The Florida State League announced their All-Star selections today. Right fielder Josh Bell and left-handed pitcher Orlando Castro will represent the Bradenton Marauders in the game. Earlier in the day, the South Atlantic League chose catcher Reese McGuire and second baseman Erich Weiss for their All-Star game.
Bell has a .308/.354/.466 slash line through 58 games. He leads the Marauders in hits, doubles, triples, homers, RBIs, total bases and OPS. Bell is tenth in the FSL in OPS and tied for sixth in RBIs. He was an All-Star in the South Atlantic League last season.
Castro has a 2.77 ERA through 61.2 innings this season. He has walked just eight batters and struck out 45, while holding hitters to a .223 BAA and posting a 1.42 GO/AO ratio. In the month of May, he was even better, with a 2.36 ERA and .185 BAA. Just like Bell, he was also named to the SAL All-Star team last season.
The two Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands will be playing in front of their home fans. The game takes place at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on June 14th.