A 33rd-round draft pick in 2011, Stassi hit .267 at Triple-A Lehigh last season. But he batted .333 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 57 at-bats this spring, earning a spot on the Phillies 25-man roster.
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His younger brother Max, who has appeared in 30 games as a catcher with the Houston Astros, sent out a Tweet that not only congratulated Max but outlined all of the adversity he’s overcome since high school.
If the brothers can stay healthy and play well enough to remain on their respective rosters, they’ll meet on the same field in late July when the Astros visit the Phillies for a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.