Triston Casas GCL Red Sox  |  First Base-Third Base

     
 

Age: 19
Born: January 15, 2000
Pembroke Pines, FL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
High School: American Heritage (FL)
ETA: Late 2022

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Physical Description: Strong, imposing frame. Looks the part. Some remaining projection in upper body. Will have to work to maintain body in order not to lose athleticism.

Hit: Starts slightly open in a slight crouch. Quiet pre-pitch. Utilizes a leg lift timing device. Plus bat speed; whips the bat through the zone. Smooth, fluid swing, especially given his size. Strong feel for hit for a high school draftee. Utilizes all fields. Will always have some swing-and-miss and holes in his swing. Needs to continue to refine approach and pitch recognition, but has the potential to develop an average-to-better hit tool.

Power: Plus-plus raw power. Has easy, all-fields power, but power plays best to the pull side. Has ideal combination of size, strength, and bat speed for a power hitter. How power actualizes will depend on hit tool development.

Arm: Plus arm. Touched the low-90s on the mound in high school.

Field: Likely to end up at first base long term. Soft hands, confident picking out throws in the dirt. Moves well for a first baseman. Also plays third base, where he has plenty of arm for the position, but his footwork is choppy and he looks awkward fielding the ball there given his size. Lacks range at third base. Potential above-average defender at first base. Played both corner infield positions during 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Run: Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game.

Career Notes: Injured his thumb diving for a ground ball in his second game after signing, causing him to miss the rest of the 2018 regular season. Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League. Reportedly put up some of the highest exit velocities in the 2018 high school class. Excelled in showcase events and led Team USA in home runs and RBI on the way to winning the MVP of the U-18 Baseball World Cup. Attended the same high school as Red Sox draft picks CJ Chatham, Shaun Anderson, and Deven Marrero. Had committed to the University of Miami.

Summation
: Potential everyday regular. Long way to go developmentally. Bat first profile, but has the potential to hit for average and significant power. Looks the part of a prototypical bat-first, first baseman, capable of anchoring a lineup.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in regular season game action.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2017 American Heritage HS HS --- 17 24 74 22 33 5 1 4 18 52 15 10 2 0 0.446 0.559 0.702 1.262
  2018 American Heritage HS HS --- 18 29 78 31 30 6 6 7 35 69 27 17 5 1 0.385 0.545 0.884 1.430
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.000 0.200 0.000 0.200
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Coss-US
First Pro Contract:
June 14, 2018 by Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $2,552,800
MiLB Debut: June 22, 2018 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019):MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2017 WBSC International Baseball Player of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
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