Spring training is upon us and will be for the next month. So you know what that means?
Time to start overreacting!!
First man up: Michael Chavis.
Chavis, 23 years old, is currently ranked as the Red Sox #1 prospect. A first-round pick in 2014, Chavis had been consistently improving each season in the minors until a 2018 PED suspension limited him to only 46 games played. Still, in those 46 games, Chavis hit .298 with 9 home runs and a .919 OPS. He came into spring training to remind everyone that he was #stillhere and ranked as the Sox top prospect for a reason.
So far, he’s done just that.
First spring training game against the Yankees, BAM. Three-run opposite field home run.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 23, 2019
Second spring training game against the Twins, BAM AGAIN. Another three-run shot. This time an absolute piss missile to left that cleared EVERYTHING at Jetblue Park.
Michael Chavis just murdered a baseball pic.twitter.com/9rhWbHKw35
— Dan O'Mara (@Dan_OMara) February 24, 2019
Now, it may seem a little premature, but I’m ready for Michael Chavis to be the Red Sox everyday third baseman. I’m sorry Rafael Devers, I know you’re a year younger than him and still have boatloads of potential, but Chavis is clearly the best third base prospect since Brooks Robinson.
Put him on the big league team NOW.
Hell, call up Bobby Dalbec, who had his own three-run bomb against the Yankees and have the two of them man the corners for the next 10 years.
The First HR of the spring belongs to Bobby Dalbec. pic.twitter.com/EMXy1KiSgC
— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) February 22, 2019
Chavis, Bogaerts, Holt, Dalbec. The infield of the future for the Red Sox.
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