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Michael Chavis

Michael Chavis

3B | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 216 | Age: 23
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 1, #26, Boston Red Sox) - Sprayberry Senior (GA) HS
Marietta, GA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 104 89 15 25 7 21 2 .281 .385 .539 .924
1 Season 104 89 15 25 7 21 2 .281 .385 .539 .924
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .281 7 21 2 .924
1 Season .281 7 21 2 .924

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 BOS AL 24 104 89 15 25 2 0 7 21 14 28 2 1 1 .281 .385 .539 .924
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 BOS AL 104 48 43 0 0 .333 9 6 15 415 3.99 .269 .067 .500 .258 .258 1

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 55

One of the best power hitters available in the 2014 Draft, Chavis tried to do too much and struggled in his first three pro seasons after signing for $1,870,500 as the 26th overall pick. He finally settled down and broke out in 2017, finishing third in the Minors in extra-base hits (68) and fifth in homers (31), but he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance during the offseason. After serving an 80-game suspension at the start of 2018, he returned and showed the same power he had the year before.

The combination of Chavis' bat speed, strength and loft in his right-handed stroke gives him plenty of raw power, and he took off once he realized he didn't need to try to pull every pitch out of the park. He has improved his pitch recognition, developed a two-strike approach and is doing a better job of using the entire field. His walk rate continues to rise and he's showing signs of becoming a more complete hitter as he faces more advanced pitching.

Signed as a shortstop, Chavis moved to third base in instructional league after his pro debut. He has worked diligently to improve his athleticism and agility, turning himself into an acceptable defender with a solid arm at the hot corner. With Rafael Devers in the big leagues and Bobby Dalbec coming up behind him, the Red Sox began exposing Chavis to first base in 2017 and also have discussed trying him in left field or at second base.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 408 57 9 15.8 90.1 15.3 .237 .489 .403 .363 .455 38.6 28.0 14.0
ALL 408 57 9 15.8 90.1 15.3 .237 .489 .403 .363 .455 38.6 28.0 14.0
MLB 33924 6.2 87.4 11.0 .251 .408 .317 .318 .370 34.2 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/19/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled 3B Michael Chavis from Pawtucket Red Sox.
03/12/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned 3B Michael Chavis to Pawtucket Red Sox.
11/20/2018 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Michael Chavis from Pawtucket Red Sox.
08/24/2018 3B Michael Chavis assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
07/10/2018 3B Michael Chavis assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Lowell Spinners.
07/09/2018 3B Michael Chavis assigned to Lowell Spinners from Portland Sea Dogs.
07/07/2018 3B Michael Chavis assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Lowell Spinners.
07/02/2018 3B Michael Chavis assigned to Lowell Spinners from Portland Sea Dogs.
04/06/2018 Portland Sea Dogs placed 3B Michael Chavis on the restricted list.
04/03/2018 Portland Sea Dogs placed 3B Michael Chavis on the 7-day disabled list.
01/16/2018 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster 3B Michael Chavis to spring training.
06/22/2017 3B Michael Chavis assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
04/17/2017 Salem Red Sox activated 3B Michael Chavis from the 7-day disabled list.
04/10/2017 Salem Red Sox placed 3B Michael Chavis on the 7-day disabled list.
10/02/2016 Salem Red Sox activated 3B Michael Chavis from the 7-day disabled list.
09/01/2016 Salem Red Sox placed DH Michael Chavis on the 7-day disabled list.
08/23/2016 DH Michael Chavis assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
06/06/2016 Greenville Drive activated SS Michael Chavis from the 7-day disabled list.
04/24/2016 Greenville Drive placed SS Michael Chavis on the 7-day disabled list.
04/07/2015 SS Michael Chavis assigned to Greenville Drive from GCL Red Sox.
06/26/2014 SS Michael Chavis assigned to GCL Red Sox.
06/24/2014 Boston Red Sox signed SS Michael Chavis.