30 Prospects In 30 Days: 3B Michael Chavis

In this edition of 30 Prospects in 30 Days, we focus on third-basemen Michael Chavis, a 6’0″, 185 lb senior at Sprayberry High School in Georgia.

Scouting Grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Michael_ChavisWhile Chavis doesn’t really have an one tool that sticks out to scouts, he could develop into a player with solid tools across the board.

His versatility is another great aspect of his game, as he has experience in both the infield and outfield. He profiles best as a third basemen but could play the middle infield if he chooses to commit to Clemson instead of the team that drafts him.

Though he is known as more of a line-drive hitter, he surprisingly won the home run derby at the Perfect Game All-American Classic, beating out noted prep sluggers such as Braxton Davidson, Michael Gettys and Alex Jackson.

Chavis consistently makes hard contact at the plate and projects as a possible .275 hitter with somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 home runs in his prime in the big leagues.

He only has 20 games played between his junior and senior year at the varsity level, but he has hit .586 with 7 HR’s, 7 doubles, 19 RBI’s, 19 runs, and a 1.068 SLG% in those games.

Chavis has the arm strength to play anywhere in the infield, and while he may have enough quickness to up the middle, he should end up at the hot corner once he reaches the big leagues.

Tune in tomorrow at 6pm ET for the next edition of 30 Prospects in 30 Days: SS Jacob Gatewood.

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.