Who is Triston Casas? Get to know Red Sox' prized prospect


All signs point toward Triston Casas being the future of the first base position for the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 first-round draft pick is one of the most exciting prospects the organization has had rise through its system in recent years.

Casas could make his major league debut later in the 2022 season. If the Red Sox opt to keep him in Triple-A, he'll almost certainly debut with Boston next year. Either way, he'll be a strong American League Rookie of the Year candidate in 2023.

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It remains to be seen when the Red Sox front office plans on calling up Casas, but here's everything you should know about the organization's No. 2 ranked prospect before his first appearance in The Show.

About Triston Casas

Casas was born in Pembroke Pines, Fla. on Jan. 15, 2000. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder played high school baseball at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla. In two varsity seasons at American Heritage, Casas hit .414 with 11 homers and 53 RBI while playing both corner infield positions. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.

Casas played in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game in both 2016 and 2017. He graduated high school one year early to be eligible for the MLB Draft. In 2018, he was selected in the first round (26th overall) by the Boston Red Sox.

After the draft, Casas signed with Boston and received a signing bonus worth approximately $2.5 million.

Triston Casas' scouting report

An imposing figure at the plate with his size, Casas has the power to match. The 22-year-old slugger projects as an All-Star caliber first baseman with his blend of size, strength, and bat speed. His raw power plays to all parts of the park and his plate discipline is advanced relative to his professional baseball experience.

Casas was drafted as a third baseman but has since spent most of his time at first. The move has been beneficial as Casas appears to be a solid defender at the position after lacking range at the hot corner. His strong arm would have been a plus at third base, however. He touched the low 90s as a pitcher in high school.

All in all, Casas looks to be a bat-first first baseman capable of anchoring an MLB lineup.

Triston Casas' minor league stats

Casas began his professional career on June 22 with the Gulf Coast Red Sox. He went 0-for-4 with the rookie-level affiliate before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right thumb.

In 2019, Casas started the year with the Low-A Greenville Drive. He slashed .254/.349/.472 with 19 homers and 78 RBI in 118 games. He was promoted to High-A Salem On Sept. 1. That season, Casas was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game and debuted on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list at No. 98. He was named the Red Sox' 2019 Minor League Offensive Player of the Year.

With Minor League Baseball shut down for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Casas participated in the Red Sox' fall instructional league. After the 2020 campaign, Casas was named the organization's No. 1 prospect.

Casas started the 2021 season with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs and was promoted to Triple-A Worcester late in the campaign. In 86 games between the two clubs, he posted a .279/.394/.484 slash line with 14 homers and 59 RBI.

Before the 2022 season, Casas attended Red Sox spring training as a non-roster invitee. He has spent the year in Worcester, hitting .258/.367/.458 with nine homers and 31 RBI. He missed more than a month due to a high-ankle sprain suffered in mid-May.

Baseball America's latest top 100 prospect list has Casas ranked at No. 30.

Triston Casas and Team USA

Casas was named to the United States national baseball team roster in 2021 and competed at the Tokyo Olympics. He hit three home runs for Team USA, helping his country to a silver medal. The United States fell to Japan in the gold-medal game.

In addition to the Tokyo Olympics, Casas played on the 18-under U.S. national baseball team and was the MVP of the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup.

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