During the last baseball season, Triston was in the minors and didn’t get a chance to showcase his skills. Casas has already displayed impressive games since his amateur period. But finally, Triston Casas will be a part of the starting lineup.
In 2021, the Red Sox did announce Triston Casas in the lineup, ready for his first spring training. Nevertheless, the time has finally come for Casas to enter MLB in 2022. Let’s look at his career and performances so far, and how good the selection of Casas is for the Red Sox.
Triston is the son of Jose Casas; a well-known football player in his time. He was aware of the effects of such sports on the body. Therefore, Jose signed his son up for soccer. Unfortunately, the young Casas wasn't very good at it. Later, he tried basketball which also proved as a failure. It was then Jose Casas bought a plastic ball and tee for his son, leading to the discovery that Triston Casas is made for baseball. He had a natural swing in his hands and loved the sport instantly.
At American Heritage School located in Plantation, Florida, Triston started playing baseball. He played on both corner infield positions. Casas played two varsity seasons at the American Heritage School. There he had a .414 batting average accompanied by 11 home runs. He also had 53 RBIs during the 53 games he played.
Just to be eligible for MLB (Major League Baseball) drafts, Triston graduated from high school a year early. Initially, Casas played in 2016 as well as in 2017 in the Under Armour All-American Baseball Game. During MLB 2018 draft selection, the Boston Red Sox chose him, making him the 26th overall selection.
Triston Casas with the Red Sox for a bonus of $2,552,800. Initially, Casas was assigned to Boston’s Rookie League Team and later to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. During this time, Casas made sure to stay in the limelight and was noticed. He completed his first professional game going 0 for 3 as the designated hitter.
But unfortunately, a few days later Triston Casas got injured in the field and underwent surgery to repair his right thumb. He had torn his ulnar collateral ligament. Many spectators thought his career was nearly over, as leaving games at such an early stage can be a big deal. But Casas knew he could defy the odds and came back like a storm in 2019.
Triston next played for the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League and changed the narrative. He was added to the “Top 100 Prospects” list of BA (Baseball America). That same year, Casas was named as a South Atlantic League Postseason All-Star. He also became the 2019 Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year. Triston Casas continued gaining recognition until the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world.
During the pandemic, the Red Sox added Casas to the pool of reserve players. He was asked to participate in intra-squad workouts. Unlike others, Casas didn’t want to waste this golden opportunity. He started focusing on his physical condition, which later resulted in him becoming a much stronger athlete. Casas got invited to participate in the Red Sox’s fall instructional league as well.
Due to his commitment and valor, Baseball America ranked Triston Casas as the Red Sox's number 1 prospect. He later started in 2021 as Double-A with Portland Sea Dogs. He also appeared in Triple-A Worcester Red Sox. Casas was then selected to play in the Arizona Fall League. There he was named as the starting first baseman in the league's annual Fall Stars Game.
Triston Casas was lucky enough to get the opportunity to play at the international level as well. He played on the 18 Under United States National Baseball team. There he was named as the ‘Most Valuable Player of 2017’.
After qualifying for baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Casas was named to the roster of the United States National Baseball Team. During the Olympic Games, Casas hit phenomenal runs against Japan, South Korea, and the Dominican Republic. His team won the Silver after falling against Japan while winning against South Korea and the Dominican Republic.
2022 and Triston Casas
Due to impressive efforts and continuous hard work, Casas is now a well-known and celebrated MLB name. All the leading collectable card franchises publish sports cards in his name.
It’s a known fact that the player farming system for the Boston Red Sox is serious. For the last couple seasons, they are overhauling for experienced players. It's their motto to promote young talent and prepare a better pipeline of baseball players. Many new players are being added from the draft, international deals are being signed out, and many new entries are expected as of 2022.
But one thing remained the same and intact. Triston Casas remained at the top spot retaining his number one slot. He grabbed a whopping 64% of votes in his favor. Initially, it was speculated that Triston Casas may get a chance in this year’s MLB. But now the Boston Red Sox have officially included Triston Casas in their starting lineup. They are sure that he can change the face of the game with his splendid performance while starting at the upper position.
Even Triston Casas sometimes thinks it’s all a dream. It was 2020 when he was not even part of the equation when minor league ball had to shut down due to the pandemic. His self-motivation helped him in making an incredible appearance at the Alternate Site where his optimism played the major game.
With exceptional performance, there is no way Triston Casas will not see stardom. It’s the time to welcome the star player to the Boston Red Sox officially!
Scott Trick has collected sports cards since the early 80's and because of his love for collecting he started the website https://sportscardsauthority.com/. His favorite players are Robin Yount and Hank Aaron, but he cherishes all sports and all cards like they are art.