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2016 dp Pre-Season Rankings: SCISA

2016 dp Pre-Season Rankings: SCISA

-SCISA Overview- Private school baseball has had it's share of high-profile names in the past, will that be the case this season? Over the year's, some legit guys have emerged from the SCISA division, this campaign is littered with underclass names that have yet to land on the big stage! Let's...

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DP Pro Day: Overview

DP Pro Day: Overview

Scouts flock to view Palmetto State’s top talent...yet again! By: Austin Alexander - January 24, 2016 Sunday was another ba...

Spring Preview: Airport Eagles

Spring Preview: Airport Eagles

By: Tim Perry - January 26, 2016 The 2016 Airport Eagles return an experienced squad that looks to improve on their 20-9...

Spring Preview: Palmetto Mustangs

Spring Preview: Palmetto Mustangs

By: Matthew Frazier - January 21, 2016 The 2016 Mustangs look to build from the 2015 season where they finished 20-7 (10...

Spring Preview: Northwestern Trojans

Spring Preview: Northwestern Trojans

By: Mitch Walters - January 19, 2016 The 2016 Northwestern Trojan baseball team will be led by Senior Cameron Smith (rig...

Spring Preview: Carolina Forest Panthers

Spring Preview: Carolina Forest Panthers

By: Jack Jolly - January 17, 2016 The 2015 Panther baseball team finished with an overall record of 21-11, 2nd place in ...

Spring Preview: North Myrtle Beach Chiefs

Spring Preview: North Myrtle Beach Chiefs

By: Brian Alderson - January 15, 2016 The 2016 North Myrtle Beach Chiefs return four starters from last year’s playoff t...

Spring Preview: Richland Northeast Cavaliers

Spring Preview: Richland Northeast Cavaliers

By: Lucas Hummars - January 15, 2016     Coach Lucas Hummers enters his first year as the Head Coach at ...

Spring Preview: Dutch Fork Silver Foxes

Spring Preview: Dutch Fork Silver Foxes

By: Casey Waites - January 11, 2016 The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes are coming off a 2015 season where they were 20-6 and Re...

Spring Preview: Hilton Head Seahawks

Spring Preview: Hilton Head Seahawks

By: Blair Carson - January 10, 2016 The 2016 Hilton Head Seahawks will look to run on the experience of the upperclassm...

Spring Preview: Belton-Honea Path Bears

Spring Preview: Belton-Honea Path Bears

By: Steve Williams - January 8, 2016 Belton-Honea Path High School Bears ... 2015 3A State Baseball Champions  ......

Spring Preview: Mauldin Mavericks

Spring Preview: Mauldin Mavericks

By: Jim Maciejewski - January 6, 2016 The Mavs are coming off of a 2015 making their fourth consecutive trip to the Dist...

Spring Preview: Hartsville Red Foxes

Spring Preview: Hartsville Red Foxes

By: Tony Gainey - January 5, 2016 After back-to-back Lower State championship seasons, this year's version of Red Fox ba...

Spring Preview: Summervillle Greenwave

Spring Preview: Summervillle Greenwave

By: Tony Ciuffo: January 3, 2015 Summerville enters the 2016 season with very high expectations after spending the major...

Spring Preview: Midland Valley Mustangs

Spring Preview: Midland Valley Mustangs

By: Brad Richardson - December 30, 2015 The Mustangs are ready to improve from their 2015 season where they went 7...

Spring Preview: Saluda Tigers

Spring Preview: Saluda Tigers

By: Nate Horton - December 27, 2015 The Saluda Tigers look to bounce back from a disappointing 2015 season in which the...

Spring Preview: Strom Thurmond Rebels

Spring Preview: Strom Thurmond Rebels

By: Mack Hite - December 24, 2015The Strom Thurmond Rebels are coming off a solid 18-7 (8-2) campaign in 2015. The 2015...

Spring Preview: Chapin Eagles

Spring Preview: Chapin Eagles

By: Scott McLeod & Paul Scheno- December 21, 2015 The 2016 Chapin baseball team is poised for another good year. They ...

Spring Preview: Gaffney Indians

Spring Preview: Gaffney Indians

By: Jeff Osment - December 18, 2015 The 2016 Gaffney Indians will mix a group that includes a strong returning nucleus w...

Spring Preview: Wando Warriors

Spring Preview: Wando Warriors

By: Dirk Thomas - December, 16, 2015 The Wando Warriors are coming off of their first-ever State Championship. Replacing...

Spring Preview: White Knoll Timberwolves

Spring Preview: White Knoll Timberwolves

By: Charles Assey - December 15, 2015 The 2016 edition of the Timberwolves will be the most experienced yet for Coach Char...

DP Spotlight: Ryan Stoudemire

DP Spotlight: Ryan Stoudemire

My name is Ryan Stoudemire. I am 17 years old and I am a senior at Mid-Carolina High School. I play 1B/RHP/3B and I have been...

DP Spotlight: Jake Wright

DP Spotlight: Jake Wright

My name is Jake Wright and I am a senior at Chester High School. I am a LHP/OF and am committed to the University of South Ca...

