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Published On: February 15th, 2022

Kalamazoo, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers have added another local kid to their 2022 roster. Gavin Brasosky, a Kalamazoo native, will be joining the Growlers from the University of Tennessee for his first season in summer ball. 

Brasosky graduated from Portage Central high school in 2021, where he earned his scholarship to play for the SEC powerhouse Tennessee Volunteers. Brasosky was ranked as a top 10 prospect in Michigan and the top 500 of recruits nationally. 

The 19-year-old left-hander boasted an 88 mile per hour fastball as just an 18-year-old in his high school playing days, with the average for a pitcher at that age and level around 82 miles per hour.  

After his first season with the Vols, Gavin will have a full year of development under his belt, guided by seasoned head coach Tony Vitello.  In the past, Tennessee has produced top-tier MLB pitchers like R.A. Dickey and Garret Crochet. Gavin joins Mattawan native Carson Byers as another

local kid to take the field for the Growlers in 2022.



The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.