In only his second game since making his minor-league season debut yesterday, Brennen Davis launched his first home run of the season. The Cubs’ No. 2 prospect figures to be fine after beginning the season later than most, due to taking a pitch off his face in a spring training game on April 22.
The five-tool prospect has an extremely promising future and currently ranks right behind fellow Cubs minor league pitcher Brailyn Marquez as MLB Pipeline’s 49th overall prospect. Although he was relegated to designated hitter duties for this game, it’s only a matter of time before Davis gets called up to Double-A Tennessee.
In 50 games at South Bend in 2019, Davis hit eight bombs with a .305/.381/.525 (.906 OPS) slash line. The 2018 second-round draft pick has dealt with a few injuries that led scouts to become skeptical about his future. However, when he’s been on the field, he’s produced and displayed a ton of growth, including a spike in power and speed, and a good outfield glove.
Davis is currently at High-A South Bend. Assuming he maintains his current trajectory and gets called up to Double-A Tennessee soon, don’t be surprised to see Davis make his major league debut at some point in 2022. The farm system isn’t nearly as bad as certain pundits like to think. The future is bright. Of course, we’ll be tracking Davis and watching closely here at On Tap Sports Net and Cubs On Tap. Stay tuned for updates.