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The Palmetto Games: 2017

The Palmetto Games: 2017

The Palmetto Games: Our 10th Annual All-Star event is on the horizon and the dates are set for August 12-13, once again at USC's Founders Park. In the past, our goal has been to trim the roster to 120 players or less...But this year is a little different. Our statewide talent is more widespread...

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DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

Each year DP watches more than a handful of baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see a some ...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 7-8, 2017 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and...

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

This DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have caught the eye of...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2017

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2017

By: Austin Alexander - June 12-14, 2017   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less d...

MLB Draft Preview: 2017

MLB Draft Preview: 2017

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 12, 2017 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logge...

Diamond King Awards: 2017

Diamond King Awards: 2017

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

All-DP Team: 5A

All-DP Team: 5A

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: 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 ...

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 ...

Title Day: 3A & 5A Game 3's

Title Day: 3A & 5A Game 3's

By: Will Cheatham & Cory Welch - May 20, 2017 On the final day of the high school baseball, two champions will b...

Rock Hill Area State Finals – AC Flora @ South Pointe & River Bluff @ Northwestern

Rock Hill Area State Finals – AC Flora @ South Pointe & River Bluff @ Northwestern

By: Dale Nelson & Cory Welch – May 16, 2017 Tonight, with two State Championships games being played in the Greater ...

3A Finals: Seneca @ Bishop England

3A Finals: Seneca @ Bishop England

By: Randy Carlson – May 16, 2017 Seneca rolled into Daniel Island on Tuesday evening standing one game away from a state...

1A Finals: Lewisville @ Lake View

1A Finals: Lewisville @ Lake View

By: Drew Stewart - May 16, 2017 DP headed to Lake View High School Tuesday night to see Lewisville and Lake View square ...

5A Finals: Northwestern @ River Bluff

5A Finals: Northwestern @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips - May 13, 2017 -Gators Take Game One in Extras- DP was on hand tonight to catch the first game of the ...

1A Finals: Lake View @ Lewisville

1A Finals: Lake View @ Lewisville

By: Drew Stewart - May 13, 2017 The Lake View Wild Gators made a trip to Lewisville today for the first game of the 1A Sta...

3A Finals: Bishop England @ Seneca

3A Finals: Bishop England @ Seneca

By: Cory Welch – May 13, 2017 This afternoon, DP made the trip to Oconee County to take in the first game of the 3A Stat...

State Finals Preview: 2017

State Finals Preview: 2017

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 12, 2017 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams, providing you with the forecast of an excitin...

5A Lower State Finals: River Bluff @ Lexington

5A Lower State Finals: River Bluff @ Lexington

By: Will Cheatham - May 10, 2017 -The battle of Lexington, Lower State- DP was on hand tonight at Lexington High School...

5A Upper State Finals: Boiling Springs @ Northwestern

5A Upper State Finals: Boiling Springs @ Northwestern

By: Eddie Tisdale – May 10, 2017 - 5A powerhouses square off for State Championship trip – The Boiling Springs Bulldogs...

1A Upper State Finals: McBee @ Lewisville

1A Upper State Finals: McBee @ Lewisville

By: Drew Stewart - May 10, 2017 DP made a stop in Lewisville tonight to see the defending 1A State Champs, McBee Panthers,...

Playoffs: Northwestern @ Westside

Playoffs: Northwestern @ Westside

By: Cory Welch – May 8, 2017 Tonight, history was made at Westside High School as they hosted their first ever Upper Sta...

Playoff Tripleheader: N. Augusta @ Eastside / S. Pointe @ Greenville / Woodruff @ Powdersville

Playoff Tripleheader: N. Augusta @ Eastside / S. Pointe @ Greenville / Woodruff @ Powdersville

By: Cory Welch, Barry Mabry & Austin Alexander - May 6, 2017 Saturday playoff tripleheader was on the docket as dp ...

Playoffs: Summerville @ River Bluff

Playoffs: Summerville @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips - May 5, 2017 -Gators’ Big Inning Secures Win- DP headed out to River Bluff Friday evening, to take on th...

