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DP Upstate Fall League: Red Raiders @ Wolverines DH

DP Upstate Fall League: Red Raiders @ Wolverines DH

By: Cory Welch – September 18, 2017  As we roll in the second week of the Upstate Fall League, DP made the trip to Woodruff, SC to lock in on make-up games between the Red Raiders and Wolverines. Last week’s weather caused a little hiccup to the original schedule, but with the cooperation...

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DP Developmental Fall League

DP Developmental Fall League

Diamond Prospects Developmental Fall League Master Schedule / Field Addresses / HR Ticker  NEW! Upstate Rosters / Gr...

Fall Showcase: 2017

Fall Showcase: 2017

Diamond Prospects will have our 12th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 at Columbia...

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 ...

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2017

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2017

By: Austin Alexander - August 12-13, 2017        -Northeast repeats in dominant fashion among ...

Our Journey: The 2017 Northwestern Trojans

Our Journey: The 2017 Northwestern Trojans

By: John Gilreath - July 31, 2017 When you first step on that high school campus, you've got two things on your mind - a...

JY R.I.P.

JY R.I.P.

UPDATED 7/31 4:32pm Jeffrey Joseph Young, 49, passed away from a heart attack on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Greenvil...

Farewell to a Friend

Farewell to a Friend

By: Austin Alexander - July 29, 2017 It is with a very heavy heart that I write this morning, still less than 24 hours a...

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...

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

My name is Travis Barbary and I currently serve as the catching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m entering my 23rd...

The Science of Scouting

The Science of Scouting

By: Austin Alexander - October 16, 2011 Topic: The art of evaluating and the science of projection. Any scout worth his salt...

Behind the Mask, Part II

Behind the Mask, Part II

By: Tome' Higgins - January 8, 2015 There are a couple do's and don’ts coaches should refrain from when questioning a call. ...

Behind the Mask, Part I

Behind the Mask, Part I

By: Tome' Higgins - January 6, 2015 I often hear people say that they could never be an umpire. The thought of getting hit...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

In the past few years we have made a listing of the freshman group. BUT because we are so excited about this 2020 class, we d...

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 ...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

Summer 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...

Final Rankings: Class of 2017

Final Rankings: Class of 2017

Some of the names on this board have accomplished quite a bit at the prep level and/or on the travel ball circuit, others hav...

Diamond Notes: Was it good for you?

Diamond Notes: Was it good for you?

By: Austin Alexander - August 24, 2006   If you’ve played this beautiful game for anytime at all, chances are you have...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2017

DP's All-Academic Team: 2017

By: Jason Kullman - June 14, 2017 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year,&nb...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

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

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 7-8, 2017 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and...

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

All-DP: 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...

Diamond King Awards: 2017

Diamond King Awards: 2017

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

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-season awards we ...

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 we ...

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 awards we ...

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-season awards we ...

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-season awards we ...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2017

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2017

By: Austin Alexander - June 12-14, 2017   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less d...

MLB Draft Preview: 2017

MLB Draft Preview: 2017

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 12, 2017 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logge...

Title Day: 3A & 5A Game 3's

Title Day: 3A & 5A Game 3's

By: Will Cheatham & Cory Welch - May 20, 2017 On the final day of the high school baseball, two champions will b...

Rock Hill Area State Finals – AC Flora @ South Pointe & River Bluff @ Northwestern

Rock Hill Area State Finals – AC Flora @ South Pointe & River Bluff @ Northwestern

By: Dale Nelson & Cory Welch – May 16, 2017 Tonight, with two State Championships games being played in the Greater ...

3A Finals: Seneca @ Bishop England

3A Finals: Seneca @ Bishop England

By: Randy Carlson – May 16, 2017 Seneca rolled into Daniel Island on Tuesday evening standing one game away from a state...

1A Finals: Lewisville @ Lake View

1A Finals: Lewisville @ Lake View

By: Drew Stewart - May 16, 2017 DP headed to Lake View High School Tuesday night to see Lewisville and Lake View square ...

5A Finals: Northwestern @ River Bluff

5A Finals: Northwestern @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips - May 13, 2017 -Gators Take Game One in Extras- DP was on hand tonight to catch the first game of the ...

1A Finals: Lake View @ Lewisville

1A Finals: Lake View @ Lewisville

By: Drew Stewart - May 13, 2017 The Lake View Wild Gators made a trip to Lewisville today for the first game of the 1A Sta...

3A Finals: Bishop England @ Seneca

3A Finals: Bishop England @ Seneca

By: Cory Welch – May 13, 2017 This afternoon, DP made the trip to Oconee County to take in the first game of the 3A Stat...

State Finals Preview: 2017

State Finals Preview: 2017

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 12, 2017 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams, providing you with the forecast of an excitin...

5A Lower State Finals: River Bluff @ Lexington

5A Lower State Finals: River Bluff @ Lexington

By: Will Cheatham - May 10, 2017 -The battle of Lexington, Lower State- DP was on hand tonight at Lexington High School...

