Chicago Cubs: Brennen Davis is scorching earth at Triple-A Iowa
The Brennen Davis hype train continues to barrel at full speed dead ahead. After winning MVP at the MLB Futures Game during the All-Star Break in Colorado this year, Davis was recently promoted to Triple-A Iowa to get some much needed experience at a higher level and finish out the season at the final step of his journey before joining the Chicago Cubs.
In Double-A, Davis hit .252/.367.474 with 13 home runs and 36 driven in over the course of 76 games and 266 at-bats. Since his promotion to Iowa, he has answered any doubters regarding his readiness rather quickly in just seven games so far with Iowa. As Davis has ascended the ranks so quickly at such a young age, the Cubs know he is the real deal.
After Wednesday’s game, in which Davis went 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run, he now has an impressive slash line of .444/.516/.926 across 27 ABs with four home runs and nine RBI. Had Davis gotten off to a slow start at Triple-A, it would have been understandable. The fact that he is already knocking the cover at the ball and looks so locked in doing so – proving how close he is to big league status.
The former 2018 second-round pick is still just 21 years old and has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. It has been a mighty impressive power surge as of late and if he can continue to hone in on that, it seems likely Davis will be arriving even sooner in the big leagues than originally anticipated.
Chicago Cubs: Could Brennen Davis break camp with the Cubs next Spring?
With the 2021 MLB season wrapping up in the next couple weeks, all focus for the Cubs will turn to the offseason and any and all moves the team make this winter to show how serious they are about being competitive again as soon as possible. However, my focus will also be on once players report to Arizona and in particular, how Davis will improve over the offseason and perform during spring training. It would be fantastic to see Davis head to Chicago instead of Iowa in the spring to look at a potential Happ/Davis/Heyward outfield.
Taking a look at the clip above, you can see how locked in Davis is at the plate right now. He knows his time is coming and is putting everybody on notice in the process. You still don’t want to rush him and Chicago is hopeful they will see consistency from here on out as Triple-A to begins to wrap up its season as well.
Keeping in mind Davis’ plus speed, arm strength, power, fielding and hitting tools make him a potential five-tool player, a rarity in today’s game, it is great to see him so comfortable at the plate in such a short amount of time given the talent level of pitching he’s seeing now.
After originally looking at later in the 2022 season for Davis’ debut, his progression has him knocking on the door of the big leagues as he has rapidly shot up to #14 on the MLB’s top 100 prospects list. It is now simply a matter of “when” rather than “if” with Davis. He has proven he is a legit prospect that has the ability to keep learning and adjusting along the way.