Brock Stassi, Infield, Minnesota Twins
Date of Birth: 8/7/1989
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
College: University of Nevada, Reno
Brock Stassi, infielder for the Minnesota Twins, was first drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2010 but he opted instead to attend the University of Nevada. A year later, he was drafted by and he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. He played in the Phillies' minor league system from 2011 through 2016. In 2015, he was named the Eastern League MVP. That year, he batted .300 with 140 hits, 32 doubles, 15 home runs, and 90 RBIs in 133 games. He walked 77 times while striking out only 63 times. Defensively, as a first baseman, he had a .995 fielding percentage with just 5 errors in 112 games.
Stassi batted .167 in 51 games with the Phillies in 2017. Defensively, he played 21 games at first base and 3 games in left field.
Stassi became a free agent on November 6, 2017. He signed a minor league contract with the Twins on December 7, 2017.
Fielding statistics for Stassi as a first baseman in the minor leagues include:
- 478 games played
- 305 assists
- 395 double plays
- 3,759 putouts
- 23 errors
- .994 fielding percentage
Stassi, with his brother Max, holds an annual charity fund raiser for food banks in and near Yula City, California. They also provide funds for Hands of Hope, a charity that provides support to homeless children and families. From 2009 through 2014, both Stassi brothers sponsored Homers for the Hungry.
Brock is the older brother of the Houston Astros' catcher, Max Stassi. The Stassi brothers' father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all catchers in the minor leagues.