3. Michael Chavis
Since selecting Michael Chavis in the opening round of the 2014 draft, his potential has been the most exciting thing about the Red Sox farm system. Clearly the Sox’s most exciting prospect, right now, Chavis has set off fireworks in his first major league stint. After getting the call-up, back in April, he’s settled into the major league team as easily as can be.
Since getting the call, the 23-year-old has been one of Boston’s best offensive players. He’s already hit double digits in terms of home runs, and he’s been one of the more productive hitters on this squad, with 27 RBI.
Chavis is currently hitting .263, but this average has shown the potential of being able to stay around the .300 mark, with progress. He has shown his defensive promise by playing numerous positions in the Red Sox infield. His ability to fill in at any base will prove vital for the Sox at the integral parts of this season.
Right now, it seems as though the youngster will take a lot of the workload at the first base position. However, in terms of the long haul, it’ll be vital for Chavis to lock down a position, whether it’s 1B, 2B, or 3B. For now, he’s doing what he needs to do for the team and himself, performing and getting in the at-bats.