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Diamond Spotlight: Shane Faulk

Diamond 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 until midway through my sophomore year. I have a brother who is a graduate assistant at Wingate University and my dad is a professional scout for the Washington Nationals. I...

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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”? ...

The Dugout

The Dugout

By: Austin Alexander - September 20, 2006 For those of you who have ever been there and spent considerable time in one,...

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 ...

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 ...

Recent Commitments

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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.

Belk to Paladins

On Wednesday, Wilson Hall senior RHP Chase Belk signed to play baseball for Furman.

Ergle to Bearcats

Ergle to Bearcats

On Tuesday, Blythewood HS senior RHP Tripper Ergle made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Durkin to Stingers

On Monday, Clover HS senior LHP Stanley Durkin made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Hamilton to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Rock Hill HS senior SS/RHP Caleb Hamilton made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Holladay to Gamecocks

Holladay to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Sumter HS sophomore INF Jordan Holladay made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Nichols to Gamecocks

Nichols to Gamecocks

On Saturday afternoon, JL Mann HS senior LHP Hank Nichols made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Searight to Flying Fleet

On Sunday, Mauldin HS senior RHP Austin Searight made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Evett to Stingers

Last week, Berea HS senior OF Drew Evett made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Martin to Patriots

Martin to Patriots

On Thursday, USC-Lancaster sophomore INF Tad Martin made a commitment to play baseball for Francis Marion. Martin prepped at Rock Hill HS.

Auckland to Blue Hose

On Thursday, USC Sumter OF Brett Auckland made a commitment to play baseball for Presbyterian College. Auckland prepped at Chapin HS.

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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SMC Hitting Camp: The Pioneers will host a 2-day Hitting Camp on December 6-7 for ages 13 and up. Instruction will be provided by college coaches, pro and college players. Cost is $150. To sign up: click here

evo canes white logoEvoshield Canes Tryouts: The Evoshield Canes will be hosting tryouts for the 2015 season at Myrtle Beach HS (12/6). Registration time for all events is 11:30 AM. All 2016-2018 grads who would like to attend this tryout should complete and mail the registration form found on www.canesbaseball.net

East Coast Bombers Tryouts: Tryouts for 2015 East Coast Bombers will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 12-4pm at Pinewood Prep for our 13u-18u teams. Tryouts for the 8u-12u teams will be held on January 10th in Charleston. For details and to register please go to www.ecbaseballacademy.com
 
Upstate Matevericks Tryouts: Upstate Mavericks will be holding two tryouts coming up, one in November and one in December. Please visit www.upstatemavericks.org for more info.

Combat Tryouts: Carolina Combat Baseball will host tryouts for next summer's teams on Sunday, November 23 at Capital City Stadium in Columbia, registration available online at: http://www.carolinacombat.org

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 :

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