Mets Pick High School Outfielder Peter Crow-Armstrong in First Round of MLB Draft


The New York Mets have made it a habit of taking mostly pitchers in the first round of past MLB Amateur Drafts. But they went a different way Wednesday night, as they selected high-school outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2020 Draft.

Armstrong, a centerfielder out of baseball power Harvard-Westlake High School (California), was ranked No. 20 on MLB.com’s top 200 prospect list.

The six-foot1, 180-pounder laced a .515 batting average in 10 games with one strikeout in 42 at-bats this season before high school sports were halted. As a junior, Armstrong hit .426 with three home runs and five triples.

Additionally, Armstrong excelled as the leadoff hitter and center fielder for Team USA in the 2019 U-18 Baseball World Cup, slugging .364 with three triples in nine games and robbing two home runs on defense.  

Crow-Armstrong also has a unique family baseball connection: his mom, Ashley Crow, played Billy Heywood’s mom Jenny in the classic movie “Little Big League.”

New York has chosen just three outfielders– current Mets Michael Conforto (2014) and Brandon Nimmo (2011), and Seattle Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic (2108)–in the last ten years. 

–Jerry Del Priore 

 

One thought on “Mets Pick High School Outfielder Peter Crow-Armstrong in First Round of MLB Draft

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.