Triston Casas Impressing Alex Cora With Efficiency For Staff USA

Energetic Main League Baseball gamers weren’t allowed to play for his or her nationwide groups on the Tokyo Olympics, however Pink Sox supervisor Alex Cora has been preserving tabs on the gamers that might in the future make up the way forward for the group.

There’s a handful of Boston prospects that made the trek to Tokyo, however the star of the present has undoubtedly been Triston Casas, the staff’s first-round choose in 2018. Casas has been the beginning first baseman for Staff USA in all 4 of its video games to date and has gone 5-for-16 with three residence runs and eight RBIs (together with a minimum of one in every recreation.)

“We’ve been paying consideration,” Cora mentioned Wednesday earlier than the Pink Sox confronted the Detroit Tigers. “With Triston we all know the kind of participant he’s. It looks as if he’s having fun with the expertise. He’s been very emotional, which we love.

“We’ve been in contact with Darren (Fenster, who coaches within the Pink Sox farm system and is Staff USA’s third base coach) all through the event and so they’re more than happy not solely what he’s doing on the sector however the best way he’s doing stuff off the sector, the best way he has related with veteran gamers. That’s a part of participant growth. The truth that he can go to a high-pressure scenario and carry out at this degree is superb. He’s one. He’s an necessary piece of our future and we’re very happy with him.”

Casas, 21, has appeared in 46 video games for Double-A Portland this season and hit .271 with 30 RBIs and 6 residence runs.

Cora laughed off a query about Casas becoming a member of the Pink Sox within the close to future, however the group does appear to have a productive first baseman arising the pipeline. He’s presently ranked because the No. 1 prospect within the Pink Sox system by

In whole, the Pink Sox had six prospects competing within the Olympics: Casas and Jack Lopez (Staff USA), Denyi Reyes, Johan Mieses and Roldani Baldwin (Dominican Republic) and Joey Meneses (Mexico). Of them, simply Casas and Lopez stay within the event.