The Phillies sign a familiar face to minor league deal
The Philadelphia Phillies announced this morning that they have signed first baseman Brock Stassi to a minor league deal. Sounds familiar right? Stassi was selected by the Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of the University of Nevada and made his Phillies debut in April 2017.
His best year in the minors came in 2015 as a member of the Fightin’ Phils. Stassi slashed .300/.394/.470 with 15 home runs and 90 RBI in 133 games. As for his career in the Major Leagues, Stassi never really panned out as expected. In 78 career at-bats, he slashed .167/.278/.573 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Stassi bounced around the minor leagues over the last few years, with stints on the Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, and Oakland Athletics. He also spent time in 2018 on the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Most recently, Stassi signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Last year, the ALPB had their season cancelled due to COVID-19. This year, Stassi slashed .191/.309/.298 with 7 RBI for the Ducks.
Hardly something to write home about but here we are.
As for the Phillies, they were red hot entering last night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After a Bryce Harper RBI in the first inning, the Phillies offense went cold and ultimately, they lost the game 3-1.
The Phillies definitely wasted an opportunity last night against a below average Dodgers pitcher. It won’t get easier for them the remainder of the series. They will now face two left handed pitchers in Julio Urias (9-2, 3.56 ERA) and a pitcher by the name of Clayton Kershaw. As for the Phillies, they will have Zach Eflin and Zack Wheeler on the mound.
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