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The start to Michael Chavis' Major League career has been one of the most encouraging developments for the Boston Red Sox in 2019.

The 23-year-old infielder has gone from top prospect to one of the team's most important players in a very short period of time. Chavis played in his 20th career game for the Red Sox on Sunday, and he went 3-for-5 at the plate with five RBI. He's now batting .282 with six home runs, 19 RBI  and a .407 on-base percentage for Boston this year.

How does his start compare with previous Red Sox players who were hot out of the gate? Well, he has the second-most RBI through the first 20 games of a Red Sox career, and one of the guys ahead of him is the greatest hitter who ever lived, Ted Williams.

Chavis' impressive offensive production and the Red Sox's recent surge up the standings over the last month are not a coincidence. Boston has a 14-6 record when Chavis plays, and the defending World Series champions enter Monday just three games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the American League East.

 

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