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Summer Ranking: Class of 2016

Summer 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 diplomas. Now is the time to post our updated ranking of the rising junior class by position as part of our post-season assessments. Do we always get it right, of course not. Bu...

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When DP relaxes...

When DP relaxes...

By: Austin Alexander - July 3-13, 2014 Very seldom do I choose to put personal thoughts on paper...But very seldom do I ha...

Coaches Corner: The Baseball Glove

Coaches Corner: The Baseball Glove

By: John Berrian - September 13, 2007 In this article, John Berrian outlines a piece of equipment that is more than just a p...

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...

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 ...

Summer Ranking: Class of 2017

Summer Ranking: Class of 2017

DP's listing of freshmen prospects have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up, look no further than...

Pitch Calling Gone Wild

Pitch Calling Gone Wild

Pitch Calling Gone Wild I anticipate this article to be very controversial. My thoughts on pitch calling are very different ...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 11-12, 2014 On Wednesday & Thursday at three-time defending 3A champ AC Flora HS, DP hosted ...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2014

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2014

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

DP's 2014 All-Academic Team

DP's 2014 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 t...

MLB Draft

MLB Draft

The group listed below have all played prep baseball in South Carolina. Our apologies to the players whose DP pics we could n...

MLB Draft Breakdown

MLB Draft Breakdown

By: Austin Alexander - June 5-7, 2014   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dra...

MLB Draft Preview: 2014

MLB Draft Preview: 2014

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 5, 2014 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

2014 Diamond King Awards

2014 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 w...

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 ...

Diamond King: Watch List 2014

Diamond King: Watch List 2014

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

Gear Grinders

Gear Grinders

Definition of ‘Gear Grinders’ – Certain things, topics, issues that are ‘No-No’s” for baseball players (especially HS players...

The Harrison Experience

The Harrison Experience

By: Austin Alexander - May 23, 2014 In the spring of 2006 I first laid eyes on a Harrison from Hilton Head. It was actually ...

AC Flora at Hartsville

AC Flora at Hartsville

By: Billy Sylvester - May 22, 2014 The Diamond Prospects was in Hartsville last night to cover the A.C. Flora Falcons vs. Ha...

St. Joseph's at Latta

St. Joseph's at Latta

By: Derick Urquhart - May 21, 2014 DP made the trip up to Dillon County Wednesday night to catch game two of the C...

Wren at AC Flora

Wren at AC Flora

By: Tim Perry – May 19, 2014 Falcons Return to State Championship Series for Third Straight Year After the battle between t...

State Finals Preview: 2014

State Finals Preview: 2014

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 18, 2014 Well, here we are now down to eight teams (once 3A is finalized on Monday), providing u...

4A Finals: Game One

4A Finals: Game One

4A State Championship: Sumter at Northwestern Opening game of the 4A State Championship series was on the slate tonight and...

Ninety-Six at Loris

Ninety-Six at Loris

By: Michael McDonald - May 19, 2014 Loris High School was packed and the crowd was electric tonight as Ninety-Six traveled d...

Latta at St. Joseph's

Latta at St. Joseph's

By: Taylor Black - May 19, 2014 In the first game of the A state championship series, DP set up in Greenville as the Latta...

Central Pageland at Ninety-Six

Central Pageland at Ninety-Six

By: Taylor Black - May 16, 2014 It was an intense double-dip as DP got to see the AA upper-state championship. Ninety Si...

Wren at AC Flora

Wren at AC Flora

By: Tim Perry – May 14, 2014 Falcons weather the Hurricanes, soar to victory As I traveled over to Forest Acres and Falcon ...

Rock Hill at TL Hanna

Rock Hill at TL Hanna

By: Taylor Black - May 14, 2014 DP was in attendance to watch the elimination game for AAAA upper-state playoffs, as Rock Hi...

Gilbert at Socastee

Gilbert at Socastee

By: Michael McDonald - May 14, 2014 The Gilbert Indians came all the way down to the beach tonight to square off against the...

TL Hanna at Northwestern

TL Hanna at Northwestern

By: Mike Ranson - May 13, 2014 The Upper State semifinals continued on Tuesday night, with the winner’s bracket featuring ...

