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Michael Chavis

22-Year-Old Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox

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A thumb injury derailed his 2016 campaign, but nothing held Chavis back last season as he established himself as the Red Soxs top prospect. Among hitters with at least 250 plate appearances, Chavis l...

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STATUS:  Suspension     INJURY TYPE:  Oblique     EST. RETURN:  6/28/2018
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 8/11/1995
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Signed with the Red Sox for $1.870 million in June 2014.

April 6, 2018  –  Michael Chavis News

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Chavis (oblique) was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 18 R GUL 39 150 134 21 36 16 12 3 1 16 5 3 15 38 0 0 1 .269 .347 .425 .772
2015 19 A GRE 109 471 435 56 97 46 29 1 16 58 8 5 29 144 2 1 4 .223 .277 .405 .682
2016 20 A GRE 74 312 279 30 68 22 11 3 8 35 3 1 22 74 0 1 10 .244 .321 .391 .712
2016 20 A SAL 7 27 25 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 .160 .222 .160 .382
2017 21 A SAL 59 250 223 50 71 36 17 2 17 55 1 0 19 57 0 1 7 .318 .388 .641 1.029
2017 21 AA POR 67 274 248 39 62 32 18 0 14 39 1 0 20 56 0 3 3 .250 .310 .492 .802
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Michael Chavis: Minor League Games Played By Position

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2014 18 R GUL 150 134 10% 25.3% 0.39 72% .368 .156
2015 19 A GRE 471 435 6.2% 30.6% 0.20 67% .293 .182
2016 20 A GRE 312 279 7.1% 23.7% 0.30 73% .303 .147
2016 20 A SAL 27 25 7.4% 25.9% 0.29 72% .222 .000
2017 21 A SAL 250 223 7.6% 22.8% 0.33 74% .360 .323
2017 21 AA POR 274 248 7.3% 20.4% 0.36 77% .265 .242
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Michael Chavis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chavis (oblique) was placed on the minor-league disabled list Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

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The Red Sox reassigned Chavis (oblique) to their minor-league camp Sunday.

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Chavis (oblique) took grounders and a few dry swings Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Chavis recently suffered an oblique injury and will be sidelined indefinitely, John Tomase of WEEI.com reports.

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Chavis has been invited to the Red Sox's major-league camp this spring, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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Chavis got experience during Fall Instructional camp and the Arizona Fall League at first base, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.

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Chavis will play some first base in the Arizona Fall Leauge, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Chavis currently has an 11-game hitting streak at Double-A Portland, going 17-for-43 with three home runs, five doubles, nine RBI and 11 runs scored over that stretch.

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2017

Chavis' pro career has stalled since he was selected in the first round (26th overall) of the 2014 draft out of high school. He opened a second straight season at Low-A Greenville and was promoted to High-A Salem in August. His promotion was hardly earned, but after 783 plate appearances in the South Atlantic League, it was time to move on. In retrospect, perhaps the Red Sox were too aggressive in having him start at Low-A in 2015, when he had a .682 OPS in 109 games with the Drive. It hasn't been all doom-and-gloom for the Georgia native, who was having a monster April (.992 OPS) before injuring his thumb. His fade from June until the end of the season may have been the result of the thumb injury, but there are underlying concerns like his 30 percent career strikeout rate. At any rate, 2017 is an important year for Chavis, who at 21, is still young enough to develop a potential plus hit tool.

2016

Chavis, a 2014 first-round draft pick, had himself a nice spring training and the 19-year-old earned a placement at Bostons full-season affiliate in Greenville of the Low-A South Atlantic League. The full-season assignment may have been too aggressive, as Chavis started slowly and never hinted at the projected plus hit tool. He finished with a line of .223/.277/.405 while striking out a whopping 144 times in 471 plate appearances (30.5%). He has more potential as a hitter than he showed in 2015, but seems a long way off from being a first-team major leaguer at this point. Despite a short stature, hes got a compact build and projects as an above-average power hitter - his 16 home runs led the Drive. Defensively, he had problems with the accuracy of his throws and footwork, but hell remain at third base for now. Given his struggles last season, it would not be surprising to see him repeat at Low-A to begin 2016 with a quick promotion to High-A Salem likely.

2015

Chavis was Boston's first-round selection in the 2014 draft out of high school in Georgia. He signed quickly, and was assigned to the organization's Gulf Coast League affiliate. He slashed .269/.347/.425 in 150 plate appearances in the rookie league with 16 of his 36 hits going for extra bases. He's considered a polished hitter who grades out with solid-average power potential. Chavis was a shortstop in high school and will continue on that track initially in the organization, but he may switch to second or third base eventually. He participated in the Fall Instructional League before getting ready for his first full season of professional baseball. The Red Sox may elect to keep him at extended spring training to begin 2015, before an assignment to short-season Lowell during the summer.