Mets, 1st-round pick Crow-Armstrong agree to $3,359,000 deal


NEW YORK (AP) — First-round draft pick Pete Crow-Armstrong and the New York Mets agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with a $3,359,000 signing bonus, the slot value for the 19th overall selection in the amateur draft.

The 18-year-old center fielder from Sherman Oaks, California, hit .514 in 10 games for Harvard-Westlake High School with one strikeout in 42 at-bats before his senior season was stopped due to the coronavirus. He batted .426 with three homers and five triples during his junior season.

Crow-Armstrong has elite defensive skills in center with Gold Glove potential, according to scouts and evaluators, and a top-of-the-order profile as a hitter.

Both his parents are accomplished actors. His mother, Ashley Crow, had a significant role in a well-known baseball movie, portraying young Billy Heywood’s mom in the 1994 film “Little Big League.”

The Mets also announced they agreed to a deal with outfielder Isaiah Greene, a second-round compensatory selection from Corona Senior High School in California. The speedy Greene, 18, was the 69th overall pick, which New York received as compensation for losing free-agent pitcher Zack Wheeler to Philadelphia last December.

Greene got an $850,000 signing bonus, below his slot value of $929,800.


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