Cubs’ prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong named to MLB Futures Game
Pete Crow-Armstrong is headed to Hollywood.
Well, to Dodger Stadium during All-Star week. The 20-year-old top prospect was named the MLB Futures Game roster on Thursday. He’s the lone Cubs’ representative in the game.
“It’s nice, I think he is a future star, happy for him,” David Ross told reporters Thursday in Los Angeles prior to the series opener against the Dodgers. “Anytime we get guys to get to go and perform on that stage, I think it’s a great opportunity.”
The outfielder has earned the recognition — across two minor league levels, Crow Armstrong has slashed .308/.375/.513 with 9 home runs and 36 RBI. He’s the no. 2 prospect on Lance Brozdowski’s Top 25 Cubs prospects.
“It just speaks to how well he’s done this year, especially early on and what his reputation in the game is moving forward,” Ross said. “Just a really nice honor for him.
“The more you can put young guys in that environment, I think that’s a great thing and I’m happy for him.”
He’s known primarily for his defense, so his offensive exploits have been a welcome sight for Cubs fans.
Crow-Armstrong was acquired at the 2021 trade deadline from the Mets for Javy Báez and Trevor Williams. He was a first-round pick in the 2020 draft and missed most of the 2021 minor league season due to a right shoulder injury but made up for it with a strong start to the 2021 season in which he was named the organization’s minor league player of the month in April.