08/03/2014 - National Tryout - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA
Boston showed at 2B and on the mound for the first time at the event. Currently, he projects best at 2B where he continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, defensive grade has improved as shows an aggressive approach and displayed sure hands well out front. Feet are active as he attack balls but needs to continue to increase foot quickness and backhand to improve defensive grade. At the plate, hitting/power grade has improved as well through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed with hands working through a level swing path. He shows a solid feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 53-63 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break and maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will improve as he builds more arm strength, throws more strikes, and develops better off speed stuff.
11/14/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Boston continued to show consistency in his overall ability. Defensively he showed an aggressive approach with a go-getter type attitude. His glove was softer this time out but he will need to work on creating a better angle to the ball. Offensively, Boston has a simple approach with a solid load and good rhythm. His lower half looked solid but will need to work on the consistency locking his front side out at contact, preventing him to drift forward. Boston pitched this time and showed good athleticism on the mound. His arm action was clean, he was fluid to his balance, and showed good direction and landing to his target. Boston will see improvement on the mound as he works on finishing pitches with more extension. Overall, Boston is a confident player who shows leadership qualities, which will help with his development.
08/03/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA
Boston is a thin, athletic, 2nd baseman with a lanky frame. Defensively, Boston has active feet, playable hands, and he fields the ball athletically. He has good pre-pitch actions, squares up well to ground balls, and he throws with accuracy and consistency to his target. At the plate, Boston has a square set-up, a proper load, and pop to the pull side. He lets the ball travel, he can spray to all fields, and he gets good extension through the ball. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Soften glove
2. Long toss
3. Avoid stabbing
1. More lower 1/2
2. Barrel accuracy
3. Load / stride