Toggle navigation: Michael Scott Chavis (born August 11, 1995) is an American professional baseball infielder who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Red Sox selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft.
He previously played for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. During his time at Georgia Tech, Chavis was a three-time All-American and two-time Golden Spikes Award finalist.
Chavis is the son of Charlene and Charles "Chuck" Chavis. He has one brother, Charles Jr., who also plays baseball. His father died when he was nine years old.
After graduating from high school in 2013, the Boston Red Sox selected Chavis with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft. He signed with the Red Sox on July 2, 2014.
In 2015, Chavis made his major league debut on April 17 vs New York Yankees at Fenway Park. In that game, he got his first hit (a double) and score a run. The Red Sox went on to win 6-5 in 12 innings. At the end of May, he was named the Red Sox' rookie of the year after batting.292 with 26 RBI's and 9 stolen bases.
For this one, they've moved Michael Chavis off the 40-man roster to the Pirates. Keith Law of The Athletic broke the news first. Boston has sent Michael Chavis to Pittsburgh in exchange for Austin Davis. Chavis has been a member of the Red Sox organization since 2014, when he was drafted in the first round. He made his major league debut last season and had three hits in 23 at-bats. The Red Sox will be hoping that moving him gains them some additional depth at shortstop because Jose Iglesias is currently injured.
Davis was originally drafted by the Red Sox in 2013 but didn't sign until after the draft ended so that he could attend college at South Carolina. In 2018, his first full season as a pitcher, he went 9-1 with a 2.13 ERA in 111 innings pitched. This past season, he played both third base and second base and hit.292 with 14 home runs and 69 RBIs.
This move makes sense for all involved as it gives the Pirates another young player to develop while also clearing a spot on their roster for Chavis. Let's hope they can work with each other well enough where neither side feels like they're being taken advantage of.
David Christopher DeJesus (/d@'heIsu: s/; born December 20, 1979) is a retired American professional baseball outfielder. He played for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Royals selected him with the ninth pick in the 1997 MLB draft.
DeJesus has been voted into multiple All-Star games, including 2014 when he led all outfielders with 24 votes. He has also won two Golden Spikes Awards, given to the best amateur player in baseball each year. In 2012, he became only the second player in history to win the award while playing for another team (the other being Chuck Knoblauch with the New York Yankees), since it is awarded based on voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).
DeJesus has three career home runs off San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Beckett. With his third home run against Beckett on April 15, 2013, DeJesus became only the fourth player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a game played at Petco Park. The others to do so are Todd Helton, Jim Thome, and Mel Ott. DeJesus is also one of four players who have hit three home runs against one pitcher during their careers (the others being Helton, Thome, and Mike Schmidt).