John Eshleman

  • Season Recaps
    State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

    Complete State College Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Top 10 Prospects 1. Luis Heredia 2. Clay Holmes 3. Barrett Barnes 4. Adrian Sampson 5. Jake Burnette 6. Joely Rodriguez 7. Tyler Gaffney 8. Jason Creasy 9. Dalton Friend 10. Jacob Stallings   Tier 1: Heredia, Holmes Luis Heredia: Luis Heredia...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: Barrett Barnes and Jake Burnette

    With the State College Spikes season ending last night, I took the opportunity to check in with the coaching staff on the status of #11 prospect Barrett Barnes and right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette. Barnes suffered a stress fracture in his leg earlier this season and hasn't played since August 1st. Manager Dave...

  • Prospect Reports
    Heredia Finishes Season on a High Note; Features a New Curveball

    Luis Heredia won his fourth game of the year to close out the Spikes season with a 5-0 shutout against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.  Heredia was sharp tonight, using 61 pitches (38 strikes) to get through 5 innings, giving up only two hits, walking one, and striking out five.  Kevin Kleis, Bryton...

  • Prospect Reports
    Tyler Glasnow Hits 96 MPH in State College Spikes Debut

    The Spikes rallied to a 5-4 11th inning victory on a walk-off single by pinch-hitter Sammy Gonzalez earlier tonight against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.  2011 5th round draft pick Tyler Glasnow made his State College debut tonight and impressed with four solid innings of work.  He surrendered two runs, but both were...

  • Prospect Reports
    Cole Labors as Curve Fall 4-1 to Akron Aeros

    Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole did not have his best stuff tonight, taking the loss in Altoona to move his record in AA to 3-6 against the Akron Aeros.  Although Cole showed flashes of his number one starter potential, his control and command were both spotty, at times disappearing for several batters...

  • Prospect Reports
    Taillon Overpowers Richmond Flying Squirrels in 7-0 Victory

    The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-0 on Sunday night behind an impressive start from heralded prospect Jameson Taillon.  The 2010 first-round draft pick moved to 2-0 in his two starts since moving to AA Altoona, going six scoreless innings while striking out seven with no walks.  In his two...

  • Prospect Reports
    Clay Holmes Impressive in Spikes Win

    Clay Holmes led the State College Spikes to a 7-4 victory versus the Williamsport Crosscutters on Thursday night.  The 6’ 5” righty surrendered only one hit through five shutout innings, while striking out four and walking none.  Holmes had plenty of run support, as the Spikes staked him three runs in the...

  • Prospect Reports
    Luis Heredia Good, Spikes Bats Better in Blowout Victory

    Luis Heredia picked up his first win of the season as the Spikes drubbed the Staten Island Yankees 11-2 to finish off a three-game sweep. Heredia was not as sharp as some previous outings, but he still managed only one earned run in five innings. The Spikes offense benefited from two big...

  • Prospect Reports
    Spikes Rally Behind Yhonathan Barrios, Bullpen for 5-3 Win

    The Spikes came from behind to beat the Staten Island Yankees 5-3 at Medlar field on Thursday night. Starter Jake Burnette spotted the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and Yankee starter Corey Black was impressive in his five scoreless innings. In the sixth, the Spikes scored three to tie the score behind singles...

  • Prospect Reports
    Joely Rodriguez and Adrian Sampson Pitch Spikes to Victory

    After a six-game road trip to Tri-Cities and Vermont, the Spikes returned home with a 3-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees on Wednesday night. Joely Rodriguez got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) and showing good overall command. 2012 5th round draft pick Adrian Sampson came on to the...

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