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Pre Season Rankings: Class of 2015

Pre Season Rankings: Class of 2015

Twice a year we have produce our slotting of each class, beginning with freshmen all the way up to those close to receiving diplomas. Now it is time to post our one of our last rankings of the senior class by position and overall. Do we always get it right, of course not. But we do ou...

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dp Scrimmage: Hilton Head Site

dp Scrimmage: Hilton Head Site

By: Chris Wells – February 28, 2015 DP rolled onto Hilton Head Island for a full slate of scrimmages featuring schools f...

Chester vs York Prep

Chester vs York Prep

By: Jeff Stanek - February 28, 2015 The nightcap of Chester’s CCNG Preseason Tournament featured the York Prep Patriots as...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2017

Pre-Season 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...

Pre-Season Listing: Class of 2018

Pre-Season Listing: Class of 2018

DP's listing of freshman prospects have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up. We used to do a pre-...

SC's Best Tools: Class of 2015

SC's Best Tools: Class of 2015

Each year, our favorite ranking to produce is this one. We surveyed some pretty important people in the baseball universe and...

dp Scrimmage: AC Flora Site

dp Scrimmage: AC Flora Site

By: Austin Alexander, Will Cheatham & Colby Holmes - February 21, 2015 On Saturday, a trio of DP's staff was on hand...

dp Scrimmage: W. Ashley Site

dp Scrimmage: W. Ashley Site

By: Randy Carlson – February 21, 2015 Mother Nature may have been playing tricks on us for a week, but she once again proved...

dp Scrimmage: Marlboro Co. Site

dp Scrimmage: Marlboro Co. Site

By: Derick Urquhart- February 21, 2015 After a week of cold, rainy weather and with most local scrimmage cancelled, Sat...

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: SCISA

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: SCISA

-SCISA Overview- Private school baseball may have never had more committed/signed players going into any season th...

Pre-Season Hall of Fame: dp's Top 5

Pre-Season Hall of Fame: dp's Top 5

By: Austin Alexander - Freruary 18, 2015 It's cold, it's windy and baseball outdoors is not endearing to most people this we...

dp Scrimmage: Greenville Site

dp Scrimmage: Greenville Site

By: Barry Mabry - February 14, 2015 DP Scrimmages got underway across the state of South Carolina on this Valentine’s D...

dp Scrimmage: Conway Site

dp Scrimmage: Conway Site

By: Austin Alexander - February 14, 2015 Frigid temps and gusting winds greeted us and sent us on our way Saturday at Con...

dp Scrimmage: Dillon Site

dp Scrimmage: Dillon Site

By: Derick Urquhart - February 14, 2015 Diamond Prospects was in Dillon for the first of two Scrimmage Day events in the P...

dp Spotlight: Kep Brown

dp Spotlight: Kep Brown

My full name is Michael Kepchar Brown. I was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC. My parents are Debra and Howard Brown a...

dp Spotlight: Hunter Lipscomb

dp Spotlight: Hunter Lipscomb

Hunter Lipscomb has been raised as a baseball player and fine young man in the shadows of some successful people at his hig...

2015 dp Power Rankings

2015 dp Power Rankings

Overview - Overall While we have already slotted each classification by region and overall, we always find it to be a f...

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 4A

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 4A

- 4A Overview - This spring shapes up to be an interesting year in 4A, which is usually the norm in our state's top classifi...

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 3A

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 3A

 - 3A Overview - While AC Flora has had a stanglehold on 3A baseball for the past decade, in the past three years the F...

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

- 2A Overview - While some familiar names remain in DP's overall Top 10, there is a new sheriff in 2A baseball now as we hav...

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 1A

2015 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 1A

-1A Overview- The Latta Vikings have fallen victim the past two years (left, JK Love) in the 1A title series to the Upper St...

Pro Day: Overview ++

Pro Day: Overview ++

Scouts flock to view Palmetto State’s top talent...again! By: Austin Alexander - January 25, 2015 Sunday was another banner...

