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Birth Date8-11-1995
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age22 years, 3 months, 13 days
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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 RSX Rk 39 150 .365 .248 .322 .362 .264 .368 98 9.8 3.1 -0.2 0.0 -1.4 10.2 1.0 10.2 1.0
2015 GRN A 109 471 .244 .260 .327 .371 .270 .293 101 -7.6 13.0 -1.9 3.6 -1.2 2.2 0.6 2.2 0.6
2016 GRN A 74 312 .270 .255 .319 .384 .268 .303 100 2.9 8.3 0.6 -0.4 1.3 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2016 SLM A+ 7 27 .180 .269 .343 .406 .271 .222 99 -2.3 0.8 -0.3 -0.7 1.1 -0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2
2017 SLM A+ 59 250 .348 .244 .317 .370 .259 .360 103 22.5 6.9 -2 -1.9 1.3 28.7 2.8 28.7 2.8
2017 PME AA 67 274 .279 .262 .329 .404 .269 .265 106 5.3 7.5 -1.1 -1.0 0.1 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 RSX Rk 150 21 36 12 3 1 16 15 38 5 3 .269 .347 .425 .157 .365 10.2 0.0 1.0
2015 GRN A 471 56 97 29 1 16 58 29 144 8 5 .223 .277 .405 .182 .244 2.2 3.6 0.6
2016 SLM A+ 27 5 4 0 0 0 1 2 7 1 0 .160 .222 .160 .000 .180 -0.8 -0.7 -0.2
2016 GRN A 312 30 68 11 3 8 35 22 74 3 1 .244 .321 .391 .147 .270 13.2 -0.4 1.4
2017 PME AA 274 39 62 18 0 14 39 20 56 1 0 .250 .310 .492 .242 .279 11.8 -1.0 1.2
2017 SLM A+ 250 50 71 17 2 17 55 19 57 1 0 .318 .388 .641 .323 .348 28.7 -1.9 2.8

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BP Articles

Michael Chavis is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Peoria JavelinasBP Prospect Staff2017-10-04
Eyewitness Accounts: August 24, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 21Steve Givarz2017-08-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Four Prospects to Sell or HoldBen Carsley2017-08-10
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This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Carolina League All-Star GameJohn Eshleman2017-06-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 19, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-06-19
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 11-player updateBen Carsley2017-06-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 19-21Mark Anderson2017-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19thSteve Givarz2017-04-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2017-02-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third Base ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-01
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-02
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This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: August 26, 2016Will Haines2016-08-26
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBP Staff2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBen Carsley2016-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or FlipBen Carsley2016-06-23
The 2014 Re-Draft: Two Years Is An EternityBaseball Prospectus2016-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 10-12Christopher Crawford2016-06-13
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2016 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-02-23
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2016-02-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 18, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-19
Eyewitness Accounts: May 14, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-05-14
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Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League: March 19, 2015Jeff Moore2015-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2015-01-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-11-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Michael Chavis will have enough bat to play at 1B or is he trade bait this offseason? He lowered his K rate in AA which is promising but he posted only .800 OPS (likely driven down by low BABIP).
(Lougle from Queens)
Dombrowski prospects are always trade bait. Uncle Jack saw him in the AFL this week and liked what he saw, FWIW. And with a nod to my earlier rant, that jibes with the 2017 reports generally.

