Pete Crow-Armstrong

Pete Crow-Armstrong

22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago Cubs
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Already a Gold Glove caliber center fielder, Crow-Armstrong got a brief taste of the majors to close his age-21 season. His contact rate was 72.5% at Double-A, 66.4% at Triple-A and 56.4% in the majors, so there is a pretty low batting average floor as things stand. He still managed a .283/.365/.511 slash line with 20 home runs and 37 steals in 107 games across the top two levels of the minors, so it's easy to see why many prospectors are excited about his power/speed potential under the assumption his defense will buy him a long leash. He has 98th percentile sprint speed but his exit velocities are middling. However, he gets the most of his average raw power thanks to a propensity to lift and pull. Seiya Suzuki and Ian Happ will return as everyday players, and Crow-Armstrong could win the third outfield spot in camp while competing against the likes of Mike Tauchman and Christopher Morel, but it's also possible the rookie returns to Triple-A if he is struggling to make enough contact in the spring. Read Past Outlooks
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#376
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2024.
First career multi-homer game
OFChicago Cubs
July 14, 2024
Crow-Armstrong went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs, a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Cardinals.
ANALYSIS
Entering Sunday, Crow-Armstrong had just one homer all season. He finally flashed some power by taking Miles Mikolas deep in the third and fifth innings to triple his homer total on the year. Crow-Armstrong has added 17 RBI, 11 runs scored, 16 stolen bases and a .203/.253/.329 slash line over 174 plate appearances. With Cody Bellinger suffering a fractured finger Wednesday, Crow-Armstrong may have a bit more time to make his case to stay in the majors after the All-Star break.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
31
11
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+102%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+112%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+62%
OPS vs LHP
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .294 28 1 0 1 2 .115 .179 .115
Since 2022vs Right .593 165 13 3 17 17 .199 .258 .336
2024vs Left .297 24 0 0 1 1 .130 .167 .130
2024vs Right .630 150 11 3 16 16 .215 .267 .363
2023vs Left .250 4 1 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000
2023vs Right .154 15 2 0 1 1 .000 .154 .000
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+62%
OPS at Home
2022
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .521 70 7 1 5 10 .175 .235 .286
Since 2022Away .564 123 7 2 13 9 .193 .252 .312
2024Home .534 66 4 1 5 9 .183 .234 .300
2024Away .611 108 7 2 12 8 .214 .264 .347
2023Home .250 4 3 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000
2023Away .154 15 0 0 1 1 .000 .154 .000
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Pete Crow-Armstrong compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
4.6%
 
K Rate
25.9%
 
BABIP
.261
 
ISO
.127
 
AVG
.203
 
OBP
.253
 
SLG
.329
 
OPS
.582
 
wOBA
.258
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.3%
 
Barrels/PA
4.0%
 
Expected BA
.199
 
Expected SLG
.312
 
Sprint Speed
26.1 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
41.7%
 
Line Drive %
18.5%
 
Fly Ball %
39.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Acquired from the Mets for two months of Javier Baez at the 2021 trade deadline, Crow-Armstrong is now one of the Cubs' best long-term building blocks. He needed shoulder surgery in early 2021 and returned last season with a vengeance, slashing .307/.372/.520 with 16 home runs, 32 steals (74.4% success rate), a 21.4 K% and a 7.8 BB% in 476 plate appearances, with over half of those coming at High-A. His approach was significantly better at Single-A (0.67 BB/K) than at High-A (0.20 BB/K), but he put his power and speed to use with regularity in games at both stops. His 39% groundball rate at High-A was particularly strong. The lefty-hitting center fielder has clear big-league tools, it's just a question of whether his bat will belong in the top third of a lineup or in the bottom half. His plus speed is even more evident when he's covering ground in center field than when he is on the basepaths, and his excellent defense should protect against a platoon or inconsistent playing. He should spend the bulk of his age-21 season at Double-A.
The Cubs did a nice piece of business when they acquired Crow-Armstrong from the Mets in exchange for Javier Baez and Trevor Williams at the trade deadline. He only played in six games at Low-A before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury, but he may not have been available for a Baez rental had he stayed healthy. Crow-Armstrong couldn't have performed much better in his limited action, notching 10 hits (including two doubles) with more walks (seven) than strikeouts (six) in those six games. He also attempted five steals but was successful just twice. He gets rave reviews for his defense in center field and plus speed on the bases, but Crow-Armstrong has a sneaky high offensive ceiling -- there is more power potential than he is given credit for by some evaluators. If it all comes together, he could be a 20/20 threat who leads off or bats second. Given his limited pro experience, his stock could swing significantly in either direction in his age-20 season, depending on how he performs at the plate.
Crow-Armstrong, one of the most famous prep players in last year's class, has a chance to be a five-tool player if his bat maxes out. The Mets selected him with the 19th overall pick and he now profiles as their center fielder of the future. He should hold plus speed into his late 20s and could be a plus defensive center fielder with a plus arm. While he will probably always be hit-over-power, Crow-Armstrong has plus bat speed and a good swing plane, so if he develops a plus hit tool, he should be able to tap into 20-homer power. He didn't live up to expectations in the summer of 2019, but the left-handed hitter was off to a great start last spring, and he could have risen back into top-10 consideration had he played a full senior season at Harvard-Westlake. He started tapping into power during the fall instructional league, driving the ball to both gaps and hitting one out at 107 mph.
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Making return to lineup
OFChicago Cubs
July 10, 2024
Crow-Armstrong (thumb) will start in center field and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
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Available off bench Tuesday
OFChicago Cubs
Thumb
July 9, 2024
Manager Craig Counsell said Crow-Armstrong (thumb) is available off the bench for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Moving into reserve role
OFChicago Cubs
July 7, 2024
Crow-Armstrong is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
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Gets stitches but is available
OFChicago Cubs
July 4, 2024
Crow-Armstrong received four stitches for a left thumb injury suffered during Wednesday's game versus the Phillies, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Shines in loss
OFChicago Cubs
July 3, 2024
Crow-Armstrong went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and one stolen base in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
MLB promotion could come soon
OFChicago Cubs
September 1, 2023
Crow-Armstrong is a likely candidate to reach the majors before season's end, opines Joe Trezza of MLB.com.
ANALYSIS
Crow-Armstrong was promoted to Triple-A to begin August, subsequently batting .260 with four home runs and eight stolen bases through his first 100 at-bats. The 21-year-old profiles as an elite defensive outfielder, which could give Chicago added incentive to promote him amid a playoff push.
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