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Diamond Notes Part II: Examples of Make-Up

Diamond Notes Part II: Examples of Make-Up

  Compiled By: Austin Alexander - May 22, 2006 A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up." With the MLB draft less than a month away, organizations everywhere are doing last minute tests, additional research and constant probing on players on that exist on draft boards. Coll...

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DP Pro Day

DP Pro Day

On January 25 at AC Flora HS, Diamond Prospects will set the stage for professional scouts and display the top talent that th...

DP Spotlight: Adam Hill

DP Spotlight: Adam Hill

My name is Adam Hill, I attend TL Hanna High School and have signed with South Carolina. I was born March 24, 1997, am 6-6/18...

DP Spotlight: Shane Faulk

DP Spotlight: Shane Faulk

My name is Shane Faulk, I am 17 years old and I attend Myrtle Beach High school. I went to North Myrtle Beach High school unt...

DP Spotlight: Grant Cox

DP Spotlight: Grant Cox

My name is Grant Cox and I am a senior at Greenville High School and I committed to Clemson the summer of my ninth grade year...

All-DP Fall League Team: Pee Dee

All-DP Fall League Team: Pee Dee

2014 All-DP Fall League: Pee Dee After six weeks of weekday games, our Inaugural Developmental Fall League has come to a clo...

Recap: Fall Showcase

Recap: Fall Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - November 8-9, 2014 On Saturday and Sunday, picture perfect weather covered River Bluff High School, t...

Border Battle Capsule & Prospect Info

Border Battle Capsule & Prospect Info

By: Austin Alexander - November 1-2, 2014 -Battle ensues between lines, with Mother Nature too- The sixth annual edition ...

Pee Dee Fall League Title Game

Pee Dee Fall League Title Game

By: Derick Urquhart - October 29, 2014 DP was back in Hartsville Wednesday night for the championship game of the first DP...

All-DP Fall League Team: Upstate

All-DP Fall League Team: Upstate

2014 All-DP Fall League: Upstate After 6 weeks of weekday games, our 6th Upstate Developmental Fall League has come to a clo...

Pee Dee Fall League: Hartsville DH

Pee Dee Fall League: Hartsville DH

By: Derek Urquhart – October 23, 2014 Diamond Prospects was back in Hartsville Wednesday night for a doubleheader ...

Fall League Title Games: Wofford Part II

Fall League Title Games: Wofford Part II

By: Austin Alexander – October 21, 2014 -Bulldogs claim crown as season concludes in walk-off fashion- Another night in the...

Fall League Title Games: Furman Part I

Fall League Title Games: Furman Part I

By: Austin Alexander – October 20, 2014 Diamond Prospects was on the beautiful campus of Furman University for a doubleheade...

DP Fall League: 2014

DP Fall League: 2014

Our DP Fall League returns to the Upstate for the 6th season and we are excited to launch a new division in the Pee Dee area....

Diamond Notes: Managing the Two-Way Player

Diamond Notes: Managing the Two-Way Player

By: Charlie Wentzky - December 15, 2006 So often we hear people talking about a kid getting over-used as a pitcher. In other...

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Battling Adversity: Mental and Physical By: Josh Evans-August 8, 2007 Battling injuries, physically and mentally, can be on...

The Value or Detriment of Emotion

The Value or Detriment of Emotion

By: Brent Cole - April 13, 2008 The psychological status of an athlete has been explained and searched over and over in seve...

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

It must be October! By: Austin Alexander - October 5, 2006 As the Fall Classic of our national pastime peaks around the cor...

Byrnes #2 vs Chapman & Byrnes #1 vs Powdersville

Byrnes #2 vs Chapman & Byrnes #1 vs Powdersville

Having seen twenty out of twenty-one teams, some more than once, DP finally got around to the Chapman Panthers as they trave...

Pee Dee Fall League: Monday Action

Pee Dee Fall League: Monday Action

By: Derick Urquhart – October 6, 2014 The DP Pee Dee fall league continued Monday night with two games in Hartsvil...

DP DH at SMC

DP DH at SMC

Week Five kicked off tonight in the upstate and DP dialed in on a twinbill at Spartanburg Methodist College. Coach Tim Wallac...

Upstate Fall League: DH @ Wren

Upstate Fall League: DH @ Wren

We have been lucky here in the upstate so far this fall with weather not playing much of a factor up until this week. Eig...

Double Dip at St. Joseph's

Double Dip at St. Joseph's

With weather cooperating thus far and twenty-one games being played in three days, DP got the opportunity to lay eyes on ...

Twinbills at Conastee

Twinbills at Conastee

By: Austin Alexander & Barry Mabry – September 22, 2014 -Conastee Park, Hit House, First Team Sports, Tony’s Pizza spell...

Hartsville vs Darlington, Florence vs McBee

Hartsville vs Darlington, Florence vs McBee

By: Derick Urquhart – September 22, 2014 The DP Pee Dee Fall League continued Monday at a rainy, cool Florence American Legi...

Timken Sports Complex: Union vs Broome

Timken Sports Complex: Union vs Broome

Week two of the Upstate Fall League got underway and after posting up behind the scoreboard day one, DP traveled down highway...

