Diamondbacks prospect pays off parents' mortgage for Christmas

Heartwarming video shows minor league baseball player pay off parents' mortgage

Pavin Smith, the seventh overall pick in this year's Major League Baseball draft, paid off his parents' mortgage usng some of his $5 million bonus he earned by signing with Arizona in June.

Smith tweeted a video of his mother and father crying as his mother read the letter on Monday. Whether they're parents, coaches or family friends, it often takes a village to help turn a kid into a professional baseball player.

Put another way, Pavin Smith probably got his parents a better gift than you got yours. Our home is finally all YOURS.

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"Thank you for raising me in a great home filled with love", he wrote in the letter.

Smith, 21, was selected by Arizona with the seventh overall pick in this year's draft and earned a $5 million bonus when he signed with the team in June. Smith wrote. "This doesn't make up for any of it. Love you both so much". Smith hit.342/.427/.570 with 13 homers while striking out only 12 times in 228 at-bats.

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