.474/.609 with 3 home runs, 13 RBI and 7 stolen bases with Class-A Myrtle Beach. Additionally, the team named right-handed pitcher Porter Hodge as their minor league pitcher of the month for April.
The 2nd-ranked prospect in Lance Brozdowski’s Top 25 Prospects, Crow-Armstrong played in a Cubs affiliate for the first time since being acquired last July from the Mets in exchange for Javy Báez and Trevor Williams. He was selected 19th overall in the 2020 draft, but missed most of the 2021 season after suffering a torn right labrum.
A 13th round pick in the 2019 draft, Hodge was 2-0 with a 1.56 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 17.1 innings across 4 starts for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. In his last two outings, the 21-year-old tossed a pair of 5 shutout inning starts. He’s struck out at least 4 hitters in all four of his starts.