LOS ANGELES – Cubs outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong’s strong start to the season has been punctuated by an invitation to the All-Star Futures Game. Major League Baseball announced the rosters on Thursday.
Crow-Armstrong, 20, began the season with Low-A Myrtle Beach, but a .354/.443/.557 through the first month and a half helped him earn a promotion to High-A South Bend to start the month of June.
A bruised hand, which was affecting his swing, sidelined Crow-Armstrong for two weeks last month, but he’s recorded two three-plus hit games since returning.
This is Crow-Armstrong’s first season in the Cubs organization. The Cubs acquired Crow-Armstrong, who the Mets selected in the first round of the 2020 draft, in a trade for Javy B?ez, Trevor Williams and cash last summer.
Crow-Armstrong was recovering from surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder at the time. He was cleared to hit in November and entered prospect mini-camp this spring with no restrictions. MLB.com ranks Crow-Armstrong as the Cubs’ No. 3 prospect.