Chicago Cubs top prospect Brennen Davis is heading to Iowa. As previously speculated, we didn’t think it would take long for the 21-year-old outfielder to move up to the next level. At Double-A Tennessee this year, Davis slashed .252/.367/.474 with 13 homers and 36 driven in.
It’s important to keep in mind, when MLB revisited and updated its top 100 prospects list in the middle of the season, Davis still remained with an above average grade at all five tools: hitting, power, speed, arm strength and fielding.
Currently the number 14 prospect in all of baseball, the Cubs possess a solid outfielder with many strengths and few glaring weaknesses. It will take a while before we truly see if Davis can be a five-tool player once he gets to the big leagues but the fact that he has the potential to be that is nothing short of incredible in itself.
He’s always been a guy talent evaluators were high on, but there’s no doubt his stock has skyrocketed of late. His crowning achievement thus far is definitely launching two home runs in Coors Field and taking home the Futures Game MVP trophy during All-Star weekend this year, putting the league on notice in the process.
Iowa only has a couple weeks left in its season, so this is essentially a cup of coffee for Davis, who seems likely to open the 2022 season with the I-Cubs, as well. The only thing left on his checklist is show he can produce at the highest levels of the minors. Once he does that, he’ll get that call all players dream of.
Chicago Cubs: You’ll see plenty of Brennen Davis next spring in camp
You can guarantee Davis will be invited to big league camp next spring, the same as he was this year. Should he get the nod to become part of the 40-man roster as soon as next year will remain to be seen. For now, the Cubs have a 21-year-old who is rapidly ascending the ranks and will look to make a splash for the team in coming years.
Like I said, even though there is less than a month left in Iowa’s season, Davis can now enjoy the fruits of his labor a little bit more and will get some added experience at the Triple-A level before heading into the offseason. After a well-deserved promotion, the sky is still the limit for Davis. His potential is through the roof and it will be great to see what he can do in the coming weeks and how quickly he can adjust to the next level of pitching.
Should he continue progressing, hopefully we will see him in a Cubs uniform by the end of next season. The last stop is the Show and it is well within his grasp. Here’s to wishing the young slugger nothing but the best moving forward.