Joe Vitiello
Designated hitter
Born: (1970-04-11) April 11, 1970 (age 52)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 29, 1995, for the Kansas City Royals
NPB: March 24, 2001, for the Orix BlueWave
Last appearance
MLB: September 28, 2003, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: October 5, 2001, for the Orix BlueWave
MLB statistics
Batting average.248
Home runs26
Runs batted in104

Joseph David Vitiello (/ˌvɪtiˈɛl/; born April 11, 1970) is a former American professional baseball player who was a designated hitter from 1995-2003. He played for the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, and Montreal Expos of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also played for the Orix BlueWave of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2001.

Vitiello attended the University of Alabama. In 1989 and 1990 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star in 1990.[1][2] He was selected by the Royals in the first round (7th overall) of the 1991 MLB Draft.

See also


  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Cape League Baseball". The Cape Codder. Orleans, MA. July 20, 1990. p. 34.