Hard work can get you anywhere.
There is perhaps no greater example of that than Future Stars Series advisory board member and New York Mets director of amateur scouting, Marc Tramuta, an underdog who has worked his way up through multiple organizations and left each better than when he found it.
“Marc Tramuta has shown an innate ability to stay ahead of the times and marry today with yesterday,” said Future Stars Series president and CEO, Jeremy Booth.
“His vision and processes will always stay consistent with tried and true methods but absolutely embraces change and different ways to see players. Everyone who works for ‘Tram’ loves doing so, and his character shines through every time you’re around him. He’s earned every level he’s climbed and deserves the best from this game and in life.”
That started back in his playing days, where he walked on to the St. Bonaventure baseball team and ultimately earned a scholarship and a call from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1991 MLB Draft after a successful NCAA career.
Tramuta played in their system for a year as a reserve shortstop on a Yakima team that produced big leaguers Todd Hollandsworth and Antonio Osuna, and eventually returned to his alma mater to join the coaching staff before the Baltimore Orioles came calling in 1996. He served as a regional scout for six seasons before moving on to join the Toronto Blue Jays for nine years, including a promotion to regional crosschecker.
A recent inductee into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, Tramuta joined the Mets organization in 2012 and has remained with them ever since, promoted to his current position of director of amateur scouting back in 2016. Under his direction, the Mets have developed one of the more exciting farm systems in Major League Baseball, including the additions of top prospects Brett Baty and Mark Vientos, and was the team’s assistant scouting director when impact players such as Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and others were added. Tramuta also drafted since-traded star Jarred Kelenic; Kelenic was a consensus Top 100 prospect in all of baseball before graduating after his first season in the big leagues with the Mariners last year.
The Mets also won the National League pennant in 2015 to advance to the World Series, using a roster with many homegrown players to get there.
Additionally, Future Stars Series alum Levi David was taken with the 262nd overall pick just last year, with the goal for him to one day to get to Citi Field, which served as the host of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Main Event for the first time last year, and is set to do so again in 2022.
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