Pete Crow-Armstrong makes incredible catch in first Cubs start originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
In the first inning of his first career start with the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong showed off the defense that has left fans and scouts starstruck.
Crow-Armstrong, starting in center field for the Cubs, was tested in the first inning on a fly ball off the bat of Nolan Jones with a runner on base and one out in the first.
Jones smoked the ball at 107 miles per hour off the bat, but Crow-Armstrong was up to the task as he made an absolutely bonkers catch in center field:
According to Statcast, the expected batting average on the flyball was a staggering .970, but that didn’t stop Crow-Armstrong from making the play and keeping the Rockies scoreless in the first inning of the contest.
Crow-Armstrong was called up by the Cubs prior to Monday’s game. He made his debut in that contest, getting caught stealing third base and laying down a sacrifice bunt. He got the start in center field for Tuesday’s game, his first since the call-up.
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