Three Former Growlers Enter Professional Baseball
Former two-year Growlers player Brett Barrera has been drafted 25oth overall by the New York Yankees. Brett spent the 2020 and 2021 Northwoods League season in a Kalamazoo uniform and posted a career .259 batting average throughout 95 games for the Growlers. Barrera has spent the past three years of his college career at Pac-12 powerhouse Stanford, winning a conference championship for the Cardinal during his time there. The New York Yankees selected Barrera with their 8th-round pick that was the 25oth overall. Brett joins a long list now of former Growlers that have been drafted into the ranks of professional baseball with hopes of gracing an MLB field one day soon.
Along with Barrera, 2022 Growler catcher Connor Charping signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Mariners. Charping, who spent his college career at Western Michigan, hit .400 in nine games with the Growlers logging 10 RBI and 5 stolen bases in the process.
Dakota Kotowski, a member of the Growlers 2019 playoff team, also signed a post draft free agent deal with the Philidelphia Phillies. The Missouri State product will head to Clearwater, Florida to begin his professional development.
Join us in congratulating our former Growlers on their signings and wishing them the best of luck as they enter the professional ranks!