Will Cleveland

Will Cleveland is a Rochester, N.Y.-based sportswriter. He covers lacrosse, high schools, and just about every other sport at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. He has contributed to Pirates Prospects since 2012.

  • Injury Updates
    Gerrit Cole looks strong in first Triple-A rehab start

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEH4uS986wI&feature=youtu.be It’s not often you want to make things harder for a pitcher, but that’s exactly what...

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    The Approach That Has Tenth Round Pick Alex McRae Off to a Good Start

    Alex McRae admitted that he’s learning to pitch again. The 21-year-old right-hander, a tenth-round pick in the...

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    Indianapolis Indians Player Notes 8/14/12: Kyle McPherson and Bryan Morris

    The West Division-leading Indianapolis Indians dropped a 4-2 decision to the Rochester Red Wings Tuesday evening at Rochester’s Frontier Field. In this game, right-hander Kyle McPherson made his second Triple-A start for the Indians. It was McPherson’s 11th start of the season. He missed the first two months of the season with...

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    State College Player Reports 8/8/12: Creasy, Harlan, Crumlich

    A night after posting a solid win, the State College Spikes dropped the final game of their two-game mini-series with the Batavia Muckdogs Wednesday at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. The Spikes lost 6-3 as they managed 10 hits off Batavia left-hander Tyler Melling, who was named to the NY-Penn League All-Star Team. But...

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    State College Player Notes 8/7/12: Holmes, Gaffney, Stallings

    Shortstop Chris Diaz hit his first professional home run, starter Clay Holmes pitched five scoreless innings, and the State College Spikes scored two runs on three wild pitches in the top of the 10th inning to escape with a 4-2 win over the Batavia Muckdogs Tuesday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. “It’s...

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    Barrett Barnes Injury Update

    State College center fielder Barrett Barnes, out since August 1 with a lower-leg stress-related injury, remains in limbo. He is currently traveling with the Spikes as they continue a road trip in Batavia. According to State College manager Dave Turgeon, Barnes, the Pirates' 2012 supplemental first round pick out of Texas Tech,...

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    State College Player Reports: Clay Holmes, Barrett Barnes, Chris Diaz

    The State College Spikes closed out their three-game series in Batavia with an impressive 6-2 win that featured strong pitching, especially from the bullpen, and 14 hits on offense. The Spikes improved to 7-3, while the Muckdogs fell to 4-6. Barrett Barnes led the State College offense as he finished 4-for-5 with...

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    Heredia Convinces Manager to Leave Him In During Impressive Start

    The State College Spikes fell flat in Luis Heredia’s second start in the New York-Penn League Tuesday in Batavia, N.Y. The Spikes fell to 6-3, while Batavia improved to 4-5. State College made some miscues in the field that spiraled into runs for Batavia, allowing the Muckdogs to secure a 3-1 win...

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    State College Spikes Players Notes: 6/25/12

    The State College Spikes opened a three-game series against the Batavia Muckdogs Monday night at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium. It was State College’s first true road trip of the season, and 2011 seventh-rounder Jake Burnette, a 6-foot-4 prep right-hander from Georgia, was on the mound. Like most of their games early in the...

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