On Tuesday morning, the South Atlantic League named six West Virginia Power players to the All-Star game, which will be played on June 18th in Lakewood.
Getting the honors for the Power are, Stetson Allie, Josh Bell, Walker Gourley, Dilson Herrera, Tyler Glasnow and Orlando Castro.
Stetson Allie is leading the SAL with 16 homers, 54 RBIs, 72 hits, 136 total bases, a .642 slugging percentage and a 1.060 OPS. The big first baseman is hitting .340 in 55 games this year, fourth highest total in the league
Right fielder Josh Bell has a .272/.347/.456 slash line in 54 games. He is second on the team with seven homers and 43 RBIs, plus leads the Power with 15 doubles and 41 runs scored.
Second baseman Dilson Herrera has hit .294, with an .803 OPS and nine stolen bases in 47 games. After his impressive season last year in the Gulf Coast League, Topps named Herrera the league's Player of the Year.
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.