Triston Casas Impressing Alex Cora With Efficiency For Workforce USA

Energetic Main League Baseball gamers weren’t allowed to play for his or her nationwide groups on the Tokyo Olympics, however Purple Sox supervisor Alex Cora has been preserving tabs on the gamers that might sooner or later 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 crew’s first-round choose in 2018. Casas has been the beginning first baseman for Workforce USA in all 4 of its video games up to now and has gone 5-for-16 with three house runs and eight RBIs (together with not less than one in every sport.)

“We’ve been paying consideration,” Cora mentioned Wednesday earlier than the Purple 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 Purple Sox farm system and is Workforce USA’s third base coach) all through the match they usually’re more than happy not solely what he’s doing on the sector however the way in which he’s doing stuff off the sector, the way in which he has linked with veteran gamers. That’s a part of participant growth. The truth that he can go to a high-pressure state of affairs and carry out at this degree is superb. He’s a great one. He’s an vital 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 house runs.

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

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