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DP Greater Rock Hill: LCA Lancers @ USC-Lancaster

DP Greater Rock Hill: LCA Lancers @ USC-Lancaster

By: Gary Randall – September 12, 2019 For the first time (I think) in DP Fall League history, a DP team strayed outside the  constructs of league play and matched up against a solid JC program in USC Lancaster. Interestingly enough, the USCL mascot happens to be Lancers as well. There w...

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DP Upstate Fall League: Warriors 2 @ Sabres

DP Upstate Fall League: Warriors 2 @ Sabres

By: Cory Welch – September 9, 2019 As we turn the page to another school year, it also means we are geared up and ready to b...

Fall Showcase: 2019

Fall Showcase: 2019

Diamond Prospects announces our 14th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 at Co...

South Atlantic Border Battle: 2019

South Atlantic Border Battle: 2019

On September 27-29 the South Atlantic Border Battle will display the premier players from South Carolina, North Carolina, Vir...

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2019

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2019

By: Austin Alexander - August 10-11, 2019 -Southwest wins in dramatic fashion; legit arms grace mound, young prospects shine...

Palmetto Games Preview: 2019

Palmetto Games Preview: 2019

By: Will Cheatham – August 7, 2019 It is that time of year in South Carolina. The week of the Palmetto Games is upon us. The...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2022

Summer Rankings: Class of 2022

This group of rising sophmores already has a deep number of guys with previous varsity success on their resume...which has ...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2021

Summer Rankings: Class of 2021

Like the class ahead of them, this 2021 group appears deep with talent as more guys continue emerging every single day we are...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Diamond Prospects remains so excited about this 2020 class! Quite a few of these names have progressed nicely and we have ide...

Final Rankings: Class of 2019

Final Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of youngsters have historically been a grouping that expanded as the year's pilde up, which proved true each t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

"The WILL"

"The WILL"

{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Wil...

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: 2019

DP's All-Academic Team: 2019

By: Jason Kullman - June 18, 2019 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, D...

Summer Showcase Recap: 2019

Summer Showcase Recap: 2019

By: Austin Alexander - June 11-12, 2019 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and s...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2019

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2019

By: Austin Alexander - June 3-5, 2019   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dra...

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2019

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2019

Diamond Prospects congratulates the following young men whose name was called by a Major League team in the MLB Draft on Tues...

Diamond Kings: 2019

Diamond Kings: 2019

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

MLB Draft Preview: 2019

MLB Draft Preview: 2019

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 3, 2019 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged ...

5A All-DP Team: 2019

5A All-DP Team: 2019

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

4A All-DP Team: 2019

4A All-DP Team: 2019

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

3A All-DP Team: 2019

3A All-DP Team: 2019

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

2A All-DP Team: 2019

2A All-DP Team: 2019

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

1A All-DP Team: 2019

1A All-DP Team: 2019

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

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2019

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2019

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

The Dirty Dudes: 2019

The Dirty Dudes: 2019

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

Watch List: 2019

Watch List: 2019

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

3A Finals III: Crescent @ Bishop England

3A Finals III: Crescent @ Bishop England

By: Cory Welch – May 18, 2019 With the final day of the 2019 season upon us, we have one final State Champion to crown. Wi...

5A Finals III: Dutch Fork vs Blythewood

5A Finals III: Dutch Fork vs Blythewood

By: Will Cheatham – May 18, 2019 -Game 3 AAAAA State Championship- DP was on hand tonight at Segra Park for the final and w...

5A Finals II: Blythewood @ Dutch Fork

5A Finals II: Blythewood @ Dutch Fork

By: Robert Hendrix – May 14, 2019   DP headed across the Lake Murray Dam tonight to watch Game Two of the AAAAA ...

4A Finals I: Midland Valley @ Eastside

4A Finals I: Midland Valley @ Eastside

By: Dale Nelson & Cory Welch – May 13, 2019 After a 47.5 hour delay, the AAAA State Championship finally got underway to...

2A Finals I: Oceanside @ Landrum

2A Finals I: Oceanside @ Landrum

By: Taylor Hollifield – May 13, 2019 Tonight DP traveled up to the small town of Landrum in the northern part of Spartanburg...

3A Finals I: Bishop England @ Crescent

3A Finals I: Bishop England @ Crescent

By: Cory Welch – May 11, 2019 The best week of the year on the high school baseball circuit is finally upon us, championship...

SCISA: 3A Championship Preview

SCISA: 3A Championship Preview

By: Charles Assey, Jr. – March 12, 2019 The 2019 SCISA 3A is a showdown of Region 1 opponents as #2 seed Ben Lippen will tak...

State Finals Preview: 2019

State Finals Preview: 2019

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 10, 2019 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams and attempting to provide you with the forecas...

5A Lower State Finals: Dutch Fork @ River Bluff

5A Lower State Finals: Dutch Fork @ River Bluff

By: Will Cheatham – May 8, 2019 -AAAAA ‘Lower State’ Championship- DP was on hand tonight for the end of Game 1 and all of...

Recent Commitments

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McElveen to Lancers

On Monday, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2020 3B/RHP Seth McElveen made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Tanner to Lancers

On Saturday, Camden HS 2020 INF Jake Tanner made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Dunlap to Gamecocks

Dunlap to Gamecocks

On Thursday, White Knoll HS 2020 LHP/OF Kameron Dunlap made a commitment to play baseball at The University of South Carolina.