Playoffs: Seneca @ Woodruff

Playoffs: Seneca @ Woodruff

By: Cory Welch – May 5, 2017 One again, Mother Nature washed out the first round of the Upper State playoffs on Thursday...

Playoffs: Chesnee @ Landrum

Playoffs: Chesnee @ Landrum

By: Barry Mabry - May 5, 2017 After being washed out last night, round one of the Upper-State Championships in the upsta...

District Finals: TL Hanna @ Boiling Springs

District Finals: TL Hanna @ Boiling Springs

By: Barry Mabry - May 2, 2017 District Final action between Boiling Springs Bulldogs and TL Hanna Yellow Jackets received th...

District Finals: Chapin @ Hilton Head

District Finals: Chapin @ Hilton Head

By: Chris Wells – May 1-2, 2017 District 7AAAA got underway last night when #2 Chapin visited #3 Hilton Head and pulled ...

DP's 2017 Playoff Picks

DP's 2017 Playoff Picks

NEW Postseason Predictions: Since everyone loves a good list or ranking, DP took a stab at predicting each round of...

District Finals: West Ashley @ River Bluff

District Finals: West Ashley @ River Bluff

By:Andy Phillips - May 2, 2017 -Wildcats win in extras, Force Game 2 in District VIII Finals- DP headed over to the “Un...

Playoffs: Clinton @ Camden

Playoffs: Clinton @ Camden

By: Banks Faulkner - April 28, 2017 -Bulldogs Advance to District Championship- Diamond Prospects landed in historic Ca...

Playoffs: Wren @ Eastside

Playoffs: Wren @ Eastside

By: Cory Welch – April 28, 2017 Another stop DP made in Greenville County tonight was a matchup between two teams that a...

Playoffs: S. Aiken @ Travelers Rest & N. Augusta @ Blue Ridge

Playoffs: S. Aiken @ Travelers Rest & N. Augusta @ Blue Ridge

By: Barry Mabry - April 28, 2017 Rainy conditions this week in the upstate put a damper on opening round games to begin ...

Playoffs: Ashley Ridge @ Lexington

Playoffs: Ashley Ridge @ Lexington

By: Andy Phillips - April 27, 2017 -Davis’ walkoff single ends game in extras- DP was covering the game in Gilbert ton...

Playoffs: Crescent @ Mid-Carolina

Playoffs: Crescent @ Mid-Carolina

By: Will Cheatham - April 27, 2017 -Rebels walk it off in final frame- DP made the trip to Prosperity, SC tonight for a...

Playoffs: Hilton Head @ Myrtle Beach

Playoffs: Hilton Head @ Myrtle Beach

By: Brendan Dougherty - April 27, 2017 Playoff baseball...two undefeated teams trying to get to Monday and the district ...

Playoffs: Fort Dorchester @ Carolina Forest

Playoffs: Fort Dorchester @ Carolina Forest

By: Austin Alexander - April 27, 2017 -Patriots battery, freshman enough to oust Panthers- An overcast and windy but dr...

Playoffs: Aynor @ Gilbert

Playoffs: Aynor @ Gilbert

By: Andy Phillips - April 27, 2017 -Aynor Rides Fowler in Win over undefeated Gilbert- DP headed out to Gilbert this e...

Playoffs: Westside @ Riverside

Playoffs: Westside @ Riverside

By: Cory Welch – April 26, 2017 As heavy rain rolled though the Upstate Monday, it altered the plans of a few games and ...

Recent Commitments

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Rogers to Wildcats

On Wednesday night, Dorman HS 2019 OF/LHP Dylan Rogers made a commitment to play baseball at the University of Kentucky.

Fricks to Toccoa Falls

On Sunday, Daniel HS 2018 C/3B Carter Fricks made a commitment to play baseball at Toccoa Falls (GA).

Whaley to Trojans

On Saturday, Seneca HS 2018 RHP Bryson Whaley made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson.