The State of DP Address

The State of DP Address

By: Austin Alexander - January 19, 2015 As Diamond Prospects' embarks upon our 10th prep baseball year, and as the Holida...

DP Spotlight: Jack Delongchamps

DP Spotlight: Jack Delongchamps

Wando High School backstop Jack Delongchamps has punched his ticket to play baseball in college at Charleston Southern. And w...

Pro Day: FREE Mental Game Feedback

Pro Day: FREE Mental Game Feedback

By: John Holmes - January 13, 2015 The Right Profile is excited to announce a partnership with Diamond Prospects, South Ca...

Behind the Mask, Part II

Behind the Mask, Part II

By: Tome' Higgins - January 8, 2015 There are a couple do's and don’ts coaches should refrain from when questioning a call. ...

Behind the Mask, Part I

Behind the Mask, Part I

By: Tome' Higgins - January 6, 2015 I often hear people say that they could never be an umpire. The thought of getting hit...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part IV - Parents

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part IV - Parents

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 19, 2013 -To the Parents- I will tread lightly here. I understand that is you...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part III - Players

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part III - Players

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 18, 2013 -To the Players- I was once right where you are today. You want to b...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part II - Coaches

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part II - Coaches

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 17, 2013 -To the Coaches- We’ve all heard coaches and leaders speak of these ...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part I - Definition

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part I - Definition

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 16, 2013 I would like to take a few moments to express my thoughts and feeling...

Diamond Notes Part III: How important is Make-up?

Diamond Notes Part III: How important is Make-up?

Compiled By: Austin Alexander - May 29, 2006   A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up”. With the MLB d...

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 d...

Diamond Notes Part I: What is Make-Up?

Diamond Notes Part I: What is Make-Up?

Compiled by: Austin Alexander - May 15, 2006 A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up”. With the MLB draft les...

DP Spotlight: Jake Crawford

DP Spotlight: Jake Crawford

Jake Crawford, who recently signed with Furman University, took some time to answer a few questions for Diamond Prospects. In...

Diamond Notes: Winter Baseball Camps

Diamond Notes: Winter Baseball Camps

The value of college camps By: Austin Alexander-November 21, 2007 Most travel baseball teams have closed the book on t...

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2015

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2015

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

DP Spotlight: Chase Barbary

DP Spotlight: Chase Barbary

My name is Chase Barbary and I live in Greenville, SC. I am a senior at Powdersville High School and the catcher for the Powd...

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...

Recent Commitments

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Mull to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Nation Ford HS senior RHP Connor Mull made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Glauser to Lancers

On Saturday night, Berkeley HS senior LHP Joe Glauser made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Hinson to Pioneers

On Thursday Buford HS senior RHP Gage Hinson made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist. 

Cain to Pioneers

Cain to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Chesnee HS senior catcher Tanner Cain made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Rogers to Fire Ants

On Wednesday morning, Marlboro County senior OF Nick Rogers made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Jennings to Bulldogs

Jennings to Bulldogs

On Friday, Gilbert HS senior OF Jaylin Jennings made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Moss to Fire Ants

Recently, Westside HS senior RHP/OF Caleb Moss signed to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Mobbs to Buccaneers

Mobbs to Buccaneers

On Thursday, Stratford HS senior RHP Jamison Mobbs made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern.

Hooks to Saints

On Thursday, Spartanburg Methodist 2B/OF Andre Hooks made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College. Hooks prepped at Darlington HS.

Bowers to Stingers

On Wednesday morning, North Central junior infielder Tyler Bowers made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech. 

Hursey to Stingers

On Tuesday, Summerville HS senior LHP Alex Hursey made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Copeland to Emmanuel

On Monday night, TL Hanna HS RHP Austin Copeland made a commitment to play baseball at Emmanuel College (GA).

Satterfield to Phoenix

On Thursday, JL Mann HS junior 3B Joe Satterfield made a commitment to play baseball at Elon University (NC).

