Last week (or earlier this week, depending on how you feel about where Sunday falls in a week, which is a topic about which I hold strong opinions but won’t go through here), Baseball America unveiled their top 100 prospects in baseball, and the Red Sox had two on the list. I was surprised by this, as I don’t think that will be the consensus on most lists. This is especially true because not everyone even agrees who the number two prospect in the system is, never mind that they are among the top 100 in the league.
Along those same lines, MLB Pipeline unveiled their own list on Saturday and the Red Sox had only one name on the list this time. That was Triston Casas, which is not a surprise. Casas is the consensus number one prospect in the system (among published evaluators, at least) and I suspect most if not all will have the first baseman among their top 100. On this list he came in at number 77 — he was number 70 on Baseball America’s list — between Daulton Varsho of the Diamonbacks and Brennen Davis of the Cubs. Casas is the type of name that should only rise on these lists given his age and that he only has a handful of games above Greenville. He’s almost certainly not going to be a top-15 type of prospect at any point given that he’s limited in his defensive value, but the bat looks like it can and should carry him far.
Bobby Dalbec was the other prospect on Baseball America’s list, but he obviously did not make the cut here. It is worth noting that MLB Pipeline does a top ten list for every position, and Dalbec did make that list as the number seven third baseman between Brett Baty of the Mets and Jonathan India of the Reds. Casas, meanwhile, was the number three first baseman between Evan White of the Mariners and Ryan Mountcastle of the Orioles.