Sunday was a day that was nothing short of a dream come true for former Grain Valley Eagles pitcher, Jacob Misiorowski. Misiorowski was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 63 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
Jacob had a standout season at Crowder College this spring where he posted a 10-0 record, 2.72 ERA, with 136 strikeouts over 76 innings. He was ranked as the 78 top prospect overall for the 2022 MLB Draft.
“It was everything I dreamed it would be,” Misorowski said of the phone call telling him he was drafted. “It came while family was around so that was a great feeling.”
Outside of the initial reaction of excitement, smiles, and cheering, Jacob says the first thing he did was hug his parents and other family members that were around waiting anxiously for the call.
“I’ve gotten nothing but support from my family,” Misiorowski said. “I can’t ask for much more than that.”
The last few days have been a blur. “I’ve gotten a lot of interview requests in the last couple days but I’ve also gotten so much love and support from everyone and that has been awesome,” Misiorowski said.
Misiorowski says his support system is one of the main reasons he has gotten to where he is at today. He has faced some adversity after battling a couple injuries in the past couple of years but he has been able to overcome them with the love and support of everyone by his side.
“My support system is awesome and the people who are able to support me when I’m at my lowest have helped me so much.”
Baseball at the junior college level is not necessarily luxurious by any means and after living that life, Misiorowski says that he is better prepared for anything the game throws at him. “I’m ready for anything. If we’re taking busses to games, I’m used to it, it won’t affect me.”
Misiorowski wants all the young baseball players just starting out to know that anything is possible. “I’m just a kid from Grain Valley who always had a dream to play pro ball and here we are now!” he exclaimed.
He also wants them to know that no dream is too big if they just stick with it and give it their all.
Misiorowski says he is very excited for this new opportunity in his baseball career and he cannot wait to get started. But right this second, he is going to soak it all in and enjoy the love and support he is getting from everyone.
GVHS grad Jacob Misiorowski was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 63 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. Photo credit: David Rainey