Spring Preview: Georgetown Bulldogs

Spring Preview: Georgetown Bulldogs

By: Ben Waddle - December 8, 2015 The 2016 Bulldogs look to build from the 2015 season where they finished 6-19, Region VI...

Spring Preview: JL Mann Patriots

Spring Preview: JL Mann Patriots

By: Cory Welch - December 6, 2015 The JL Mann Patriots are coming off a stellar 2015 campaign where they captured a Regi...

Spring Preview: Sumter Gamecocks

Spring Preview: Sumter Gamecocks

By: Brooks Shumake - December 4, 2015 The Sumter Gamecocks were able to win the District in 2015 and finish 7th in the Sta...

DP Spotlight: Dax Roper

DP Spotlight: Dax Roper

I am Dax Roper, a senior at Belton Honea-Path High school where I play baseball. I catch and have recently signed a scholarsh...

DP Spotlight: Ryne Huggins

DP Spotlight: Ryne Huggins

My name is Ryne Huggins, I am a senior at Newberry High School and have lived and grown up in Newberry, South Carolina. I hav...

Early Signing Pd Rankings: Class of 2016

Early Signing Pd Rankings: Class of 2016

Twice a year we produce our slotting of each class, beginning with fresh faces all the way up to those about to receive ...

DP Spotlight: Reid Hardwick

DP Spotlight: Reid Hardwick

My name is Reid Hardwick. I’m 17 years old and I’m a senior at Conway High. Since the eighth grade, I have been on the varsit...

DP Spotlight: Sawyer Bridges

DP Spotlight: Sawyer Bridges

My name is Sawyer Bridges and I am a senior at Summerville High School. I am committed to the University of South Carolina. I...

Recap: Fall Showcase

Recap: Fall Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - November 8-9, 2015 On Saturday and Sunday, weather was a constant roll of the dice at River Bluff Hig...

DP Fall League: Fall-Star Event

DP Fall League: Fall-Star Event

By: Barry Mabry – November 4, 2015 Over the past seven weeks, 19 high schools ranging from Easley to Gaffney and all the way...

DP Fall League: SMC Double-Dip

DP Fall League: SMC Double-Dip

By: Barry Mabry – October 21, 2015  Last week of regular season began tonight and DP decided to post up on the DH at Sp...

DP Spotlight: Mat Clark

DP Spotlight: Mat Clark

My name is Mat Clark and I am a senior at Hilton Head Island High School and I have committed to play baseball at Clemson U...

DP Fall League: Conastee Park, Part II - 4 games, 8 teams, 100+ players

DP Fall League: Conastee Park, Part II - 4 games, 8 teams, 100+ players

By: Barry Mabry – October 14, 2015 Part Two of Baseball at Conastee Park was on the docket this evening as eight teams from ...

DP Spotlight: Will Abbott

DP Spotlight: Will Abbott

My name is Will Abbott. I’m 17 years old and I’m a senior RHP at Camden High where I have been on the varsity team since my f...

DP Fall League: Boiling Springs @ Rebels & Travelers Rest vs Southside Christian

DP Fall League: Boiling Springs @ Rebels & Travelers Rest vs Southside Christian

By: Barry Mabry – October 7, 2015 Another great night of baseball was on our hands as we closed out Week 4 in DP’s Upstate F...

DP Upstate Fall League: Sabres @ Gaffney

DP Upstate Fall League: Sabres @ Gaffney

By: Barry Mabry - October 6, 2015 After a dreadful ten days of rain, DP Fall League got back to action tonight. Fortunately ...

DP Spotlight: Blake Holliday

DP Spotlight: Blake Holliday

My name is Blake Holliday and I am a senior at Belton-Honea Path High School. I have committed to play for Clemson University...

DP Fall League: Conastee Park- 4 Games, 8 Teams, 100+ players

DP Fall League: Conastee Park- 4 Games, 8 Teams, 100+ players

By: Barry Mabry - September 23, 2015 Eight teams from across the Upstate collided tonight in Part One of our games at C...

Recent Commitments

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Tucker to Lancers

Tucker to Lancers

On Friday night, Airport HS senior OF Josh Tucker made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Jeter to Gamecocks

Jeter to Gamecocks

On Monday night, JL Mann HS junior 1B Blake Jeter made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Bloom to Coppin St.

On Thursday, St. James HS senior OF Liam Bloom made a commitment to play baseball at Coppin State (MD).

Parker to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Chapin HS senior LHP Levi Parker made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Spencer to Coppin St.

On Wednesday, St. James HS senior C/RHP Hunter Spencer made a commitment to play baseball for Coppin State (MD).

Brown to Guilford Tech

On Wednesday, Wando HS senior OF Peter Brown made a commitment to play baseball at GuilfordTech (NC).

Burnett, Keadle to Saints

On Wednesday morning, two senior Chapman HS teammates, RHP Jack Burnett and INF Payton Keadle made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone.

Huber to Saints

On Wednesday, Mid-Carolina HS senior LHP Trey Huber made a commitment to play baseball for Limestone.

