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 before being shelved in late April due to a thumb issue.
His numbers steadily declined after his return, and he finished his time 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. In just seven games, he hit .160 (4-for-25) with five runs and one RBI.
Chavis slashed after two seasons of inconsistency and injuries. Before getting called up to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, he hit 318/.388/.641 with 17 home runs and 55 RBIs in 250 plate appearances in 59 games for Salem.
After going 1-for-3 and driving in both of the North Division’s runs in a 2–0 victory at Salem Memorial Ballpark, he was named MVP of the Carolina League All-Star Game.
Chavis led the league in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage (.641), and runs scored (50), was second in extra-base hits (36), and third in both average and total bases at the time (143).
What Nationality Is Michael Chavis?
Michael Chavis is an American. He was born in Marietta, Georgia, United States