I was going to mention... or ask... another player named Chavez was also hitting in the Baez/Soler group today. He's a huge 24 year old Venezuelan kid who swings well in the cages. Anyone know much about him?
Johermyn Chavez - Cubs signed him to a minor league deal in November sometime I believe. From what I've read, he was tearing it up last year for the Seattle Mariners in Rookie ball and then got a bump to AA ball. Struggled a bit there posting a line of .232 | .339 | .386 with an OPS of .725. While playing in AA though, he faced our Tennessee Smokies quite a bit and I'm assuming our front office saw something they liked.
I saw this posted elsewhere on Chavez -- "On the year, Chavez has hit .242/.345/.423 with sixteen doubles and ten home runs over 265 at-bats between Seattle’s rookie club and their Double-A affiliate. Over seven seasons in the minors, he’s hit .263/.341/.442."