The Post-Journal

Tramuta returns to Blue Jays

Marc Tramuta at his CSHOF induction.
OBSERVER File Photo by Scott Kindberg In this February 2022 file photo, Marc Tramuta delivers his induction speech at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame banquet.

A Fredonia native and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee is making a career move.

Marc Tramuta, the New York Mets director of amateur scouting for the last six years, is leaving that post and heading to Toronto where he will be special assistant, player personnel with the Blue Jays, according to Metsmerized Online’s Mike Mayer.

A 1988 graduate of Fredonia Central School, Tramuta had been with the Mets since 2012, including six years as their director of amateur scouting. Along the way, Tramuta built two successful top-10 systems (2014-15, 2017-18) and helped the Mets secure players like Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez.

Most recently, Mayer reported, Tramuta had shifted to a role that also included international scouting after the Mets brought in Drew Touissaint to work in amateur scouting as well.

Prior to joining the Mets, Tramuta worked as a regional scout for Baltimore from 1996-2003 before he joined the Toronto organization where he held various positions before joining the Mets in 2012.

Prior to his career in scouting, Tramuta attended St. Bonaventure University where he was a member of the baseball team. Playing three years as a middle infielder, he was selected in the 45th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Tramuta eventually returned to St. Bonaventure to finish his degree and to serve as an assistant coach under former Bonnies’ head coach Larry Sudbrook in 1994 and 1995.

After that, Tramuta began his career in scouting, which helped him earn induction into the CSHOF in February 2022.

“I’m very proud and honored that I get to do this job, as well as being a scout for the last 25 years,” he told the gathering at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club that night. “Also, I have had the privilege of working with so many great people and great scouts, which has made me a part of drafting and signing close to 40 Major League players, with more coming, in the last 20-plus years.”

Now, Tramuta will take those talents to Toronto.

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