Nate Freiman, the Wellesley High baseball star who last year cracked the Oakland A’s line-up, is starting this season in the minor leagues after having a quiet spring training. He was among the final cuts for the A’s.
The right-handed hitting first baseball had a solid rookie season, though mainly batted only vs. lefty pitchers, which limited his plate appearances. He should get more experience batting vs. both lefties and righties at the A’s Sacramento Triple A team and is expected to get called up to the majors at some point.
Last year, Freiman singled in his first-ever major league at bat and homered a few times, though perhaps the highlight of his season was hitting a game-winning single off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to end an 18-inning game.
The A’s did not include Freiman on their playoff roster (so of course they didn’t make it very far!).
Freiman returned to Wellesley in November to share stories with fans and friends about his road to the big leagues.
ALSO: Jack Sanford — Wellesley’s Major League Baseball Star (apologies that the images have disappeared)