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2015 DP Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

2015 DP Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

- 2A Overview - While some familiar names remain in DP's overall Top 10, there is a new sheriff in 2A baseball now as we have predicted last year's winner to repeat. Led by two-way standout Jacob Childress (right), we select the Ninety-Six Wildcats to hoist the trophy again...but some stout pl...

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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...

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...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part III - Players

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part III - Players

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 18, 2013 -To the Players- I was once right where you are today. You want to b...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part II - Coaches

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part II - Coaches

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 17, 2013 -To the Coaches- We’ve all heard coaches and leaders speak of these ...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part I - Definition

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part I - Definition

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 16, 2013 I would like to take a few moments to express my thoughts and feeling...

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 Spotlight: Jake Crawford

DP Spotlight: Jake Crawford

Jake Crawford, who recently signed with Furman University, took some time to answer a few questions for Diamond Prospects. In...

Diamond Notes: Winter Baseball Camps

Diamond Notes: Winter Baseball Camps

The value of college camps By: Austin Alexander-November 21, 2007 Most travel baseball teams have closed the book on t...

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2015

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2015

Twice a year we have produced our slotting of each class, beginning with freshmen all the way up to those close to receiving ...

DP Spotlight: Chase Barbary

DP Spotlight: Chase Barbary

My name is Chase Barbary and I live in Greenville, SC. I am a senior at Powdersville High School and the catcher for the Powd...

DP Spotlight: Adam Hill

DP Spotlight: Adam Hill

My name is Adam Hill, I attend TL Hanna High School and have signed with South Carolina. I was born March 24, 1997, am 6-6/18...

DP Spotlight: Shane Faulk

DP Spotlight: Shane Faulk

My name is Shane Faulk, I am 17 years old and I attend Myrtle Beach High school. I went to North Myrtle Beach High school unt...

DP Spotlight: Grant Cox

DP Spotlight: Grant Cox

My name is Grant Cox and I am a senior at Greenville High School and I committed to Clemson the summer of my ninth grade year...

All-DP Fall League Team: Pee Dee

All-DP Fall League Team: Pee Dee

2014 All-DP Fall League: Pee Dee After six weeks of weekday games, our Inaugural Developmental Fall League has come to a clo...

Recap: Fall Showcase

Recap: Fall Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - November 8-9, 2014 On Saturday and Sunday, picture perfect weather covered River Bluff High School, t...

Border Battle Capsule & Prospect Info

Border Battle Capsule & Prospect Info

By: Austin Alexander - November 1-2, 2014 -Battle ensues between lines, with Mother Nature too- The sixth annual edition ...

Pee Dee Fall League Title Game

Pee Dee Fall League Title Game

By: Derick Urquhart - October 29, 2014 DP was back in Hartsville Wednesday night for the championship game of the first DP...

All-DP Fall League Team: Upstate

All-DP Fall League Team: Upstate

2014 All-DP Fall League: Upstate After 6 weeks of weekday games, our 6th Upstate Developmental Fall League has come to a clo...

Pee Dee Fall League: Hartsville DH

Pee Dee Fall League: Hartsville DH

By: Derek Urquhart – October 23, 2014 Diamond Prospects was back in Hartsville Wednesday night for a doubleheader ...

Fall League Title Games: Wofford Part II

Fall League Title Games: Wofford Part II

By: Austin Alexander – October 21, 2014 -Bulldogs claim crown as season concludes in walk-off fashion- Another night in the...

Fall League Title Games: Furman Part I

Fall League Title Games: Furman Part I

By: Austin Alexander – October 20, 2014 Diamond Prospects was on the beautiful campus of Furman University for a doubleheade...

DP Fall League: 2014

DP Fall League: 2014

Our DP Fall League returns to the Upstate for the 6th season and we are excited to launch a new division in the Pee Dee area....

Diamond Notes: Managing the Two-Way Player

Diamond Notes: Managing the Two-Way Player

By: Charlie Wentzky - December 15, 2006 So often we hear people talking about a kid getting over-used as a pitcher. In other...

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

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

The Value or Detriment of Emotion

The Value or Detriment of Emotion

By: Brent Cole - April 13, 2008 The psychological status of an athlete has been explained and searched over and over in seve...

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

It must be October! By: Austin Alexander - October 5, 2006 As the Fall Classic of our national pastime peaks around the cor...

Byrnes #2 vs Chapman & Byrnes #1 vs Powdersville

Byrnes #2 vs Chapman & Byrnes #1 vs Powdersville

Having seen twenty out of twenty-one teams, some more than once, DP finally got around to the Chapman Panthers as they trave...

Pee Dee Fall League: Monday Action

Pee Dee Fall League: Monday Action

By: Derick Urquhart – October 6, 2014 The DP Pee Dee fall league continued Monday night with two games in Hartsvil...

DP DH at SMC

DP DH at SMC

Week Five kicked off tonight in the upstate and DP dialed in on a twinbill at Spartanburg Methodist College. Coach Tim Wallac...

Upstate Fall League: DH @ Wren

Upstate Fall League: DH @ Wren

We have been lucky here in the upstate so far this fall with weather not playing much of a factor up until this week. Eig...

