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DP Pro Day: 2017

DP Pro Day: 2017

DP's 11th Annual invite-only Pro Day will be hosted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at River Bluff High School. Over the years, 137 players that have attended this event were later selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, exactly 60% of the participants in the first eight years received a shot ...

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Spring Preview: St. James Sharks

Spring Preview: St. James Sharks

By: Robbie Centracchio - January 9, 2017 2016 Team Record/Info: (22-6) overall Lost in AAA State Championship to BHP. Lo...

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

My name is Travis Barbary and I currently serve as the catching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m entering my 23rd...

Spring Preview: Boiling Springs Bulldogs

Spring Preview: Boiling Springs Bulldogs

By: Jeff Lipscomb - January 3, 2017 The 2017 Bulldogs are hoping to improve on their 17-9 record from last year. This ye...

Spring Preview: Mauldin Mavericks

Spring Preview: Mauldin Mavericks

By: Jim Maciejewski - January 1, 2017 The Mauldin Mavericks look to improve on a 2016 where they finished 9-4 in Region II, ...

Spring Preview: Thomas Sumter Academy

Spring Preview: Thomas Sumter Academy

By: Matt Galloway - December 24, 2016The Generals of Thomas Sumter Academy are just two years removed from a winless seas...

DP Spotlight: Logan Chapman

DP Spotlight: Logan Chapman

DP Q&A - Logan Chapman, Easley HS: As Diamond Prospects' #1-rated senior going into the season, it made perfect sense...

Spring Preview: Dutch Fork Silver Foxes

Spring Preview: Dutch Fork Silver Foxes

By: Casey Waites - December 15, 2016 The 2017 Dutch Fork Silver Foxes will be a combination of veterans and talented young...

Spring Preview: North Augusta Yellow Jackets

Spring Preview: North Augusta Yellow Jackets

By: Matt Branon - December 13, 2016 The 2017 North Augusta Yellow Jackets will look to improve on a 14-8 campaign from 2...

Spring Preview: Spartanburg Vikings

Spring Preview: Spartanburg Vikings

By: Wesley Brown-December 10, 2016 Coming off of a 2016 campaign with a record of 6-16, the Spartanburg Vikings look to ...

Spring Preview: Lake City Panthers

Spring Preview: Lake City Panthers

By: Matt Apicella - December 8, 2016 The Lake City baseball program has left the fire of Region VII-AAA and joined the f...

DP Spotlight: Bo Taylor

DP Spotlight: Bo Taylor

DP Q&A - Bo Taylor, South Pointe HS: I am a 6 foot, 175 pound ball of energy who plays this game with passion and agg...

DP Spotlight: Josh Church

DP Spotlight: Josh Church

DP Q&A: My name is Josh Church. I am senior at Ashley Ridge High School and have committed to play baseball and go to...

Spring Preview: JL Mann Patriots

Spring Preview: JL Mann Patriots

By: Cory Welch - December 1, 2016 The Patriots of JL Mann High School are once again coming off a strong 2016 season. They...

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2017

Early Signing Period 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...

DP Spotlight: Corey Stone

DP Spotlight: Corey Stone

DP Q&A: I am Corey Stone, 6’3” 180 LHP committed to the University of South Carolina and I go to Mid-Carolina High Sc...

DP Spotlight: McLendon Sears

DP Spotlight: McLendon Sears

DP Q&A: My name is McLendon Sears and I am a senior at Wilson Hall in Sumter, SC. I have played baseball for as long as I...

DP Spotlight: Bryce Teodosio

DP Spotlight:  Bryce Teodosio

DP Q&A-Bryce Teodosio, Mauldin High School: One year ago, Teodosio emerged as one of the top outfielders in our state, as...

Recap: Fall Showcase

Recap: Fall Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - November 5-6, 2016 On Saturday and Sunday, weather was immaculate at River Bluff High School and thei...

