The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast has experience playing prep and D1 college baseball in New England, playing professionally, coaching at the D1 level in New England, and now working in player development for a professional franchise.
Tucker Frawley made his name in the coaching ranks at Yale, where he developed one of nation’s top defensive teams and established a national following on Twitter. He is now charged with developing the Minnesota Twins’ top draft picks while molding the organization’s overall defensive philosophy as the minor league catching and infield coordinator.
“Everything is geared toward either run creation or run prevention,” Frawley said. “As long as we have numbers backing up what we’re trying to attack in the practice setting, we’re good. Our philosophy on the defensive side is doing our best to keep things objective in terms of what is good and what is bad.”
Frawley also had an impressive playing career, earning three All-New England selections at Holy Cross before playing professionally in the CanAm League and Frontier League. He coached at Yale for 12 seasons before accepting the position with the Twins. Initially, he thought he’d return to Yale to be John Stuper’s successor. Instead, he chose to stay in pro baseball after Stuper’s retirement in June, and former Eastern Connecticut State University coach Brian Hamm accepted the position at Yale.