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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 draft a week away, organizations everywhere are doing last minute tests, additional research and constant probing on players on that exist on draft boards. College coaches...

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The Palmetto Games

The Palmetto Games

For the past 10 summers, Diamond Prospects' marquee event has been the Palmetto Games. The first two years were at the legend...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

One year ago we were so excited about this 2020 class that we decided to go against tradition and slot them by position, foll...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of youngsters have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up, which proves true each time ...

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...

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...

DP's 2018 Playoff Picks

DP's 2018 Playoff Picks

Post-season Predictions: Since everyone loves a good list or ranking, DP will take a stab at predicting each roun...

Playoffs: Seneca @ Powdersville

Playoffs: Seneca @ Powdersville

By: Cory Welch – April 27, 2018 Once again, weather altered the plan for the playoffs north of Columbia as a large majorit...

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ York

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ York

By: Jeff Kerr – April 25, 2018 DP made their way to York for a first round 4A playoff game between the Mustangs and Cougars....

Playoffs: Dreher @ St. James

Playoffs: Dreher @ St. James

By: Frankie Everitte – April 26, 2018 It was a beautiful evening along the grand strand and not a raindrop in sight as DP wa...

Recent Commitments

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Parsons to Cougars

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

Alberson to Cougars

On Sunday, Palmetto HS 2021 INF/OF Clay Alberson made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Nelson to Cougars

On Sunday, JL Mann HS 2021 LHP Peyton Nelson made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Jones to Patriots

On Wednesday, Fort Mill HS 2019 OF Carson Jones made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Tepper to 49'ers

On Wednesday, Fort Mill HS 2020 RHP Mikey Tepper made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Charlotte.

Rabun to Pacers

On Wednesday, South Aiken HS 2019 C Tucker Rabun made a commitment to play baseball at USC Aiken.

Stevens to Spartans

On Monday, Spartanburg HS 2019 INF Garrett Stevens made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Herndon to Stingers

Herndon to Stingers

On Saturday, Marlboro Academy 2019 RHP Peyton Herndon made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Garrison to Chanticleers

Garrison to Chanticleers

On Friday, Cardinal Newman HS 2019 C Tanner Garrison made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Brown to Cougars

On Friday, West Ashley HS 2019 RHP Bryce Brown made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Cox to Tigers

Cox to Tigers

On Tuesday night, AC Flora HS 2020 RHP Harmon Cox made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Dantin to Gamecocks

Dantin to Gamecocks

On Tuesday, Spartanburg HS 2019 LHP RJ Dantin made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Roper to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, Belton-Honea Path HS 2019 LHP Tyliss Roper made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Messina to Gamecocks

Messina to Gamecocks

On Monday, Summerville HS 2021 C/3B Cole Messina made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.              

Daniels to Bulldogs

On Thursday, JL Mann HS 2019 LHP Myles Daniels made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Montenery to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Waccamaw HS 2019 UTL Luke Montenery made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Smith to Bearcats

On Monday, Loris HS 2019 RHP Gage Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Shaw to Blue Hose

On Sunday night, Riverside HS 2019 INF Landon Shaw made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Dawkins to Wolves

On Friday, Batesburg-Leesville HS 2019 RHP Payton Dawkins made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Wheeler to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Batesburg-Leesville HS 2018 RHP Tristan Wheeler made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Reid to Tigers

On Tuesday night, Greenville HS 2021 LHP Rocco Reid made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Williams to Tigers

Williams to Tigers

Following the DP Summer Showcase on Wednesday, River Bluff HS 2020 RHP Ricky Williams made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson University.

Lobeck to Cougars

On Tuesday, Bishop England HS 2019 OF Matt Lobeck made a commitment to play baseball for The College of Charleston.

Yeager to Sand Sharks

Last week, Bluffton HS senior catcher Griffin Yeager made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Beaufort.

Fricks to Flying Fleet

Last week, Liberty HS senior OF Garrett Fricks made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Good to Cougars

Good to Cougars

On Friday, South Pointe HS junior RHP Ty Good made a commitment to play baseball at College of Charleston.