DP All-Star Game: Greater Rock Hill Fall League @ Winthrop Ballpark

DP All-Star Game: Greater Rock Hill Fall League @ Winthrop Ballpark

By: Cory Welch & Gary Randall - October 26, 2016 At the risk of being overly biased, the inaugural GRHL all-star gam...

DP Fall League: Falcons Black @ Cougars #1

DP Fall League: Falcons Black @ Cougars #1

By: Gary Randall – October 24, 2016 The culmination of the year one GRHL regular season took place last night at York HS...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Falcons Black @ Trojans

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Falcons Black @ Trojans

By: Gary Randall – October 19, 2016 The wind-up of GRHL Week #5 saw the Falcons Black face off at Northwestern HS vers...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Bearcats @ Cougars #2

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Bearcats @ Cougars #2

By: Gary Randall – October 18, 2016As the inaugural year of the GRHL nears the finish line, there was still plenty of...

DP Fall League: All-Star Game @ Clemson

DP Fall League: All-Star Game @ Clemson

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – October 17, 2016 Doug Kingsmore Stadium on the campus of Clemson University was the l...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Patriots @ Falcons Black & Cougars #2 @ Falcons Red

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Patriots @ Falcons Black & Cougars #2 @ Falcons Red

By: Gary Randall - October 12, 2016Wednesday night action of the GRHL Week #4 included a double-header at Nation Ford...

DP Fall League: Panthers vs Patriots DH

DP Fall League: Panthers vs Patriots DH

By: Cory Welch – October 12, 2016 Tonight the Upstate Fall League tour came to an end as DP settled in at JL Mann High Sch...

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Rebels #1

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Rebels #1

By: Cory Welch – October 11, 2016 Tonight marked another great night for baseball as DP made a return trip to Byrnes Hig...

DP Fall League: Generals @ Wolverines

DP Fall League: Generals @ Wolverines

By: Cory Welch – October 10, 2016  Tonight marked the final Monday of regular season play for the Upstate Fall League. ...

DP Fall League: 8 teams @ Conastee Park

DP Fall League: 8 teams @ Conastee Park

By: Austin Alexander, Barry Mabry & Cory Welch – October 5, 2016 Baseball at Conastee Park was on the docket this evenin...

Diamond Notes: "Primetime" Playoff Games

Diamond Notes: "Primetime" Playoff Games

Wake up Manfred because we can’t By: Austin Alexander-October 11, 2016 (updated from 10/17/07)   The date was October...

DP Fall League: Wolverines @ Rebels #2

DP Fall League: Wolverines @ Rebels #2

By: Cory Welch – October 4, 2016  DP Fall League: Wolverines vs Rebels #2   As we roll into Week 4 of the Fa...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill - Falcons Red @ Bearcats

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill - Falcons Red @ Bearcats

By: Gary Randall – October 4, 2016The GRHL moved into Week 3 of 5 on a pleasant night for baseball at Rock Hill HS as...

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

It must be October! By: Austin Alexander - October 5, 2006, updated 10/3/16 As the Fall Classic of our national pastime pea...

DP Fall League: Tigers vs Rebels #1

DP Fall League: Tigers vs Rebels #1

By: Cory Welch – September 28, 2016 Following a Tuesday where pop-up thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the Fall League, sched...

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 ...

Recap: South Atlantic Border Battle

Recap: South Atlantic Border Battle

By: Austin Alexander - September 24-25, 2016 Border Battle produces again, scouts galore, talent mega-fest Holly Spring...

DP Fall League: Falcons Red @ Trojans

DP Fall League: Falcons Red @ Trojans

By: Gary Randall – September 21, 2016 DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill (GRHL) – Falcons Red @ Trojans After a successf...

DP Fall League: Cavaliers vs Raiders DH

DP Fall League: Cavaliers vs Raiders DH

By: Cory Welch – September 20, 2016 As Week 2 gets started in the Upstate Fall League, DP returned to Dorman High School...

DP Fall League: Patriots @ Bearcats

DP Fall League: Patriots @ Bearcats

By: Gary Randall – September 20, 2016 -Greater Rock Hill League Shoots Out of the Gate – Patriots vs Bearcats-On a n...

