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.