Triston Casas- 2018 Draft #26 overall

TimScribble

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Saw there was a new post and figured it was around his 4th homer, only to find out it was about his 5th. The kid’s on an unbelievable run right now.
 

billy ashley

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Casas' season has been interrupted by two Olympics tournaments (the qualifier and then the real thing). He performed well in both of those. Some have questioned his lack of power this year (I think he had 6 homers in those tournaments). Given the tape-measure home runs and the goofy nature of his season, and his excellent approach, most evaluators seem unconcerned about the "lack of power" before this week.

I think the past 24 hours is a great example of why.

It's amazing that this guy basically got zero time in high A and is doing so well in AA. That's normally the biggest jump in the minors.
 

Manzivino

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In 22 games since returning from the Olympics, he's hitting .311/.452/.608 with 4 2B, 6 HR and a 17/14 BB/K ratio. Most of that slugging is a result of this HR binge (he slugged .377 for August), but even in that power drought his OBP was .408. It's not like he's just getting insanely lucky either, his BABIP in that stretch is .315. The kid is a stud.
 

amRadio

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It’s all about service time.
I don't really think the Sox need to manipulate service time as much as they need a 1B. Also, we're assuming there is a season in 2022, and that if there is, "service time" is a thing that still exists. Who knows how all that shakes out, point is Casas is going great right now.
 

nighthob

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I don't really think the Sox need to manipulate service time as much as they need a 1B. Also, we're assuming there is a season in 2022, and that if there is, "service time" is a thing that still exists. Who knows how all that shakes out, point is Casas is going great right now.
Except that they will as there’s a real incentive to bleeding out the extra low cost service time. They can live with a 1B rotation of Dalbec and Schwarber for a while.
 

HomeRunBaker

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Except that they will as there’s a real incentive to bleeding out the extra low cost service time. They can live with a 1B rotation of Dalbec and Schwarber for a while.
Yeah, somehow I think we’ll survive for a couple weeks without Casas. Starting his service time clock a year early for 15 games would be a head scratcher.
 

amRadio

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I mean, I never suggested he would be up this season so I don't know where that's coming from. The Sox won't keep him in the minor leagues if they need his help in 2022, even in the first half.
 

Marbleheader

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I picked up a couple of his 2018 Bowman Chrome Autos last year and as his stock has risen, the card value has increased nicely. Looking more and more like he's going to be the real deal.