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Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Battling Adversity: Mental & Physical By: Josh Evans-August 8, 2007 Battling injuries, physically and mentally, can be one of the most trying aspects of baseball. I started pitching when I was thirteen years old and arm problems were the last thing on my mind. I was always classified as a...

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When DP Disappears

When DP Disappears

By: Austin Alexander - July 12, 2016 Two summers ago I wrote a piece for Diamond Prospects entitled "When DP Relaxes". I...

The Palmetto Games

The Palmetto Games

August 13-14 will mark the 9th Annual Palmetto Games, once again on the lawn of Founders Park at the University of South Caro...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

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

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

As the year's pile up, so do the names of players we run across that have a chance to make an impact past high school. This i...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2017

Summer 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...

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 Science of Scouting

The Science of Scouting

By: Austin Alexander - October 16, 2011 Topic: The art of evaluating and the science of projection. Any scout worth his salt...

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...

Final Ranking: Class of 2016

Final 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...

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 ...

DP Spotlight: Alex Cunningham

DP Spotlight: Alex Cunningham

DP Spotlight - Alex Cunningham, Byrnes High School: With his final season as a Rebel on the horizon, Alex Cunningham has a lo...

DP Spotlight: GK Young

DP Spotlight: GK Young

My name is G.K. Young lll. I am the oldest of four children, I have two younger brothers and a little sister.I have alwa...

DP Spotlight: Seth Lancaster

DP Spotlight: Seth Lancaster

My name is Seth Lancaster and I’m 17 years old and have committed to go to Coastal Carolina University to play base...

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...

2016 MLB Draft-DP Alumni

2016 MLB Draft-DP Alumni

Diamond Prospects would like to extend a fist bump and hearty congratulations to each of the following players that have ...

MLB Draft Breakdown

MLB Draft Breakdown

By: Austin Alexander - June 9-11, 2016   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dr...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 8-9, 2016 On Wednesday & Thursday, clear skies and perfect June temps graced River Bluff Hig...

MLB Draft Preview: 2016

MLB Draft Preview: 2016

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 7, 2016 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

2016 DP All-Academic Team

2016 DP All-Academic Team

By: Jason Kullman- June 6, 2016 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, DP ...

2016 Diamond King Awards

2016 Diamond King Awards

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

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 ...

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

On this day, a new DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have cau...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2016

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2016

Each year DP watches some baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see a few tools, plenty ...

3A State Finals - Game 2: St. James @ BHP

3A State Finals - Game 2: St. James @ BHP

By: Barry Mabry - May 23, 2016 Game Two of the 3A State Championship between the BHP Bears and St. James Sharks got rained o...

4A State Finals - Game 3: JL Mann vs Summerville

4A State Finals - Game 3: JL Mann vs Summerville

By: Will Cheatham - May 20, 2016 -Greenwave wins AAAA State Championship- In my 10 year career now of coaching and covering...

4A State Finals - Game 2: JL Mann @ Summerville

4A State Finals - Game 2: JL Mann @ Summerville

By: Ryan Morris - May 18, 2016 The Green Wave will live to fight another day after one of the longest, but most exciting...

4A State Finals - Game 1: Summerville @ JL Mann

4A State Finals - Game 1: Summerville @ JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 16, 2016 The 4A State Championship Series is finally here. This is the second year in a row JL Mann Pa...

DP Request: Academic Baseball Stars

DP Request: Academic Baseball Stars

Calling All-Academic Guys: 2016-2017 Grads Only - We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each ye...

DP Watch List: 2016

DP Watch List: 2016

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who has jumped on the radar throughout this spri...

3A Lower State Final: Airport @ St. James

3A Lower State Final: Airport @ St. James

By: Brendan Dougherty - May 16, 2016 When you sit back and start to think about how crazy the game of baseball is, you n...

2A State Finals - Game 1: Strom Thurmond @ Aynor

2A State Finals - Game 1: Strom Thurmond @ Aynor

By: Mike Williams & Austin Alexander - May 16, 2016  -Blue Jackets sting Rebels, take 1-0 lead- On a perfect n...

4A Lower State Finals: Summerville @ Carolina Forest

4A Lower State Finals: Summerville @ Carolina Forest

By: Brendan Dougherty & Austin Alexander - May 14, 2016   -Wild one on the Grand Strand, Greenwave advances- &nbs...

State Finals Preview: UPDATED 2016

State Finals Preview: UPDATED 2016

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 16, 2016 Well, here we are now down to eight teams (once 3A is finalized on Monday), providing u...

3A Upper State: BHP @ Wren

3A Upper State: BHP @ Wren

By: Barry Mabry - May 11, 2016 Upper State 3A winner’s bracket game between Wren Golden Hurricanes and Belton-Honea Path Bea...

Playoffs: Hilton Head @ St. James

Playoffs: Hilton Head @ St. James

By: Brendan Dougherty - May 11, 2016 Walking into Shark Park tonight you could feel there was something a little bit differe...

4A Upper State: Easley @ JL Mann

4A Upper State: Easley @ JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry May 9, 2016 The playoffs are nearing the end across the state in every classification which presents matchup...

Playoffs: Strom Thurmond @ Saluda

Playoffs: Strom Thurmond @ Saluda

By: John Berrian & Will Cheatham - May 9, 2016 -Rebels get clutch hit late to advance- DP made its way to Saluda County...

Recent Commitments

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Maggio to Buccaneers

Maggio to Buccaneers

On Monday, Carolina Forest HS 2017 C Christian Maggio made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern.

