South Atlantic League All Stars: Where are they Now? (Radio Readings)

-Graham Doty, Broadcast Assistant

Now that the first half and All Star game have come and gone, let’s take a look at the all star players that have moved on from the South Atlantic League.  Each team had at least one player that participated in the all star game that took place in Greenville, SC on June 22.  Many of these players have been promoted.  Here is the breakdown for each team.

Asheville Tourists:

They had five all stars and two have moved on.

RHP Alan DeRatt was promoted to the High A Modesto Nuts.
He has appeared in two games and has pitched a total of 3.2 innings.  He has 5 strikeouts and 1 walk.

3B Joseph Sanders was also promoted to the High A Modesto Nuts.
He has 1 hit in 24 at bats and has also scored 2 runs.

Charleston Riverdogs:
They had three all stars and one has moved on.

CF Zoilo Almonte was promoted to the High A Tampa Yankees.
He is batting .265 with 3 RBI through 9 games with the Yankees.
He already has 4 stolen bases.  He only had 7 in 58 games with the Riverdogs.

Hagerstown Suns:
They had five all stars and one has moved on.

RHP Trevor Holder was promoted to the High A Potomac Nationals.
He is 0-1 in 4 starts with a 3.48 ERA.
He has 11 strikeouts and 2 walks in 20.2 innings.

Hickory Crawdads:
Our Crawdads had five all stars and one has been promoted.

CF Miguel Velazquez was promoted to the High A Bakersfield Blaze.
He is batting .286 through 6 games with the Blaze.
He has 4 RBI and has also scored 4 runs.

Rome Braves:
They had two all stars and one has moved on.

RHP Arodys Vizcaino was promoted to the High A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

He has started 3 games for the Pelicans and has yet to pick up a win or loss.
He has 11 strikeouts and only 3 walks in 13.2 innings.

Savannah Sand Gnats:
They had six all stars and four have been promoted.

RHP Brandon Moore has been promoted to the High A St. Lucie Mets
He is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA in two starts for the Mets.
He has 12 strikeouts and 4 walks in 11 innings.

C Kai Gronauer was promoted to the High A St. Lucie Mets.
He has been on fire batting .344 through 9 games.
He has 1 home run and 6 RBI.

SS Wilmer Flores was promoted to the High A St. Lucie Mets.
He is tearing the cover off the ball, batting .431 in 13 games.
He has 1 home run and 8 RBI.

LF Juan Lagares was also promoted to the High A St. Lucie Mets.
He is batting .173 through 13 games.
He has 6 RBI and 3 stolen bases.

LHP Mark Cahoon was promoted to the Double A Binghamton Mets.
He is 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in 3 starts.
He has 7strikeouts and 2 walks in 14.2 innings.

None of the all stars from the Augusta Greenjackets, Delmarva Shorebirds, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Greenville Drive, Kannapolis Intimidators, Lakewood Blueclaws and Lexington Legends have been promoted yet.  I will keep you updated on their progress and all the other players in the South Atlantic League.

Graham is in his first season as broadcast assistant with the Crawdads.  The Oxford, Mississippi native graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2010 with a degree in broadcast journalism.  He has spent the last two summers broadcasting games for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League.  He enjoys all Ole Miss Athletics and spending time with family and friends. 

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