To kick off All-Star week, the MLB put on their 2021 edition of the Futures Game. Every year, promising young ball players travel to the All-Star game and put on a show for the fans. On Sunday, the game was electric, and in large part due to Cubs’ prospect Brennen Davis.
Davis won the Futures Game MVP on Sunday after going 2-for-3 with two solo home runs, helping the National League Futures to a 8-3 win in the seven inning affair. He was the star of the show with his two long balls at Coors Field.
Davis’ first home run was to deep center field into the trees. The moonshot traveled 428 feet and gave the NL Futures a 6-0 lead at the time.
Although Davis’ shot was impressive, he didn’t stop there. In his next at-bat, the No. 2 prospect in the Cubs system went deep to left, capping off an impressive individual day.
Two monster home runs capped off an incredible performance for the Cubs’ prized prospect. To say he made a splash on one of baseball’s largest stages would be quite the understatement.
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In a short stint with High-A South Bend, Davis slashed .321/.406/.607 with two doubles, two home runs, and five RBI’s in just eight games. After a quick promotion to Double-A Tennessee, Davis is slashing .278/.381/.481 with ten doubles, four home runs, and 14 RBI’s in 31 games. The 21-year-old outfielder has adjusted well to the much more challenging Double-A level.
Brennen Davis will be quite a storyline for the second half of the baseball season. With the Cubs impending sell-off coming, the future of the Cubs’ organization will grab a lot of attention and eyes in the coming months. After an incredible Futures Game ending with an MVP nod, Davis will likely be at the center of said attention. Fans will begin fantasizing about the young outfielder roaming the grass at Wrigley Field, making big plays, and becoming an important part of the Cubs’ immediate future.