The Cubs went with another offensive weapon in the draft, selecting outfielder Brennen Davis with the 62nd overall pick in the second round on Monday night.
They filled a farm system infield gap with Nico Hoerner and now add depth to the outfield with a potential steal of the draft. Davis at just 18 has plenty of room for growth in the Cubs Minor League needing at least 3-4 years to develop but can become top-notch during this time.
Davis is a raw, athletic outfielder straight from high school with a verbal commitment to Miami. We are not yet sure what he’ll decide to do, but Davis would make $1.1 million based on what his slot is valued at. There is plenty of upside that makes the risk worthwhile for the Cubs.
While dealing with a hamstring injury last season, Davis still dominated in 63 at-bats. He batted .444 with 13 stolen bases in limited action due to his injury. He played basketball in high school which triggered the injury. Still, Davis is very athletic and versatile with a big potential of finding a strong future with the Cubs.
Just like we said when the Cubs picked Hoerner earlier in the night, the farm system needed to be restocked with offensive prospects for the next 4-5 years down the road. Theo Epstein made another great choice tonight selecting Brennen Davis. We can only hope he’ll sign, which is likely for the amount of money he would be giving up.