Home Run Internship


Justin Frometa ’16 gets the call to work on player development with his dream team

Former Wildcat baseball team captain Justin Frometa ’16 recently made the jump to professional baseball as a player development intern with the Boston Red Sox. A prep all-star catcher (scouting reports noted “thunder in his bat”), Justin stayed involved with the sport after Williston by coaching elite-level youth programs while majoring in political science at Tufts. He graduated last spring and embarked on a promising career with Amazon as a logistics manager. Then came the message every baseball-playing kid in New England dreams about: “The Sox have an opening. Are you interested?” He packed his bags and headed to Florida for spring training with big league stars like pitcher Nate Eovaldi (“really down to earth”) and catcher Christian Vásquez (“the nicest guy in the world”). Drawing on his background as player and coach, familiarity with the data analytics that drive today’s game, and strong bilingual English-Spanish communication skills, Justin will spend the summer at Boston’s training complex in Fort Myers, where he’ll help prepare minor league prospects for the Show. Meanwhile, he’ll be honing skills that one day could lead to a call-up of his own. “I’ve always dreamed of a front office job,” he says. “One thing is certain. I’m going to make the most of this opportunity while I have it.”