Hester to Flying Fleet

Hester to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Florence-Darlington Tech RHP Brandon Hester made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College. Hester prepped at Stratford HS.

Wright to Gamecocks

Wright to Gamecocks

On Monday, Chester HS junior LHP Jake Wright made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Sox, Tollison to Flying Fleet

On Saturday morning, USC Sumter RHP Corey Sox and LHP Colby Tollison made commitments to play baseball at Erskine. Sox prepped at Swansea HS, Tollison attended Dixie HS.

Mace to Flying Fleet

On Friday night, Spartanburg Methodist RHP Patrick Mace made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine. Mace prepped at Ashley Ridge HS.

Gregory to Gamecocks

Gregory to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Gaffney HS junior LHP Josh Gregory made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Summer Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14dp_logo1.pngOn June 10-11, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 10th Annual 'open' Summer Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2016-2018 grad who has college-caliber ability! This event typically launches the summer scouting season for college coaches. The Summer Showcase is available to the first 150 players whose applications are received. All info is posted below:

Invite / Application

Baseball Stuff

This Week/Weekend: Any tourney scheduling adjustments and info can be found here... IP Classic / Coastal Invitational / RBI

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.

Coaches, Players, Parents, Humans: Our staff wants to cover as many games as we can in 2015...But to pull off that feat, we must know where the games are, teams playing, time, etc... Please assist DP and college coaches by taking 15 minutes to plug in your spring schedule, and coaches, when dates get closer, plugging in your starting pitcher is highly helpful too. Help us help you and to promote HS baseball! Master schedule can be found here: Prep Schedules / The Anatomy of a Baseball Schedule / Also, please email schedules to DP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

dp_logo1.pngPre-Season Checklist: As every spring rolls around, coaches across the country ready their teams for the upcoming season, optimistic about what is right around the corner! Pre-season practice usually begins with endless fungos hit, countless hours inside the cage and fly balls lifted to our outfielders as the pitchers gear up in the bullpen. As players begin to cross that line from rusty to ready, and opening day sits two weeks away, any coach worth his salt now begins to ponder, “What else do I need to do to make sure my team is ready when that first bell rings?” For more, click here.

dp_logo1.pngPre-Game Pet Peeves: Everybody has their own style and thoughts on how to best take a round of pre-game infield/outfield, myself included. After making a living watching high school baseball, I’ve seen my share of pre-games, good and bad. Not to say that I have it all figured out, but I can safely say that too many coaches are living in the Dark Ages. For more, click here.

dp_logo1.pngProper Scrimmage Attire: Ok, so your coach didn't issue you or your teammates a baseball uniform for tonight's scrimmage. Well, that's understandable and acceptable because he is probably trying to preserve the few uniforms he was able to stockpile due to an inferior budget. So, now you have to select what you'll dress out in, where should you go from here? For more, click here.

dp_logo1.pngScrimmages-Keep it in Perspective: The scrimmage season is in full bloom as clubs everywhere are readying themselves for the upcoming campaign. Tryouts may have ended weeks ago but starting jobs are still up for grabs, pitchers are easing their arms and array of pitches into form, all while coaches sit back and evaluate the strength's and weaknesses of their clubs...For more, click here.

dp_logo1.pngDo'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.

dp_logo1.pngThe Value of Predictions: Predicting standings! Las Vegas makes mega-millions each season, weekend and night based on how things will play out... sometimes it's a coin flip, sometimes it's the length of the National Anthem at a given event. There are all kinds of things to weigh in on, including the NCAA basketball brackets...For more, click here.

MLB's Walker promoting Seymour Foundation: To view much more, click here.

Intro to Gridiron Prospects: Gridiron Prospects GridironProspects-logois a web-based football player and team analysis endeavor that you can trust. Landon Bradley, Alkeem Sherman and Jonathon Sharpe are the starting lineup for Gridiron Prospects based here in South Carolina. The three-man team all have something to bring to the table when looking for talent... For 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.

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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