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Early Signing Period: 2018 Rankings

Early Signing Period: 2018 Rankings

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 is actually the 5th ranking of a promising group plus legit talent coming into their approaching of their final countdown. Enjoy our slotting of 250+ players that have bee...

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Pro Day: 2018

Pro Day: 2018

Diamond Prospects will have our 12th Annual, Pro Day on January 21, 2018 at River Bluff HS. 155 pro players and 11 Big Lea...

DP Fall League: Cavaliers 1 @ Wolverines 1

DP Fall League: Cavaliers 1 @ Wolverines 1

By: Cory Welch – October 11, 2017 Like the start of a fall season, a weather system altered the schedule for the final wee...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill - Warriors @ Bearcats 1

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill - Warriors @ Bearcats 1

By: Gary Randall – October 10, 2017 The GRHL rolled into week 5 of 6 last night and I landed at the home field of the Bear...

JY Night @ Conestee Park: 8 teams, 2 DH, 120+ players

JY Night @ Conestee Park: 8 teams, 2 DH, 120+ players

By: Barry Mabry & Cory Welch – October 4, 2017 A bittersweet night at Conestee Park took place this evening. This is...

DP Fall League: Panthers 2 vs Rebels 2 & Wildcats 2 vs Rebels 3

DP Fall League: Panthers 2 vs Rebels 2 & Wildcats 2 vs Rebels 3

By: Cory Welch – October 3, 2017 As we roll into October, DP made a return trip to Byrnes High School to lock in on a doub...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Cougars @ Falcons 2 + Patriots @ Falcons 1

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Cougars @ Falcons 2 + Patriots @ Falcons 1

By: Gary Randall – September 27, 2017 Among a multitude of game postponements & rescheduling due to other high schoo...

DP Upstate Fall League: MC Rebels @ Laurens DH

DP Upstate Fall League: MC Rebels @ Laurens DH

By: Cory Welch – September 27, 2017  At the conclusion of Week 3, DP made its trek to Laurens, SC to check in on the MC...

DP Fall League: Tigers @ Patriots DH

DP Fall League: Tigers @ Patriots DH

By: Cory Welch – September 26, 2017 As the halfway point of the Upstate Fall League is approaching, DP made its first st...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Trojans @ Blue Eagles 1 & Warriors @ Blue Eagles 2

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Trojans @ Blue Eagles 1 & Warriors @ Blue Eagles 2

By: Gary Randall – September 20, 2017 Week #2 Wednesday night games included a double dip at Clover HS, the first ever D...

DP Upstate Fall League: Byrnes vs Woodmont DH

DP Upstate Fall League: Byrnes vs Woodmont DH

By: Cory Welch – September 20, 2017  Tonight, DP strolled up I-85 and took in a doubleheader on the campus of Byrnes Hi...

DP Upstate Fall League: Red Raiders @ Wolverines DH

DP Upstate Fall League: Red Raiders @ Wolverines DH

By: Cory Welch – September 18, 2017  As we roll in the second week of the Upstate Fall League, DP made the trip to Wood...

DP Fall League: Bobcats @ Rams

DP Fall League: Bobcats @ Rams

By: Cory Welch – September 14, 2017 As the first week of the Upstate Fall Week came to a close, DP altered its route due t...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Opening Night

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Opening Night

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill (GRHL) – Stallions 1 vs Bearcats 2 & Stallions 2 vs Bearcats 1  By: Gary Randall ...

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

By: Cory Welch – September 13, 2017  After a slight delay to the schedule due to Hurricane Irma, the Diamond Prospects’...

Border Battle: Recap 2017

Border Battle: Recap 2017

By: Dale Nelson, Sept 9-10, 2017 In the middle of last week it looked as if Hurricane Irma could pose a significant thre...

How Fearless are You?

How Fearless are You?

By: Austin Alexander - September 7, 2017 Sometimes in life we try to paint a picture or describe what we see. This image lan...

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 ...

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2017

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2017

By: Austin Alexander - August 12-13, 2017        -Northeast repeats in dominant fashion among ...

Our Journey: The 2017 Northwestern Trojans

Our Journey: The 2017 Northwestern Trojans

By: John Gilreath - July 31, 2017 When you first step on that high school campus, you've got two things on your mind - a...

JY R.I.P.

JY R.I.P.

UPDATED 7/31 4:32pm Jeffrey Joseph Young, 49, passed away from a heart attack on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Greenvil...

Farewell to a Friend

Farewell to a Friend

By: Austin Alexander - July 29, 2017 It is with a very heavy heart that I write this morning, still less than 24 hours a...

