The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote three players from West Virginia to Bradenton this week. Stetson Allie, Joely Rodriguez, and Orlando Castro will all join the team, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rodriguez should arrive in Bradenton today, while Castro and Allie should arrive Thursday after the SAL All-Star game.
Yesterday Neal Huntington said that Allie was close to a promotion from West Virginia. On Sunday Huntington explained the potential promotion, and why the Pirates have left Allie in West Virginia to this point.
Stetson Allie will join the Bradenton Marauders this week.
"He's done a very nice job and the ability to drive a ball to right-center field with the authority that he does it is very encouraging," Huntington said. "He's got a short, clean swing for a big man. He's got some things he can work on, and that's where… we've left him there maybe a little bit longer than I think most would want us to because it's his second or third time through the league. So thos...
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