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DP Upstate Fall League Trifecta

DP Upstate Fall League Trifecta

By: Barry Mabry - September 19, 2018 Week 2 got underway last night with 24 teams locking horns here in the Upstate Fall League. Tonight, 22 teams squared off giving DP the opportunity to bounce around and catch three games at two different locations. One could literally throw a rock from ...

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South Atlantic Border Battle

South Atlantic Border Battle

On Friday-Sunday, September 21-23, 2018 our 10th Annual Border Battle will take place in Holly Springs, NC. The alumni list i...

DP's Fall Showcase

DP's Fall Showcase

Diamond Prospects announces our 13th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 at Columbia...

DP Upstate Fall League: Yellow Jackets @ Cavaliers DH

DP Upstate Fall League: Yellow Jackets @ Cavaliers DH

By: Barry Mabry - September 12, 2018 Tapping in on night two of opening week of the DP Fall League. Nine games were on the d...

DP Upstate Fall League: MC Rebels @ Raiders

DP Upstate Fall League: MC Rebels @ Raiders

By: Cory Welch – September 12, 2018 After a successful opening night of the Upstate Fall League, a second wave of teams kick...

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

By: Cory Welch – September 11, 2018 The 2018 season marks the eleventh edition of the DP Upstate Fall League and it is set u...

DP Rock Hill Fall League: Opening Night

DP Rock Hill Fall League: Opening Night

By: Gary Randall - September 11, 2018 DP Fall League Greater Rock Hill (GRH) Opening Night- Trojans & Cougars Teams Squa...

The Palmetto State MLB Debuts - 2018

The Palmetto State MLB Debuts - 2018

By: Austin Alexander - September 6, 2018 September...Pennant races with October around the corner in the Big Leagues plu...

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2018

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2018

By: Austin Alexander - August 11-12, 2018        -Northeast 3-peats in impressive effort; youn...

Palmetto Games Preview

Palmetto Games Preview

By: Will Cheatham - August 8, 2018 The final week of preparation for the 2018 Palmetto Games is upon us. This week always ...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2021

Summer Rankings: Class of 2021

Like the class ahead of them, this 2021 group appears deep with talent as more continue emerging every day we are at the ball...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

One year ago we were so excited about this 2020 class that we decided to go against tradition and slot them by position, foll...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of youngsters have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up, which proves true each time ...

Final Rankings: Class of 2018

Final 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...

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: 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 Dugout

The Dugout

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

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 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 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...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2018

DP's All-Academic Team: 2018

By: Jason Kullman - June 18, 2018 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, D...

Watch List: 2018

Watch List: 2018

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who has jumped on the radar prior to, or throughout t...

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2018

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2018

-MLB Draft: Day 3- Sightler to Reds: DP congratulates...In the 12th Round of the MLB Draft (349th overall), Swansea HS ...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2018

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2018

By: Austin Alexander - June 5-6, 2018   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dra...

Recap: Summer Showcase 2018

Recap: Summer Showcase 2018

By: Austin Alexander - June 6-7, 2018 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and sto...

Diamond Kings: 2018

Diamond Kings: 2018

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

All-DP Team: 5A

All-DP Team: 5A

Note:Very seldom does DP  focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-seaso...

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 w...

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 awa...

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-seaso...

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-seaso...

MLB Draft Preview: 2018

MLB Draft Preview: 2018

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 4, 2018 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2018

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2018

Each year DP watches more than a handful of baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see some to...

The Dirty Dudes

The Dirty Dudes

This DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have caught the eye of...

5A Finals III: Dorman vs River Bluff

5A Finals III: Dorman vs River Bluff

By: Cory Welch – May 19, 2018 For the second consecutive year, it has taken a third game to settle the state champion in t...

2A Finals III: Chesnee vs Latta

2A Finals III: Chesnee vs Latta

By: Andy Phillips – May 19, 2018 -Latta Claims 2A State Championship- DP traveled out to the ballpark this afternoon in Le...

3A Finals II: Bishop England @ Seneca

3A Finals II: Bishop England @ Seneca

By: Cory Welch – May 15, 2018 Once again, Seneca and Bishop England cross paths to see who claims the state title in the A...

5A Finals I: Dorman @ River Bluff

5A Finals I: Dorman @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips – May 12, 2018 -Gators Take Game One Over Cavaliers- DP was on hand tonight for the first game of the 5A...

4A Finals I: Chapin @ Airport

4A Finals I: Chapin @ Airport

By: Cory Welch – May 12, 2018  Airport High School was the site for the first game of the AAAA State Championship ser...

Recent Commitments

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Barlow to Tigers

Barlow to Tigers

On Thursday, North Myrtle Beach HS 2021 RHP Billy Barlow made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Hyde to Catamounts

Hyde to Catamounts

On Tuesday, Oceanside Collegiate 2019 RHP Nick Hyde made a commitment to play baseball at Western Carolina.

Furtick to Trojans

On Monday night, Orangeburg Prep 2019 RHP Trace Furtick made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Manco to 49'ers

On Monday, Fort Mill HS 2019 INF Connor Manco made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Charlotte.

