The Chicago Cubs aren’t going anywhere this season. Because of that, their 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies is cool but it isn’t the lead story of the night when it comes to their organization. The best part of that game was Patrick Wisdom hitting a home run to tie Kris Bryant’s rookie record for a single season. He should break it in short order. However, Brennen Davis’ big AAA debut is the big story.
This kid has had a sensational season. Great years in AA and the Future’s game (where he won MVP of the game) have allowed him to jump from the Cubs’ number two prospect to their number one prospect. Now, he has been promoted to AAA. In his first game with the Iowa Cubs, he did not disappoint.
The Iowa Cubs won the game by a final score of 8-1. Davis hit a home run in each of his first two at-bats. He spent two months in AA before this moment and it took him one at-bat to show that his promotion was a smart idea.
Davis spent a lot of time at the Cubs’ alternate site in 2020 because of the fact that the Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19. He seems to have benefitted from that and now he is on his way to a long career. This AAA game was an amazing first step.
Brennen Davis is going to be a great player for the Chicago Cubs one day soon.
Davis is now the number 14 prospect in all of baseball. It is pretty certain that he is going to be a big part of what the Cubs do moving forward. With all of the turnover that they have had in 2021, Davis looks like he is going to be a part of the core going forward. Having a strong finish to this season is a big part of it as he looks to take another step next year.
There are plenty of spots available for a prospect like Davis to take in the near future. With players like Nico Hoerner, Nick Madrigal, and Patrick Wisdom there, don’t be surprised if the Cubs are decent next year and beyond.
Davis getting better as the competition gets harder is a great sign. AAA pitching is a huge difference from AA pinching and he crushed it in his first game. He isn’t going to hit two home runs every game but he clearly belongs there. Hopefully, he is able to keep up this awesome trajectory because the Cubs really need him to be good.