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Fall Showcase

On November 7-8, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 10th Annual 'open' Fall Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2016-2019 grad who has college-caliber ability! This event typically fills fast and closes the scouting season for college coaches. The Fall Showcase is availab...

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DP Upstate Fall League: 2015 Information

DP Upstate Fall League: 2015 Information

Diamond Prospects Developmental Fall League Competitive, Developmental, Affordable, Exposure Upstate Application Diamon...

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...

Coaches Corner: Pitch Counts

Coaches Corner: Pitch Counts

  Pitch Counts: A Survey of college coaches and pro scouts Compiled by: Austin Alexander - September 5, 2007 A burnin...

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 ...

Diamond Notes: A Tip on the Cap

Diamond Notes: A Tip on the Cap

By: Austin Alexander - September 24, 2012 The baseball cap is part of the baseball uniform, period. Case closed. It is as ...

Summer Ranking: Class of 2018

Summer Ranking: Class of 2018

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 Ranking: Class of 2017

Summer Ranking: 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...

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...

Final Ranking: Class of 2015

Final Ranking: 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 ...

A Baseball Life...by those married to it

A Baseball Life...by those married to it

Diamond Prospects has been known to ask the tough questions to college coaches and pro scouts on various controversial topics...

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...

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...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 10-11, 2015 On Wednesday & Thursday, picture perfect weather covered River Bluff High School...

MLB Draft: 2015

MLB Draft: 2015

DP Disclaimer: The group of players listed below have all played prep baseball in South Carolina and attended Diamond Prospec...

MLB Draft Breakdown

MLB Draft Breakdown

By: Austin Alexander - June 9-11, 2015   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dr...

2015 Diamond King Awards

2015 Diamond King Awards

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

DP's 2015 All-Academic Team

DP's 2015 All-Academic Team

We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, DP wants to honor student-athletes that...

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 ...

MLB Draft Preview: 2015

MLB Draft Preview: 2015

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 5, 2015 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

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 ...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2015

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2015

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

3A Finals: Hartsville at BHP

3A Finals: Hartsville at BHP

By: Barry Mabry - May 21, 2015   Game One of the 3A best-of-three championship series got underway tonight at Belton H...

Wando Wins 4A Title

Wando Wins 4A Title

By: Barry Mabry - May 20, 2015 2015's 4A State Title on the line tonight at JL Mann High School as the Patriots hosted t...

The Finals Links

The Finals Links

3A: Game 2 - BHP at Hartsville / 1A: Game 3 - Latta vs Lewisville / 2A: Game 2 - Ninety-Six at Dillon / 1A: Game 2 - Latta at...

4A Finals: JL Mann at Wando

4A Finals: JL Mann at Wando

By: Randy Carlson & Austin Alexander – May 18, 2015 -Gottesman, LoCascio pace Warriors to early Finals lead- The So...

2A Finals: Dillon at Ninety-Six

2A Finals: Dillon at Ninety-Six

By: Barry Mabry - May 18, 2015 Not the weather fans were hoping for in the opening game of the 2A State Championship Series b...

3A Playoffs: Chapin at Camden

3A Playoffs: Chapin at Camden

By: Will Cheatham - May 15, 2015 DP was on hand tonight in Camden, SC for some AAA playoff action between the Bulldogs of Ca...

4A Upper State Championship: Northwestern at JL Mann

4A Upper State Championship: Northwestern at JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 9, 2015 DP was back at JL Mann tonight for the 4A Upper State Championship game as the Patriots h...

Upper State Playoffs: Christ Church & JL Mann

Upper State Playoffs: Christ Church & JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 9, 2015 Upper State Playoffs began today in every classification besides 3A. DP was able to catch ...

Upstate 3A/4A Playoffs: Fluor Field & JL Mann

Upstate 3A/4A Playoffs: Fluor Field & JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - May 6, 2015 DP was back in action tonight in the Upstate as we dialed in on the 3A loser’s bracket game at...

4A Playoffs: James Island at Carolina Forest

4A Playoffs: James Island at Carolina Forest

By: Austin Alexander - May 6, 2015 Picture perfect weather greeted Diamond Prospects for batting practice as two 4A clubs ...

2A Playoffs: Academic Magnet at Dillon

2A Playoffs: Academic Magnet at Dillon

By: Derick Urquhart - May 6, 2015   Academic Magnet made a return trip to Dillon Wednesday night in the District VIII-...

3A Playoffs: Camden at Chester

3A Playoffs: Camden at Chester

By: Jeff Stanek – May 4, 2015 When Camden visited Chester in a Monday night winners bracket playoff game, even the most opti...

3A Playoffs: Aiken at Hilton Head

3A Playoffs: Aiken at Hilton Head

By: Chris Wells – May 4, 2015 DP was back on the scene for the winner’s bracket game in District VII, as Hilton Head hosted ...

3A Playoffs: Hanahan at Gilbert

3A Playoffs: Hanahan at Gilbert

By: Will Cheatham - May 4, 2015 DP was on site tonight at Gilbert High school for a matchup with Hanahan and Gilbert. A rema...

4A Playoffs: Upstate Triple-Header

4A Playoffs: Upstate Triple-Header

By: Barry Mabry - May 3, 2015 The layout couldn’t have been scripted any better on this Saturday with 4A Playoff games a...

