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What if he chose soccer instead of baseball and didn't get drafted?
"Definitely," Grotjohn said while nodding and sitting along the first base bleachers at Northwestern Medicine Field on Thursday during pregame.
Grotjohn joined the Cougars on Wednesday after a nine-game stop at advanced Single-A in Visalia, Calif.
The baseball/soccer question could seem strange to those on the outside who only know Grotjohn by his stat line or a brief personal bio as a former 10th round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017.
"I remember [California State-Bakersfield] junior year I didn't get looked at a lot," said Grotjohn, a Bakersfield native, of his professional baseball prospects. "There were always those thoughts: 'Man, if I don't get drafted, would I regret giving up soccer?...even now, what could I have done with it?'"