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Triston Casas
3B | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 238LBS | Age: 20

Draft: 2018 | Rd: 1, #26, Boston Red Sox | American Heritage School
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 7 7 2 3 1 3 0 .429 .429 1.000 1.429
Career Minors 505 433 66 110 20 81 3 .254 .349 .476 .824
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .429 1 3 0 1.429
Career Minors .254 20 81 3 .824

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2019 2 Teams Minors 120 500 429 66 110 26 5 20 81 58 118 3 2 7 .256 .350 .480 .830
2019 Greenville Drive SAL A(Full) 118 493 422 64 107 25 5 19 78 58 116 3 2 7 .254 .349 .472 .820
2019 Salem Red Sox CAR A(Adv) 2 7 7 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 1.000 1.429

Scouting Report

2020

Casas had a storied amateur career, leading the U.S. 18-and-under national team in homers and RBIs in both 2016 (as its youngest player) and 2017, winning 18U World Cup MVP honors and the World Baseball Softball Confederation player of the year award in the latter year. Originally scheduled to graduate from high school in 2019, he reclassified and went 26th overall in 2018, signing for $2,552,800. A torn ligament in his right thumb limited him to two games in his pro debut, but he bounced back to rank among the low Class A South Atlantic League leaders in extra-base hits (49, second), homers (19, third) and slugging (.472, fourth) at age 19 last season.

Casas' bat speed, strength and the leverage in his 6-foot-4 frame give him as much raw power as anyone in the 2018 Draft. He's more than just a slugger though, because he lets his pop come naturally and has more feel for hitting and more plate discipline than most players his age. Though his size adds obvious length to his left-handed stroke, he makes repeated hard contact to all fields.

Though Casas moves well for his size and has seen time at third base, he projects as a well-below-average runner once he fills out and will be limited to first base. He has soft hands and presents a huge target at the latter position. His strong arm is another asset, as he displayed a low-90s fastball when he pitched as an amateur.


2019

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 30 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 55

Though the Red Sox picked 26th in the 2018 Draft, they still came away with one of the best power hitters available in Casas, who signed for $2,552,800. He led the U.S. 18-and-under national team in homers and RBIs in both 2016 (as its youngest player) and 2017, winning 18U World Cup MVP honors and the World Baseball Softball Confederation player of the year award in the latter year. Originally set to graduate from high school in 2019 before reclassifying for the 2018 Draft, he played just two games in his pro debut before tearing a right thumb ligament while diving for a ball at third base.

While Casas has as much raw power as anyone in the 2018 Draft class, he's more than just a masher. His 6-foot-4 frame comes with a naturally long swing, but he has no difficulty making repeated contact because his feel for hitting and his plate discipline are very advanced for a teenager. And that contact is loud contact, the product of bat speed, strength and leverage from the left side of the plate.

For his size, Casas moves well and is relatively athletic, though he projects as a well below-average runner. The Red Sox have given him some time at third base and he has a strong arm that clocked low-90s fastballs when he pitched as an amateur, though most scouts think his size and lack of quickness will land him across the diamond. He improved his conditioning as a high school senior and has soft hands, enhancing his chances of becoming a solid defender at first base.


2018

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 30 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

Casas led the 18-and-under U.S. national team in homers and RBIs in 2016 despite being its youngest player, then did so again while winning MVP honors at the 18U World Cup in 2017, when the World Baseball Softball Confederation named him its player of the year. Originally destined to graduate from high school in 2019, he reclassified for the 2018 Draft and signed for $2,552,800 as the 26th overall selection. His pro debut lasted just two games before he tore a ligament in his right thumb diving for a ball at third base.

Casas has as much raw power as anyone in the 2018 Draft class. He has impressive bat speed, strength and leverage and crushes balls to all fields from the left side of the plate. While his huge frame gives him a naturally long swing, he doesn't swing and miss excessively because he has feel for hitting and advanced plate discipline.

Though he projects as a well below-average runner, Casas moves well and is athletic for a 6-foot-4, 238-pounder. While it remains to be seen whether he can remain at third base, he enhanced his chances by improving his conditioning as a prep senior. He showed a low-90s fastball as a high school pitcher and can become a solid defender at first base, where most scouts believe he'll end up.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
03/09/2020 3B Triston Casas assigned to Boston Red Sox.
09/01/2019 3B Triston Casas assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
04/02/2019 3B Triston Casas assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
03/17/2019 3B Triston Casas assigned to Boston Red Sox.
09/26/2018 Lowell Spinners activated 3B Triston Casas from the 7-day injured list.
07/02/2018 3B Triston Casas assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
06/18/2018 3B Triston Casas assigned to GCL Red Sox.
06/14/2018 Boston Red Sox signed 3B Triston Casas.