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Pete Crow-Armstrong, former Harvard-Westlake star, called up by Chicago Cubs

The 2020 graduate of Harvard-Westlake (California) is expected to make his MLB debut this week
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The Harvard-Westlake pipeline to Major League Baseball is alive and well.

Pete Crow-Armstrong, a 2020 graduate of the California high school and one of the top prospects in baseball, was called up by the Chicago Cubs on Monday, according to ESPN.

Crow-Armstrong is Chicago’s top prospect and the No. 12 overall prospect in baseball, according to The outfielder was selected in the first round of the 2020 draft by the New York Mets, but he was traded to the Cubs in July 2021 as part of a deal that sent shortstop Javier Baez to the Mets.

Crow-Armstrong will become the fourth active Harvard-Westlake graduate in the MLB, joining starting pitchers Max Fried (Atlanta Braves), Lucas Giolito (Cleveland Guardians) and Jack Flaherty (Baltimore Orioles).

The former high school teammates made history in 2021 when they all started on the mound for their teams’ season openers. 

The Cubs, who play on the road this week in Colorado and Arizona, are currently in a race to secure a playoff spot. They will look to their top propsect — and the potential future face of their franchise — to provide a boost during the final month of the regular season.

This year in the minor leagues, Crow-Armstrong posted a .283 batting average with 20 home runs and 37 stolen bases.