Mudcats

Privette making a career behind the scenes in baseball

Posted July 18, 2014

— Will Privette knows Five County Stadium better than anyone.

"This is my second home," Privette said.

After all, the stadium was built on land once part of Privette's family's farm, so you might say Will Privette was born to be a part of this franchise.

"Every spring, I look forward to seeing the Mudcats and getting back into baseball," he said.

Privette's such a presence at Five County Stadium, the clubhouse is named after him.

This season, he's taking that next step, working with the Mudcats' parent team, the Cleveland Indians on player development. Privette shoots video of every game, with cameras mounted all over the stadium. The Indians use that video to find weak spots in a pitcher's delivery or a player's swing that can be fixed

"A pitcher only has maybe one inning,” Privette said. “And if you had a bad inning, you only have that amount to look at and say, 'OK, what went wrong'"

Privette hopes to make a career out of player development, so we may hear more of his name down the road.

But you might already remember Will Privette for something completely different, the time he stormed the court in his wheelchair after NC State's win over Duke in 2013. That day, CJ Leslie carried him out of that scrum to safety. That week, media from across the world wanted to know Will Privette.

"The game was on a Saturday, and that Monday I had interviews from 7 that morning until 11 that night,” Privette explained. “Just going and going and going. It was pretty exhausting. But I made it through school, so my grades didn't suffer too much!"

They say everyone gets their fifteen minutes of fame, but Will Privette's looking for his next 15, in the world of baseball.

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  • vt94hokies Jul 18, 2014

    Great article. This guy is going to make it big time. Glad to have watched this one tonight.

  • Fenway O'Donnell Jul 18, 2014
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    Way to go, Will!!!!!!

    Awesome story and incredible young man.

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