It appears the Boston Red Sox have a new star in the Majors in Michael Chavis while players like Jarren Duran tear up the minors.
The Boston Red Sox will probably be losing a true “prospect” soon. It just so happens to be their number one prospect. The way Michael Chavis has been playing, it’s hard to imagine he isn’t in Boston to stay.
Chavis has appeared in nine games for the Red Sox this season. In that time, the right-handed hitter is slashing .286/.429/.786 with one double and three home runs. He’s driven in eight runs and scored five more – stealing one base as well.
Despite only playing a few games at second base in the minors, Chavis has looked pretty comfortable at the position in the Majors. He’s also played first base and third base, giving him plenty of versatility. There’s no reason for Boston to send him back down to the minors.
Tzu-Wei Lin is also up with the team again, and although he isn’t hitting well, the infielder is a superb defender. He’s also solid on the base paths, adding a steal of his own. However, his stint will likely be short – going back to the minors when Dustin Pedroia, Eduardo Nunez or Brock Holt return.
The Red Sox also had a few pitching prospects up in the majors for a little bit. Travis Lakins and Darwinzon Hernandez both made their Major League debuts. Both look like they’ll be able to make a major impact on the team in the future – however, they’ve both been sent back down.