Brennen Davis goes off, showing a bright future for the Chicago Cubs

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The Chicago Cubs don’t, by a far stretch, have the game’s most robust farm system. However, that did not stop one of their top prospects from stealing the show at the Futures Game Sunday afternoon in Denver.

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Outfielder Brennen Davis, who recently earned top billing in the Cubs’ rankings at FanGraphs, flexed his bat, helping to lead the National League side to a resounding victory.

Hitting two home runs on Sunday at the Futures Game propelled Davis — currently in Double-A — into an atomic field of just three total players who have hit multiple home runs in the Futures Game since its inception.

Davis joined former Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and current Baltimore Orioles top 10 prospect outfielder Yusniel Diaz as the only players to accomplish the feat.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, with the NL squad having jumped out to a quick lead, Davis dug in to face Minnesota Twins right-hander and respective number 12 overall team prospect Josh Winder. The result was beautiful.

In the sixth inning, Davis stepped in again. Facing Milwaukee Brewers’ prospect Marcos Diplán, the Cubs outfielder left the yard, this time going to left field.

Just one day earlier, Davis actually discussed how the MVP was going to be for grabs. He certainly took his own advice, and it ultimately paid off with a two-home run day. Davis finished the day 2-for-3, stealing top honors in the event himself.

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The Cubs have had a middle-of-the-road system for a few years since their core graduated to the big leagues. Now, Davis represents a brighter future for a team once again on the brink of a new beginning.

Davis ranks 64th overall on the Baseball America ‘Top 100’ prospect list. However, as a former two-sport athlete, he is stacked with plenty of tools and should stick in the future in center field, which is a prominent position of need for the Cubs.

His projection is that of a guy who will give plus-plus power, speed, and arm strength — a perfect compendium for a middle-of-the-order bat to spark the offense. But, unfortunately, Davis is also just 21 years old, so it may be at least another year or two before making his big league debut.

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Fellow Cubs prospect right-hander Manuel Rodriguez entered the game toward the end and twirled a scoreless inning. The right-hander finished with one strikeout and a walk throwing 14 pitches.