Triston Casas Salem Red Sox First Base

Age: 20
Born: January 15, 2000
Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, FL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Miami commit)
High School: American Heritage (FL)
ETA: 2022

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Pronunciation: Coss-US
First Pro Contract: June 14, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $2,552,800
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Pro Debut: June 22, 2018 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
Twitter: @mvptc37
Instagram: @tristoncasas

  Scouting Report & Links      
  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. Very long limbs.

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 hit tool.

Power: Plus-plus raw power. 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.

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

Field: Drafted as a third baseman, quickly transitioned to playing mostly first base, where he will end up long-term. Soft hands, confident picking out throws in the dirt. Moves well for a first baseman. Has plenty of arm for third base, 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.
  Arm: Plus arm. Touched the low-90s on the mound in high school.

Notes: 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.  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 Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019. Promoted to Salem at the tail end of the 2019 season for the playoff run.

Summation: Potential everyday regular. Has the potential to hit for average and significant power. Hit tool still needs development. Looks the part of a prototypical bat-first first baseman, capable of anchoring a lineup. If bat doesn't develop as expected potential future value takes a huge hit as he looks destined for first base defensively.

Spring Training Video of Triston Casas (3.21.19)
Spring Training Video of Triston Casas 1 (3.23.19)
Spring Training Video of Triston Casas 2 (3.23.19)
    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 --- 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 --- 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
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 118 422 64 107 25 5 19 78 199 58 116 3 2 0.254 0.349 0.472 0.820
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 19 2 7 2 3 1 0 1 3 7 0 2 0 0 0.429 0.429 1.000 1.429
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2020 - - - - 20     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  2017 WBSC International Baseball Player of the Year
2019 South Atlantic League All-Star
2019 South Atlantic League Season-End All-Star
2019 Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year
  2019 Pre-Season All-Star Player of the Month (May 2019) Player of the Week (August 19-25, 2019)
2019 All-Star
2019 Offensive Player of the Year

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