News broke on Wednesday that the Cubs have a new addition to their Spring Training roster. However, it wasn’t a free agent signing or trade. The Cubs added number two prospect Brennen Davis to their Spring Training roster.
Davis is arguably the most exciting prospect the Cubs have in their pipeline. The 6’4″ outfielder was a second round draft pick by the Cubs back in 2018. In his first season of professional ball Davis played in 50 games for then Low-A South Bend, slashing .305/.381/.525. In addition, Davis hit eight home runs, drove in 30 runs, and scored 33 runs.
Davis missed time before playing for South Bend, otherwise he may have put up even better numbers in South Bend. That said, he helped South Bend capture the league championship in 2019. 2020 was a crazy year, but many scouts and Cubs personnel at the South Bend site last season said Davis is developing fast.
This season, it’s safe to expect the #72 prospect in baseball per the MLB will start the season with Double-A Tennessee. If he is able to crush Double-A pitching, he could be in Triple-A Iowa by the end of 2021.
Davis will wear #94 at Spring Training, so there is no plan for him to be on the roster this season. However, there is a good chance he is ready for an everyday spot at Wrigley in 2022.