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Cubs’ Pete Crow-Armstrong announces his arrival to baseball world in style

9 months agoTony Andracki

In the first defensive inning during his first career MLB start, Pete Crow-Armstrong earned a host of compliments from a Hall of Famer.

“A remarkable catch by Pete Crow-Armstrong,” Pat Hughes said on the Marquee Sports Network broadcast.

It really was.

As Rockies slugger Nolan Jones drilled a ball to the center field wall, Crow-Armstrong raced back, tracking it all the way. At the last minute, he made a leaping grab while running full speed and slammed into the wall afterwards.

It robbed Jones of extra bases and kept Kris Bryant at first base. Given that the next batter singled, Crow-Armstrong undoubtedly saved a run with his defensive heroics.

A few innings later, Crow-Armstrong robbed Jones again with a “breathtaking” sliding catch in right-center, as Hughes described it.

That is exactly as advertised for the Cubs’ top prospect. Crow-Armstrong has been heralded as one of the best defensive prospects in baseball, a guy who could come up and play a Gold Glove-caliber center field immediately.

One start into his career, it’s hard to argue that point.

Despite Crow-Armstrong’s heroics defensively, the Cubs were unable to pull out a victory, dropping the game 6-4 in Colorado.

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