Ashby Smith to Blue Hose

Ashby Smith to Blue Hose

On Thursday, Gaffney HS 2018 INF Ashby Smith made a commitment to play baseball to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Urban to Tigers

Urban to Tigers

On Sunday, River Bluff HS 2020 OF Alex Urban made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Olenchuk to Tigers

Olenchuk to Tigers

On Saturday, Dutch Fork HS 2020 RHP/OF Ty Olenchuk made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Jeter to Stingers

Jeter to Stingers

On Saturday, JL Mann HS 2017 Blake Jeter made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Jones to USC Sumter

On Friday, Laurens HS RHP senior Ethan Jones made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Mattox to Lancers

On Friday, Blythewood HS senior UTL/RHP Todd Mattox made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Corbitt to Bulldogs

Corbitt to Bulldogs

On Tuesday afternoon, Airport HS junior SS Tyler Corbitt made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Brown to Panthers

On Friday, Lake City senior C/OF Molik Brown made a commitment to play baseball at Claflin University.

Mack to Hornets

On Wednesday, Berkeley High senior CJ Mack made a commitment to play baseball at Morris College. 

Grice to Tigers

On Sunday, Riverside HS freshman LHP Caden Grice made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Mays to Monarchs

On Thursday, Hannah-Pamplico senior INF Carson Mays made a commitment to play baseball at Methodist University.  

Doolittle to Brunswick

On Wednesday, North Myrtle Beach UTL senior Dylan Doolittle made a commitment to play baseball at Brunswick CC.

Lea to Spartans

On Tuesday, Dorman HS senior UTL Zach Lea made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Bemis to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Chapin HS senior OF Cooper Bemis made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Holliday to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Abbeville HS senior OF Austin Holliday made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Cribb to Knights

Last Wednesday, Marlboro County senior INF Brix Cribb made a commitment to play baseball at St. Andrews College.

Peach to Cobras

On Tuesday, Hartsville senior RHP/3B Caleb Peach made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

King to Hornets

On Friday, South Florence senior OF Ty King made a commitment to play baseball at Morris College.

Bacote to Hornets

On Friday, South Florence senior OF Kyshawn Bacote made a commitment to baseball at Morris College.

Batchelor to Fire Ants

On Monday, South Aiken HS senior C Tanner Batchelor made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Vasquez to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Fort Dorchester HS freshman SS Jalen Vasquez made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Owens to Lancers

On Friday, James Island HS senior OF Bo Owens made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Wiggins to Fire Ants

Wiggins to Fire Ants

On Friday, Dutch Fork HS senior catcher Taylor Wiggins made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Toomer to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Hilton Head HS senior RHP Logan Toomer made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

McDowell to Lancers

On Wednesday, River Bluff HS SS senior Walker McDowell made a commitment to play baseball at USC- Lancaster.

Dizon to Lancers

On Friday, James Island HS senior UTL Patrick Dizon made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Bolt to Cougars

On Thursday night, Indian Land HS junior RHP Nolan Bolt made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Rabon to Stingers

On Wednesday, St. James HS junior 1B Parker Rabon made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Mazzola to Roankoke

On Tuesday, Greenville HS senior RHP Fletcher Mazzola made a commitment to play baseball at Roanoke College (VA).

Brunson to Stingers

On Monday night, Hartsville HS senior INF Cal Brunson made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Watts to Mt. Vernon

On Saturday, Brookland-Cayce HS senior RHP Tristen Watts made a commitment to play baseball at Mt. Vernon Nazarene (OH).

Nash to Pioneers

Nash to Pioneers

On Monday, Waccamaw HS junior 3B Alex Nash made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

The Palmetto Games

dp_palmetto_games_red_black1.jpg Our 10th Annual All-Star event is on the horizon, the dates are set for August 12-13, once again at USC's Founders Park! uscstadium.jpg In the past, our goal has been to trim the roster to 120 players or less...But this year is a little different. Our statewide talent is more widespread than in recent years past so we expanded the roster and will play more baseball as a result. Without further ado, here is our deep roster of strict, invite-only roster invitees the and schedule too. Parents: Please read the Non-Fine print...

Invitees / Application / Alumni List

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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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