"Beast" Stassi should be his name, but will he be making this Phillies team?
Ok, this will be the test for Phillies management. Will they or won't they send Brock Stassi up with the Phillies for Opening Day in Cincinnati? We've seen this all before, a player who plays his heart out and is ready for a chance in the big leagues with the Phillies instead has to pack his bags for the minors.
This has been a pleasant surprise for the Phillies, an unexpected one at that. Yes, he has risen up the ranks of the Phillies minors. He played 115 games with the Reading Phils in 2015 with 15 HR and 90 RBI and last year with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs he hit 12 HR and 58 RBI, but in Spring Training this year, he has punched his ticket to win an opening day spot with this team.
Another factor is Stassi is going to be 28 years old in August of 2017, why haven't the Phillies brought him up sooner? I am starting to think that every player in the Phillies minors is doomed to be called up to this team until their career is ruined.
The Phillies would still have Mike Trout playing in the minors, that is no doubt the truth and he's very lucky that the Phils didn't draft him.
There is not a single excuse why Brock Stassi shouldn't have already had his cup of coffee season in a Phillies uniform. It's almost ridiculous really. This is the difference between teams that know what they are doing teams that don't.
The Phillies supposedly hired to more statisticians schooled in the art of looking at numbers and determining who should be playing. All these charts have to tell someone that there are players like Stassi who should be playing.
The fans are waiting to see what happens with this one.