KALAMAZOO, Mich -- After being selected in the 17th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, Grant Wolfram decided to go to college instead of turning professional. This summer, the 19-year old Hamilton High School grad finds himself pitching in the Northwoods League for the Kalamazoo Growlers.
“It’s almost like a minor league schedule you are playing every day so it kind of shows who can do it and who can’t, Grant Wolfram said. "If your body is prepared, mentally, physically, everything, it just tests your ability all the time.”
The six-six lefty is 2-3 this summer with a 3.75 e.r.a. and is encouraged with the work he has done.
“I’m really happy with where I’m at right now, I’d say the last couple starts weren’t exactly what I wanted but there is always another start so got to think positive" Wolfram added.
During his freshman campaign at Central Michigan, Wolfram was 0-2 with a 6.66 e.r.a in just eight appearances, he has decided to transfer to Davenport University for his sophomore season.
“It’s going to be the right fit for me, I think I’ll strive better there in that type of atmosphere", Wolfram said. "They have a good program, the facilities are top notch, I compare them to a division one facilities. They had four guys drafted this past year so it can happen.”
Grant will not be eligible for the Major League draft again until the summer of 2018 and says he is happy with his decision last summer not go pro.
“I don’t have any regrets not right now. I feel like I’m developing better, getting stronger as a player just figuring out some things you don’t think about you’re learning right now.”
The Growlers season continues through August 14th after which Wolfram will report to DU