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Generations, Baseball, Relationships

Generations, Baseball, Relationships

By: Jeff Kerr - April 16, 2015 Most athletes will tell you that at some point in their lives they were influenced or inspired by someone outside of their own family such as a teacher or coach. As a young athlete I had many individuals who took time with me and provided me guidance as I was d...

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DP Watch List

DP Watch List

Each year DP follows the top players from a spring ago combined with who has jumped on the radar throughout th...

Great Falls at Lancaster

Great Falls at Lancaster

By: Jeff Stanek – April 6, 2015 The Lancaster High School Bruins came from behind to beat the Great Falls Red Devils by a fi...

Diamond Invitational

Diamond Invitational

By: Austin Alexander & Colby Holmes - March 31-April 2, 2015 -Perfect weather, quality baseball, Fool's Day Fun, Sco...

Carolina Classic

Carolina Classic

By: Barry Mabry - April 1, 2015 Spring Break is here and multiple tournaments are going on across our state. Here in th...

Nation Ford at Carolina Forest

Nation Ford at Carolina Forest

By: Colby Holmes & Austin Alexander - April 2, 2015 After spending the past 60 hours in Blythewood, the Mingo Bay sche...

JL Mann vs Hilton Head

JL Mann vs Hilton Head

By: Chris Wells – March 31, 2015 DP on the scene at Hilton Head High for Day 2 of action of the Seahawk Baseball Invitat...

York at Clover

York at Clover

By: Jeff Stanek - March 31, 2015 York Comprehensive High School got another road win at Clover on Tuesday night by a fin...

Mauldin at Spartanburg

Mauldin at Spartanburg

By: Barry Mabry - March 27, 2015 We were back in Region II-4A tonight as the Spartanburg Vikings hosted the Mauldin Maver...

McBee at Lamar

McBee at Lamar

By: Derick Urquhart - March 28, 2015 DP was in Darlington County Saturday afternoon to check in on a key Regi...

York at Rock Hill

York at Rock Hill

By: Jeff Stanek - March 26, 2015 York Comprehensive High School used a six-run top of the fifth to earn a road victory a...

S. Florence at Carolina Forest

S. Florence at Carolina Forest

By: Colby Holmes - March 25, 2015 -Panthers twirl combined no-hitter, edge Bruins- Wednesday night's game was a postponed...

Marlboro County at Darlington

Marlboro County at Darlington

By: Derick Urquhart - March 24, 2015 Tuesday night saw a classic pitcher's duel as Diamond Prospects took in the Marlbor...

White Knoll at Lexington

White Knoll at Lexington

By: Will Cheatham - March 24, 2015 DP was on hand tonight for the first showdown between these crosstown rivals. Lexingt...

JL Mann at Dorman

JL Mann at Dorman

By: Barry Mabry - March 24, 2015  Region II-4A action was on the slate tonight as JL Mann traveled to Dorman. The Patri...

DP Spotlight: Clay Helvey

DP Spotlight: Clay Helvey

Name: Clay Tucker Helvey. Born: Valentine’s Day. Native: Fort Mill, SC. High School: Fort Mill.  Height: 6-3 Weight: 180...

Fluor Field: St. Joseph's vs Christ Church

Fluor Field: St. Joseph's vs Christ Church

By: Barry Mabry - March 20, 2015  Since Fluor Field has been the trend for catching high school games this week in the ...

West Florence at Socastee

West Florence at Socastee

By: Colby Holmes - March 20, 2015 -Braves prevail in tight region battle- DP's Grand Strand assignment on Friday night wa...

Fluor Field 'Just Drive' DH: Wednesday

Fluor Field 'Just Drive' DH: Wednesday

By: Barry Mabry - March 16 & 18, 2015  Over the past couple of years Fluor Field (home of the Greenville Drive) has...

Nation Ford at Fort Mill

Nation Ford at Fort Mill

By: Jeff Stanek - March 17, 2015 As a baseball fan, if you prefer a good-old-fashioned pitchers’ duel over a slugfest, Fort ...

