Lively Main League Baseball gamers weren’t allowed to play for his or her nationwide groups on the Tokyo Olympics, however Pink Sox supervisor Alex Cora has been maintaining 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 group’s first-round decide in 2018. Casas has been the beginning first baseman for Workforce USA in all 4 of its video games thus far 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 Pink Sox confronted the Detroit Tigers. “With Triston we all know the kind of participant he’s. It looks like 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 Pink 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 sphere however the best way he’s doing stuff off the sphere, the best way he has related with veteran gamers. That’s a part of participant improvement. The truth that he can go to a high-pressure state of affairs and carry out at this degree is superb. He’s a superb one. He’s an necessary piece of our future and we’re very pleased 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 Pink Sox within the close to future, however the group does appear to have a productive first baseman arising the pipeline. He’s presently ranked because the No. 1 prospect within the Pink Sox system by MLB.com.
In whole, the Pink 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.