Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hamilton junior pitcher commits to CMU

Grant Wolfram at PBR Michigan's rising stars showcase this summer. (Photo via. www.prepbaseballreport.com)

It’s not often that an athlete from Hamilton commits to play for a Division I school – let alone before playing as a junior yet.

However, in addition to junior golfer Nick Carlson who committed to play at the University of Michigan earlier this year, Hamilton junior Grant Wolfram appears headed to play baseball for Central Michigan University as of October 21.

According to prepbaseballreport.com, Wolfram is the 10th overall player in the 2015 class for the state of Michigan, and no. 75 in the country.

“For scouts it is easy for us to see how Grant is only going to get stronger and gain velocity. In the scouting world, Grant has some gifts that you can’t teach.  His height (6-foot-6) is a good starting point.  Next would be that he is left-handed.  When you combine those characteristics along with his velocity and ability to pitch, you have a rare talent.  Not to mention he is a good overall athlete which we all look for,” – Mike Penn, Michigan Directer of Scouting and Associate Scout of the Philadelphia Phillies said, when asked about Wolfram.
Grant’s fastball has touched as high as 86 mph, and he is only a junior. With some work in the weight room in the off-season, Grant could get that fastball into the 90s by the end of his senior season, Penn said.When asked about the biggest factor in his making CMU his team, Wolfram had a couple of reasons.
“They said that I would be their guy…..their ace after I had been in the system for a few year,” Wolfram also said, “The future looks good (there, with a) catcher coming in from Richmond (Evan Kratt).”

Grant’s dad Paul was with him throughout the whole recruiting prospect, but allowed the decision to be completely Grant’s.

“I felt great about his decision,” Mr. Wolfram said. “I think it’s a great fit for him.”

Since Grant is only a junior, he can’t officially sign to play for CMU until July 1st of next year.

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