Cubs prospect Brennen Davis puts on a show at MLB Futures Game
The Cubs’ No. 1 prospect put the entire baseball world on notice with his performance Sunday afternoon in the MLB Futures Game.
As the All-Star Week festivities kicked off in Colorado, the league held its annual prospect showcase at Coors Field.
Brennen Davis homered twice and took home the Futures Game MVP honor:
Your #FuturesGame MVP! 👏— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 11, 2021
Congratulations, @BrennenDavis__! pic.twitter.com/DMnie14PQ9
His first homer was estimated at 428 feet at the hitter’s haven that is Coors Field:
Meanwhile in Colorado…@BrennenDavis__ with a 428-foot blast to extend the NL lead! pic.twitter.com/OMNeHGM9Es— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 11, 2021
His second homer flew out to left field as the National League squad won 8-3:
Brennen Davis AGAIN!— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 11, 2021
The @Cubs prospect is just the third player in Futures Game history to homer twice in the event.
(Alfonso Soriano in 1999; Yusniel Diaz in 2018) pic.twitter.com/yiIrZYzZYi
Davis joins Alfonso Soriano (1999) and Yusniel Diaz (2018) as the only players to turn in multi-homer efforts in the Futures Game.
The 21-year-old outfielder came in atop the Marquee Sports Network Preseason Cubs Prospect Rankings and Baseball America had him No. 72 overall on their preseason MLB prospect list.
Davis has performed well in the minors this season, spending 8 games at Advanced Class-A South Bend before earning a promotion to Double-A Tennessee. In total, he is hitting .287 with a .386 on-base percentage and a .507 slugging percentage to go along with 6 homers and 5 stolen bases.
He has been locked in of late, with a .400 average and 1.355 OPS over his last 8 games, compiling 9 extra-base hits (6 doubles, 3 homers) and 10 RBI during that stretch.