Brock Stassi Named Eastern League MVP

Reading Fightin Phils first baseman Brock Stassi in the 2015 Eastern League All Star Game in Portland. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | August 28, 2015 4:16 PM

Portland, ME - The Eastern League of Professional Baseball is pleased to announce that Reading Fightin Phils first baseman Brock Stassi has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Eastern League Most Valuable Player Award. Stassi is batting .312 (138-for-442) with 32 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, 88 RBIs, 73 runs scored, three stolen bases, a .484 slugging percentage and a .402 on-base percentage in 124 games while helping lead Reading to first place in the Eastern Division standings. The 26-year old has reached base safely in 108 of the 122 games in which he's had a plate appearance this season for the Fightin Phils, including reaching base safely in 25 straight games from May 24th-June 22nd. He also has 40 multiple hit games this season, including going 4-for-8 with two RBIs, one walk and one stolen base in an 8-7, 18-inning win over Altoona on June 11th at FirstEnergy Stadium. In addition to his offensive contributions in that game, Stassi was also the winning pitcher, striking out three batters while closing out the game with three no-hit innings of relief.

The 6'2", 190 lb. slugger currently leads the league in RBIs (88), doubles (32), total bases (214) and OPS (.886). He is also currently ranked among the league leaders in on-base percentage (.402-2nd), walks (72-2nd), extra-base hits (47-2nd), runs scored (73-2nd), batting average (.312-3rd), slugging percentage (.484-4th), hits (138-tied 5th) and home runs (14-tied 7th). Stassi has also played outstanding defense for the Fightins this season. He currently leads all Eastern League first baseman with a .995 fielding percentage, making just five errors in 105 games.

Brock, who is a native of Sacramento, California, was also selected as the first baseman on the recently announced Eastern League All-Star Team. He was also the starting first baseman for the Eastern Division at the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game in Portland and went 0-for-1 with a walk in the game.

Stassi was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft hitting .360 with 19 doubles, 34 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 55 games and earning First Team All-Western Athletic Conference honors during his senior season at the University of Nevada.

Gavin Cecchini of the Binghamton Mets finished second in the voting for the MVP Award and Cecchini's teammate Josh Rodriguez finished in third place in the voting. This award was voted on by Eastern League managers and coaches and members of the media.

Brock Stassi's Statistics - 2015 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
OBP
124
.312
442
138
32
1
14
88
73
3
72
.484
.402

 

 

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