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Red Sox minor lines: Another lost year for Michael Chavis

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Michael Chavis' year is not so bad that it condemns him, particularly considering he dealt with an injury. But after a disappointing rookie campaign, the first round pick needs to produce sooner rather than later.

Pawtucket W 5-4

Rusney Castillo: 2-4, 3B, K, SB
Marco Hernandez: 2-4, 3B, K
Brennan Boesch: 2-4
Christian Vazquez: 1-4

Brian Johnson: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Joe Kelly: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Marco Hernandez actually has a .319 batting average with Pawtucket this year, somehow. Not a huge sample, but he's at least looking more viable than Deven Marrero, whose OPS is still stunningly enough sub-.500.

Portland W 16-1

Mauricio Dubon: 3-6, 3B, K

Oh what an inopportune time for Moncada to get injured.

Salem W 2-1 (In 10)

Joseph Monge: 0-4, BB, K, SB
Rafael Devers: 0-4, BB, K
Nick Longhi: 0-1, K

Trey Ball: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Is this the first time in Trey Ball's career he's produced back-to-back competent starts? My guess is that it's not, but I'm not willing to bet any money on it.

Greenville W 7-3

Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-4, BB
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, 2 BB, K
Michael Chavis: 0-4, BB

At this point we can be pretty certain the breakout season that Chavis was threatening early in the year isn't going to happen, be it due to injury or simply Chavis not being that good. If it's the former, man, how much of an outlier does that leave Andrew Benintendi as coming after the Marrero - Ball - Chavis trio of first picks from 2012 through 2014. There's still more hope for Chavis than there is for Ball right now, though, when you consider the components of his season--a fair few homers, K% and BB% aren't egregious, and there's certainly the injury to be taken into consideration.

But at best, Chavis has deferred his moment of truth following his disappointing rookie campaign on to 2017. If he's still not showing all that much, irrelevance will be right around the corner.