Watch Chicago Cubs prospect Brennen Davis torch Milwaukee Brewers
After Chicago Cubs prospect Brennen Davis had been hitting the ball well this spring in his first few at-bats, he finally busted through today against Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Pedro Fernandez. With two outs on a 3-2 count in the 9th inning, Davis decided the game wasn't quite going to end yet, coming through in a clutch situation with a laser beam RBI double that dropped just before the wall on the warning track. Check this video here:
Before long, if Davis is swinging it like this, he will undoubtedly be in consideration for the Opening Day roster if Seiya Suzuki misses time. I have no problem with that if he is ready for the challenge. Having a productive Davis on the 26-man roster only further fortifies what should be a much-improved lineup from a season ago. Swings like the one above indicate that Davis is not only healthy but that his health status left him off many top 100 prospects lists rather than his upside.
The question of his talent was never in question. We've always thought of Davis as a potential five-tool player. Before the back issue flared up in the Arizona Fall League, we saw him slash .278/.381/.667 with two home runs and four RBIs. Defensively, he spent time between RF, CF, and LF in his last full season in 2021. He only recorded three errors between the three positions, amassing a .982 FPCT in 759.1 innings.
Because of injury, the spotlight, prospect-wise, has shifted more towards Pete Crow Armstrong, Matt Mervis, and Kevin Alcantara. Let's remember what Davis can do and that he shouldn't be forgotten just because he dealt with lingering issues last season. He has a formidable bat and solid glove in the outfield. If he can produce at the major league level, it would be a massive boost to a Cubs team that may have to start their season without their potential breakout star, Seiya Suzuki.