DP Pee Dee Fall League: Opening Night

DP Pee Dee Fall League: Opening Night

By: Derick Urquhart & Austin Alexander - September 15, 2014 Diamond Prospects was very excited to be kicking off the n...

Byrnes #2 vs Powdersville & Byrnes #1 vs Berea

Byrnes #2 vs Powdersville & Byrnes #1 vs Berea

DP posted up behind the scoreboard last night but decided to hit up a double header at Byrnes HS tonight. Byrnes #2 squared o...

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

Opening night for DP Upstate Fall League got underway tonight. Twenty-one teams from Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson cou...

Diamond Notes: Was it good for you?

Diamond Notes: Was it good for you?

By: Austin Alexander - August 24, 2006   If you’ve played this beautiful game for anytime at all, chances are you have...

The art of receiving & returning recruiting calls

The art of receiving & returning recruiting calls

By: Austin Alexander - August 13, 2008 When college coaches and pro scouts begin making calls to prospective players or dra...

Diamond Notes: Multi-Sport Players

Diamond Notes: Multi-Sport Players

Compiled By: Austin Alexander-August 24, 2007 A burning question that begins at a young age and becomes a divisive topic...

Palmetto Games: JrDP Alumni

Palmetto Games: JrDP Alumni

JrDP Alums at Palmetto Games: Graduates of Junior Diamond Prospects, established in 2007, are continuing to make their m...

Palmetto Games: 2014 Capsule

Palmetto Games: 2014 Capsule

By: Austin Alexander - August 9-10, 2014        -Mideast dominates talented field...again- Th...

Palmetto Games Preview

Palmetto Games Preview

By: Will Cheatham - August 5, 2014 It is that time of year again in South Carolina... the annual Diamond Prospects Palmetto ...

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...

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 diploma...

Summer Ranking: Class of 2015

Summer Ranking: Class of 2015

Twice a year we produce our slotting of each class, beginning with freshmen all the way up to those receiving diplomas. Now i...

Summer Ranking: Class of 2014

Summer Ranking: Class of 2014

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

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...

What's in the Bag?

What's in the Bag?

-What’s in the Bag?- Non-baseball people, parents, and fans are always asking “What all do you have in that bag of yours”? ...

Recent Commitments

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Holliday to Tigers

Holliday to Tigers

On Friday, Belton-Honea Path HS junior RHP Blake Holliday made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Thompson to Tigers

On Friday, JL Mann HS junior OF Chris Thompson made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Cox to Stingers

On Tuesday night, East Clarendon senior INF Steven Cox made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Gonzales to Stingers

On Monday afternoon, Berkeley HS senior RHP/1B Zach Gonzales made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Ard to Stingers

On Sunday night, Conway HS senior infielder Colby Ard made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Rodgers to Saints

On Sunday, USC Sumter sophomore RHP John Robert Rodgers made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College. Rodgers prepped at White Knoll.

Schofield to Demon Deacons

Schofield to Demon Deacons

On Thursday night, Christ Church HS senior RHP Jack Schofield made a commitment to play baseball for Wake Forest.

Garcia to Vikings

Garcia to Vikings

Recently, Woodmont HS senior LHP Jeremiah Garcia made a commitment to play baseball at St. Johns River State College (FL).

Cauble to Fire Ants

Cauble to Fire Ants

On Monday night, Carolina Forest HS senior SS Cameron Cauble made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Bridges to Gamecocks

Bridges to Gamecocks

On Friday night, Summerville HS junior RHP Sawyer Bridges made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Brasher to Flying Fleet

On Friday night, Boiling Springs HS senior 3B/RHP Brandon Brasher made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine College.

Ballentine to Lancers

On Wednesday night, Blythewood HS senior INF Walt Ballentine made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

DeShields to Saints

DeShields to Saints

On Wednesday evening, Spartanburg Methodist sophomore LHP/1B Anders DeShields made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College. DeShields prepped at St. James HS.

Smith to Blue Hose

Smith to Blue Hose

On Tuesday, USC Sumter sophomore RHP Will Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College. Smith prepped at Sumter HS.

Lee to Gamecocks

Lee to Gamecocks

On Monday night, Latta HS junior RHP Colby Lee made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Whitt to Bearcats

On Monday night, Midland Valley HS senior LHP Joseph Whitt made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Lupton to Saints

On Friday morning, Spartanburg Methodist sophomore RHP Caleb Lupton made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College. Lupton prepped at Chapman HS.

Penfield to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, Colleton County HS senior RHP Ryan Penfield made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Pro Day

On January 25 at AC Flora HS, Diamond Prospects DPProDaywill set the stage for professional scouts and display the top talent that the Palmetto State has to offer for the 9th consecutive year in our strict, invite-only Pro Day. ACFlora-pic11Over 100 players from this event have been drafted and each January we use this opportunity to put South Carolina's premier prospects in front of decision-makers! Now, DP announces the newest edition of future stars to showcase themselves. Who will vault to legit draft status and/or land on the pro radar after college success?

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Something you don't know :

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