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/34629/notes-field-arizona-fall-league-november-3-2017/ (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)What's the buzz on how Michael Chavis' breakout season?
(Mark from Santa Fe)
He's made himself the second-best 3B prospect in the system, but it's hard to find a better 3B prospect than Devers that's not named Yoan. He's probably become trade bait at best, since Devers' defensive improvements have made it less like that he's moved to 1B. I like Chavis, but he's probably traded soon. (Brett Cowett)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Chavis is the next Aaron Judge, right?
(mattymatty2000 from Portland)
hahahahahahaha (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)So, Michael Chavis is a confusing prospect. Can you shed any light on the offensive/defensive profile? I feel like I want to discount the breakout not just due to SSS but repeating the league.
(Rob from Alaska)
Greg Goldstein's gotten a couple looks at him so far, and his very-raw-still-forming-first-impression reads thusly: "He has legit raw power and looked like he has enough bat speed to pull inside pitches over the fence. Don't think his hit tool jives with that monster average he's putting up." We'll have more on Chavis directly, I'd imagine. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Michael Chavis seems to have started hitting in High-A (finally). Do you think he can maintain the improvements?
(AJ from Canada)
I don't think he can maintain a .545 ISO or a 15% walk rate, no. Do I think he can get back on track? You bet. (Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Matt, prospect question. Do you have any personal favorite prospects who aren't well known heading into the season but are keeping an eye on there stock this year?
(Vladimir from Russia)
Hate to disappoint, but I'm among the worst person on the staff to answer this question. My only real deep prospect knowledge is in the Red Sox system, so I can give you a couple of those. Michael Chavis was a first round pick so maybe he doesn't fit here, but he has huge raw power and I can see him jumping up in public perception if/when that starts showing itself in games. Luis Basabe was really impressive when I saw him in Lowell last year, too. Good speed profile with sneaky power for someone of his size. (Matt Collins)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank the Greenville infielders in order of wishing they were Phillies: Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, Mauricio Dubon, Javier Guerra, and Yoan Moncada? (I put them in alphabetical order for you to avoid any cognitive bias based on how they initially appeared)
(Steve from Phila)
Love this question. I'll take Devers, Moncada, Guerra, Chavis, Dubon. I love Devers. He's got that innate bat speed and barrel feel I was talking about earlier. It's just natural and pure. Mondada is great for the obvious reasons we've talked about. I also love Guerra. He's a stud and a legit big league shortstop defensively, and he has more pop than you'd expect from his thin frame. I've seen him go out opposite field and it's impressive.

It's too bad the Red Sox have played themselves out of the need for Cole Hamels, because that's a system deep enough for the Phillies to make their demands and actually have them obliged. (Jeff Moore)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'll be in greenville tonight, anything I should keepan eye on at the game?
(teddy from lexington)
For starters, check out my reports on the following players:

Rafael Devers – http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=217
Javier Guerra – http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=214
Michael Chavis – http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=220
Mauricio Dubon – http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=213
Dedgar Jimenez – http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=257

One thing I am specifically intrigued by is the progression of Devers at 3B. How is the footwork? Is the first step lagging and lacking the instinctual necessity for a ball down the line? Is it choppy and causing him to be out of position when he attempts to field a ball? Those were my issues when I watched him play, and could ultimately push him to 1B if there are not improvements. I'm likely on the lower end of the spectrum with his defense, but I am not alone. I've talked with scouts about his defense and the opinion has generally been split.

Oh, and check out that guy Yoan Moncada. Unfortunately, I missed him by a week. (Tucker Blair)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Rafael Devers and Michael Chavis: have you seen them? Who will become the better hitter? Thanks.
(CyMature from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
I will see them soon (I am hoping). If I had to answer this one, I would guess Devers. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Michael Chavis have enough elite bat speed and hit tool to rocket up the prospect lists this year?
(Victor from Dumfries)
He does but I haven't seen him live. Didn't hit as well his first year in pro ball but again some HS hitters need those first few months just to get used to being a pro. His first year was just weird. I really want to keep an eye on him this year. (Ryan Parker)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you have higher actual realizable prospects for….Michael Chavis or Michael Gettys?
(Nate from Florida)
Chavis likely Gettys is making the right improvements so far.

So it's like a race, Chavis got the head start but Gettys just realized he was running with a boulder tied to his feet. (Ryan Parker)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who has most most power potential of the first round third basemen - Matt Chapman or Michael Chavis?
(Robbber from Norcal)
I have more faith in Chavis getting to his raw power in game situations, and as a result I would give him the edge here. (Mark Anderson)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Nick who was your favorite guy from the 2014 MLB draft that did not make the list?
(Mo from MN)
Touki Toussaint, Michael Chavis, Sean Reid-Foley, Jack Flaherty, Derek Fisher, Max Pentecost, Michael Kopech, Luis Ortiz, Forrest Wall. There's been a solid influx of low-minors talent. (Top 101 Chat)


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