Triston Casas is one of the most promising rookie in baseball at the moment and he is starting to show his potential. Casas was one of the Red Sox’s top prospects for several years now and is starting to bud into the player fans were hoping to see. The growing pains for most rookies definitely took it’s toll on Casas. But after about a month and a half into the season, he’s starting to put it all together.
Casas started off 2023 with a rather slow start, batting only .137 in April with a .585 OPS. While the batting average and slugging was far below league average, he was still working walks at great consistency.
While April was rough for the young first baseman, May has been a different story. In the month of May, Casas is batting .306/.409/.583 with three homes and seven runs batted in.
Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, has been a huge help in supporting Triston Casas throughout his rough first month. After a win against Toronto at the beginning of May, Casas sang his praises for his supportive manager. In an interview with NESN’s Lauren Willand, he went on to say: “Yeah, every day I come in, AC makes sure to tell me to keep going and not let it get in my head”. He continued by saying, “Having a manager like that shooting me straight, who is always honest with me, lets me know how he feels, that’s everything I could ask for in my first manager”.
Triston Casas’ Rookie of the Year Campaign is Back On.
Triston Casas is not only turning out to be a solid player, but is already one of the most entertaining players both on and off the field. Casas notably enjoys soaking in the sun before games while also engaging in pregame naps in the clubhouse. And in last night’s game, in which Casas hit a solo home run, he was seens snacking on a bowl of strawberries between innings with a fork.
The Rookie of the Year campaign for Triston Casas will surely be impressive if he continues this production. He is starting to hit the ball harder with every swing and is starting to limit the whiffs in each at-bat. The defense is also improving at first base after a shaky start in the field, as well. The Red Sox haven’t had a Rookie of the Year winner since Dustin Pedroia in 2007. With Masataka Yoshida becoming an incredible player along with Casas, there’s a chance the Red Sox have a Rookie of the Year winner in 2023.
The Red Sox will face off in the last game of the series against the Mariners tonight. Tonight’s game can be watched on NESN at 7:10 pm EST.
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