The Red Sox are promoting top prospect Triston Casas to the WooSox, a source confirmed Monday afternoon. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe first reported the news.
Casas, who is ranked by MLB.com as the 18th-best prospect in all of baseball, spent the season with Double-A Portland, hitting .284 with 13 homers and an .879 OPS in 77 games. Because Portland’s season ended Sunday, the promotion gives Casas — along with pitcher Josh Winckowski and catcher Ronaldo Hernández — the opportunity to see more action over the final 10 games of the Triple-A season.
Casas reached High-A for two games in 2019 and spent part of the 2020 season at the Sox’ alternate training site in Worcester. The 21-year-old got his first taste of Double-A action this season while also suiting up for Team USA in the Olympic qualifiers and the actual tournament in Tokyo. At the Olympics, Casas had a .960 OPS for Team USA, hitting three homers and a double while knocking in eight runs. His performance impressed Team USA (and former Angels) manager Mike Scioscia.