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It's power vs. contact for SAL All-Stars
Allie and Hickory trio back powerful North against South
06/04/2013 7:44 AM ET
West Virginia's Stetson Allie leads the SAL with 16 homers.
West Virginia's Stetson Allie leads the SAL with 16 homers. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

The South Atlantic League All-Star teams are divided by the league's North and South Divisions, but if you peak at this year's rosters and didn't know any better, you'd think the league divvied up the hitters by their strengths and went from there.

When the teams meet up on June 18 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J., each of the top five leaders in home runs will suit up for the North squad, while the South's roster features five of the league's top six leaders in batting average.

Pacing the powerful North is West Virginia's Stetson Allie with his 16 home runs. The former pitcher is finding tremendous success in his first full season as a position player, and will start at first base for the North. Behind him on the homer leader board are a trio of Hickory Crawdads in Joey Gallo, Ryan Rua and Lewis Brinson. Gallo will start at third base and Brinson in center field, while Rua will serve as a backup infielder.

The team features six players from West Virginia, including starting shortstop Dilson Herrera and right fielder Josh Bell. Hickory is also sending six players, including starting pitcher C.J. Edwards. The lineup also features Micah Johnson, who entered Monday with a Minor League leading 47 stolen bases.

Savannah's Jayce Boyd entered Monday leading the SAL with a .350 batting average and will suit up at first base for the South. He'll be joined by teammate and catcher Kevin Plawecki, who is tied for second in the league with a .343 average. That tie is with the South's starting shortstop, Rosell Herrera. Rome outfielder Josh Elander brings a .335 average to the starting lineup, and Asheville's Francisco Sosa and his .330 average will be waiting on the bench for the South.

Augusta leads the South Division teams with six All-Stars, including starting third baseman Michael Delfino and center fielder Jesus Galindo. Charleston's Rafael De Paula, the league leader with 83 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings, will get the start on the mound for the South.

Hosting Lakewood placed two players on the North roster, including starting catcher Chance Numata and pitcher Steven Inch.

Full rosters for both teams are below:

Northern Division All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Chace Numata C Lakewood PHI
Jorge Alfaro C Hickory TEX
Pedro Severino C Hagerstown WAS
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Stetson Allie 1B West Virginia PIT
Micah Johnson 2B Kannapolis CWS
Joey Gallo 3B Hickory TEX
Dilson Herrera SS West Virginia PIT
Ryan Rua UT INF Hickory TEX
Tony Renda UT INF Hagerstown WAS
Viosergy Rosa DH Greensboro MIA
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Brandon Miller* RF Hagerstown WAS
Lewis Brinson CF Hickory TEX
Jason Coats LF Kannapolis CWS
Walker Gourley UT OF West Virginia PIT
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Orlando Castro (SP)* LHP West Virginia PIT
Dixon Anderson RHP Hagerstown WAS
Robert Benincasa RHP Hagerstown WAS
Alex Claudio LHP Hickory TEX
Pedro Encarnacion* RHP Hagerstown WAS
Delvi Francisco* RHP Lakewood PHI
Josh Hader LHP Delmarva BAL
Steven Inch RHP Lakewood PHI
Yoel Mecias* LHP Lakewood PHI
Frankie Reed LHP Greensboro MIA
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Tripp Keister Manager Hagerstown WAS
Mickey Morandini Coach Lakewood PHI
Franklin Bravo Coach Hagerstown WAS
Mickey Kozack Trainer Lakewood PHI

* The SAL announced the following Southern Division roster changes June 17: Hickory's C.J. Edwards, West Virginia's Tyler Glasnow and Hagerstown's Ivan Pineyro will not be available for Tuesday's game. Hagerstown's Pedro Encarnacion joins Lakewood pitchers Yoel Mecias and Delvi Francisco to replenish the Northern Division pitching staff. West Virginia's Orlando Castro will now be the starting pitcher for the Northern Division. West Virginia's Josh Bell is will not play in Tuesday's game; Hagerstown's Brandon Miller will start in right field.

Southern Division All-Stars
Catchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Kevin Plawecki C Savannah NYM
Tom Murphy C Asheville COL
Peter O'Brien C Charleston NYY
Infielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Jayce Boyd 1B Savannah NYM
Levi Hyams 2B Rome ATL
Eric Garcia** 3B Augusta SF
Rosell Herrera SS Asheville COL
Mookie Betts UT INF Greenville BOS
Raul Mondesi Jr.** UT INF Lexington KC
David Chester DH Greenville BOS
Outfielders      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Derek Jones RF Asheville COL
Jesus Galindo CF Augusta SF
Josh Elander LF Rome ATL
Francisco Sosa UT OF Asheville COL
Brandon Nimmo UT OF Savannah NYM
Pitchers      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Martin Agosta (SP)** RHP Augusta SF
Christian Binford RHP Lexington KC
Bret Mitchell RHP Savannah NYM
Tyler Mizenko RHP Augusta SF
Ben Paullus** RHP Charleston NYY
Shae Simmons RHP Rome ATL
Alex Smith** RHP Charleston NYY
Chris Stratton RHP Augusta SF
Jeffrey Wendelken** RHP Greenville BOS
Beck Wheeler** RHP Savannah NYM
Field Staff      
NAME POS TEAM MLB ORG
Luis Rojas Manager Savannah NYM
Frank Viola Coach Savannah NYM
Hector Borg Coach Augusta SF
Jason Griffin Coach Savannah NYM
Tom Truedson Trainer Savannah NYM

** The SAL announced the following Southern Division roster changes June 17: Charleston's Rafael De Paula and Dietrich Enns, Savannah's Gabrial Ynoa and Lexington's Alec Mills will not be available for Tuesday's game. Replacing them on the roster will be Alex Smith and Ben Paullus from Charleston, along with Savannah's Jeffrey Wheeler and Greenville's Jeffrey Wendelken. Augusta's Martin Agosta will now be the starting pitcher for the Southern Division. Also, Augusta infielders Mitchell Delfino and Matt Duffy will not play in Tuesday's game. Replacing them will be Lexington's Raul Mondesi Jr. and Rome's Eric Garcia.

Jake Seiner is a contributor to MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Jake_Seiner. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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