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Palmetto Games: Capsule 2018

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2018

By: Austin Alexander - August 11-12, 2018        -Northeast 3-peats in impressive effort; young prospects steal stage- This past weekend was another terrific celebration of high school baseball in South Carolina! Well over 125 college coaches and professional sco...

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Final Rankings: Class of 2018

Final Rankings: Class of 2018

As the year's pile up, so do the names of players we run across that have a chance to make an impact past high school. This i...

Palmetto Pros

Palmetto Pros

Diamond Prospects is your easiest way to keep up with professional players who have ties to the Palmetto State. If they ...

The Dugout

The Dugout

By: Austin Alexander - September 20, 2006 For those of you who have ever been there and spent considerable time in one,...

The art of receiving & returning recruiting calls

The art of receiving & returning recruiting calls

By: Austin Alexander - August 13, 2008 When college coaches and pro scouts begin making calls to prospective players or dra...

Diamond Notes Part III: How important is Make-up?

Diamond Notes Part III: How important is Make-up?

Compiled By: Austin Alexander - May 29, 2006   A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up”. With the MLB d...

Diamond Notes Part II: Examples of Make-Up

Diamond Notes Part II: Examples of Make-Up

  Compiled By: Austin Alexander - May 22, 2006 A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up." With the MLB d...

Diamond Notes Part I: What is Make-Up?

Diamond Notes Part I: What is Make-Up?

Compiled by: Austin Alexander - May 15, 2006 A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up”. With the MLB draft les...

DP Rankings: How they are built

DP Rankings: How they are built

By: Austin Alexander - June 28, 2009 Each time we publish our player rankings in the various classes, we are sure to come u...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2018

DP's All-Academic Team: 2018

By: Jason Kullman - June 18, 2018 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, D...

Watch List: 2018

Watch List: 2018

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who has jumped on the radar prior to, or throughout t...

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2018

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2018

-MLB Draft: Day 3- Sightler to Reds: DP congratulates...In the 12th Round of the MLB Draft (349th overall), Swansea HS ...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2018

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2018

By: Austin Alexander - June 5-6, 2018   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dra...

Recap: Summer Showcase 2018

Recap: Summer Showcase 2018

By: Austin Alexander - June 6-7, 2018 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and sto...

Diamond Kings: 2018

Diamond Kings: 2018

DP Note: With the tremendous assistance of High School coaches and Diamond Prospects' travels this spring, the...

All-DP Team: 5A

All-DP Team: 5A

Note:Very seldom does DP  focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-seaso...

All-DP Team: 4A

All-DP Team: 4A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards w...

All-DP Team: 3A

All-DP Team: 3A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awa...

All-DP Team: 2A

All-DP Team: 2A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-seaso...

All-DP Team: 1A

All-DP Team: 1A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-seaso...

MLB Draft Preview: 2018

MLB Draft Preview: 2018

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 4, 2018 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2018

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2018

Each year DP watches more than a handful of baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see some to...

The Dirty Dudes

The Dirty Dudes

This DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have caught the eye of...

5A Finals III: Dorman vs River Bluff

5A Finals III: Dorman vs River Bluff

By: Cory Welch – May 19, 2018 For the second consecutive year, it has taken a third game to settle the state champion in t...

2A Finals III: Chesnee vs Latta

2A Finals III: Chesnee vs Latta

By: Andy Phillips – May 19, 2018 -Latta Claims 2A State Championship- DP traveled out to the ballpark this afternoon in Le...

3A Finals II: Bishop England @ Seneca

3A Finals II: Bishop England @ Seneca

By: Cory Welch – May 15, 2018 Once again, Seneca and Bishop England cross paths to see who claims the state title in the A...

5A Finals I: Dorman @ River Bluff

5A Finals I: Dorman @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips – May 12, 2018 -Gators Take Game One Over Cavaliers- DP was on hand tonight for the first game of the 5A...

4A Finals I: Chapin @ Airport

4A Finals I: Chapin @ Airport

By: Cory Welch – May 12, 2018  Airport High School was the site for the first game of the AAAA State Championship ser...

