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Torsten Boss
Torsten Boss

Hometown:
Lowell, Mich.

High School:
Lowell

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
OF/INF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


06/08/2013

MLB Draft Update: Waszak Selected in the 22nd Round by the Braves

Andrew Waszak is the second Spartan pitcher drafted this season.

09/12/2012

Fall Practice Underway for Spartans

MSU returns 22 players from last season's team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

06/06/2012

MLB Draft Update: Tony Wieber Selected in 33rd Round by San Diego

Incoming signee Justin Alleman is also drafted on Wednesday by Kansas City in the 18th round.

06/05/2012

MLB Draft Update: Boss Selected in Eighth Round by the Baltimore Orioles

The Lowell, Mich., native is the highest drafted Spartan Bob Malek was chosen in the fourth round in 2002.

06/05/2012

MLB Draft Update: Bucciferro Selected in 14th Round by Chicago White Sox

Senior co-captain finished his career as the school's all-time leader in innings pitched.

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2010 | 2011 | 2012


AT A GLANCE
Selected in the eighth round (No. 252 overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Baltimore Orioles . . . was the highest drafted Spartan since Bob Malek was chosen in the fourth round in 2002 and was also the highest MSU third baseman selected since Steve Garvey in 1968 (first round, June secondary draft) . . . first Spartan third baseman to earn All-Big Ten honors three times (2010: second team; 2011: first team; 2012: third team) . . . finished his career tied for sixth in MSU history in RBIs (143) and doubles (40), and 11th in hits (208) . . . had a .338 career batting average and a .425 on-base percentage with 18 homers . . . started in 159 games (126 at third base, 14 at right field, 10 at center field, seven at second base, two at DH).

2012 (JUNIOR): Compiled a .302 batting average with five homers and a team-high 43 RBIs, which also tied for 10th in the Big Ten . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in walks (second with 43) and on-base percentage (10th at .419) . . . Third-Team All-Big Ten selection . . . tied for the team lead in triples with three, and was second in stolen bases (12) and third in doubles (13), runs (44), slugging (.447), hits (71) and on-base percentage . . . had a career-high 15-game hitting streak and also reached base in 24 straight games during one stretch . . . tied for the team lead with 18 two-out RBIs and 10 multiple RBI games, while ranking third with 21 multi-hit games . . . started the first 10 games at center field but moved back to third base, where he started in 2010 and 2011 . . . was named a Louisville Slugger Third Team Preseason All-American . . . hit a homer off of preseason All-American Kyle Hansen of St. John's in his first at-bat of the season . . . also hit a homer off preseason All-American and MLB first-round draft pick Michael Wacha of Texas A&M . . . tied for first on the team with five game-winning RBIs; had two walk-off RBIs in the series win over Minnesota.

SUMMER 2011: Played in the Cape Cod League for the Cotuit Kettlers.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): First-team All-Big Ten and All-Mideast Region selection . . . ranked among MSU's Top 10 single-season leaders in RBIs (tied for sixth with 59), hits (tied for seventh with 81), doubles (tied for 10th with 17) and total bases (10th with 129) . . . started all of MSU's 57 games (39 starts at third base, 14 in right field, two at second base, two at DH) . . . ranked among the Big Ten's Top 10 leaders in 12 different statistical categories, including: sacrifice flies (first with 8), OPS (second at 1.029), slugging (second at .589), RBIs (second at 59), triples (tied for second with 5), batting (third at .370), total bases (third with 129), hits (tied for fourth at 81), on-base percentage (fifth at .436), doubles (tied for fifth at 17), home runs (tied for seventh with 7) and walks (tied for seventh with 28) . . . among Big Ten third baseman, he ranked first in 11 of those categories . . . second on the team with seven game-winning RBIs and 16 two-out RBIs . . . led the team with 19 multi-RBI games . . . hit .355 with five homers and 26 RBIs in Big Ten games . . . named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after batting 6-for-16 (.375) with two RBIs in four games . . . hit .406 in seventh inning or later (26-for-64) with 19 RBIs . . . batted .376 with runners in scoring position . . . went 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs in win at Notre Dame (5/17) . . . hit .357 (5-for-14) with two homers and five RBIs in the series sweep over Purdue (5/6-8) . . . scored a career-high four runs vs. Penn State on May 1 . . . hit a grand slam at Ohio State (4/16) . . . in a doubleheader against Oakland on April 12, went 4-for-9 with six RBIs.

SUMMER 2010: Teamed up with Jeff Holm and Tony Wieber to help the Chillicothe Paints win the 2010 Prospect League Championship . . . named a first-team all-league selection . . . hit .306 for the Paints with two homers, 12 doubles and 31 RBIs.

2010 (FRESHMAN): True freshman was a second-team All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten Freshman Team pick . . . played in 46 games, including 42 starts (37 at third base, five at second base) . . . ranked third on the team with six homers . . . ranked fifth on the team with a .341 batting average . . . also had 10 doubles, 56 hits and 41 RBIs . . . during conference play, led the Spartans and ranked 10th in the league with a .385 batting average . . . drove in a season-high five RBIs in victory over Iowa (4/3) . . . in only his fourth collegiate game, went 4-for-6 with three RBIs in win over West Virginia (2/28).

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Juston Miller at Lowell High School . . . earned all-state honors as a senior (second team), junior (first team) and sophomore (second team) . . . owns the Michigan high school record for most career triples (28) . . . named to the Dream Team his junior year after hitting .567 with five homers and 32 RBIs in just 60 at-bats . . . three-time all-region honoree . . . holds school records in home runs, hits, extra base hits and runs scored . . . also a standout football player, he was unanimously named the 2008 Michigan High School Football Division 1-2 Player of the Year by the Associated Press after scoring 18 touchdowns and catching 65 passes for 1,505 yards while helping lead Lowell to the state regionals . . . also named a Dream Team member in football his junior year . . . four-year starter on the football team helped the team to a 40-7 record during those years (2005-08).

Boss' Career Highs:
Hits: 4, vs. West Virginia (2/28/10)
Runs: 4, vs. Penn State (5/1/11)
RBI: 5, vs. Iowa (4/3/10)
Doubles: 2, four times
Home Runs: 1, 18 times