DP Fall League: Patriots #2 vs Generals & Patriots #1 vs Tigers

DP Fall League: Patriots #2 vs Generals & Patriots #1 vs Tigers

 By: Cory Welch – September 14, 2016 Following a smooth first night of games across the Upstate, DP decided to settle i...

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...

Recent Commitments

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O'Rear to Tigers

O'Rear to Tigers

On Saturday, South Aiken HS senior RHP Connor O'Rear made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Hacklen to Pioneers

Hacklen to Pioneers

On Saturday, Dutch Fork HS OF Ward Hacklen made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Duckett to Blue Hose

On Thursday, Gaffney HS junior LHP Austin Duckett made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian.

Barefield to Flying Fleet

On Friday morning, North Augusta HS senior 3B Mitch Barefield made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Williams to Gamecocks

Williams to Gamecocks

On Thursday night, White Knoll HS 1B/LHP sophomore Brett Williams made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Penfield to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Colleton County HS senior 3B/C/UTL Reese Penfield made a commitment to play baseball at Erskne.

Smith to Surry CC

On Wednesday, Woodruff HS senior RHP/OF Nick Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Surry CC (NC).

Clayton to Tigers

On Sunday night, York HS sophomore RHP Nick Clayton made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Denton to Toccoa Falls

On Sunday, West Ashley HS senior LHP/1B Nick Denton made a commitment to play baseball at Toccoa Falls College (GA).

Muse to Emmanuel

On Sunday, Lexington HS senior UTL/RHP Austin Muse made a commitment to play baseball at Emmanuel College (GA).

Sendziak to Pioneers

Sendziak to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Cane Bay HS 1B John Sendziak made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Brasher to Flying Fleet

Brasher to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Boiling Springs HS senior INF Justin Brasher made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

King to Warriors

On Sunday, Woodmont HS senior INF Hunter King made a commitment to Southern Wesleyan.

Lane to Wolves

Lane to Wolves

On Friday, White Knoll HS senior OF Tanner Lane made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Starbuck to Tigers

Starbuck to Tigers

On Wednesday, Easley HS junior INF Mac Starbuck made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Cassell to Milligan

On Wednesday, Easley HS senior RHP/OF Griffin Cassell made a commitment to play baseball at Milligan College (TN).

Wilber to Spartans

Wilber to Spartans

On Monday night, Wando HS junior C Davis Wilber made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Brewster to Lancers

On Monday, Summerville HS junior OF Trent Brewster made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Jester to Lancers

Jester to Lancers

On Monday, Belton-Honea Path HS senior RHP Griffin Jester made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Thacker to Stingers

Thacker to Stingers

On Monday, Cane Bay HS junior SS Trey Thacker made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Montenery to Eagles

Montenery to Eagles

On Friday, Waccamaw HS OF/RHP junior Jaret Montenery made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop.

Evans to Stingers

Evans to Stingers

On Thursday, Lexington HS senior INF/RHP Peyton Evans made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Brown to Seahawks

Brown to Seahawks

On Tuesday, Spartanburg Methodist sophomore OF Kep Brown made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Wilmington. Brown prepped at Wando HS.

Pate to Wolves

On Tuesday, Midland Valley HS senior INF Logan Pate made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Sweatt to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Northwestern HS junior RHP Wesley Sweatt made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Lucas to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Blythewood HS freshman RHP/INF Landon Lucas made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Blakeley to Bulldogs

Blakeley to Bulldogs

On Sunday morning, South Florence HS senior RHP Austin Blakeley made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Hawkins to Tigers

Hawkins to Tigers

On Friday, USC Sumter sophomore SS Justin Hawkins made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson. Hawkins prepped at Mid-Carolina HS.

Daughtry to Eagles

Daughtry to Eagles

On Thursday, Hillcrest HS senior 1B Killian Daughtry made a commitment to play baseball at Carson-Newman University (TN).