3A Finals I: Seneca @ Bishop England

3A Finals I: Seneca @ Bishop England

By: Randy Carlson – May 12, 2018 In a rematch that has been anticipated since the last out of the 2017 State Championship se...

1A Finals: McBee @Hannah-Pamplico

1A Finals: McBee @Hannah-Pamplico

By: Frankie Everitte  – May 12, 2018 DP was on site tonight to take in Game 1 of the SCHSL Class A State Championship s...

Playoffs: St. James @ Chapin

Playoffs: St. James @ Chapin

By: Justin Bors – May 9, 2018 It was a beautiful afternoon to head up I-26 to the ballpark at Chapin High, sunny skies and p...

State Finals Preview: 2018

State Finals Preview: 2018

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 11, 2018 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams, providing you with the forecast of an excitin...

Playoffs: Wando @ Lexington

Playoffs: Wando @ Lexington

By: Will Cheatham - May 7, 2018 -Late rally, long ball propel Wildcats- The Lexington Wildcats and the Wando Warriors are f...

Playoffs: Upper State Trifecta

Playoffs: Upper State Trifecta

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – May 5, 2018 Every year the when playoffs get going you always look for a day like today...

Playoffs: TL Hanna @ Riverside

Playoffs: TL Hanna @ Riverside

By: Cory Welch – May 3, 2018 The calendar has turned to May, and that means only one thing for the high school baseball scen...

Playoffs: Wren @ Airport

Playoffs: Wren @ Airport

By: Will Cheatham – May 3, 2018 -Eagles roll in opening round of AAAA Upper State- DP was on hand in West Columbia tonight ...

District Finals: Northwestern @ TL Hanna

District Finals: Northwestern @ TL Hanna

By: Cory Welch – April 30, 2018 To start the day, sixteen teams remained in the playoffs for the 5A classification, and by t...

District Finals: Greenwood @ Dorman

District Finals: Greenwood @ Dorman

By: Chris Nall – April 30, 2018 District II in 5A was a rematch of Friday night’s game between the Greenwood Eagles and Dorm...

SCISA Playoffs: Oakbrook Prep @ Pee Dee Academy

SCISA Playoffs: Oakbrook Prep @ Pee Dee Academy

By: Frankie Everitte– April 30, 2018 On Monday night DP traveled to Mullins to watch the Pee Dee Academy Eagles start their ...

Playoffs: Pickens @ Eastside

Playoffs: Pickens @ Eastside

By: Cory Welch – April 28, 2018 It took a few days, but games are finally being played at there originally scheduled time at...

Playoffs: Greenwood @ Dorman

Playoffs: Greenwood @ Dorman

By: Chris Nall – April 27, 2018  After a week full of rain and rainouts, the sun poked its head out and greeted us as...

Recent Commitments

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Poston to Stingers

Poston to Stingers

Following the Palmetto Games, Wade Hampton (H) HS 2019 RHP Matt Poston made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Quarze to Lancers

On Thursday, 2019 Clover HS RHP/UTL Seth Quarze made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Dobson to Stingers

On Thursday, 2019 Wade Hampton (H) HS 3B Casyn Dobson made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Richardson to Bearcats

Richardson to Bearcats

Following the Palmetto Games, 2019 Midland Valley HS INF/RHP Seth Richardson made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Toman to Stingers

Toman to Stingers

Following the Palmetto Games, 2019 Hanahan HS LHP Charlie Mac Toman made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Cox to Fire Ants

On Monday, Colleton County HS 2019 INF Cody Cox made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Voltz, Newton to Lancers

On Monday, Riverside HS 2019 RHP's Andrew Volz and JP Newton made commitments to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Chirico to Cougars

Chirico to Cougars

After the Palmetto Games, Chapin HS 2020 RHP Dante Chirico made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Hopkins to Cougars

Hopkins to Cougars

After the Palmetto Games, Summerville HS 2020 OF/RHP Brody Hopkins made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Burton to Bearcats

Burton to Bearcats

After the Palmetto Games, Emerald HS 2019 RHP/INF Braeden Burton made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Hunter to Gamecocks

Hunter to Gamecocks

After the Palmetto Games, Hanahan HS 2021 RHP Aidan Hunter made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Brewer to Tigers

Brewer to Tigers

During the Palmetto Games, Latta HS 2019 OF Dylan Brewer made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Cox to Bearcats

Cox to Bearcats

Recently, Byrnes HS 2018 OF Clint Cox made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Hylinski to Stingers

On Tuesday, Clover HS 2019 RHP Jake Hylinski made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Gibson to Buccaneers

Gibson to Buccaneers

On Sunday, Colleton Co. 2019 C Henry Gibson made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern.

