In a disappointing season thus far for the Boston Red Sox, rookie Michael Chavis is still making a positive impact.
A Georgia native with a sweet swing, he was a fan favorite immediately upon arrival, despite road bumps along the way.
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So far with the Red Sox, Chavis had once again delivered near-immediate production. As of Wednesday, he’s batting .286 with three homers and 8 RBI. And in a season that’s been lukewarm at best for the big league club, Chavis has been a spark for the Red Sox.
Because of that, I think he’s here to stay.
I mean, let’s face it. As much as we love Dustin Pedroia, he likely will continue to be plagued by injuries for the remainder of his career. Therefore, the Boston Red Sox need somebody like Michael Chavis to fill the void on the field.
The organization obviously thinks highly of Chavis and his abilities. Fans shouldn’t expect him to be Pedroia immediately, but there’s definitely room for such growth.
Despite the fact that the team has a young nucleus, it’s no question that they also need to keep getting younger. Having a player like Chavis with major league experience is very beneficial in that quest. Their farm system is no longer highly-regarded, so I suspect they will make at least some effort to continue developing young players.
Michael Chavis is a great example of one. We’ve seen it. He works hard, has a great attitude toward the game, and truly seems to be enjoying the experience. He takes everything in stride, despite the hiccups, and is rooted in his faith. On top of it all, there’s definitely room for growth on the baseball field.
And as a result, I believe he’s here to stay.