Triston Casas just turned 21 years old Friday. Monday he was presented with a prestigious present from Baseball America.
The Red Sox' first base prospect was ranked as the No. 47 overall prospect in BA's Top 100 list for all of baseball.
Casas was joined by two other Red Sox minor-leaguers, with middle infielder Jeter Downs coming in at No. 71 and Bobby Dalbec ranking No. 90.
Of the three, Casas may be the furthest away from the major leagues, although after impressing the organization at the alternate site last summer his big league debut may come sooner rather than later.
In 2019 Casas was named the Red Sox' minor-league Offensive Player of the Year after finishing his first full pro season with an .830 OPS and 20 home runs in two separate Single-A stops.
The 21-year-old Downs, a piece coming back from the Dodgers in the trade for Mookie Betts, would seem to be on the verge of big league time although many believe a full season of Triple-A seasoning could be in the cards.
As for Dalbec, he is currently considered the favorite to win the Red Sox' starting first base job in 2021 following an impressive major league debut last summer. In 23 games, the 25-year-old put up a .959 OPS with eight homers in 92 plate appearances.