Brackett, Burgess to Saints

On Thursday, Waccamaw HS 2020 INF's Will Brackett & Cam Burgess made commitments to play baseball at Limestone College.

Elliott to Bulldogs

Elliott to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, 2020 Gilbert HS INF Travis Elliott made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Hedgecock to Lancers

On Monday, Cardinal Newman 2020 RHP Myles Hedgecock made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Edwards to Lancers

Edwards to Lancers

On Sunday, Carolina Forest HS 2020 INF Nolan Edwards made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Stanford to Stingers

Stanford to Stingers

On Friday, South Aiken HS 2020 RHP Grant Stanford made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Amick to Tigers

Amick to Tigers

On Thursday, P27 Academy 2021 INF Billy Amick made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Rasmussen to Pirates

On Thursday, Fort Mill HS 2022 MIF Connor Rasmussen made a commitment to play baseball at East Carolina University.

Layman to Terriers

On Thursday, May River HS 2022 MIF James Layman made a commitment to play baseball at Wofford College.

Sherrill to Patriots

On Tuesday, Legion Collegiate Academy 2020 RHP Blake Sherrill made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Miller to Trojans

On Wednesday, Liberty HS 2020 RHP Nick Miller made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Creswell to Patriots

On Tuesday, Andrew Jackson Academy 2020 RHP Adam Creswell made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Northrup to Bantams

On Tuesday, North Augusta HS 2020 RHP Trent Northrup made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Smoak to Saints

On Monday, York HS 2020 LHP Dylan Smoak made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Lehman to Black Knights

On Monday, Nation Ford HS 2021 C Justin Lehman made a commitment to play baseball at Army.

Teal to Blue Hose

On Friday, Chapin HS 2020 OF Tyler Teal made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

McCurley to Bearcats

McCurley to Bearcats

On Thursday, TL Hanna HS 2020 INF Ross McCurley made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Prince to Cleveland CC

On Wednesday, Dixie HS 2020 INF Nolan Prince made a commitment to play baseball at Cleveland Community College (NC).

Harris to Saints

On Wednesday, Lewisville HS 2020 C Luke Harris made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

James to Cleveland CC

On Wednesday, West Oak HS 2020 1B Tyler James made a commitment to play baseball at Cleveland Community College (NC).

Daniels to Yellow Jackets

Daniels to Yellow Jackets

On Tuesday, P27 Academy 2021 RHP Carter Daniels made a commitment to play baseball at Georgia Tech.

White to Wolves

On Monday, Mauldin HS 2020 RHP Johnathan White made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Brinson to Spartans

Brinson to Spartans

On Wednesday, Calhoun Academy 2020 LHP Connor Brinson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Williams to Crusaders

Williams to Crusaders

On Wednesday, Ben Lippen HS 2020 INF Tripp Williams made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville University.

Lucas to Tigers

Lucas to Tigers

On Tuesday, Blythewood HS 2020 RHP/INF Landon Lucas made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Jolly to Wolves

Jolly to Wolves

Following Palmetto Games, Strom Thurmond HS 2020 C Rhett Jolly made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Smith to Lancers

On Sunday, Irmo HS 2020 OF Jackson Smith made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Olmeda to Lancers

On Sunday, Westwood HS 2020 OF Edwin Olmeda made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Stone to Patriots

Stone to Patriots

Following the Palmetto Games, Fort Mill HS 2020 INF Brady Stone made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Wallace to Patriots

On Wednesday, McBee HS 2020 C/INF McIver Wallace made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Folts to Blue Hose

Folts to Blue Hose

Following the Palmetto Games, Spartanburg HS 2020 RHP Ryan Folts made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Pendergrass to Gamecocks

Pendergrass to Gamecocks

Following the Palmetto Games, Hartsville HS 2021 OF Dariyan Pendergrass made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Mershon to Bulldogs

Mershon to Bulldogs

Following the Palmetto Games, Eastside HS 2022 INF David Mershon made a commitment to play baseball at Mississippi State University.

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff RFpole14 dp logo1 Diamond Prospects announces our 14th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 at Columbia's River Bluff HS for 2020-2023 graduates. This showcase is designed for the player who possesses the abilities to play at the collegiate level or beyond. If you think you are that caliber of player, it would strongly benefit you to attend this event! 

{Deadline: Tuesday, October 1}

Invite & Info / Application

South Atlantic Border Battle

BorderBattle-logo11On September 27-29 the South Atlantic Border Battle will display the premier players from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & the Mid-Atlantic region for pro scouts plus college coaches to lock in on the top players in the Senior class and Underclassmen too. 2019 will mark our 11th Annual talent showcase! Eight years ago, Major League Baseball partnered Diamond Prospects & Dynamic Baseball to make this event sanctioned by the MLB, since that time The Border Battle has taken on a life of its own even though the alumni list is quite decorated since year one! Who will emerge as we set the stage for another banner weekend?

SABB Website / Invite List /  Futures Game Application /  Border Battle Application

Baseball Stuff

TheWill 19{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Will to an automobile accident in 2010, he knew almost immediately he wanted to create a baseball complex for him. For much more regarding this inspirational story, click here.

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Quote of the Week:  Matthew 7:24-27“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

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Attention HS Coaches:BeckleyDavid Cit11 After 16 years as a baseball coach at The Citadel, David Beckley has landed on his feet and has launched mPower6...a new model to raise funds for your program. It's in your best interest to read the linked press release and/or website to learn more about an incredible opportunity for your baseball organization! Press Release / RecentWebsite

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.

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.

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 baseball is made:

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