Ninety-Six at Saluda

Ninety-Six at Saluda

By: Will Cheatham - March 17, 2015 DP made the trip to Saluda High tonight for an AA region match up with Ninety Six and Sal...

York at Gaffney

York at Gaffney

By: Barry Mabry - March 17, 2015    Region III-4A action got my attention tonight as Gaffney’s Junior Josh Gregor...

Hilton Head Prep vs Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Prep vs Hilton Head Christian Academy

By: Chris Wells – March 17, 2015 SCISA 2A-Region IV matchup drew Diamond Prospects to Hilton Head Prep’s baseball field to t...

DP Spotlight: Jake Mueller

DP Spotlight: Jake Mueller

My name is Jake Mueller and I am a senior at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia. I committed to play baseball for Wak...

Bishop England at Wando

Bishop England at Wando

By: Randy Carlson – March 13, 2015 In a matchup of two schools separated by only a few miles of Charleston road but a lo...

Summerville at Socastee

Summerville at Socastee

By: Colby Holmes - March 12, 2015 -#3 defeats #8 in front of large scouting contingent- Socastee High School was the site T...

Clover at Fort Mill

Clover at Fort Mill

By: Jeff Stanek - March 12, 2015 Clover High came into Fort Mill a day earlier than scheduled due to impending weather, but ...

Region Play: Upstate Twinbill

Region Play: Upstate Twinbill

By: Barry Mabry - March 10, 2015   Region play began tonight across the state and DP dialed in on two solid 4A match...

IP Classic

IP Classic

By: Austin Alexander & Barry Mabry - March 5-6, 2015 The Classic Opener Interrupted...then hardball talent steals show! ...

An RBI Saturday

An RBI Saturday

By: Barry Mabry - March 7, 2015 Having spent Thursday and Friday posted up at the IP Classic in Georgetown, DP scattere...

Comporium Invitational

Comporium Invitational

By: Will Cheatham - March 7, 2015 Diamond Prospects had already made a stop by Gilbert for Opening Day and today we were c...

Baseball at the Beach

Baseball at the Beach

By: Colby Holmes & Austin Alexander - March 6-7, 2015 -Eastside has banner Saturday, takes title- DP pulled up a se...

Coastal Invitational

Coastal Invitational

By: Colby Holmes - March 5, 2015 Thursday was a perfect sunny day to crank up the 9th Annual Coastal Invitational hosted...

Comporium: Hump Day DH

Comporium: Hump Day DH

By: Barry Mabry - March 4, 2015   Pre-season tournaments are about to kick off across the state and DP is on the road ...

Pre Season Rankings: Class of 2015

Pre Season Rankings: Class of 2015

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

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2016

Pre-Season Rankings: 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...

dp Scrimmage: South Aiken Site

dp Scrimmage: South Aiken Site

By: David List - February 28, 2015 DP made a trip to South Aiken High School on Saturday to take in action between four te...

dp Scrimmage: Wren HS Site

dp Scrimmage: Wren HS Site

By: Barry Mabry - February 28, 2015 If you live in the Upstate, the past two weeks have been brutal dealing with frigid...

Pee Dee Invitational

Pee Dee Invitational

By: Derick Urquhart - February 28, 2015 Opening day of the 2015 baseball season finally saw a break in the weather Satu...

dp Scrimmage: Hilton Head Site

dp Scrimmage: Hilton Head Site

By: Chris Wells – February 28, 2015 DP rolled onto Hilton Head Island for a full slate of scrimmages featuring schools f...

Chester vs York Prep

Chester vs York Prep

By: Jeff Stanek - February 28, 2015 The nightcap of Chester’s CCNG Preseason Tournament featured the York Prep Patriots as...

Recent Commitments

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Bridges to Mt. Olive

On Thursday, Socastee HS senior RHP Austin Bridges made a commitment to play baseball at Mt. Olive (NC).

