Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, CHC

Sometimes you have to note the news to catch a prospect. Meet Pete. Crow-Armstrong, that is.

Video courtesy of Watch Marquee
  • Born: March 25, 2002
  • B/T: Left/Left
  • 6’0″, 184-lbs
  • Drafted by the New York Mets in the 2020 MLB June Amateur Draft from¬†Harvard-Westlake HS (Los Angeles, CA).

The Numbers

His raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:

The main thing to notice above is not the beautiful springlike green, but the 32 PA in 2021. Poor Pete was drafted in a pandemic year, then tore his labrum in his right shoulder in May of 2021. He simply did not get a chance to show his stuff for the Mets organization.

So he was traded to the Cubs, and then he changed his swing (that’s the news — did you watch the brief YouTube video above? Go and check it out), and in a short sample size in 2022, he’s doing everything, and I mean everything, right:

  • He walks as often as he strikes out
  • He steals bases
  • He hits for power
  • He hits for on-base ability
  • He plays terrific defense

The Scouts

Warnings

Small sample size, of course.

He hasn’t tackled Double-A yet.

Conclusion

There are times when you cannot wait for the numbers to accumulate before you pounce. When you hear some news (a swing change, and one that addresses a previous weakness that Pete had), and you see a healthy, young batter putting up good numbers, you simply have to pounce.

He’s already in the Top 100 of some major lists. What are you waiting for?

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