DeOndre Smith to Stingers

On Wednesday night, Ashley Ridge junior RHP DeOndre Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Judkins to Bulldogs

On Friday, Christ Church HS junior OF Andrew Judkins made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Evdemon to Bulldogs

On Friday, Homeschool senior INF Matthew Evdemon made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Woods to Pomona

This week, Academic Magnet HS senior RHP/SS Connor Woods made a commitment to play baseball for Pomona College (CA).

O'Malley to Wolves

On Friday, Berea HS senior 3B Blake O'Malley made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Lynch to Tornadoes

On Wednesday, Hartsville HS INF Matt Lynch made a commitment to play baseball at Brevard College (NC).

Sorcia to Wolves

On Monday, Saluda HS senior RHP Tomas Sorcia made a commitment to play baseball for Newberry.

Stempihar to Wolves

Last Tuesday, Boiling Springs HS senior RHP Josh Stempihar made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Angeli to Seahawks

Angeli to Seahawks

On Monday, Dorman HS junior SS Douglas Angeli made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Wilmington.

Bass to Pioneers

Bass to Pioneers

On Sunday, James Island HS senior INF Parker Bass made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Hawkins to Stingers

On Monday night, McBee HS senior UTL/RHP Harrison Hawkins made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Coker to Wolves

Coker to Wolves

On Tuesday, Belton-Honea Path HS senior OF Chase Coker made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Cartrett to Wolves

On Monday, Strom Thurmond HS senior OF/LHP Henry Cartrett made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Elijah to Montreat

Elijah to Montreat

On Friday, Boiling Springs HS senior OF Michael Elijah made a commitment to play baseball at Montreat College (NC).

Vess to Montreat

Vess to Montreat

On Thursday, Boiling Springs HS senior C Robbie Vess made a commitment to play baseball at Montreat College (NC).

Capell to Catamounts

Capell to Catamounts

On Wednesday night, Ben Lippen HS senior C Kitt Capell made a commitment to play baseball at Western Carolina.

Tyler Bowers to Stingers

On Wednesday, North Central HS senior 3B Tyler Bowers made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Thompson to Blue Hose

On Sunday, JL Mann HS senior OF Chris Thompson made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian.

Kuhn to Cougars

Kuhn to Cougars

On Saturday, Pinewood Prep senior RHP Kris Kuhn made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Hawkins to Tigers

Hawkins to Tigers

On Thursday, USC Sumter INF Justin Hawkins made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson. Hawkins prepped at Mid-Carolina.

Willcutt to Tigers

Willcutt to Tigers

On Monday night, USC-Lancaster RHP Daniel Willcutt made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson. Willcutt prepped at James Island HS.

Schubert to Saints

Schubert to Saints

On Sunday, Battery Creek HS senior RHP Henry Schubert made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone.

Cottingham to Fire Ants

On Thursday night, West Florence HS SS/RHP Grayson Cottingham made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Lembcke to Crusaders

Lembcke to Crusaders

On Thursday night, Carolina Forest HS senior RHP Jared Lembcke made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Howell to Patriots

On Thursday, Midland Valley HS senior OF Connor Howell made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Perry to Eagles

On Thursday, Waccamaw HS senior RHP Tucker Perry made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop.

Ray to NC Central

On Wednesday, USC-Lancaster C Lukas Ray made a commitment to play baseball at North Carolina Central. Ray prepped at Myrtle Beach HS.

DP's Summer Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14dp_logo1.pngOn June 8-9, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 11th Annual 'open' Summer Showcase at River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2017-2019 grad who has college-caliber ability! This event typically launches the summer scouting season for college coaches. The Summer Showcase is available to the first 150 players whose applications are received. All info is posted below:

Invitation / Application

Baseball Stuff

dp logo1NEEDED - High School Schedules: Please send to: diamondprospects@gmail.com / Also, any coach, player or parent can assist DP, college coaches and scouts by plugging in your 2016 games here: Prep Schedule

dp logo1Foul Tips-The anatomy of a baseball schedule: For players, parents and high school coaches who plan to send their spring schedule to college coaches, professional scouts, or anyone else for that matter, please consider the following... To view, click here.

dp logo1Wanted - Spring Preview: If you are a High School coach looking to promote your players/team, please email your 2016 outlook here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May I have a roster? Please!! Though the high school baseball season remains a ways out, a certain topic must be addressed in more detail for those folks who have the name “Coach” preceding their last name... For more, click here.

DPlogo-scrimmagesDP Scrimmages: Each year DP deploys our scouts statewide to get teams on the field and see what talent shows up in the early going. These February scrimmages are highly valuable for us to lay eyes on multiple teams and players as most make their lineups and pitching staff's available to us...essentially, it gives us a huge head-start to what may be on the 2016 radar. To view the schedule, click here.

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DP's 'W' Info: Rita Alexander / Tony Osterman / Jaymie Thomas

Cancer-RitaTO togetherhallowen15See earlier articles - Team Rita / Team TO

Two DP Cancer Warriors: Tony Osterman & Rita Alexander (pictured)

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Quote of the Week: “Life is God's novel. Let Him write it." Isaac Singer

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.

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 :

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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