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DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Yellow Jackets

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Yellow Jackets

By: Cory Welch – September 26, 2016 With the midway point of the Upstate Fall League approaching, DP made the trip down to Union, SC to lay eyes on the Yellow Jackets and Raiders #1 in Game Two of a twinbill at Timken Sports Complex. This was my first visit to Timken and I was very impress...

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DP Fall League: Opening Night

DP Fall League: Opening Night

By: Cory Welch - September 13, 2016Diamond Prospects’ Upstate Fall League is back in action with five games on the docket...

Wedding Bells & Baseball

Wedding Bells & Baseball

By: Austin Alexander - August 27, 2016 I don't go to weddings, hardly ever, basically never. But last weekend I did. It ...

Palmetto Games: 2016 Capsule

Palmetto Games: 2016 Capsule

By: Austin Alexander - August 13-14, 2016        -Northeast claims first title in steamy scout...

Jr Diamond Prospects - Palmetto Games

Jr Diamond Prospects - Palmetto Games

Graduates of Junior Diamond Prospects, established in 2007, are continuing to make their mark in the SC high school rank...

Palmetto Games Preview

Palmetto Games Preview

By: Will Cheatham - August 10, 2016 The Palmetto Games of 2016 has finally arrived this coming Saturday. The anticipatio...

Communication: Player & Coach

Communication: Player & Coach

Why are players hesitant – or afraid - to talk to their coach? By: Jeff Young-February 5, 2008 On the High School and Colle...

Diamond Notes: A Tip on the Cap

Diamond Notes: A Tip on the Cap

By: Austin Alexander - September 24, 2012 The baseball cap is part of the baseball uniform, period. Case closed. It is as ...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part IV - Parents

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part IV - Parents

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 19, 2013 -To the Parents- I will tread lightly here. I understand that is you...

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Battling Adversity: Mental & Physical By: Josh Evans-August 8, 2007 Battling injuries, physically and mentally, can be ...

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,...

When DP Disappears

When DP Disappears

By: Austin Alexander - July 12, 2016 Two summers ago I wrote a piece for Diamond Prospects entitled "When DP Relaxes". I...

DP Q&A: Monte Lee

DP Q&A: Monte Lee

As Monte Lee enters his first campaign as the new skipper in Tigertown, he spent a little time with DP to expand on a myr...

DP Q&A: Kevin Schnall

DP Q&A: Kevin Schnall

Kevin Schnall has returned to the Palmetto State and his alma mater, this time to stay at Coastal Carolina has the Associ...

DP Q&A: Stuart Lake

DP Q&A: Stuart Lake

Charleston Southern skipper Stuart Lake has had an extensive career in multiple stops and has worked for, with and against so...

DP Q & A: Tom Riginos

DP Q & A: Tom Riginos

Coach Riginos gave us his time a few years agao for a Q&A while an assistant coach at Clemson. He is now the skipper at W...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of freshman prospects have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up. We used to do a pre-...

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...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2017

Summer 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...

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...

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...

Final Ranking: Class of 2016

Final Ranking: Class of 2016

Twice a year we produce our slotting of each class, beginning with fresh faces all the way up to those receiving diploma...

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 ...

DP Spotlight: Alex Cunningham

DP Spotlight: Alex Cunningham

DP Spotlight - Alex Cunningham, Byrnes High School: With his final season as a Rebel on the horizon, Alex Cunningham has a lo...

DP Spotlight: GK Young

DP Spotlight: GK Young

My name is G.K. Young lll. I am the oldest of four children, I have two younger brothers and a little sister.I have alwa...

DP Spotlight: Seth Lancaster

DP Spotlight: Seth Lancaster

My name is Seth Lancaster and I’m 17 years old and have committed to go to Coastal Carolina University to play base...

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...

2016 MLB Draft-DP Alumni

2016 MLB Draft-DP Alumni

Diamond Prospects would like to extend a fist bump and hearty congratulations to each of the following players that have ...

MLB Draft Breakdown

MLB Draft Breakdown

By: Austin Alexander - June 9-11, 2016   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dr...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 8-9, 2016 On Wednesday & Thursday, clear skies and perfect June temps graced River Bluff Hig...

MLB Draft Preview: 2016

MLB Draft Preview: 2016

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 7, 2016 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

2016 DP All-Academic Team

2016 DP All-Academic Team

By: Jason Kullman- June 6, 2016 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, DP ...

2016 Diamond King Awards

2016 Diamond King Awards

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

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 ...

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

On this day, a new DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have cau...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2016

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2016

Each year DP watches some baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see a few tools, plenty ...

3A State Finals - Game 2: St. James @ BHP

3A State Finals - Game 2: St. James @ BHP

By: Barry Mabry - May 23, 2016 Game Two of the 3A State Championship between the BHP Bears and St. James Sharks got rained o...

