Allie, Castro promoted to Bradenton
A pair of South Atlantic League All-Stars for the West Virginia Power have been promoted to advanced-Class A. The Power announced Wednesday that first baseman Stetson Allie and pitcher Orlando Castro will report to the Bradenton (Fla.) Marauders.
Allie was third in the SAL with 17 home runs in the first half of the season and tied with Hickory's Ryan Rua for the league lead in RBI with 61. His .324 batting average was tied with Greensboro's Cameron Flynn for sixth best in the SAL.
Castro went 7-4 in the first half of the season and his 1.93 earned run average was third best in the league. He also threw 63 strikeouts against just six walks over 74 2/3 innings.
The Power promoted pitchers Luis Heredia and Clario Perez from Jamestown in their place. Heredia is a highly-touted pitching prospect, with Baseball America ranking him the third-best in the Pirates system entering the season. The Power begins the second half of the SAL season at 7:05 tonight at Appalachian Power Park against the Lakewood BlueClaws.