Recent Commitments

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Crowe to Stingers

On Wednesday afternoon, Riverside HS 2015 SS Tyler Crowe made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Jennings to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Gilbert HS 2015 OF Jaylin Jennings made a commitment to play college baseball for Spartanburg Methodist.

Gressly to Pioneers

Gressly to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Wren HS 2015 LHP Doug Gressly made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Barrett to Trojans

On Saturday, Travelers Rest HS 2015 1B Carson Barrett made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Bevill to Patriots

On Thursday night, South Florence 2013 OF Garrett Bevill made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

LoCascio to Tribe

On Wednesday, Wando HS 2015 C/1B Noah LoCascio made a commitment to play baseball for William & Mary (VA).

Hennessy to Tigers

Hennessy to Tigers

On Wednesday, Boiling Springs HS 2016 LHP Jacob Hennessy made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Smith to Stingers

On Saturday, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2015 1B Gunner Smith made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Mulkey to Eagles

On Friday, Emerald HS 2015 OF Matthew Mulkey made a commitment to play college baseball at Winthrop.

Lovelace to Stingers

On Wednesday, South Florence HS 2015 LHP Patrick Lovelace made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Huggins to Tigers

On Tuesday, Newberry HS 2016 LHP Ryne Huggins made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Kea to Fire Ants

On Tuesday afternoon, Chapin HS 2015 RHP Jake Kea made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Grant to Cougars

On Saturday evening, Bythewood 2015 OF Connor Grant made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Lomas to Pioneers

On Saturday, Blythewood HS 2015 RHP Hunter Lomas made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Sowell to Patriots

On Friday, Central-Pageland HS 2015 LHP Trey Sowell made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Gillespie to Pioneers

Gillespie to Pioneers

On Thursday night, AC Flora HS 2015 utility man Donald Gillespie made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Coan to Pioneers

On Thursday afternoon, Greenville HS 2015 LHP Lucas Coan made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Springs to Blue Hose

Springs to Blue Hose

On Monday night, Marlboro County HS RHP/INF 2015 Colt Springs made a commitment to play for Presbyterian College.

 

Palmetto Games

uscstadium.jpgdp_palmetto_games_red_black1.jpgOn Saturday & Sunday, August 9-10 at the University of South Carolina, DP will host our 7th Annual invite-only Palmetto Games for players in the Classes of 2015, 2016 & 2017... Over 100 prospects have attended this event in the past and had their name called on an MLB Draft Day. So many others over the years have experienced Omaha, or some form of college baseball endeavor...

DEADLINE: JULY 30

Invite List / Application

FYI, Parental solicitation is strongly frowned upon

Baseball Stuff

cofclogo14bC of C Camps: This camp is for the high school player wanting to play at the next level. Each player will have the opportunity to showcase his skills and play games in a competitive format in front of the College of Charleston staff and other college coaches too. For more, click here.flo-dartechlogo

Florence-Darlington Tech Recruit Day: Thursday, July 31 at Old Cormell Field for ONLY 2015 grads. Cost is $40 if you pre-register, $50 for walk-ups. Pick between- Session 1 at 10am/Session 2 at 2pm. To pre-register/more info contact Preston McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DiamondDevilLogoDiamond Devils Tryout: On Saturday, August 9 from 10 am - 4 pm at Dreher HS, the Diamond Devils will be hosting an open tryout for the fall. Ages 13u - 18u. For more information, go to diamonddevils.org

evo canes white logoEvoshield Canes Tryout: The Evoshield Canes will be hosting a tryout at AC Flora HS on Tuesday, August 5 from 10 AM-3 PM. All 2015-2018 grads who would like to attend this tryout should complete and mail the registration form found on www.canesbaseball.net 

mavs1Upstate Mavericks Tryout: The Upstate Mavericks will be holding tryouts for fall teams (13U-18U) on August 9th in Spartanburg. For more info, please visit www.upstatemavericks.org

RawlingsStars-14logoRawlings Stars Tryout: The Rawlings Stars Prospects SC 2014 14u-18u Fall Showcase team tryouts will be at Camden High School on Sunday, August 10. For more info & to register, go to www.rawlingsstars.com  

JrDP-logo14High School Graduated 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? If so, JrDP 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? If interested, contact Richard Edwards at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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