Recent Commitments

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Lamb to Cougars

Lamb to Cougars

On Sunday night, Chesnee HS junior LHP Nathaniel Lamb made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

English to Gamecocks

English to Gamecocks

On Saturday, St. James HS junior INF Jacob English made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Hudson to Mountaineers

Hudson to Mountaineers

On Saturday, Seneca HS senior 3B/RHP Tristen Hudson made a commitment to play baseball for West Virginia.

Phillips to Bearcats

Phillips to Bearcats

On Thursday, Hillcrest HS senior RHP Cole Phillips made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Yon to Flying Fleet

On Saturday, Fort Dorchester HS senior C Dylan Yon made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Vaught to Buccaneers

Vaught to Buccaneers

On Wednesday morning, Carolina Forest HS senior RHP Caleb Vaught made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern.

McCallister to Cougars

McCallister to Cougars

On Sunday, Dorman HS junior 3B/RHP Tanner McCallister made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Gray to Pacers

On Tuesday, Emerald HS senior RHP Austin Gray made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Aiken.

Fogle to Pacers

Last Monday, Pelion HS RHP/INF senior Austin Fogle made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Hanna to Fire Ants

Hanna to Fire Ants

On Monday, Lake City HS senior INF Vence "Bill" Hanna made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Hardee to Chanticleers

Hardee to Chanticleers

On Sunday afternoon, South Florence junior LHP/1B Will Hardee made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina. 

Tuten to Crusaders

Tuten to Crusaders

On Thursday afternoon, Johnsonville HS senior catcher Lex Tuten made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.  

Tringali to Gamecocks

Tringali to Gamecocks

On Tuesday morning, Cardinal Newman senior RHP Cam Tringali made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Reeves to Gamecocks

Reeves to Gamecocks

On Monday night, Northwestern HS junior RHP Cameron Reeves made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Tepper to Pioneers

On Saturday, Fort Mill HS senior INF Joey Tepper made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Yniesta to Flying Fleet

Yniesta to Flying Fleet

On Saturday, Fort Dorchester HS senior INF Drew Yniesta made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Watkins to Pioneers

Watkins to Pioneers

On Saturday morning, Ashley Ridge HS senior INF Kyle Watkins made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Hughes to Pioneers

On Thursday, Greenville HS senior RHP Bradley Hughes made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Church to Gamecocks

Church to Gamecocks

On Wednesday night, Ashley Ridge HS senior C/RHP Josh Church made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Galloway to Stingers

On Wednesday night, Lugoff-Elgin HS senior C Chase Galloway made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Hoffman to Pioneers

Hoffman to Pioneers

On Thursday, Nation Ford HS senior C Nick Hoffman made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Fowler to Blue Hose

Fowler to Blue Hose

On Wednesday night, Pee Dee Academy 2017 RHP/OF Reagan Fowler made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian.

Gilbert to Tigers

Gilbert to Tigers

On Tuesday night, Bishop England HS 2019 LHP Geoffrey Gilbert made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Smith to Pioneers

Smith to Pioneers

On Tuesday night, Ashley Ridge HS 2017 RHP De'Ondre Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Cash to Paladins

Cash to Paladins

On Monday night, Spartanburg HS 2019 C/RHP Jax Cash made a commitment to play baseball at Furman University.

Fisher to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Chapman HS 2017 INF Kane Fisher made a commitment to play baseball for Spartanburg Methodist.

Watts to Lancers

On Tuesday, Summerville HS 2017 OF Jonny Watts made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Stamler to Gamecocks

Stamler to Gamecocks

On Tuesday, JL Mann HS 2017 LHP Jack Stamler made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Stephens to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, Byrnes HS 2017 RHP Zeke Stephens made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Lucas to Cougars

On Monday, Greenville HS 2017 RHP Brooks Lucas made a commitment to play baseball for The College of Charleston.

Swartz to Blue Devils

Swartz to Blue Devils

On Saturday, West Florence HS 2018 OF Jake Swartz made a commitment to play baseball at Duke University.

Satcher to Cougars

Satcher to Cougars

On Saturday, Ben Lippen 2017 INF Robert Satcher made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Moore to Lancers

On Thursday, Mauldin HS 2017 RHP Ryan Moore made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Blanton to Gamecocks

Blanton to Gamecocks

On Thursday, Summerville HS OF/INF 2019 Brodie Blanton made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Armstrong to Lancers

On Thursday, Mauldin HS 2017 LHP Chris Armstrong made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14dp_logo1.png On November 5-6, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 11th Annual 'open' Fall Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2017-2020 grad who has college-caliber ability! This showcase has been the jump-start to many careers and the recruiting of prospects over the years...who is next?

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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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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DP's 'W' Info: NEW Rita Alexander / Tony Osterman / Jaymie Thomas

TO article in Post & Courier

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Two DP Cancer Warriors: Tony Osterman & Rita Alexander (pictured)

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.

MLB's Walker promoting Seymour Foundation: To view much more, click here.

NCAAlogo14NCAA 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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