5A Upper State Finals: Boiling Springs @ Northwestern

5A Upper State Finals: Boiling Springs @ Northwestern

By: Eddie Tisdale – May 10, 2017 - 5A powerhouses square off for State Championship trip – The Boiling Springs Bulldogs...

1A Upper State Finals: McBee @ Lewisville

1A Upper State Finals: McBee @ Lewisville

By: Drew Stewart - May 10, 2017 DP made a stop in Lewisville tonight to see the defending 1A State Champs, McBee Panthers,...

Recent Commitments

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Reeves to Bulldogs

Reeves to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Northwestern HS senior RHP Cameron Reeves made a commitment to play baseball for The Citadel.

Richardson to Chanticleers

Richardson to Chanticleers

On Tuesday, Aynor HS 3B Walt Richardson made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Edwards to Thundering Herd

Edwards to Thundering Herd

On Tuesday, Myrtle Beach HS senior INF Luke Edwards made a commitment to play baseball for Marshall.

Byars to Stingers

Byars to Stingers

On Monday, Hillcrest HS senior C Colton Byars made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Crouch to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Lexington HS INF senior Chase Crouch made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Huthmaker to Flying Fleet

On Saturday, Lexington HS senior INF Noah Huthmaker made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Florio to Mountaineers

On Friday, West Florence HS senior RHP Ryan Florio made a commitment to play baseball at Mount St. Mary's University. 

Thomas to Flying Fleet

Thomas to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Myrtle Beach HS senior 1B Jackson Thomas made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Roof to Crusaders

Roof to Crusaders

On Wednesday, Lexington HS senior RHP Nate Roof made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Smith to Stingers

Smith to Stingers

On Tuesday, Strom Thurmond HS senior RHP/OF Payton Smith made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Galloway to Cobras

On Friday, Thomas Sumter Academy senior INF Joshua Galloway made a commitment to play baseball at Coker.

Harrison to Pioneers

Harrison to Pioneers

On Friday, Eastside HS senior RHP/INF Tank Harrison made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Fowler to Stingers

On Thursday, Spartanburg HS senior RHP Triston Fowler made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Alberson to Flying Fleet

Alberson to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, Palmetto HS senior SS Hagan Alberson made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Sanders to Flying Fleet

Sanders to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Bishop England HS senior OF Gregory Sanders made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Watts to Spartans

Watts to Spartans

On Saturday, Lexington HS senior RHP Ty Watts made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Faile to Crusaders

Faile to Crusaders

On Saturday, Boiling Springs HS senior C John Michael Faile made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Hennessy to Spartans

Hennessy to Spartans

On Friday, Dorman HS 2018 OF Jack Hennessy made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Howlett to Cougars

Howlett to Cougars

On Wednesday, Lexington HS 2018 RHP Jonathan Howlett made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Fuller to Pioneers

Fuller to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Greenwood HS 2018 RHP Jacob Fuller made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Ecton to Pioneers

Ecton to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Dutch Fork HS 2018 C Kyle Ecton made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Fassino to Trojans

On Tuesday, Seneca HS 2018 INF Jack Fassino made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson.

Cromer to Gamecocks

Cromer to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Lexington HS 2020 OF David Cromer made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Jackson to Cougars

Jackson to Cougars

On Saturday, Abbeville HS 2018 RHP/UTL Bryce Jackson made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Melvin to Trojans

On Thursday, Aiken HS 2018 RHP Bryan Melvin made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson.

Flanders to Bulldogs

Flanders to Bulldogs

On Thursday, North Augusta HS 2018 RHP/OF Jordan Flanders made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Todd to Bulldogs

On Thursday, Lakewood HS 2018 RHP Lathan Todd made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Kobleur to Bulldogs

Kobleur to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Gilbert HS 2018 RHP Boyce Kobleur made a commitment to play baseball for The Citadel.

Marchbanks to Catamounts

On Wednesday, Westside HS 2018 INF Hunter Marchbanks made a commitment to play baseball at Western Carolina.

Luckey to Bearcats

On Tuesday, Beaufort HS 2018 OF Drew Luckey made a commitment to play baseball at Lander.

Ammons to Tigers

Ammons to Tigers

On Tuesday, Wren HS 2019 LHP Ryan Ammons made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Reid to Tigers

Reid to Tigers

On Monday, TL Hanna HS 2019 INF Regan Reid made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Poulos to Cougars

Poulos to Cougars

On Monday, West Ashley HS RHP/C 2018 Michael Poulos made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Ray to Bulldogs

On Monday, South Aiken HS 2020 RHP Josh Ray made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Austin to Gamecocks

Austin to Gamecocks

Following the Palmetto Games, Chapin HS 2020 RHP Cade Austin made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14 Diamond Prospects will have our 12th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 at Columbia's River Bluff HS for any 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates that believe they are college-bound players! Historically, quite a few household names actually landed on the radar at our fall showcase! We look forward to seeing which participants will jump onto the scene this November...time will tell!

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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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