The Red Sox are promoting top prospect Triston Casas to the WooSox, a source confirmed Monday afternoon. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe first reported the news.
Casas, who is ranked by MLB.com as the 18th-best prospect in all of baseball, spent the season with Double-A Portland, hitting .284 with 13 homers and an .879 OPS in 77 games. Because Portland’s season ended Sunday, the promotion gives Casas -- along with pitcher Josh Winckowski and catcher Ronaldo Hernández -- the opportunity to see more action over the final 10 games of the Triple-A season.
Casas reached High-A for two games in 2019 and spent part of the 2020 season at the Sox’ alternate training site in Worcester. The 21-year-old got his first taste of Double-A action this season while also suiting up for Team USA in the Olympic qualifiers and the actual tournament in Tokyo. At the Olympics, Casas had a .960 OPS for Team USA, hitting three homers and a double while knocking in eight runs. His performance impressed Team USA (and former Angels) manager Mike Scioscia.
“He’s advanced beyond his age as far as a hitter,” Scioscia told Baseball America last month. “He understands what pitchers are trying to do to him. He’s made some adjustments to his swing just from the qualifiers to now that were tremendous. And I think his ability to hit right and lefthanded pitching is a skill set that you don’t see in a lot of young hitters. Especially lefthanded hitters. I think he’s a student of the game. He’s got tremendous power to all fields and he’s going to play in the big leagues for a long time.”
With Casas’ arrival in Worcester, the WooSox now have five of the Red Sox’ top seven prospects (as ranked by SoxProspects.com) on their roster. Casas joins Jarren Duran (No. 4, on rehab assignment), Jeter Downs (No. 5) and Connor Seabold (No. 7).
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