Full name is Michael Scott Chavis...Last name is pronounced "CHAY-viss" (Iike "Davis"). Signed by Brian Moehler (Red Sox). Attended Sprayberry Senior (GA) High School... Named Georgia's 2014 Gatorade High School Player of the Year.
Named the Red Sox' 2017 Minor League Offensive Player of the Year after hitting .282 (133-for-471) with 31 HR and 94 RBI between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland...Also named a Carolina League mid-season All-Star, a Baseball America High-A All-Star, and an Arizona Fall League Rising Star. Led BOS minor leaguers in HR (tied, 31), RBI (94), runs (89), doubles (tied, 35), and XBH (68)...Among all minor leaguers, ranked 3rd in XBH, T-5th in HR, and 11th in RBI. Posted a .916 OPS vs. RHP (102-for-355, 24 2B, 24 HR). Tabbed CL Player of the Week for the periods of 4/17-23 (10-for-20, 5 HR) and 5/22-28 (12-for-26, 2 HR). Named CL Player of the Month and Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month for May after batting .368/.425/.675 with 12 2B, 7 HR, and 30 RBI in 29 games. Began his season with Salem...Led the team with 17 HR, batting .318 (71-for-223) with a 1.029 OPS. Played in 1 game before landing on the disabled list from 4/7-16 with a right elbow strain. Hit safely in each of his first 7 games and in 17 of his first 20...Had a 10-game hit streak from 4/28-5/7. Homered 3 times on 4/19 vs. Wilmington, including a walk-off, 2-run shot in the 9th to give Salem a 7-6 win. Selected as the Top Star at the CL All-Star Game on 6/20 in Salem, driving in 2 with a double in the 1st inning. Transferred to Portland on 6/22 and homered in 3 of his first 6 games with the Sea Dogs. Hit safely in 11 straight games from 7/22-8/3, batting .409 (18-for-44) with 4 HR and 12 RBI in that stretch...After the season, helped Peoria win the AFL title by ranking among league leaders in runs (17, T-3rd), XBH (11, 4th), RBI (17, 4th), and HR (4, T-6th). Hit a 2-run, 10th-inning, walk-off HR on 11/9 vs. Mesa. Hit 2 HR on 11/14 at Salt River. Played 1B for the 1st time in his professional career.