Miami Marlins Draft Prospect: First Baseman Triston Casas
The third prospect that we are covering in our pre-draft prospect reports is the local kid, Triston Casas. Casas attended American Heritage in Plantation, Florida for high school, the same school that produced fellow first baseman, Eric Hosmer.
1B Triston Casas
School: American Heritage (Fla.)
While they shared the same field ten years apart, Casas and Hosmer are not all too similar as players. Hosmer always seemed to be a contact before power guy, while Casas’ highest graded tool is his power and it is the reason that he will most likely be selected on the first day of the draft.
Some evaluators have gone as far to compare Casas to compare Casas’ game to that of Joey Gallo. While it is hard to imagine any other player having as extreme of slash lines as Joey Gallo pulls off, (Last year, Gallo hit .209/.333/.537 with a 121 OPS+ and 41 home runs) you can see where they are coming from.
This spring, he launched 7 home runs while hitting at a .385 clip. Like Hosmer, he also pitched some for American Heritage. Casas threw 7.1 of shoutout ball where he recorded 15 strikeouts and two saves.