Harbin to Wolves

Harbin to Wolves

On Wednesday, White Knoll HS senior LHP Ryan Harbin made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Senter to Crusaders

Senter to Crusaders

On Wednesday night, River Bluff HS OF Josh Senter made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville College.

Lemacks to Lancers

On Wednesday, Lexington HS senior INF Cole Lemacks made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Brown to Pioneers

Brown to Pioneers

On Friday, Wade Hampton HS senior RHP/OF Chad Brown made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Nunez to Lancers

On Saturday, Byrnes HS senior LHP Mike Nunez made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Fuller to Stingers

Fuller to Stingers

On Saturday, Greenwood HS junior RHP/OF Jacob Fuller made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Pro Day

DPProDayDP's 11th Annual invite-only Pro Day will be hosted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at River Bluff High School. Over the years, 137 players that have attended this event were later selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, exactly 60% of the participants in the first eight years received a shot to play professional baseball at some point (this statistic does not include players presently in college). This year, World Series Champion and 2010-2011 Pro Day alum EdwardsCJ-head16Carl Edwards Jr.MazzoneLeo-5arms (left) will be on hand speaking to the 2017 class of players. We are also honored to have former Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Leo Mazzone (right) as our guest speaker to players, parents, coaches and fans prior to the event, FREE for all.

-Regardless of weather, Pro Day will begin on Sunday @ 10am with Leo Mazzone speaking, the event will follow as scheduled-

 Schedule & Player Notes /NEW  Roster / Invite List / Application / DP Alumni

Baseball Stuff

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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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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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WilliamsBrett-pg16R.I.P. Brett Williams: On Tuesday, a tremendous person and rising star was tragically lost. White Knoll HS sophomore Brett Williams' sudden passing took everyone by surprise, for much more info, click here.
 
HS Coaches: As we do each January, any head coach that wants to write a preview of his '17 team, DP will publish it. Very simple, just email outlook to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
HS Schedules II: As a tremendous service to college coaches, pro scouts, DP and baseball fans in general, we encourage any HS coach, parent or player to accurately plug in your spring scedule to our master page: http://thediamondprospects.com/dp-scoreboard/prep-schedule
 
Foul Tips: The anatomy of a baseball schedule...For players, parents and high school coaches who plan to send their spring schedule to college coaches, professional scouts, or anyone else for that matter, please consider the following. For more, click here.
 
DPlogo-scrimmagesDP Scrimmages: As we do each February, scrimmages are scheduled statewide to get teams on the field versus quality opponents in an effort for us to see a high volume of players before the season even begins! As it stands presently, this is what we have for 2017...To view, click here.

SHOCKWAVE BASEBALL TRYOUT: Will be holding tryouts on Saturday, January 21 at Pinewood Prep in Summerville at 1:00 for new players to fill openings on the Summer of 2017 Showcase Team rosters (15U-18U). For registration info and details on the ShockWave Baseball program go to: www.shockwavebaseball.net or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Evoshield Canes Tryouts: The Evoshield Canes will be hosting tryouts for the 2017 season at CAROLINA FOREST HS (Jan 29) & LEXINGTON HS (Jan 29). Registration time for all events is 11:00 AM. All 2018-2021 grads who would like to attend this tryout should sign-up, complete and mail the registration form found on www.evoshieldcanes.com

USA Baseball will be hosting Tryouts for the NTIS USA Baseball Regional teams at Carolina Forest HS (1/28 at 10am), Camden HS (1/29 at 12pm) & Greer HS (1/29 at 12pm). You can register and get more info at collegebaseballcamps.com/NTISCAP

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DP Off-Season: Just because most balls, bats & gloves have been put away for the winter does not mean DP is at rest. Stay tuned during the "off-season" as we work thru the DP Spotlights from top seniors and team previews written by the coaches of their teams...

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Diamond Quote: "Faith is taking the first step, even if you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King, Jr
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think them as impossible." Vince Lombardi

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: 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:

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