Red Sox Top Prospect, Starting First Baseman Impresses In Spring Debut

Triston Casas had an impressive performance in the Boston Red Sox's Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.

Despite striking out in the opening inning against Marlins left-hander Trevor Rogers, Casas bounced back and went on to drive in three runs for the team. In the third inning, he hit a run-scoring single that brought Greg Allen home from second base. Then, in the fifth inning, he crushed a 374-foot two-run homer off of Dax Fulton.

Casas' performance was particularly notable because all of his damage came against left-handed pitching.

As the Red Sox's top-ranked prospect and primary first baseman in the 2023 season, Casas will face pitchers of either hand, but may sit against tough lefties.

Nevertheless, his potential as a Rookie of the Year candidate and his ability to hit lefties make him a valuable asset to the team. Overall, Casas's strong showing in the Grapefruit League game is a promising sign for the upcoming season.

The twenty-three old left-handed hitter posted a .281/.389/.500 triple-slash line, 12 home runs, 41 RBIs and 48 runs scored over 76 games last season in the minors.

Casas hit five home runs and 12 RBIs over his first 27 major league games in 2022. Photo Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports