Rafael Devers and Michael Chavis Receive May Honors for Red Sox
Boston, MA - The 2019 MLB draft is currently ongoing and the Boston Red Sox have definitely selected some of the best prospects in the crop, at least according to many college baseball insiders and draft analysts. With the team's first pick in the draft, the forty-third selection, Boston drafted Cameron Cannon, a shortstop from the University of Arizona. With the sixty-ninth overall pick in the draft, Boston again went to the shortstop well with the selection of Matthew Lugo, who is related to baseball legend Carlos Beltran.
Now, we will have to wait a while to see if Cannon and Lugo pan out as future Red Sox stars, but no more waiting needs to be done to see how the current crop of young phenoms are faring with their time on the Red Sox on the professional stage.
Two of the youngest players in Boston, third baseman Rafael Devers and second baseman turned utility man Michael Chavis, have been the buoys of the team in the early goings of the season as they slipped in the standings early and have been mostly kept afloat by the immense offensive talent from the bats of Devers and Chavis. Now, the impact that these two youngsters have had on the team is being awarded by the MLB.
Devers has been named the American League Player of the Month for May and Chavis has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for May! It is an awesome honor and these two are definitely deserving!
Devers was red hot in May as he hit .351 with eight home runs during the month. Chavis was similarly impactful with the power he brought to the team. He added seven home runs on his own and hit .248. Both of these players have been awesome for Boston and they want to continue that into June, undoubtedly.
The Red Sox are currently 30-29 and coming off of a win over the New York Yankees. The next chance to see the young guns, Devers and Chavis, back in action will be tonight on the road against the Kansas City Royals. Hopefully, they will keep that momentum going!