Brendon Davis (born July 28, 1997) is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He has the previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers.

Brendon Davis
Davis with the Salt Lake Bees
Los Angeles Dodgers
Infielder / Outfielder
Born: (1997-07-28) July 28, 1997 (age 26)
Lakewood, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 2022, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2022 season)
Batting average.200
Home runs0
Runs batted in0

Amateur career edit

Davis attended Lakewood High School in Lakewood, California.[1] He committed to Cal State Fullerton to play college baseball. Davis did not play in his senior season after breaking his arm in an off-season accident.[1] Davis was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th round of the 2015 MLB draft.[1] Davis signed with Los Angeles for a $918,600 signing bonus, which was $605,000 over slot value.[2][3]

Professional career edit

Los Angeles Dodgers edit

Davis split his professional debut of 2015 between the AZL Dodgers and the Ogden Raptors, hitting a combined .254 in 30 games.[4] Davis spent the 2016 season with the Great Lakes Loons, hitting .241 with five home runs and 49 RBI.[5] He then opened the 2017 season with Great Lakes and was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.[6] In 86 games for the Loons, he hit .245 while he had six hits in 30 at-bats for the Quakes.[4]

Texas Rangers edit

On July 31, 2017, the Dodgers traded Davis, A. J. Alexy, and Willie Calhoun to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Yu Darvish.[7] He finished the 2017 season with the Hickory Crawdads, hitting .182 in 25 games.[4] Davis spent the 2018 season with the Down East Wood Ducks, hitting .254 with six home runs and 40 RBI[4] and spent the 2019 season with the Frisco RoughRiders, hitting just .202 with three home runs and 35 RBI.[4] Davis did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8]

Los Angeles Angels edit

On December 10, 2020, Davis was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft[9] and split the 2021 season between the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Rocket City Trash Pandas, and the Salt Lake Bees, combining to hit .290 with 30 home runs, 83 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.[10] On November 5, 2021, he was selected to the Angels 40-man roster[11] and opened the 2022 season back with Salt Lake, hitting .243 with six home runs and 25 RBI over 36 games.[4]

Detroit Tigers edit

On May 20, 2022, Davis was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers[12] and played in 103 games for the Triple–A Toledo Mud Hens down the stretch, hitting .232 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI.[4] On September 30, he was promoted to the major leagues for the first time after Willi Castro was placed on the injured list.[13] The following day, Davis made his major-league debut against the Minnesota Twins, striking out twice in three a-bats.[14] On October 4, he collected his first career hit, a single off of Seattle Mariners starter Justus Sheffield.[15] In three games with Detroit, Davis went 2–for–10 with a walk and a stolen base.[16] On November 15, he was designated for assignment by Detroit[17] three-days later he was non–tendered and became a free agent.[18]

On November 29, 2022, Davis re–signed with the Tigers on a minor league contract[19] and began the 2023 season with Triple–A Toledo, where he played in 43 games and hit .178 with five home runs and 14 RBI.[4] The Tigers released him on June 23, 2023.[20]

Los Angeles Dodgers (second stint) edit

On January 4, 2024, Davis signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers[21] and was assigned to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Fiddler, JJ (June 9, 2015). "Lakewood's Brendon Davis drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers". Press-Telegram. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  2. ^ Stephen, Eric (June 21, 2015). "Dodgers sign 5th-round pick Brendon Davis". True Blue LA. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "Dodgers 2015 MLB Draft signing update: 28 players signed". Dodgers Digest. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Brendon Davis Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Osborne, Cary (December 15, 2016). "Shortstop prospect Brendon Davis enjoys big-league offseason at 19". Los Angeles Dodgers. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  6. ^ Longenhagen, Eric (August 1, 2017). "Scouting Willie Calhoun and the Yu Darvish Return". Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  7. ^ Butler, Sam (July 31, 2017). "Rangers net 3 prospects for Darvish". Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  8. ^ West, Jenna (June 30, 2020). "Minor League Baseball's 2020 Season Canceled". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  9. ^ Torres, Maria (December 10, 2020). "First two picks of the Rule 5 draft are Angels and Dodgers pitchers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Fletcher, Jeff (November 5, 2021). "Angels claim infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  11. ^ Harris, Jack (November 5, 2021). "Angels bolster infield depth by adding Andrew Velazquez, Brendon Davis to roster". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  12. ^ Petzold, Evan (May 19, 2022). "Detroit Tigers reliever Will Vest tests positive for COVID-19; manager A.J. Hinch sits out with non-COVID illness". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  13. ^ "Tigers' Brendon Davis: Promoted to majors". Retrieved June 22, 2023.
  14. ^ "Brendon Davis set for Tigers debut vs. Twins". National Post. October 1, 2022. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  15. ^ "Tigers swept in Seattle doubleheader". Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  16. ^ "Brendon Davis 2022 Batting Game Log". Baseball Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  17. ^ "Tigers add 5 youngsters to the roster; veteran reliever among those cut". Retrieved July 14, 2023.
  18. ^ "Jeimer Candelario among seven players non-tendered by Tigers for 2023". November 18, 2022. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  19. ^ "Tigers Re-Sign Four Players To Minor League Deals". MLB Trade Rumors. November 29, 2022.
  20. ^ "Brendon Davis: Released by Detroit". Retrieved June 23, 2023.
  21. ^ "Brendon Davis Stats, Age, Position, Height, Weight, Fantasy & News".

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