Diamondbacks prospect pays off parents’ mortgage for Christmas

Photo of baseball player's family reading letter. (Provided Photo/WCMH)

(WCMH) — A baseball prospect gave his parents the gift of a lifetime on Christmas morning.

Pavin Smith shared video on Twitter of his mother reading the letter revealing the gift.

The letter read:

Thank you for raising me in a great home filled with love.

Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am,

I want our family home to be YOURS…

so I am paying off your mortgage

Merry Christmas from your grateful son,


Smith was selected seventh overall in the 2017 amateur baseball draft. He earned a $5 million bonus by signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks in June, ESPN reported.