4A Playoffs: West Ashley at Socastee

4A Playoffs: West Ashley at Socastee

By: DP Staff Writer - May 2, 2015 Socastee and West Ashley squared off in a 'win or go home match' at Socastee High School t...

3A Playoffs: Darlington at Hilton Head

3A Playoffs: Darlington at Hilton Head

By: Chris Wells – May 1, 2015 DP was on hand for the opening round of AAA playoffs as Hilton Head hosted Darlington in Distr...

Recent Commitments

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Sholtis to Saints

Sholtis to Saints

On Thursday night, Eastside HS senior RHP Michael Sholtis made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone.

Kinsey to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, TL Hanna HS senior OF Chase Kinsey made a commitment to play baseball for The Citadel.

Glover to Crusaders

Glover to Crusaders

On Saturday, Richland Northeast HS senior Catcher Shannon Glover made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Edwards to Pioneers

Edwards to Pioneers

On Saturday morning, Conway HS senior RHP Frankie Edwards made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Kissinger to Cougars

Kissinger to Cougars

On Friday, Mauldin HS senior RHP Tyler Kissinger made a commitment to play baseball for The College of Charleston.

Syrbe to Saints

On Friday, AC Flora HS senior C/RHP Ryan Syrbe made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone.

Davis to Lancers

On Thursday afternoon, Blythewood HS senior RHP Jacob Davis made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Neff to Crusaders

Neff to Crusaders

On Monday, Travelers Rest HS senior INF Parker Neff made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Johnson to Chanticleers

Johnson to Chanticleers

On Monday morning, Carolina Forest HS junior RHP Bryar Johnson made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Parker to Tigers

Parker to Tigers

On Sunday, TL Hanna HS sophomore SS James Parker made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Taylor to Stingers

On Sunday, Lancaster HS senior RHP Neil Taylor made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Smith to Pioneers

On Saturday, TL Hanna HS senior RHP Brady Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Shook to Gamecocks

Shook to Gamecocks

After Palmetto Games, Dutch Fork HS senior RHP TJ Shook made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Hall to Pioneers

Hall to Pioneers

After the Palmetto Games, Dorman HS senior RHP Cameron Hall made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Coker to Tigers

Coker to Tigers

After the Palmetto Games, Hartsville HS senior RHP Andrew Coker made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Watkins to Buccaneers

Watkins to Buccaneers

After the Palmetto Games, Gilbert HS senior OF/1B Caleb Watkins made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern.

Miles to Blue Hose

Miles to Blue Hose

After the Palmetto Games, Buford HS senior RHP Eric Miles made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian.

Williams to Pioneers

Williams to Pioneers

After the Palmetto Games, Latta HS 2016 C Jackson Williams made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Greider to Lancers

Greider to Lancers

After the Palmetto Games, Blythewood HS 2016 RHP/INF Justin Greider made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Grayson to Lancers

Grayson to Lancers

After the Palmetto Games, Summerville HS 2016 C Rusty Grayson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Brown to Pioneers

Brown to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Wando HS 2015 OF Kep Brown made a commitment to play at Spartanburg Methodist. Brown was selected in the 10th round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jones to Commadores

Jones to Commadores

Following the Palmetto Games, Laurens HS 2016 OF Thomas Jones made a commitment to play baseball at Vanderbilt University (TN).

Frishmuth to Cougars

Frishmuth to Cougars

Following the Palmetto Games, Carolina Forest HS 2016 RHP/OF Jakob Frishmuth made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Gilreath to Gamecocks

Gilreath to Gamecocks

Following the Palmetto Games, Northwestern HS 2018 LHP John Gilreath made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Davis to Bearcats

Davis to Bearcats

Following the Palmetto Games, Woodruff HS 2016 C Bradley Davis made a commitment to play baseball at Lander.

South Atlantic Border Battle

borderbattle-logo11 Along with the help of professional scouts and college coaches, UNC-Bashamer15DP has put finishing touches on the South Atlantic Border Battle, invite-only rosters for the 2016 & 2017 Classes, plus a handful of 2018's... Our 7th Annual event will be played at North Carolina-Chapel Hill this year on October 3-4... Take a peak at who has been invited to represent the Palmetto State while wearing MLB uniforms!

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Fall Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14 dp_logo1.png On November 7-8, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 10th Annual 'open' Fall Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2016-2019 grad who has college-caliber ability! This event typically fills fast and closes the scouting season for college coaches. The Fall Showcase is available to the first 150 players whose applications are received. All info is posted below: 

Invite / Application

Baseball Stuff

LegionWS-15

South Carolina wins Legion World Series: Chapin-Newberry became the first South Carolina team in 79 years to win an American Legion World Series championship by defeating Louisiana 9-2 on Tuesday at Keeter Stadium. Post 193/24, made up of players from Newberry, Mid-Carolina, Dutch Fork and Clinton, becomes the first team since Spartanburg in 1936 to win the championship. For more, click here.


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/mlb/article31486559.html#storylink=cpy

Upstate Mavericks Tryouts: The Upstate Mavericks will hold a tryout for fall teams on August 22 at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. This will be for players 13U-18U. For more info please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.upstatemavericks.org

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.

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.

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Do'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 :

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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