By Ryan Hannable
Red Sox first-round pick, No. 26 overall, Michael Chavis and the club have agreed to terms for the slot value of $1,870,500, according to a source. The 18-year-old will fly to Boston on Tuesday with the official signing coming shortly thereafter.
Chavis wrapped up his senior season with Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Gerogia where he hit .580/.663/1.197 with 13 homers and 37 RBI.
“Our approach each year is to select the best players available to us and we believe Michael fits that description,” said Red Sox director of amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye in a team release after the draft. “He was undoubtedly one of the best high school hitters in this this year’s class, and we were fortunate to have him. In addition, we believe his athleticism and defensive versatility will also be an asset to us.”
Although he played shortstop all though high school, it would appear he will be moved to either second or third base with the Red Sox.
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