He was named as a ML All Star when the baseball team repeated as league
and Division II North Champions. Joe was named a Boston Globe and Herald
All Scholastic and was picked as the Div. II Player of the Year by the
In his senior year, Joe returned to basketball as a Co-Captain and
led the team in scoring and rebounding and was selected as a league All
Star. Vitiello captained the baseball team and added to his trophy case
when he was named a league All Star, was voted Middlesex League MVP as
well as the Boston Globe Div. II Player of the Year.
Again he was named a Boston Globe and Herald All Scholastic. Upon
graduating, Vitiello was drafted by the New York Yankees, but opted to
play at the University of Alabama.
A Crimson Tide All American, Vitiello became a first round pick of
the Kansas City Royals, the seventh overall, after his junior year.
Vitiello played the 2003 Major League Baseball season for the Montreal
He re-sides in San Diego, California in the off season with wife,
Taylor, and children, Chandler, Courtney and Gavyn.