It’s time for the Red Sox to call up Triston Casas

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - MARCH 14: Triston Casas #94 of the Boston Red Sox at bat against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at Hammond Stadium on March 14, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - MARCH 14: Triston Casas #94 of the Boston Red Sox at bat against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at Hammond Stadium on March 14, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Red Sox fans are ready to see Triston Casas at Fenway

Over the last few years, the hype over Triston Casas, the No. 16 prospect in the MLB Pipeline and No. 2 prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, has just gotten bigger. With a Red Sox team that has lacked any sort of offensive production, perhaps now is the time to bring up Casas.

The 22-year-old has had a good season thus far in Triple-A Worcester, batting .262/.395/.903 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 17 games.

The thing that this Red Sox team needs is a spark, and a young, fresh bat could provide just that. The pitching hasn’t been as much of an issue as we had anticipated early in this season, and a power threat like Casas could bail this staff out of tough situations.

Frankly, I don’t see the reason not to give Casas the call, as our current first base situation with Bobby Dalbec just isn’t working right now. Dalbec is slashing just .169/.234/.271 with one lonely home run and just two RBIs in 16 games; it would be incredibly difficult for Casas to come up and not produce better numbers.

What I can’t emphasize enough is that this is not an anti-Bobby Dalbec post. It is true that he is not producing at the plate currently, but I have full faith that Dalbec will find his groove eventually. Big Bob has so much versatility that he can be penciled in virtually anywhere on the diamond. There is room for both of them on this team.

There has been so much speculation as to when Casas’ time would come. I am guilty of thinking that he would make the Opening Day roster, which was a take that was not even close to true as there’s a chance we don’t see him until 2023, which simply should not happen. Us Red Sox fans are in major need of just a little spec of hope, and Casas would provide that.

Luckily enough, it is so early in the season and professional baseball offers more games in their season than any other professional sport. With that being said, there is a lot of time to snap out of the slump and start running up the win column; with Triston Casas ready and waiting to be called up, it’s time for the Sox to seal the deal and let him contribute to an ever-so promising Red Sox offense.

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