Above-average bat speed; slight hitch; swing is quick through zone due to strong wrists and forearms; leveraged swing; moderate barrel control; deep load and a leg kick; timing issues currently; swing can become inconsistent and does not always barrel pitches; hips can leak; will get unbalanced and hit off front foot at times; shows mild ability to recognize spin; needs to stay back on offspeed; will struggle against elite velocity but should be able to handle stuff a tick or two below.
Plus raw power; plays down slightly due to hit tool; leveraged swing with above-average bat speed; generates backspin with ease.
4.50 home to first; slow out of the box; second gear is better; speed is not an asset and continued growth into frame will drop speed below-average.
Aggressive defender; footwork is currently inconsistent; can get choppy and sometimes does not set feet for throws; average range; plays better down the line at 3B; continued repititions at 3B will improve overall defense; shows flashes; lacks the athleticism to stick at SS but could potentially play an fringe-average 2B.
Plus arm strength; throws have carry and are on a line from behind 3B; displayed a strong throw on a short hop while charging; enough arm to play on the left side of the infield.
Chavis displayed his power during this series, using his deep load and leg kick to hit the ball with force to the gaps. Timing issues are currently present, but the swing does not have any serious flaws.
Chavis does not have the athleticism to work defensively up the middle, and he played 3B during my viewing. The glove is inconsistent currently, but he has enough raw ability to potentially work average at 3B. The risk is high, as Chavis is still raw in many phases of the game, but the inherent ability shined during this series.
Round Drafted: 1st rd (26th overall), 2014
Why; Plus raw power up the middle; raw tools are visible, could play at SS, 3B, 2B.