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Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 10-11, 2015 On Wednesday & Thursday, picture perfect weather covered River Bluff High School...

MLB Draft: 2015

MLB Draft: 2015

DP Disclaimer: The group of players listed below have all played prep baseball in South Carolina and attended Diamond Prospec...

MLB Draft Breakdown

MLB Draft Breakdown

By: Austin Alexander - June 9-11, 2015   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dr...

2015 Diamond King Awards

2015 Diamond King Awards

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

DP's 2015 All-Academic Team

DP's 2015 All-Academic Team

We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, DP wants to honor student-athletes that...

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 ...

MLB Draft Preview: 2015

MLB Draft Preview: 2015

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 5, 2015 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

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 ...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2015

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2015

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

3A Finals: Hartsville at BHP

3A Finals: Hartsville at BHP

By: Barry Mabry - May 21, 2015   Game One of the 3A best-of-three championship series got underway tonight at Belton H...

Wando Wins 4A Title

Wando Wins 4A Title

By: Barry Mabry - May 20, 2015 2015's 4A State Title on the line tonight at JL Mann High School as the Patriots hosted t...

The Finals Links

The Finals Links

3A: Game 2 - BHP at Hartsville / 1A: Game 3 - Latta vs Lewisville / 2A: Game 2 - Ninety-Six at Dillon / 1A: Game 2 - Latta at...

4A Finals: JL Mann at Wando

4A Finals: JL Mann at Wando

By: Randy Carlson & Austin Alexander – May 18, 2015 -Gottesman, LoCascio pace Warriors to early Finals lead- The So...

2A Finals: Dillon at Ninety-Six

2A Finals: Dillon at Ninety-Six

By: Barry Mabry - May 18, 2015 Not the weather fans were hoping for in the opening game of the 2A State Championship Series b...

3A Playoffs: Chapin at Camden

3A Playoffs: Chapin at Camden

By: Will Cheatham - May 15, 2015 DP was on hand tonight in Camden, SC for some AAA playoff action between the Bulldogs of Ca...

4A Upper State Championship: Northwestern at JL Mann

4A Upper State Championship: Northwestern at JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 9, 2015 DP was back at JL Mann tonight for the 4A Upper State Championship game as the Patriots h...

Upper State Playoffs: Christ Church & JL Mann

Upper State Playoffs: Christ Church & JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 9, 2015 Upper State Playoffs began today in every classification besides 3A. DP was able to catch ...

Upstate 3A/4A Playoffs: Fluor Field & JL Mann

Upstate 3A/4A Playoffs: Fluor Field & JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 6, 2015 DP was back in action tonight in the Upstate as we dialed in on the 3A loser’s bracket game at...

4A Playoffs: James Island at Carolina Forest

4A Playoffs: James Island at Carolina Forest

By: Austin Alexander - May 6, 2015 Picture perfect weather greeted Diamond Prospects for batting practice as two 4A clubs ...

2A Playoffs: Academic Magnet at Dillon

2A Playoffs: Academic Magnet at Dillon

By: Derick Urquhart - May 6, 2015   Academic Magnet made a return trip to Dillon Wednesday night in the District VIII-...

3A Playoffs: Camden at Chester

3A Playoffs: Camden at Chester

By: Jeff Stanek – May 4, 2015 When Camden visited Chester in a Monday night winners bracket playoff game, even the most opti...

3A Playoffs: Aiken at Hilton Head

3A Playoffs: Aiken at Hilton Head

By: Chris Wells – May 4, 2015 DP was back on the scene for the winner’s bracket game in District VII, as Hilton Head hosted ...

3A Playoffs: Hanahan at Gilbert

3A Playoffs: Hanahan at Gilbert

By: Will Cheatham - May 4, 2015 DP was on site tonight at Gilbert High school for a matchup with Hanahan and Gilbert. A rema...

4A Playoffs: Upstate Triple-Header

4A Playoffs: Upstate Triple-Header

By: Barry Mabry - May 3, 2015 The layout couldn’t have been scripted any better on this Saturday with 4A Playoff games a...

4A Playoffs: West Ashley at Socastee

4A Playoffs: West Ashley at Socastee

By: DP Staff Writer - May 2, 2015 Socastee and West Ashley squared off in a 'win or go home match' at Socastee High School t...

3A Playoffs: Darlington at Hilton Head

3A Playoffs: Darlington at Hilton Head

By: Chris Wells – May 1, 2015 DP was on hand for the opening round of AAA playoffs as Hilton Head hosted Darlington in Distr...

3A Playoffs: Walhalla at Camden

3A Playoffs: Walhalla at Camden

By: Will Cheatham - May 1, 2015 DP was on hand tonight at Camden High for an AAA playoff match with the Bulldogs and Razorba...

2A Playoffs: Aynor at Johnsonville

2A Playoffs: Aynor at Johnsonville

By: Derick Urquhart - April 30, 2015 Game 2 tonight, DP left Pamplico and drove another 15 minutes through the country t...

1A Playoffs: Hannah-Pamplico vs Carvers Bay

1A Playoffs: Hannah-Pamplico vs Carvers Bay

By: Derick Urquhart - April 30, 2015 Diamond Prospects was able to take in two games Thursday night in lower Flore...

SCISA: Hammond at Pinewood Prep

SCISA: Hammond at Pinewood Prep

By: Randy Carlson – May 1, 2015 The Panthers of Pinewood Prep played host to the Hammond Hawks on Friday evening in a ma...

