Cubs add prospect Davis to spring training roster

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Cubs centerfielder Brennen Davis catches a fly ball hit by Kyle Schwarber during an intra-squad baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Chicago Cubs centerfielder Brennen Davis catches a fly ball hit by Kyle Schwarber during an intra-squad baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/24/2021 8:31 PM

The Cubs added one of their top prospects, outfielder Brennen Davis, to the spring training roster Wednesday.

Davis was rated as the team's No. 2 prospect by mlb.com. The 6-foot-3 Arizona native was a second-round pick in 2018, then spent two straight summers in South Bend.

 

In 2019, he played for the Class A South Bend Cubs and batted .305 with 8 home runs and 30 RBI in 50 games. With the minor league seasons canceled by the pandemic last year, he spent 2020 working out as part of the Cubs' alternate site camp.

"We go way back, actually," Cubs manager David Ross said. "When I was doing some special assistant stuff, I saw him come to Wrigley and work out. I've had a lot of interactions with him. Great kid, willing to work, glad he's here, just saw him in the hallway.

"I know he put in a lot of work last year in South Bend and continued to watch his game improve and try to grow. So just excited to watch him continue to develop. He's here. Take it in, this is a great opportunity for the young guys were bringing in. Not everybody got to get the work that Brennen did last year in South Bend.

"So everybody's in a different place and it's nice when you get to come into this type of environment, see MVPs, Gold Glovers, Silver Sluggers, all-stars all around the field and watch how they work and the routines. You can learn a lot from that."

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