When the Chicago Cubs drafted five-tool outfielder Brennan Davis with the 62nd pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the belief was he would lead the new guard of Cubs players.

With the club moving on from the core of their 2016 World Series team, Davis was looked at as a key piece in what would be a new Cubs era.

That is until Davis’ body failed him time and time again with injury after injury.


Those injuries stunted the once promising Cubs top overall prospect and MLB Pipeline Top 40 prospect.


With an expected arrival to the majors in 2023 put on hold because of his health, Cubs brass began to wonder if Davis would ever be able to overcome those setbacks and finally make his dream a reality.


Early in 2024, the 6-foot-3 210-pound Davis is once again looking like the prize prospect the Cubs drafted in 2018.looking like the prize prospect the Cubs drafted in 2018.


Davis On A Tear In Triple-A

After falling out of the club’s top-30 prospect rankings, Davis’ outburst over the last nine games have put him at No.22 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 list.

In those games he’s hit 7 home runs which includes four consecutive games with a long ball, followed by Saturday’s two-homer which included a grand slam. That’s the production that has the Cubs still believing that Davis’ best days are still ahead of him.

It’s been a battle for Davis, he just keeps plugging away. Cubs assistant general manager Jared Banner recently told reporters about Davis uphill battle to get back.

“A lot of it is perseverance. He’s faced some adversity and he’s battled back, and it’s a real credit to him.”

“It’s been a tough couple of years for Brennan. He hasn’t really been able to get into a rhythm. And this year, he’s worked really hard and our staff’s worked really hard to try to put him in a spot where he could be healthy and go out there and get reps every day.

“And with his talent, you put that together and good things happen. It’s wonderful to see.”

That he has and while his last nine games standout, in all Davis has been good at Triple-A Iowa since his arrival. In 23 games with the Cubs top affiliate Davis boast a .270/.442/.667 slash line, with eight homers, 21 RBI, 15 walks and 20 strikeouts in 86 plate appearances.

Davis’ Injuries Hindered His Hitting

Not only were Davis’ injuries constant they also hurt his swing. First it was the back injury that was related to a sciatic nerve situation that caused his foot to go numb at times.


That required surgery, and had a huge effect on his ugly 2023 season where in 293 plate appearances he tallied only 51 hits (34 singles, 12 doubles and four homers).

He struggled to gain any consistency at the plate, and was often seen overcompensating for his surgically repaired back.

That isn’t the case this season, and because of it he’s on a tear, and one that could lead to his call up very, very soon.

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