‘There’s no limit on what he can do’: Cubs prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong continues his march toward Chicago
Pete Crow-Armstrong has only played 35 games in the Cubs system but there is already a palpable buzz around the 20-year-old.
But fans aren’t the only ones dreaming about what kind of impact he can have on the big-league team.
“My goal is to go play for Cubs fans,” Crow-Armstrong said in a recent interview with Myrtle Beach Pelicans Productions. “I don’t think that adds all that much pressure. If anything, it makes me excited to get up to The Show just because I want to go play for those people.”
Crow-Armstrong began the 2022 season ranked No. 2 on Lance Brozdowski’s Top 25 Cubs prospects.
All the centerfielder has done since then is dominate A-ball to the tune of a .363/.453/.562 slash line (1.015 OPS) in those 35 games with Myrtle Beach. He has 6 homers, 25 RBI, 37 runs and 12 stolen bases.
That’s about as encouraging as it gets, especially considering offense isn’t even Crow Armstrong’s calling card.
The young center fielder has already drawn rave reviews for his defense and he lived up to some of that billing in a Cactus League game this spring:
He also took Marquee Sports Network behind his defensive mindset in Spring Training, explaining how he became an elite defender at such a young age.
“There’s no limit to what he can do,” Pelicans hitting coach Steven Pollakov said. “He’s truly got a chance to be a five-tool impact guy in the big leagues. His natural development will dictate when it’s time to let that manifest at Wrigley.”
Crow-Armstrong was the 19th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft out of Harvard-Westlake High School in L.A. The Mets traded him to the Cubs at the deadline last summer in exchange for Javy Báez and Trevor Williams.
“It was completely unexpected — being traded for Javy was a surreal feeling,” Crow-Armstrong said. “That was a moment where I was like, OK, my work is starting to pay off.”
Crow-Armstrong missed all but 6 games of the 2021 season due to a right shoulder injury but he wasted no time making an impact for the Cubs in 2022.
He was named the organization’s minor league player of the month for April and is looking to build on that success as the season moves along.
Check out the entire profile on Crow-Armstrong in the video above from MB Pelicans Productions.