Hitter of the week: OF Pete Crow-Armstrong (21 Years Old)
.333/.440/.714 3 BB, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 6 RBI, 1-1 SB
Even the people that think the Cubs should trade Pete Crow-Armstrong recognize that he’s an exceptional player. This week he put all of those tools together into a truly impressive performance. The slash-line speaks for itself but that’s not enough to really sum up how good of a week it was.
He hit for average, he got on base, he hit for power, and he stole bases while playing above-average center field. Dr. Victor Frankenstein was seen as a monster for his necromancy and grave-robbing when he took bits of dead people and combined them together to create his experiment. However, Pete Crow-Armstrong was pretty much the same thing this week.
He took a little bit of Albert Almora’s exceptional centerfield defense, combined it with Juan Pierre’s ability to hit for average, sprinkled in a little bit of Cody Bellinger’s power output from this season, and topped it off with Corey Patterson’s hype and we were given a monster that will strike fear into the rest of the NL Central if he can continue to do this at the AAA and Major League level.
I don’t see a world where this will happen, but it may be in the best interest of all parties involved to move PCA up to AAA Iowa and send Brennen Davis down to AA Tennessee to rebuild his confidence a little bit as he’s still below the Mendoza Line on the season.