Crimson Sox prospect Triston Casas has regarded like a serious league hitter on one of many largest baseball phases there’s.
The primary baseman is making his impression on the Summer season Olympics, the place the Staff USA first baseman confirmed off his spectacular energy Monday in opposition to Japan.
Casas, who was a part of an early-game comeback, crushed a go-ahead, three-run dwelling run within the fifth inning off Japanese reliever Koyo Aoyagi.
That’s legitimately spectacular energy from Casas, who was in a position to inside-out a pitch down and in out to the other discipline.
As talked about, Casas earlier within the sport labored a powerful stroll in opposition to former New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka as a part of a game-tying three-run rally within the fourth inning.
Casas has been merely sensational for Staff USA in Tokyo. Halfway by means of Monday’s sport with Japan, he’s 3-for-11 on the Video games with two dwelling runs and 6 RBIs. He has pushed in a run in every of the People’ three video games to this point.
The 21-year-old continues to get in comparison with huge leaguers like Freddie Freeman or Anthony Rizzo. Baseball America at present has Casas ranked as the No. 23 prospect in all of baseball. Scouting consultants consider he’s nonetheless a 12 months away from the massive leagues, however given Casas’ efficiency in Tokyo paired with Boston’s lack of manufacturing at first base, it’s a must to wonder if the Crimson Sox may change course and get aggressive with Casas — this season.