Wicker to Saints

On Thursday, Mid-Carolina HS 2018 INF Jacob Wicker made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Golinski to Dark Knights

On Wednesday, Greenville HS 2020 C Braden Golinski made a commitment to play baseball at Army.

Fowler to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Riverside HS 2019 OF Collin Fowler made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Timmerman to Pioneers

On Saturday, Emerald HS 2019 C Gage Timmerman made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Brown to Wolves

Brown to Wolves

On Monday, Northwestern HS 2019 C Ryan Brown made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Parks to Stingers

Parks to Stingers

On Monday, York HS 2019 RHP/INF Hunter Parks made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Bridges to CVCC

On Monday, Gaffney HS 2019 OF Garrison Bridges made a commitment to play baseball at Catawba Valley CC (NC).

Murray to Fire Ants

On Monday, Greenwood HS 2018 INF Zach Murray made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Kirkley to Chanticleers

On Sunday, McBee HS 2019 INF Connor Kirkley made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Osuna to Senators

On Saturday, Mauldin HS 2019 INF Alberto Osuna made a commitment to play baseball at Walters State (TN).

Boone to Lancers

On Saturday, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2018 OF Josh Boone made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Moore to Newberry

On Friday, Seneca HS 2019 P Ryan Moore made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Bragg to Stingers

On Friday, Laurens HS 2019 3B Jalen Bragg made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Stone to Wolves

On Thursday, Ridge Spring-Monetta HS 2019 INF Tyler Stone made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Mims to Eagles

On Wednesday, Airport HS 2019 RHP Dalton Mims made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop University.

Major to Bearcats

On Wednesday, Greenwood HS 2019 RHP Garrett Major made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Canty to Blue Hose

Canty to Blue Hose

On Wednesday, Irmo HS 2019 INF Isaiah Canty made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Jeffcoat to Fire Ants

Jeffcoat to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Cardinal Newman HS 2018 RHP Gage Jeffcoat made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Koelsch to Crusaders

On Wednesday, Riverside HS 2019 LHP Adam Koelsch made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Parsons to Cougars

On Sunday, Hillcrest HS 2020 INF Matt Parsons made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

The Palmetto Games

PalGms 18champsNEThis past weekend was another terrific celebration of high school baseball in South Carolina! Well over 125 college coaches and professional scouts, along with our state's top talent, flocked to USC's Founders Park on Saturday for Opening Day of the 11th Annual Palmetto Games. With the Gamecocks National Championship reminders around the yard and an immaculate surface, a perfect setting was set for our all-star event!

-2018 Capsule-

Baseball Stuff

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BorderBattle-logo11On Deck: Now that the Palmetto Games are behind us, it's now time to shift gears toward the South Atlantic Border Battle and our DP Developmental fall leagues...Stay tuned as we announce the Border Battle invites and produce more info for our 50+ fall teams in all three area codes...
 

PC Camp: Presbyterian College will host The Blue Hose Select Baseball Camp on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 at the PC Baseball Complex in Clinton, SC. This will be a great opportunity for you to work with all members of the PC staff and other local college coaches. For more information and to register please visit:

www.bluehosebaseballcamps.com

Diamond Quote: "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." John Wooden

Career Over? Parental MUST READ Baseball careers are ending every single night, in 2009 an anonymous parent sent this treasure to DP. To view 'A Baseball Parent's Farewell', click here.

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All-Pro Dad: Highly Recommended Any father that strives to be a quality dad should spend 2-4 minutes exploring this website created by Tony Dungy. To view, click here. Baseball Flavor

Something you don't know - How a basseball is made:

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