27-year-old career minor leaguer became choked up after learning he'd made the Phillies' Opening Day roster

Emmett Knowlton
Brock Stassi

MLB


Brock Stassi was drafted in the 33rd round and has spent the past six years in the Philadelphia Phillies' minor-league system. 

But after a solid spring training performance, Stassi on Thursday was named to the Phillies' Opening Day roster. Addressing reporters from his locker after he got word of the news, Stassi couldn't hold back his emotions. 

"It's a dream come true," he said, before apologizing to wipe tears from his eyes.

"I always believed in myself. I always had confidence that I would work hard," he added. "When I was in high school, I wasn’t recruited to go to college, and then late pick, so a lot of confidence. It was always my end goal. I never doubted myself ever."

 

Stassi's younger brother, Max, is currently a catcher in the Astros' system. He shared his congratulations on Twitter. In the note, Stassi gave a short summary of Brock's incredible journey to the big leagues. 

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https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/847548401638100993
Congrats to my big brother @brockstassi28 !!! I couldn't be happier!!!!! pic.twitter.com/iBqcRtVJdX

Those sacrifices paid off for Brock, who is now on the Phillies 25-man roster.

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