Asbill to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Richland Northeast HS 2019 INF Chase Asbill made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Craig to Cougars

Craig to Cougars

On Saturday, South Pointe HS 2021 RHP/OF Cody Craig made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Overholt to Cougars

On Saturday, Abbeville HS 2021 LHP/OF Tyler Overholt made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Carter to Cougars

Carter to Cougars

On Saturday, Dillon HS 2021 C Noah Carter made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Lang-Spittler to Lancers

Lang-Spittler to Lancers

On Thursday, 2019 Blythewood HS INF Ben Lang-Spittler made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Alexander to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Dutch Fork HS 2019 INF Price Alexander made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Ford to Cougars

Ford to Cougars

On Wednesday, Crescent HS 2020 LHP Bryant Ford made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Salak to Chanticleers

Salak to Chanticleers

On Saturday, 2021 St. James HS RHP Ethan Salak made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Winland to Tigers

Winland to Tigers

On Saturday, 2020 Beaufort HS INF Paul Winland made a commitment to play baseball at the University of Missouri.

Anderson to Aggies

On Saturday, Westwood HS 2019 RHP/INF Brandon Anderson made a commitment to play baseball at NC A&T.

English to Lancers

On Thursday, 2019 Richland Northeast HS INF/OF Jason English made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Cowan to Lancers

Cowan to Lancers

On Monday, 2019 Blythewood HS C Josh Cowan made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Bascio to Lancers

On Monday, 2019 South Pointe HS INF/RHP Jared Bascio made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Shelton to Saints

Shelton to Saints

On Tuesday, Cane Bay HS 2019 RHP JJ Shelton made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Swygert to Gamecocks

Swygert to Gamecocks

After the Palmetto Games, South Aiken HS 2020 RHP Samuel Swygert made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Winter to Flying Fleet

On Saturday, 2019 TL Hanna HS C Barrett Winter made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine College.

Mershon to Cougars

Mershon to Cougars

Following the Palmetto Games, Joseph Mershon committed to play baseball for The College of Charleston.

Poston to Stingers

Poston to Stingers

Following the Palmetto Games, Wade Hampton (H) HS 2019 RHP Matt Poston made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Quarze to Lancers

On Thursday, 2019 Clover HS RHP/UTL Seth Quarze made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

Dobson to Stingers

On Thursday, 2019 Wade Hampton (H) HS 3B Casyn Dobson made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Richardson to Bearcats

Richardson to Bearcats

Following the Palmetto Games, 2019 Midland Valley HS INF/RHP Seth Richardson made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Toman to Stingers

Toman to Stingers

Following the Palmetto Games, 2019 Hanahan HS LHP Charlie Mac Toman made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Cox to Fire Ants

On Monday, Colleton County HS 2019 INF Cody Cox made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Voltz, Newton to Lancers

On Monday, Riverside HS 2019 RHP's Andrew Volz and JP Newton made commitments to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Chirico to Cougars

Chirico to Cougars

After the Palmetto Games, Chapin HS 2020 RHP Dante Chirico made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Hopkins to Cougars

Hopkins to Cougars

After the Palmetto Games, Summerville HS 2020 OF/RHP Brody Hopkins made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Burton to Bearcats

Burton to Bearcats

After the Palmetto Games, Emerald HS 2019 RHP/INF Braeden Burton made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Hunter to Gamecocks

Hunter to Gamecocks

After the Palmetto Games, Hanahan HS 2021 RHP Aidan Hunter made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Brewer to Tigers

Brewer to Tigers

During the Palmetto Games, Latta HS 2019 OF Dylan Brewer made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Cox to Bearcats

Cox to Bearcats

Recently, Byrnes HS 2018 OF Clint Cox made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Hylinski to Stingers

On Tuesday, Clover HS 2019 RHP Jake Hylinski made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

South Atlantic Border Battle

BorderBattle-logo11On Friday-Sunday, September 21-23, 2018 our 10th Annual Border Battle will take place in Holly Springs, NC. The alumni list is long and decorated, we are now proud to introduce the next wave of winners from the Palmetto State! This event is a very strict, invite-only opportunity.

NEW  Player Info & Notes / NEW  Rosters / SABB Website & Schedule

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff RFpole14dp logo1Diamond Prospects announces our 13th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 at Columbia's River Bluff HS for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates. This showcase is designed for the player who possesses the abilities to play at the collegiate level or beyond. If you think you are that caliber of player, we hope to see you there!!

Information / Application

Baseball Stuff

Hurricane Notice: Diamond Prospects is based out of Myrtle Beach & and every known precaution has been made to keep DP afloat in advance of this storm, just wanted to give our loyal viewers a heads up in case you see something out of the norm in the coming days. 
 
SBC Teams Needed: The Southeastern Baseball Classic in Hartsville, SC is currently looking for teams to fill out their 2019 tournament field. The tournament is nationally recognized and has hosted teams from the state of Florida to Washington, DC, for the past 21 years. The entry fee is $500 and includes six hotel rooms for four nights, breakfast and one other meal daily, players & coaches gifts & a host family for the duration of the event. The tournament is set to take place the week of April 15-19. If interested, please call Jimmy White at 843-307-1726.
 
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On Deck: Now that that school has begun again, it's now time to shift gears toward our DP Developmental fall leagues...Stay tuned as we produce more info for our 60+ fall teams in all three area codes...

Diamond Quote: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." Anonymous

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.

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.

NCAAlogo14 NCAA 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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