Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong had a tremendous season at the plate, split between Low-A Myrtle Beach and High-A South Bend. That offensive breakout is, for the most part, what put him on national top 100 lists, and sent him up to the top spot in the Cubs’ farm system.
HOWEVER, a big part of the reason the offense is so impressive is because PCA comes packing one of the best outfield gloves in all of minor league baseball.
And now he’s got the hardware to prove it:
The minor league Gold Glove awards are just one player at each position for ALL of the minor leagues, so PCA won that award with just two other minor league outfielders (Brewers youngster Jackson Chourio, sigh, and Rangers outfielder Evan Carter).
Pete Crow-Armstrong figures to begin the 2023 season at Double-A Tennessee, a challenging assignment for a 21-year-old with just one full pro season under his belt. But it seems clear he’s ready for that challenge, and the glove certainly provides a heckuva floor.
And if you missed the Cubs mini-documentary on PCA that just dropped, enjoy it: