The 2022 season wasn’t a smooth ride for Boston Red Sox prospect Triston Casas.
Depending on how you view it, he had a good but weird performance.
Well, he hit just .197 and struck out in almost a third of his plate appearances.
However, he also hit five homers and had an elite 20 percent walk rate in 95 trips to the plate.
That helped keep his wRC+ at 120, or 20 percent better than the league average, and his OPS at a decent .766.
Despite the seemingly positive results on the field, his pregame routine brought him some problems with some of the clubhouse veterans on the Red Sox.
“Red Sox rookie Triston Casas’ pregame routine including sunbathing and napping bothered some veterans last year, per @ChrisCotillo. Casas says there was ‘clashes’ about how he should act but he appreciated the veterans telling him how they felt,” Talkin’ Baseball tweeted.
Red Sox rookie Triston Casas' pregame routine including sunbathing and napping bothered some veterans last year, per @ChrisCotillo
Casas says there was "clashes" about how he should act but he appreciated the veterans telling him how they felt pic.twitter.com/twqd7WNN2N
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) February 23, 2023
We have seen a lot of things on a baseball field and heard lots of clubhouse stories, but that’s a first.
It’s probably unheard of that a player has a problem with another one for a sunbath and taking a nap before games.
There is a first time for everything, it seems.
The sun, in the right exposition time, can energize a person, and sleep is the best way to rest and repair the body and mind.
In other words, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Casas’ pregame routine.
In fact, it’s something that more players should be adopting.
Change, for some, can be hard, but it shouldn’t stop anyone from trying to be better.
We do hope the “veterans” in the Sox’s clubhouse understand that routine is actually very healthy.NEXT: Red Sox Fans Have A Future Star To Get Excited About