4A Playoffs: Nation Ford at Byrnes

4A Playoffs: Nation Ford at Byrnes

By: Barry Mabry - April 30, 2015  The brackets are set and teams took the field on a chilly night to kick off this year...

4A Playoffs: South Aiken at Socastee

4A Playoffs: South Aiken at Socastee

By: DP Staff Writer & Austin Alexander - April 30, 2015 -South Aiken Slides Past Socastee in Pitcher's Duel- On a bea...

Airport vs Gilbert

Airport vs Gilbert

By: Will Cheatham - April 28, 2015 DP was in the house tonight at Lexington High for an AAA Region Championship matchup be...

Palmetto at Wren

Palmetto at Wren

By: Barry Mabry - April 24, 2015 It was senior night at Wren High School on a perfect evening for baseball as the Hurri...

Carolina Forest at Conway

Carolina Forest at Conway

By: Austin Alexander - April 24, 2015 A gorgeous evening met Diamond Prospects Friday at Conway High School on Friday as...

Liberty at Chesnee

Liberty at Chesnee

By: Barry Mabry - April 22, 2015  DP set its eyes on 2A baseball in the upstate this evening. Dean Jones Stadium was ou...

Buford at Indian Land

Buford at Indian Land

By: Jeff Stanek – April 21, 2015 The Buford High School baseball team kept its perfect season alive on Tuesday night as the ...

Lake City at N. Myrtle Beach

Lake City at N. Myrtle Beach

By: Colby Holmes - April 21, 2015 DP pulled into North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night for a 3A clash with playoff berths on...

Recent Commitments

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Corn to Pioneers

On Saturday morning, Landrum HS 2016 RHP Jacob Corn made a commitment to play baseball for Spartanburg Methodist.

Sears to Gamecocks

On Thursday afternoon, Wilson Hall 2017 INF McLendon Sears made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Hardwick to Eagles

On Thursday morning, Conway HS 2016 INF Reid Hardwick made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop.

Henderson to Tigers

On Wednesday, Blue Ridge HS 2017 SS Elijah Henderson made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Tillmon to Flames

Tillmon to Flames

On Sunday evening, River Bluff HS 2016 OF/RHP Brandon Tillmon made a commitment to play baseball at Liberty (VA).

Crumbley to Eagles

On Tuesday afternoon, Travelers Rest HS 2016 LHP/OF Jason Crumbley made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop.

Clark to Tigers

Clark to Tigers

On Saturday night, Hilton Head HS 2016 grad LHP Mat Clark made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Vincelli to Pioneers

Vincelli to Pioneers

On Saturday night, West Ashley HS 2015 grad RHP Anthony Vincelli made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Rollings to Lancers

On Monday, 2015 grad and Andrew Jackson HS RHP Kipp Rollings made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Flynn to Lancers

On Monday, Buford HS senior RHP/UTL Evan Flynn made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Hollifield to Cobras

On Monday, Spring Valley HS senior RHP Griffin Hollifield made a commitment to play baseball for Coker.

Marcengill to Saints

On Monday, Broome HS senior C/RHP Jacob Marcengill made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone.

Romanik to Cougars

Romanik to Cougars

On Wednesday, Blythewood HS senior C/INF Tyler Romanik made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Knight to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Woodland HS senior P/OF Drake Knight made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Polewski to Pirates

Polewski to Pirates

On Tuesday night, South Aiken HS junior SS Trey Polewski made a commitment to play baseball at Armstrong Atlantic.

Pandya to Terriers

On Monday, Mauldin HS junior RHP Rasesh Pandya made a commitment to play baseball for Wofford.

Pruitt to Warriors

On Monday, Ninety-Six HS senior OF Brandon Pruitt made a commitment to play baseball at Southern Wesleyan.

Bahen to Bulldogs

On Friday, Summerville HS junior catcher Jack Bahen made a commitment to play baseball at Wingate (NC).

The Palmetto Games

dp_palmetto_games_red_black1.jpgAugust 8-9 will mark the 8th Annual Palmetto Games, once again on the lawn ofuscstadium.jpg Carolina Stadium at the University of South Carolina. This event has become our state's marquee all-star setting for the top rising seniors, juniors and sophomores from the 864, 803 and 843 area codes. We are very excited to now unveil our invite list of 2015 Diamond Prospects across South Carolina!

View Now!  Invitees / Application

(Disclaimer: Parental solicitation is strongly discouraged!)

Baseball Stuff

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High School Graduating Seniors: Would you like to have some extra cash in your back pocket this summer? Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, AAU, Little League or Dixie Youth games?

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If so, we could use your help to write up contests and identify the top talent in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina. What better way to earn some extra spending money than watching America's pastime played by the stars of tomorrow. We have openings in the following areas: Columbia/Lexington, Aiken/North Augusta, Charleston/Summerville, Rock Hill/Fort Mill, Florence/Myrtle Beach and Gaffney/Spartanburg. Anyone interested in being an area scout for Junior Diamond Prospects - and being compensated - should contact Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We could put you to work as early as next weekend.

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.

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.

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Do'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.

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Quote of the Week: "In baseball, it’s easy to find value in performance. I was so used to being a perfectionist, crushed by all my failures. (And that isn’t healthy in a sport like baseball!) My faith in God has given me freedom from that. Trusting His plan—not hard work or love of the game—has helped me persevere through all the ups and downs of my career. I know who I am in Christ, and that means so much more than whatever my stat line says about me." Travis Ishikawa

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 :

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