Brendon Davis

Brendon Davis (born July 28, 1997) is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Tigers in 2022.

Brendon Davis
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Davis with the Salt Lake Bees
Detroit Tigers
Infielder / Outfielder
Born: (1997-07-28) July 28, 1997 (age 25)
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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

Davis split his professional debut of 2015 between the AZL Dodgers and the Ogden Raptors, hitting a combined .254/.289/.325/.614 with 1 home run and 17 RBI. Davis spent the 2016 season with the Great Lakes Loons, hitting .241/.295/.334/.629 with 5 home runs and 49 RBI.[4] Davis opened the 2017 season with Great Lakes and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.[5]

Texas RangersEdit

On July 31, 2017, the Dodgers traded Davis, A. J. Alexy, and Willie Calhoun to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Yu Darvish.[6] Davis finished the 2017 season with the Hickory Crawdads. Between the three teams, he hit .230/.341/.379/.720 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 2017.[7] Davis spent the 2018 season with the Down East Wood Ducks, hitting .254/.334/.365/.699 with 6 home runs and 40 RBI.[7] He spent the 2019 season with the Frisco RoughRiders, hitting just .202/.298/.272/.569 with 3 home runs and 35 RBI.[7] Davis did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles AngelsEdit

On December 10, 2020, Davis was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.[8] Davis split the 2021 season between the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Rocket City Trash Pandas, and the Salt Lake Bees, combining to hit .290/.361/.561/.923 with 30 home runs, 83 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.[9] On November 5, 2021, Davis was selected to the Angels 40-man roster.[10] He opened the 2022 season back with Salt Lake, hitting .243/.333/.463/.797 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI over 36 games.

Detroit TigersEdit

On May 20, 2022, Davis was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.[11] On October 1, Davis made his major-league debut against the Minnesota Twins.[12] On November 18, he was non tendered and became a free agent. He resigned a minor league deal on November 29, 2022. [13]

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ Osborne, Cary (December 15, 2016). "Shortstop prospect Brendon Davis enjoys big-league offseason at 19". Los Angeles Dodgers. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Longenhagen, Eric (August 1, 2017). "Scouting Willie Calhoun and the Yu Darvish Return". Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  6. ^ Butler, Sam (July 31, 2017). "Rangers net 3 prospects for Darvish". Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "Brendon Davis Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Fletcher, Jeff (November 5, 2021). "Angels claim infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Harris, Jack (November 5, 2021). "Angels bolster infield depth by adding Andrew Velazquez, Brendon Davis to roster". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Brendon Davis set for Tigers debut vs. Twins". National Post. October 1, 2022. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
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