Weekley to Wolves

On Thursday, Hartsville HS senior OF Christopher Weekley made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Collins to Saints

On Wednesday night, Chapman HS senior INF Landon Collins made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone.

McElveen to Indians

On Monday, Swansea HS senior RHP/SS Ryan McElveen made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Salkehatchie.

Powell to Fire Ants

On Monday afternoon, Summerville HS OF Matt Powell made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Burnette to Saints

On Monday morning, TL Hanna HS LHP Wes Burnette made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Mansel to Saints

On Wednesday, Hillcrest HS senior OF Cason Mansel made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Pelham to Blue Hose

On Wednesday, Spartanburg Methodist sophomore LHP CD Pelham made a commitment to play baseball for Presbyterian. Pelham prepped at Lancaster HS.

Radcliff to Stingers

On Tuesday evening, Lugoff-Elgin senior OF/SS Russ Radcliff made a verbal commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Ryan to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Landrum HS senior P/OF Billy Ryan made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Reece to Fire Ants

On Tuesday, North Augusta HS senior RHP Trib Reece made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Griffith to Pacers

On Monday, South Aiken HS junior RHP/C Owen Griffith made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Aiken.

Caddell to Stingers

On Sunday, Hanahan senior LHP Brandon Caddell made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Thrasher, Simmons to Indians

Last week, Pickens HS senior RHP Cole Thrasher and senior catcher Alexander Simmons made commitments to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Hitchman to Indians

On Saturday, Cane Bay HS senior LHP Chris Hitchman made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Schmitz to Pacers

Schmitz to Pacers

On Friday afternoon, Socastee HS senior LHP Austin Schmitz made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Aiken.

Mikes to Chanticleers

Mikes to Chanticleers

On Thursday afternoon, JL Mann HS junior LHP Mitchell Mikes made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Nichols to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Colleton County HS RHP/SS Caleb Nichols made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Summer Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14dp_logo1.pngOn June 10-11, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 10th Annual 'open' Summer Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2016-2018 grad who has college-caliber ability! This event typically launches the summer scouting season for college coaches. The Summer Showcase is available to the first 150 players whose applications are received. All info is posted below:

Invite / Application / Confirmed Players

Baseball Stuff

dp_logo1.pngDP Request, HS Coaches: As the playoffs approach and match-ups begin to take shape, we ask that you not contact DP for scouting reports for three reasons: 1) Our focus is on coverage of playoffs, which takes quite a bit of time already, 2) We work with so many of you, sharing of info on your opponent is often a conflict of interest for us, 3) When we watch games we see things through a different lens, we are searching for prospects and projecting them, not tendencies to defeat a club... We hope that two areas will assist you, our DP Search Button on right side of the website and the Recaps Page. Thank you in advance and good luck this post-season!

DP Scoreboard: To assist us when compiling accurate region standings, your help plugging in final scores into our statewide scoreboard is greatly appreciated. Any coach, parent or player can post it here: DP Scoreboard / Region Standings

dp logo1DP Player Rankings-How they are built: Each time we publish our player rankings in the various classes, we are sure to come under fire from those of you who enjoy visiting our site. Many of our viewers are prep players and their parents, easily the most critical of the names they see, the names they don't see and, of course, the order that they are ranked in...which we can understand and appreciate! For much more, click here.

Coaches, Players, Parents, Humans: Our staff wants to cover as many games as we can in 2015...But to pull off that feat, we must know where the games are, teams playing, time, etc... Please assist DP and college coaches by taking 15 minutes to plug in your spring schedule, and coaches, when dates get closer, plugging in your starting pitcher is highly helpful too. Help us help you and to promote HS baseball! Master schedule can be found here: 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.

dp_logo1.pngPre-Game Pet Peeves: Everybody has their own style and thoughts on how to best take a round of pre-game infield/outfield, myself included. After making a living watching high school baseball, I’ve seen my share of pre-games, good and bad. Not to say that I have it all figured out, but I can safely say that too many coaches are living in the Dark Ages. For more, click here.

dp_logo1.pngDo'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.

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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