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Torsten Boss

2B | BrewersMIL
Carolina Mudcats Carolina Mudcats
Torsten Boss
Name: Torsten Erik Boss
Born: Dec 27, 1990 in Lowell, MI
College: Michigan State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career903.234.336.37421
Drafted in the 8th round (252nd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2012 (signed for $139,500)
Scouts agree that Boss is one of the best college bats in the Midwest, but opinions diverge from there. Supporters see him as a guy with solid tools across the board who will be able to handle third base, while others believe he doesn't have a true defensive home. Boss has a pretty lefthanded swing and can catch up to quality fastballs. He's patient enough to take walks when pitchers try to work around him. Boss hit a soft .237 in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he helped his cause with a pair of homers in front of several scouting directors early this spring. He hit an opposite-field drive off a 95 mph fastball from St. John's Kyle Hansen at the Big East/Big Ten tournament, then pulled a ball out of the park against Texas A&M's Michael Wacha. At 6 feet and 200 pounds, Boss has the strength and bat speed to have average power, though his swing can get long. He has spent most of his Michigan State career at third base and has started games at second base, center field and right field. He has enough arm strength for third, but his hands are hard and his infield actions aren't the smoothest. While he's a plus runner in the 60-yard dash (6.65 seconds), his speed plays closer to average and he didn't take good routes while playing center field at the start of this season. A team that sees Boss as a third baseman could take him as early as the third round.
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