Cubs name Brennen Davis, Cory Abbott minor league player, pitcher of the year

Tim Stebbins

Monday, the Cubs named outfielder Brennen Davis and pitcher Cory Abbott the franchise's minor league player and pitcher of the year, respectively.

Davis, whom the Cubs selected in the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft, spent the entire 2019 season with Single-A South Bend. The 19-year-old hit .305/.381/.525 (.907 OPS) with 30 RBIs in 50 games; he missed time due to two stints on the injured list after getting hit on the hand multiple times.

The Cubs drafted Abbott in the second round in 2017. The 23-year-old made 26 starts in 2019 - all with Double-A Tennessee - pitching to a 3.01 ERA across 146 2/3 innings. He struck out 166 batters compared to 52 walks, with opponents hitting just .210 against him.

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Davis is the Cubs No. 3 overall prospect, according to MLB.com, while Abbott is No. 16. The pair will be honored before Thursday's Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field, with an on-field ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m.

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