Cubs-Down On The Farm: Brennen Davis

Player: Brennen Davis

Position: Outfielder

Height: 6’4 Weight: 175 Age: 20 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: A South Bend Rank: 3rd in Cubs System

Drafted: 2018 (2nd Round, 62nd Overall by Cubs)

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Brennen Davis was one of the best athletes in the 2018 draft and was a member of a 6A State Championship basketball team at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona. Due to a hamstring issue, he fell to the second round of the draft, where the Cubs took him 62nd overall and signed him for $1.1 million.

In his first full season as a pro, Davis was impressive: hitting .305/.381/.525 in 50 games at Single-A South Bend. His missed a fair chunk of games with hand injuries, but even in the small sample, he looked good. He is still only 20-years old and early in the development process.

Scouting Grades

Scouting grades are based on a 20-80 scale where 50 is league average. Every 10 points away from there represents 1 standard deviation away. First number is current grade, second number after the slash is a potential future grade. FV means Future Value overall

Davis has the makeup and potential of a really exciting young prospect! His 6’4 frame, good bat speed and strength make for a lot of power potential. He’s made strides to tighten up his swing and was able to make contact consistently in his first full pro season. He hit .305 and only struck out 18.6% of the time in a pitcher-friendly Midwest league.

Defensively, Davis has the speed, ability and arm to play anywhere in the outfield. He still needs more time to develop his jumps and route running, but if he can stay healthy these skills will develop. Although he has good speed, he hasn’t used it a ton on the bases: he had four stolen bases in 2019. The ceiling remains very high for Brennen Davis as has him as the Cubs #3 prospect and Fangraphs has him at #2. His first pro season was promising and I’m exciting to see what he can do with more plate appearances and experience.

Brennen Davis Stats

Published by Will McClaughry

Sports fan, data enthusiast and former division 3 college basketball player

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