Congratulations to Chicago Cubs Prospect Brennen Davis on being named Cubs Minor League Player of the Year!
The 19-year-old Davis, who started the 2019 season in extended spring training before joining South Bend on May 25, batted .305 (54-for-177) with nine doubles, three triples, eight homers, 18 walks, 33 runs scored and four stolen bases. He posted a .381 OBP and a .525 slugging mark, good for a .907 OPS, which would have led the Midwest League had he appeared in enough games to rank among qualified players.
Davis takes home the Minor League Player of the Year Award despite missing a considerable amount of time in the second half due to multiple finger injuries after being hit by pitches up high. Including the postseason, Chicago’s 2018 second round pick played in 57 games and was a mainstay as the everyday three-hitter in Manager Buddy Bailey’s lineup when healthy.
“I’m very honored and humbled to receive such an award,” Davis said. “It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you start, but instead it matters where you finish.”
After arriving to the Midwest League, it only took Davis eight games to hammer his first professional home run. On a hard line drive laced over the left field wall in Dayton, the Chandler, Arizona native touched them all for the first time. One of the more memorable moments of the 2019 regular season was Davis’ walk-off home run against Quad Cities at Four Winds Field on July 13. It was his first ever walk-off hit.
Press Release: Cubs