Cubs prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong continues to make all the right moves
Pete Crow-Armstrong hasn’t even made it to the big leagues yet but he has certainly helped his case in adding to the hype train.
Tuesday began with Cubs GM Carter Hawkins saying on the team’s flagship radio station 670 The Score that the organization’s unanimous top prospect is “in the conversation” to be called up to Chicago in September.
Mere hours later, Crow-Armstrong drilled a walk-off to center field with Triple-A Iowa:
Pete Crow-Armstrong sends the fans home happy with this two-run walk-off homer! pic.twitter.com/uM7eH6MhWO— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) August 16, 2023
Crow-Armstrong was promoted to Triple-A to begin August and after a little bit of an adjustment period, he has found his footing at the highest level of the minor leagues.
The 21-year-old center fielder is now riding a 9-game hitting streak and is hitting .289 with a 1.029 OPS after Tuesday night’s big game. He has 13 runs scored in 11 games while serving as the team’s leadoff hitter.
In total, Crow-Armstrong is hitting .289/.376/.539 (.916 OPS) in the minors this season with 18 homers, 67 RBI and 81 runs scored in 84 games. He also has 30 stolen bases in 38 attempts while routinely making highlight-reel plays in center.
He ranks as the No. 12 prospect in the game by MLB Pipeline.