Houchens to Lancers

On Saturday, Dorman HS 2017 RHP Hayden Houchens made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Taylor to Gamecocks

Taylor to Gamecocks

On Friday, Boiling Springs HS 2019 LHP Dawson Taylor made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Barbary to Fire Ants

Barbary to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Powdersville HS 2017 INF Colton Barbary made a decision to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Southern to Toccoa Falla

On Wednesday, Blue Ridge HS 2017 C Brandon Southern made a commitment to play baseball at Toccoa Falls (GA).

Simpson to Bulldogs

On Monday, Pendleton HS 2018 LHP/OF Cole Simpson made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Swygert to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Gilbert HS 2017 RHP Chase Swygert made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Felder to Stingers

On Sunday, Pee Dee Academy RHP 2018 Timmy Felder made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Strader to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Clover HS 2017 C/1B Kaleb Strater made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Morgan to Spartans

Morgan to Spartans

On Friday, Easley HS 2017 C Austin Morgan made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Orlando to Chanticleers

Orlando to Chanticleers

On Friday, Carolina Forest HS 2016 RHP Patrick Orlando made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Stone to Gamecocks

On Wednesday, Mid-Carolina HS 2017 LHP Corey Stone made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Grooms to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Waccamaw HS 2017 INF McKinley Grooms made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Kalick to Fire Ants

Kalick to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Clover HS 2017 SS Kyle Kalick made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Beckley to Bulldogs

Beckley to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, Camden HS 2017 RHP Devin Beckley made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Gray to Stingers

Last week, South Florence HS 2016 RHP Nick Gray made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Gaines to Lancers

On Tuesday, Westside HS 2016 RHP Devon Gaines made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Robson to Wasps

On Monday, Blythewood HS 2016 RHP Toby Robson made a commitment to play baseball at Emory & Henry (VA).

James to Stingers

On Thursday, Sumter HS 2016 RHP Tradd James made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech. 

Culumovic to Cougars

Culumovic to Cougars

On Wednesday evening, St. Joseph's HS 2017 INF Jack Culumovic made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Wright to Cougars

On Tuesday, Gaffney HS 2017 1B Houston Wright made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Stephens to Trojans

Recently, Easley HS 2017 1B Chase Stephens made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson.

Stewart to Spartans

On Saturday, Easley HS junior UTL Mason Stewart made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Scott to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, White Knoll HS senior OF Thomas Scott made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Gobin to Tigers

Gobin to Tigers

On Thursday, Summerville HS senior RHP Bo Gobin made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Bolchoz to Fire Ants

On Tuesday, Bishop England HS senior LHP Edward Bolchoz made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Paul to Stingers

On Sunday morning, Wilson HS senior infielder Edzaviah Paul made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.  

Bears commit Wadsworth, Jacobs

On Friday, Lenoir-Rhyne (NC) received commitments from USC Sumter sophomore INF Fred Wadsworth (Hammond HS) and Flo-Dar Tech freshman INF Zach Jacobs (Berkeley HS).

Winningham to Fire Ants

On Wednesday morning, Berkeley HS senior LHP Josh Winningham made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Thelan to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, James Island HS senior OF John Thelan made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Almond to Flying Fleet

Almond to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Waccamaw HS senior RHP/C Levi Almond made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Campbell to Pioneers

Campbell to Pioneers

On Saturday, Cheraw HS senior RHP Tristen Campbell made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Pellegrino to Terriers

Pellegrino to Terriers

On Friday, Dorman HS senior UTL Stone Pellegrino made a commitment to play baseball at Wofford.

Powell to Blue Hose

Powell to Blue Hose

On Thursday, USC-Lancaster RHP Linc Powell made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College. Powell prepped at Laurence-Manning.

Seigler to Pacers

Seigler to Pacers

On Wednesday, North Augusta HS senior C Blake Seigler made a commitment to to play baseball for USC-Aiken.

The Palmetto Games

dp_palmetto_games_red_black1.jpgAugust 13-14 will mark the 9th Annual Palmetto Games, once again on the lawn of Founders Park at the University of South Carolina.uscstadium.jpgThis event has become our state's marquee all-star setting for the top rising seniors, juniors and sophomores from the 864, 803 and 843 area codes, this weekend will be no different! The Palmetto Games is a scouting bonanza, the talent on the field represents the future of baseball! Below is the much-anticipated list of 2016 invitees and an application...

Invitees / Application / @diamondprospects / Event Alumni

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14dp_logo1.png On November 5-6, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 11th Annual 'open' Fall Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2017-2020 grad who has college-caliber ability! This showcase has been the jump-start to many careers and the recruiting of prospects over the years...who is next?

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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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flo-dartechlogoFlorence-Darlington Tech Rising Senior Pro-Style Evaluation Camp: Wednesday, July 27 at Old Cormell Field for ONLY 2017 grads. Cost is $50. Pick between: Session 1- 10am/Session 2- 2pm. 

Florence-Darlington Tech Instructional Camp: Thursday, July 28 at Old Cormell Field for all high school baseball players (2017-2020 grads). One day instructional camp. Each session is $50. $75 for both sessions. Session 1- Infielders/Outfielders & Session 2- Pitchers/Catchers.

-To pre-register/more info for either camp contact Preston McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JrDP-logo14High School Graduated Seniors: Would you like to have some extra cash in your back pocket this summer? Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, AAU, Little League or Dixie Youth games? If so, JrDP could use your help to write up contests and identify the top talent in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina. What better way to earn some extra spending money than watching America's pastime played by the stars of tomorrow? If interested, contact Richard Edwards at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quote of the Week: "Each and every day is a blank canvass waiting to be painted. An opportunity for love, for living, for learning. The way you think influences how you feel, and the way you feel influences how you act." Craig Sager

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: NEW 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:

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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