Don’s Thoughts: Torsten Boss struggled, putting it nicely, last summer with a wooden bat in the Cape Cod League and did not show the bat that I was told to expect.
He was very noisy in the box, and showed an elongated drift with the hands up and back that will need to be compacted down the line. I do like his bat path through the zone and his quick hands.
He can take pitches well, but will pull a mistake. He is highly athletic and could play anywhere on the field, including shortstop. His good arm and range made it the right move to list him as a CF.
His speed and defensive potential would make him a solid 4th outfielder and his versatility could make him a solid utility player. His bat is more contact driven and he has below average to average power.
College bats with the potential to be five-tool players are hard to find, and this is exactly why Boss could be drafted early. Boss has above average speed for a third baseman and has good power that is created by great bat speed. He also has solid plate discipline and is able to draw walks consistently. He doesn’t have the greatest hands and instincts at third but he does have enough arm strength and speed to handle an outfield corner position, a place where some scouts believe he will end up. Boss has performed very well against top competition, homering off of Texas A&M pitcher Michael Wacha.