Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Power earned a promotion to the Major Leagues by going 18-3 for Albuquerque in 1981. A hard-throwing righthander who pitched almost exclusively in relief in his first six ML seasons, Power led the NL with 78 appearances in 1984 and saved 27 games for the Reds in 1985.
He was forced into the Reds’ starting rotation late in 1986 when Mario Soto and John Denny were injured, and went 6-1 down the stretch to earn a regular spot in the rotation the following year. Power started 34 games in 1987, finishing 10-13, 4.50, then was traded to Kansas City with Kurt Stillwell for Danny Jackson after the season, and was traded again to Detroit in August after going 5-6 for the Royals.
Power became a journeyman from 1988 onward despite some solid seasons. During the five year period from 1988 to 1993 he pitched for eight teams: the Royals, Tigers, Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, a second tour of duty with the Reds, Indians, and finally the Seattle Mariners. He retired in 1993.