Michael Chavis Greenville Drive  |  Third Base


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Age: 21
Born: August 11, 1995
Marietta, GA
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Sprayberry Senior HS (GA)
ETA: Late 2018

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Scouting Scratch: Notes from the backfields (3.19.15)
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Scouting Scratch: Guerra, Chavis, Longhi (9.3.15)
The Write-Up: Chavis, Basabe, Espinal (10.23.15)
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Chavis optimistic after offseason adjustments (3.29.16)
Scouting Scratch: Basabe and Chavis (7.26.16)

Physical Description: Slightly undersized, but well-built frame. Strong core, thick lower half. Some physical projection remaining; will add strength. Solid athlete.  

Hit: Short, compact swing. Wide base in stance. Starts slightly open and utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Quick hands and loose at the plate. Possesses plus bat speed. Tracks the ball well. Swing can get long, creating a hole on the inner half. Developing approach and pitch recognition skills. Potential solid-average to plus hit tool.  

Power: More gap power in-game at present, but could develop above-average power. Plus raw power comes from bat speed and ability to barrel the ball with backspin. In-game over-the-fence power could take some time to develop, but will hit plenty of doubles early in his career.  

Arm: Plus arm, able to make all the throws from third base including deep up against the foul line.

Field: Solid footwork, confident charging the ball. Strong instincts and solid range. Fluid actions. Played shortstop at first after signing, but has reportedly been moved off the position for good and will be tried, to start, at third base. Could move to second base or the outfield eventually.

Run: Fringe-average runner. Won’t be a major part of his game, but could steal 5-10 bases a year mainly due to instincts.  

Career Notes: Committed to Clemson before signing. Played shortstop, third base, and outfield in high school.  

Summation: Potential first-division regular, but long way to go to reach that level. Needs to improve in-game power and improve consistency in all facets of the game. Potential plus hit tool, but could also add 15 home runs a year and 25 plus doubles. Really confident player. Enthusiastic, really enjoys playing the game. Instinctual, hard worker. Student of the game.

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2014 Sprayberry Senior HS --- HS --- 18 28 81 30 47 9 1 13 37 97 14 10 21 --- 0.580 0.663 1.197 1.861
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 39 134 21 36 12 3 1 16 57 15 38 5 3 0.269 0.347 0.425 0.772
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 109 435 56 97 29 1 16 58 176 29  144 8 5 0.223 0.277 0.405 0.682
  2016 Greenville SAL A+ Bos 20     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2014 by Brian Moehler
Signing Bonus: $1,870,500
MiLB Debut: July 5, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
Options Remaining
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Contract (2016): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
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2014 Perfect Game First-Team All-American
2014 Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year
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