Double Dip at St. Joseph's

Double Dip at St. Joseph's

With weather cooperating thus far and twenty-one games being played in three days, DP got the opportunity to lay eyes on ...

Twinbills at Conastee

Twinbills at Conastee

By: Austin Alexander & Barry Mabry – September 22, 2014 -Conastee Park, Hit House, First Team Sports, Tony’s Pizza spell...

Hartsville vs Darlington, Florence vs McBee

Hartsville vs Darlington, Florence vs McBee

By: Derick Urquhart – September 22, 2014 The DP Pee Dee Fall League continued Monday at a rainy, cool Florence American Legi...

Timken Sports Complex: Union vs Broome

Timken Sports Complex: Union vs Broome

Week two of the Upstate Fall League got underway and after posting up behind the scoreboard day one, DP traveled down highway...

DP Pee Dee Fall League: Opening Night

DP Pee Dee Fall League: Opening Night

By: Derick Urquhart & Austin Alexander - September 15, 2014 Diamond Prospects was very excited to be kicking off the n...

Byrnes #2 vs Powdersville & Byrnes #1 vs Berea

Byrnes #2 vs Powdersville & Byrnes #1 vs Berea

DP posted up behind the scoreboard last night but decided to hit up a double header at Byrnes HS tonight. Byrnes #2 squared o...

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

Opening night for DP Upstate Fall League got underway tonight. Twenty-one teams from Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson cou...

Recent Commitments

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Satterfield to Phoenix

On Thursday, JL Mann HS junior 3B Joe Satterfield made a commitment to play baseball at Elon University (NC).

Hester to Flying Fleet

Hester to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Florence-Darlington Tech RHP Brandon Hester made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College. Hester prepped at Stratford HS.

Wright to Gamecocks

Wright to Gamecocks

On Monday, Chester HS junior LHP Jake Wright made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Sox, Tollison to Flying Fleet

On Saturday morning, USC Sumter RHP Corey Sox and LHP Colby Tollison made commitments to play baseball at Erskine. Sox prepped at Swansea HS, Tollison attended Dixie HS.

Mace to Flying Fleet

On Friday night, Spartanburg Methodist RHP Patrick Mace made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine. Mace prepped at Ashley Ridge HS.

Gregory to Gamecocks

Gregory to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Gaffney HS junior LHP Josh Gregory made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Parris to Saints

On Wednesday, Boiling Springs HS LHP/1B Bo Parris made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Shepherd to Saints

On Wednesday, Hammond High senior INF James Shepherd made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Tokar to Stingers

On Saturday, Beaufort HS RHP Alex Tokar made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Herring to Stingers

Herring to Stingers

On Christmas Day, Dillon HS senior catcher Patrick Herring made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Holliday to Tigers

Holliday to Tigers

On Friday, Belton-Honea Path HS junior RHP Blake Holliday made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Thompson to Tigers

On Friday, JL Mann HS junior OF Chris Thompson made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Cox to Stingers

On Tuesday night, East Clarendon senior INF Steven Cox made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Gonzales to Stingers

On Monday afternoon, Berkeley HS senior RHP/1B Zach Gonzales made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Ard to Stingers

On Sunday night, Conway HS senior infielder Colby Ard made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Rodgers to Saints

On Sunday, USC Sumter sophomore RHP John Robert Rodgers made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College. Rodgers prepped at White Knoll.

Schofield to Demon Deacons

Schofield to Demon Deacons

On Thursday night, Christ Church HS senior RHP Jack Schofield made a commitment to play baseball for Wake Forest.

Garcia to Vikings

Garcia to Vikings

Recently, Woodmont HS senior LHP Jeremiah Garcia made a commitment to play baseball at St. Johns River State College (FL).

Pro Day

On January 25 at AC Flora HS, Diamond Prospects DPProDayset the stage for professional scouts and displayed the top talent that the Palmetto State has to offer for the 9th consecutive year in our strict, invite-only Pro Day. ACFlora-pic11Over 100 players from this event have been drafted and each January we use this opportunity to put South Carolina's premier prospects in front of decision-makers! On Sunday, another 100+ professional scouts invaded Columbia for this year's edition, right before prep practices crank up. To view a recap of the day and much more, click here.

Baseball Stuff

Continuing this week... DP hit our version of a War Room on Saturday to hash out the team and player rankings... Stay tuned to see what we came up with!

WANTED! High School schedules...We cannot cover a game that we are unaware of! Please plug in: Prep Schedules / The Anatomy of a Baseball Schedule / Also, please email schedules to DP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

DPlogo-scrimmages

DPlogo-scrimmagesPre-Season DP Scrimmages: Each year DP deploys our scouts statewide to get teams on the field and see what talent shows up in the early going. These February scrimmages are highly valuable for us to lay eyes on multiple teams and players as most make their lineups and pitching staff's available to us...essentially, it gives us a huge head-start to what may be on the 2015 radar... To view more, click here.

Intro to Gridiron Prospects: Gridiron Prospects GridironProspects-logois a web-based football player and team analysis endeavor that you can trust. Landon Bradley, Alkeem Sherman and Jonathon Sharpe are the starting lineup for Gridiron Prospects based here in South Carolina. The three-man team all have something to bring to the table when looking for talent... For 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.

Career Over? 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.

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 :

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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