20-Year-Old Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Chavis, a 2014 first-round draft pick, had himself a nice spring training and the 19-year-old earned a placement at Bostonís full-season affiliate in Greenville of the Low-A South Atlantic League. The...
Michael Chavis Contract Information:
Signed with the Red Sox for $1.870 million in June 2014.
Chavis will not require surgery on his injured left thumb, the Boston Globe reports.
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Boston Red Sox Roster
MajorsBarnes, Matt (P)
AAAtkins, Mitch (P)
A+Ball, Trey (P)
ABasabe, Luis Alexander (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.