Cubs top prospect Davis to open season in minors


The Cubs reassigned top prospect Brennen Davis to minor league camp on Friday, the club announced to reporters in Arizona.

The move was expected before Davis' anticipated assignment to Triple-A Iowa to open the season.

Davis is the Cubs' consensus top prospect and the No. 15 overall in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. 

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The 22-year-old is coming off a breakout 2021 season in which he reached Triple-A and was named the Futures Game MVP. He hit .260/.375/.494 with 19 home runs and 53 RBIs in 99 games between Double-Tennessee and Iowa last season.

The Cubs promoted him to Iowa last September and he hit four home runs in 15 games.

He went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run in five games this spring.

The Cubs also made the following moves:

  • Optioned pitcher Cory Abbott and outfielder Greg Deichmann to Triple-A Iowa
  • Optioned pitchers Brailyn Márquez and Anderson Espinoza to Double-A Tennessee
  • Assigned six non-roster invitees to minor league camp: pitchers Ben Leeper, Conner Menez and Locke St. John, and infielders Chase Strumpf, Dixon Machado and Andy Weber

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