Brock Stassi Joins Brother as Major Leaguer

Brock Stassi made his major-league debut on April 3 with the Philadelphia Phillies against the Cincinnati Reds.  Stassi walked in his only at-bat as a pinch-hitter.

He is the brother of Max Stassi, a catcher who has played parts of four seasons with the Houston Astros from 2013 to 2016.  Max was a fourth-round draft pick of the Oakland A’s in 2009, while Brock was more of a long-shot at reaching the majors, since he was the 33rd round selection of the Phillies in the 2011 MLB Draft, signing for a $1,000 bonus.

The brothers’ father, Jim Stassi, played two minor-league seasons (1982-1983) as catcher in the San Francisco Giants organization.  Their great-uncle, Sam Stassi, had a brief minor-league career during 1946-1950, while another great-uncle, outfielder Myril Hoag, played with the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1938 and then spent six more seasons with various clubs, earning an all-star selection for the St. Louis Browns in 1939.  Hoag was a member of three Yankee World Series champion teams.

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The Stassi Brothers Are Off To Hot Starts

Brothers Max and Brock Stassi have started their 2014 seasons with productive outings. Max is playing at the Triple-A level with the Astros organization. He is on their 40-man roster and is gaining more experience mentoring the pitching staff in the minor leagues, while hitting two home runs and nine RBI. Brock is playing at the Double-A level in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and currently has the third-highest batting average on the team, following an eight-game hitting streak.

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