Boston Red Sox Prospects: Who should be “untouchable” in trades?
Red Sox second-ranked prospect, Triston Casas (first base)
Shutout to Franchy Cordero. He’s been awesome at first base. Before he started doing his thing though, Triston Casas would’ve absolutely been an upgrade at the position in every single aspect of the game.
He’s Major League ready. Maybe Cordero’s breakout (we’ll see if he can keep it up) makes it not nearly as much of an absolute need to call-up Casas soon. For a while it felt like the “let’s just get to Casas and go from there” thought process was the only thing keeping Boston fans going.
However, the team is finally starting to play well. And with solid play at first, that thought has been put on the back-burner a bit.
Even with that though, Casas is built for Boston. He’s their second-ranked prospect and the 14th-ranked prospect in all of baseball. He has that beautiful left-handed choked-up swing that is perfect for Fenway. Go oppo and pepper the Green Monster? Sure. Mash one to left and deposit it in the bullpens? Absolutely.
Casas has looked phenomenal defensively at first base. He has a great eye at the plate and he’s going to hit for a good average with great power. 30-plus home run type power. 100-plus RBI type hitter. The perfect middle-of-the-order bat for your team for 15 years.
And there’s already a good idea of the player he is. Casas is knocking on the Major League door in Triple-A, where’s he’s played well. The average isn’t great but he has a fantastic OBP and is putting up good power numbers. He also played extremely well in the Olympics. So we already know the stage isn’t going to be too bright and that he’ll produce at high levels against legitimate competition.
There are very very few players that Boston could get in return that wouldn’t make it impossible for fans to watch Casas raking on another team.