I'd say yes. He played the majority of last year with tendonitis in his forearms, along with other injuries. The doctors recommended he sit as the injuries were clearly effecting his hitting, but he chose to stay out there and struggle to continue providing his defense.
He should be fully recovered, so I suspect a bounce back this year. Don't forget that he started out the season really hot before succumbing to injuries, which is rare for Chavvy, as he's usually been a second half player.