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The Chicago Cubs have invited top prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong to MLB spring training.
The Cubs are looking to give their top prospect and the 28th-ranked MLB Pipeline prospect a glimpse into the big leagues after a strong performance at High-A last season. Crow-Armstrong hit .287 with nine home runs and 19 stolen bases across 63 games after raking at the A-ball level through 38 games. Still just 20, Crow-Armstrong has plenty of minor-league seasoning left on his plate but his athleticism and defense are fine complements to his bat and should have him in the big leagues well before his peers.
Cubs outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong (shoulder) has been fully cleared to participate in activities during the team's minor league portion of Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.
Crow-Armstrong was a highly-regarded first-round pick of the Mets in 2020. Although he excelled during six games of Single-A action last season, a shoulder injury forced him out of action early in the year. Months later, he was traded to the Cubs during a deadline-day deal centered around Javier Baez. In Bastian's article, director of hitting Juston Stone was quoted saying, "I think the biggest difference with Pete this year is he might have the biggest exit velocity jump of anyone we have in camp. He's just way more physical. He's healthy. That's going to make a big difference." Crow-Armstrong has clearly taken great strides during his recovery and is a must-watch name heading into 2022.
The Cubs acquired prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong from the Mets as part of the Javier Baez trade.
"PCA" was New York's first-round pick in 2020. The 19-year-old is currently out for the season, but he's considered an elite develop who possesses a developing hit tool. It's a fantastic return for Chicago.
Mets prospect OF Pete Crow-Armstrong will undergo surgery on his non-throwing shoulder.
New York's first-round pick from 2020, Crow-Armstrong suffered a torn labrum and injury to articular cartilage. An MRI revealed the injuries earlier this week. It's a frustrating development as the 19-year-old was hitting .417 with two doubles and two stolen bases in six games to begin his pro career. No word yet on his timetable to return.
The Mets signed their first-round pick OF Pete Crow-Armstrong.
The 18-year-old outfielder will receive a $3.359 million signing bonus, which matches the slot value of the 19th overall selection. Crow-Armstrong is viewed as an elite defensive centerfielder but it remains to be seen how his bat plays in pro ball.