Even as we’ve clearly seen the power take a big step forward this year, you still don’t think of Pete Crow-Armstrong as a “power-hitting” prospect. Physically, you could see it in the future, and the raw power grade is generally in that 50-ish range, so it’s not like anyone was arguing he was just a slap hitter. It’s just that it isn’t one of the first parts of his game that comes to mind.
Anyway, maybe it should start to come up earlier in the conversation. Not only does PCA now have eight homers in just 42 games this year, but the one he just hit for South Bend – his first at High-A – was a freaking bommmmmbbbbb:
PCA to CF.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 5, 2022
That’s 439 feet to dead center, and you could hear the broadcasters’ surprise at just how far he hit it (multiple “wows” in there). And as they said, it’s not what he’s *known* for, but clearly, he has that big power.