Cubs News: Pete Crow-Armstrong wins minor league Gold Glove

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Minor league baseball announced their 2022 Rawlings Gold Glove award winners on November 22nd, and it featured a familiar face for the Chicago Cubs. Pete Crow-Armstrong played outstanding defense on the year, and he was able to take home the award in the outfield. He is the first Cub minor league player to win the award since Jhonny Pereda in 2019.

Crow-Armstrong is the Cubs' top-ranked prospect according to MLB. The 20-year-old came over in the Javy Baez trade in 2021 with the New York Mets and was everything the Cubs could ask for offensively in class A and high-A this past season. Between the two levels, he hit .312 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI. He also stole 32 bases on the season. His speed is not only a threat on the base paths but also helps him defensively in centerfield. He is able to track down balls in the gap that not many others can get to. In 787 innings in centerfield in 2022, Crow-Armstrong had 6 outfield assists to go along with 194 putouts and just 6 errors. He also started one double play from the outfield. These stats allowed him to be deemed one of the best outfielders in all of minor league baseball for the season.

In a YouTube series where the Cubs are introducing their fans to their prospect, Crow-Armstrong shared his inspirations while playing the game of baseball in addition to sharing his goal of bringing a World Series title back to the city of Chicago.

Crow-Armstrong still has a few years until he is major-league-ready, but he is giving Cubs fans a reason to be excited about the future. It is not every day you see a prospect that can hit and field the way he does. Do not expect to see him on the north side of Chicago until 2024, but the Cubs' future is in good hands with him leading the way.