Triston Casas Declines To Take First On HBP, Then Demolishes Home Run

Boston's top prospect continues to impress in Pawtucket

by Dakota Randall

September 7, 2020

Another day, another impressive highlight from Triston Casas.

The Boston Red Sox’s top prospect has been on an absolute tear since joining the organization’s alternate training site in Pawtucket, regularly showcasing the advanced maturity and hitting tools that make him such an exciting player. That trend continued Monday in unique fashion.

Casas was hit by a pitch from fellow prospect Tanner Houck but declined to take first base. The 20-year-old slugger then demolished his third simulated game home run.

Take a look:

That’ll play.

Casas, the 26th overall pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, likely would’ve started the 2020 season with High-A Salem had the season actually happened, let alone started on time. However, his play at Boston’s alternate training site might have earned him a spot in Double-A Portland to begin the 2021 campaign.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images
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