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Michael Chavis

#2 | 1B/2B/3B
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Michael Chavis
Name: Michael Scott Chavis
Born: Aug 11, 1995 in Marietta, GA
High School: Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 216 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2014 (signed for $1,870,500)
As many of the toolsy high school position players raise questions about their hitting ability, the players that teams are confident will hit have moved up draft boards, and Chavis is one of the better bats in the class. He has a chance to go in the first round, a testament to his consistency as a 5-foot-10, 192-pound righthanded hitter. Chavis has tremendous strength through his hands and wrists and produces plus bat speed from a short, compact stroke. He hit consistently on the showcase circuit, including sending a 94 mph fastball from Touki Toussaint right back up the box at East Coast Pro. He has plus raw power that translates to game action. Currently a high school shortstop, Chavis will likely move off the position as a pro. Third base remains his most likely destination because of his first-step quickness, body control and above-average arm. Catching is an option and he has the necessary physical attributes, but he has spent limited time behind the plate. He has slightly above-average speed that will likely settle in around average with his strong, compact build. The Clemson commit is a high-effort, gamer who endears himself to scouts with his style of play, and scouts lauded his work ethic.
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