Michael Chavis is a young 19 year old infielder who was drafted by the Red Sox with their first round pick last season. Baseball America had him ranked as the #26th best prospect in his draft class and the Red Sox signed him with a $1,870,500 bonus. He put up incredible stats in high school, with a .580/.663/1.197 slash and 13 home runs, 9 doubles, and a triple. Chavis hit a home run in 5 different Perfect Game tournaments and won the Perfect Game home run derby.
He struggled quite a bit in his first foray into pro ball, starting 2 for 36. But he improved greatly as the season wore on, hitting .356/.426/.556 in his last 26 games. And he got on base every game of the championship series against the GCL Yankees. He ended the season with a 0.269/0.347/0.425 triple slash with a home run, 12 doubles, and 3 triples.
Although he is not a pitcher, his fastball was recorded at 88 MPH so his arm is a plus tool. He is definitely suited to play 3rd base or shortstop with an arm like that. Some have suggested outfield or 2nd base but only time will tell at this point.
Perfect Game had this to say about Chavis:
Strong compact athletic build. Right handed hitter, simple swing mechanics, spread stance, quiet load, very quick twitch hands, good hand path to the ball, very fast bat, swings hard and looks to drive the ball, explosive contact with big pull power, back spins the ball and puts it in the air for a long time, sees the ball and handles the barrel, very consistent performer. Underrated physical tools, 6.68 runner, has quick feet at third base, plenty of arm strength, can quicken up release and polish footwork but has all the tools to be a solid defender, also plays the outfield. Compares in many ways to Cubs prospect Javier Baez.