Sivec to Lancers

On Saturday, Nation Ford HS senior LHP Derek Sivec made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Freeman to Patriots

On Friday, St. James HS senior C Trystan Freeman made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Hunter to Patriots

On Thursday, Cheraw HS senior INF Chandler Hunter made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Douglas to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, Irmo HS senior RHP/OF Brenden Douglas made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Calhoun Co. sends 5 to next level

On Thursday, five Calhoun Co. seniors made college commitments: SS/RHP Andrew Isgett-USC Sumter, C/RHP Daniel Williams-Flo-Dar Tech, 1B/RHP Alex Tapia-USC-Salkehatchie, RHP/C Noah Bearden-USC-Salkehatchie, UT Dalton Crider-USC Salkehatchie.

Smith to Chanticleers

Smith to Chanticleers

On Tuesday night, Conway HS junior RHP Will Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Griggs to Gamecocks

On Tuesday, Marlboro Academy sophomore RHP Josh Griggs made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina. 

Gambrell to Trojans

On Tuesday, Wren HS senior LHP Gage Gambrell made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Barham to Cobras

On Monday, Hanahan HS junior C Jonathan Barham made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

The Palmetto Games

dp_palmetto_games_red_black1.jpgFor the past 10 summers, Diamond Prospects' marquee event has been the Palmetto Games. The first two years were at the legendary Sarge Frye Field, FoundersParkthen we moved to Carolina Stadium which is now Founders Park. While the venues have changed and the name of ballpark too, one constant has remained...South Carolina's top talent and college coaches plus pro scouts, continue flocking to Columbia each August to display/evaluate the top talent in the Palmetto State among rising seniors, juniors, sophomores and a few freshmen as well! Dozens of National Champions, 167 draft picks and 12 big leaguers have attended this event, who will be next? On August 11-12 at USC again, the event will be on display with tomorrow's stars taking the field...details below!

It is now time to unveil our 11th Annual strict, invite-only list for the Palmetto Games!

 Invite List  / Deadline July 26 - Application  /  Tentative Schedule

Baseball Stuff

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On Deck: Because most of our staff is on the field all summer, but still seeing plenty of prospects, we will dip into the archives of our best articles over the years. Stay tuned to Diamond Prospects...
 
Florence-Darlington Tech Recruit Day: Wednesday, July 29 at Old Cormell Field for ONLY 2016 grads. Cost is $50. Pick between: Session 1- 10am/Session 2- 2pm. To pre-register/more info contact Preston McDonald.
 
Florence-Darlington Tech Camp: Thursday, July 30 at Old Cormell Field for all high school baseball players (2016-2019 grads). One day instructional camp. Each session is $50. $75 for both sessions. Session 1- Infielders/Outfielders & Session 2- Pitchers/Catchers. To pre-register/more info contact Preston McDonald.
 
Diamond Quote: "Some succeed because they are destined. Most succeed because they are determined." Jason Witten

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.

dp logo1Do's and Do Not's for Parents: In my many years as a high school coach, I hear and can tell many stories on parents and what they say and do during their child's career. Enough stories to write a book that would take several days to read! Sometimes I like to think that 90 percent of what is said and done by parents is due to limited knowledge of a certain situation and/or how to handle situations. Unfortunately I know that while that is most often the case, things happen because a parent is just that, a parent. Fore more, click here.

NCAAlogo14 NCAA Info : Academic standards to play Division I and Divison II baseball are something every student-athlete and parent should know... To view, click here.

fca-logo.jpgFCA's 10 Commandments: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Baseball has taken on the task of examining how to be a Christian baseball parent. It is truly up to Christians to change the culture of youth baseball by modeling the attributes of Christ in all aspects of the game. God gave us His "Ten Commandments", biblical principles to guide ours lives. FCA gives us their version on how to act at the ballpark... To view, click here.

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:

recruiting101-logo.jpgRecruiting 101: Finding the recruiting process difficult to understand or intimidating? Most players and parents do. You owe it to your son and his future to educate yourself from start to finish on the recruiting game. Have you considered the following... click here.

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