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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 always lived in Conway. Playing football and baseball for Conway High was my dream when I was little. I can’t believe this is my senior year and it is almost over.

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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 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 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-...

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...

Playoffs: Lake View @ Latta

Playoffs: Lake View @ Latta

By: Derick Urquhart - May 9, 2016 DP was back in Dillon County for the second time this season to catch rivals Latta and Lak...

DP's 2016 Playoff Picks: UPDATED

DP's 2016 Playoff Picks: UPDATED

Postseason Predictions: Since everyone loves a good list or ranking, DP took a stab at predicting each round of the...

4A Upper State Playoffs: TL Hanna @ JL Mann & Northwestern @ Easley

4A Upper State Playoffs: TL Hanna @ JL Mann & Northwestern @ Easley

By: Barry Mabry - May 7, 2016 With split times today, I was able to catch both first round games of the 4A Upper State P...

Playoffs: AC Flora @ Clinton

Playoffs: AC Flora @ Clinton

By: Barry Mabry - May 6, 2016 3A District I Championship game between Clinton Red Devils and AC Flora Falcons was where ...

Playoffs: Hanahan @ St. James

Playoffs: Hanahan @ St. James

By: Brendan Dougherty - May 6, 2016 You have to love playoff baseball regardless of the level you are watching. Everyone...

Playoffs: S. Aiken @ W. Florence

Playoffs: S. Aiken @ W. Florence

By: Derick Urquhart - May 4, 2016 DP was in Florence Wednesday night for the AAAA District V finals with South Aiken facing ...

Playoffs: Chapin @ Chapman

Playoffs: Chapin @ Chapman

By: Barry Mabry - May 4, 2016 Upper State 3A District IV elimination game got the nod tonight for DP as the Chapman Panthers...

Playoffs: Indian Land @ Saluda

Playoffs: Indian Land @ Saluda

By: Will Cheatham - May 4, 2016 -Mercy Rule in District III Championship, Tigers advance- DP made the trip to Saluda High t...

Playoffs: Laurens @ Dorman

Playoffs: Laurens @ Dorman

By: Barry Mabry - May 2, 2016 4A District I knock out game got DP’s attention this Monday evening in the Upstate. With the c...

Playoffs: South Pointe @ Chapin

Playoffs: South Pointe @ Chapin

By: Will Cheatham - May 2, 2016 -Estridge deals as Eagles advance- DP made the trip to Chapin High school Monday night ...

Playoffs: Clover @ JL Mann

Playoffs: Clover @ JL Mann

By: Barry Mabry - April 30, 2016 Leaving the house I was slated to catch two games on this Saturday afternoon of playoff...

Recent Commitments

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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.

Roscoe to Stingers

On Monday, Chesterfield HS senior catcher Jeremiah Roscoe made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech. 

Lumsden to Tigers

Lumsden to Tigers

On Monday, JL Mann HS sophomore 3B/LHH Matthew Lumsden made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Winterstein to Patriots

Winterstein to Patriots

On Saturday, Cardinal Newman senior OF Nicky Winterstein made a commitment to play baseball for Francis Marion.

Green to Fire Ants

On Monday, West Florence senior 1B Cody Green made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Sumter. 

Huggins to Pioneers

Huggins to Pioneers

On Sunday, Darlington HS senior LHP Bryant Huggins made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Lybrand, Tamayo commit

On Friday, White Knoll HS seniors INF Lake Lybrand made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College...LHP/OF Brandon Tamayo made a commitment to play baseball to Toccoa Falls (GA).

Williams to Stingers

On Wednesday night, Marlboro County HS senior catcher Kaleb Williams made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Lindsay to Fire Ants

On Monday, Clover HS senior RHP/INF Noah Lindsay made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter. 

Scott to Cougars

Scott to Cougars

On Sunday, Lexington HS junior LHP Jon Scott made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

McSwain to Flying Fleet

On Monday, York HS senior RHP Will McSwain made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Hacklen to Tigers

Hacklen to Tigers

On Sunday afternoon, Dutch Fork HS junior OF Ward Hacklen made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Bodison to Pioneers

Bodison to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Mauldin HS senior SS Grant Bodison made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Foggo to Bulldogs

Foggo to Bulldogs

On Thursday, Hilton Head HS senior RHP/OF Ian Foggo made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

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

Baseball Stuff

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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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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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.

JonesThomas-pd16Jones to Marlins: DP congratulates Laurens HS OF Thomas Jones on his being drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 3rd Round of the MLB Draft, 84th overall!

GoldRyan-pd16Gold to Blue Jays: DP congratulates Carolina Forest HS C Ryan Gold on his being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 27th Round of the MLB Draft, 822nd overall!

VanBurenMalcolm-pd16Van Buren to Royals: DP congratulates Hanahan HS RHP Malcolm Van Buren on his being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st Round of the MLB Draft, 943rd overall!

Quote of the Week: "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on Earth." "If your mind can believe it, you can achieve it." -Muhammed Ali

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: Rita Alexander / NEW 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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