Miami Marlins Draft Prospect: First Baseman Triston Casas
Miami Marlins Scouting Report
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Casas’ ability to make consistent contact is the area of his game that has the most questions. Just about every other part of his game, teams know what they are getting. Yet, his success down the road relies on his ability to make enough contact at the plate to show off his massive power.
Casas does have some swing and miss in his game which comes from the loft he tries to create with his swing. If he can get his hit tool to a 50 in the future, he will be a real threat at the plate.
Casas lines up with any other player in the draft class in terms of pure power. He is known for his ability to drive the ball with authority to all parts of the yard and his displays in batting practice.
Some evaluators have thrown around grades as high as 70-75 on his raw power. With that type of pure power, you can see why some compare a lot of Casas to Gallo.
As a first baseman, your ability/inability to run is not the end of the world. In this case, Casas is considered to be a below average runner and it will just have to be something that the organization who drafts him has to live with.
Casas has solid arm strength, Perfect Game clocked him at 91 off the mound back in 2016.
This spring, Casas showed his ability to play third to scouts across the nation. While he may not end up sticking there in the long run because of his size, he showed off his athletic ability while playing the position.
At first base, he will be at least an average fielder down the road.