Cracking the top 20 of our 2014 MLB draft prospects are two powerful collegiate bats, a lively prep arm, a fantastic all-around prep bat, and one drawing some lofty comparisons.
20. Michael Chavis, Sprayberry HS (GA), 3B, 5′ 11″, 180 lbs.
Any team would love to have a talent like Chavis within its fold. Perfect Game ranks Chavis as the top prep hitter and has him fourth in power. One reason that might be the case is because Chavis took home the top prize at the Perfect Game All-American Home Run Derby. Two words here: raw power.
While at the plate, Chavis displays sensational bat speed along with a solid approach. Hitting for average won’t be a concern either.
And do you want speed? Chavis has plenty as his 60-yard time is 6.68. This compares to that time of Monte Harrison who posted a 6.62.
No worries about his defense. His arm is plenty for manning third base as his throws have topped out at 93 mph. Chavis flashes quick reactions and shows nice footwork while in the field. He’s been working on his speed and agility. Both will come in handy at third base.
Chavis is intriguing. He has all the tools at his disposal. If he should opt for the college route, he does have a commitment to Clemson.