Aug 29, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; A detailed view of Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) helmet in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Chavis – Not!
With disappointment comes a tag attached that gives a modicum of hope and for Chavis, a right-handed third baseman, that tag is his age – 19-years-old for the 2014 round one draft selection and ranked 13th in the Red Sox system.
Chavis has simply had a very flat first-half with Greenville with a slash line of .197/.263/.336 and an alarming 33.6K%. The potentially bright spot within the 60 games Chavis has played is six home runs and 23 RBI.
The defense is there as Chavis is rated an excellent defensive player with good footwork, a strong and accurate arm and the necessary quickness to handle balls to his right or left with deftness. Chavis, a former shortstop, has made a seamless transition to third.
The area of improvement is obvious and that is to increase contact to improve upon a BABIP of .281. That is strictly a development issue with pitch recognition skills and that comes with experience.