Want a feel-good sports story this Christmas season? Look no further than Pavin Smith, a minor-league baseball player in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system.
Smith, who played college ball at Virginia, was selected No. 7 overall in last summer’s MLB Draft, inking a $5,016,300 signing bonus in the process. This week, he put that cash to good use, paying off the mortgage to his parents’ home.