Michael Scott Chavis is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He has been playing professionally since 2014, and he debuted in Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox in 2019. Chavis bats and throws right-handed, measuring 5 feet 10 inches and 210 pounds.
Chavis was a student at Marietta, Georgia’s Sprayberry High School. Chavis won the home run derby at the Perfect Game All-American Classic in 2014, despite his commitment to Clemson University.
With a slash line of .580/.663/1.197 in 28 games, including 13 home runs and nine doubles, he was named Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Georgia. 37 runs batted in, 30 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases
Chavis was taken 26th overall in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Chavis chose to sign with the Red Sox over Clemson, and he began his professional career with the Rookie Level GCL Red Sox in 2014.
He struggled early in the season, but he finished with a.269 (36-for-134) batting average, one home run, and 16 RBIs in 39 games.
In three playoff games, he hit a home run and drove in five runs to help the Red Sox win the Gulf Coast League championship.
Chavis began 2015 with the Class A Greenville Drive, where he led the Red Sox system with 15 home runs. In 435 at-bats, he struck out 144 times against only 29 walks, slashing .223/.277/.405 with 58 RBIs in 109 games.
He stayed with Greenville in 2016, starting the season with a.388 average through 12 games; however, he was injured in late April due to a thumb injury.
His numbers slowly declined after his return, and he concluded his tenure in Greenville with a .244/.321/.391 batting line, eight home runs, and 35 RBIs in 74 games before being promoted to the Class A-Advanced Salem Red Sox in late August.
How Much Does Michael Chavis Make?
Michael Chavis makes an annual average salary of $725,000.