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...

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

My name is Travis Barbary and I currently serve as the catching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m entering my 23rd...

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...

Behind the Mask, Part II

Behind the Mask, Part II

By: Tome' Higgins - January 8, 2015 There are a couple do's and don’ts coaches should refrain from when questioning a call. ...

Behind the Mask, Part I

Behind the Mask, Part I

By: Tome' Higgins - January 6, 2015 I often hear people say that they could never be an umpire. The thought of getting hit...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

In the past few years we have made a listing of the freshman group. BUT because we are so excited about this 2020 class, we d...

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 ...

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...

Final Rankings: Class of 2017

Final 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...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2017

DP's All-Academic Team: 2017

By: Jason Kullman - June 14, 2017 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year,&nb...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

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

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 7-8, 2017 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and...

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

All-DP: 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...

Diamond King Awards: 2017

Diamond King Awards: 2017

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

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-season awards we ...

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 ...

Recent Commitments

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Skelly to Thomas

On Saturday, Pendleton HS senior C Chandler Skelly made a commitment to play at Thomas University (GA).

Stewart to Stingers

On Saturday, Woodruff HS senior RHP Jeremiah Stewart made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Fewell to Eagles

On Wednesday, Academic Magnet junior C/RHP Ethan Fewell made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop.

Overholt to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Abbeville HS senior OF/RHP Zach Overholt made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Dabbs to Patriots

On Wednesday, Wilson Hall Academy C Daulton Dabbs signed with Francis Marion University.

Jones to Lancers

On Wednesday, Carolina Forest HS C/UTL Dylan Jones made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Boyd to Radford

Boyd to Radford

On Sunday, Laurence-Manning Academy junior RHP Andrew Boyd made a commitment to play baseball at Radford University (VA).

Dean to Stingers

Dean to Stingers

On Monday, St. James HS senior INF Cam Dean made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

McConnell to Trojans

McConnell to Trojans

On Monday, Pendleton HS LHP/1B Drake McConnell made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson.

Huber to Saints

On Monday, Pendleton HS senior 1B Ben Huber made a commitment to play baseball for Limestone.

Mottel to Pacers

Mottel to Pacers

On Saturday, North Augusta HS senior SS Will Mottel made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Aiken.

Williams to Cougars

On Thursday, Florence-Darlington Tech sophomore C/INF Jackson Williams made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston. Williams prepped at Latta High.  

Moody to Patriots

On Thursday night, Florence-Darlington Tech sophomore RHP Austin Moody made a committment to play baseball at Francis Marion. Moody prepped at Dillon High.

Pearce to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Lexington HS senior C Austin Pearce made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Lammers to Lancers

On Saturday, Nation Ford HS senior RHP/3B Evan Lammers made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Bott to Spartans

On Saturday, Nation Ford HS junior OF Bradley Bott made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Greensboro.

Garris to Fire Ants

On Saturday, River Bluff HS senior LHP Hunter Garris made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Dengler to Old Dominion

Dengler to Old Dominion

On Thursday, Bishop England HS junior SS Chris Dengler made a commitment to play baseball at Old Dominion (VA).

Peck to Cobras

On Thursday, St. James HS senior RHP Anthony Peck made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

Wilson to Cobras

Wilson to Cobras

On Thursday, Seneca HS senior OF Furman Wilson made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

Dillashaw to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Greenwood HS senior RHP Jarrett Dillashaw made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Ahearn to Paladins

Ahearn to Paladins

On Sunday, Wando HS senior INF Zach Ahearn made a commitment to play baseball at Furman.

Gueldner to Stingers

Gueldner to Stingers

On Sunday, Indian Land HS senior SS Daniel Gueldner made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Carmichael to Lancers

On Sunday, Latta HS senior RHP McLeod Carmichael made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Melton to Bearcats

On Friday, Woodruff HS junior OF/LHP Logan Melton made a commitment to play baseball at Lander.

Jones to Pioneers

Jones to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Dutch Fork HS junior INF Crosby Jones made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Hosley to Macalester

On Monday night, Academic Magnet 2018 C Jack Hosley committed to play baseball at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Matta to Fire Ants

Matta to Fire Ants

On Monday, North Myrtle Beach HS C Craig Matta made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Clark to Stingers

On Monday, Summerville HS senior RHP/OF Cameron Clark made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Hudson to Brunswick

Hudson to Brunswick

On Friday, North Myrtle Bach HS senior INF/RHP Chase Hudson made a commitment to play baseball at Brunswick CC (NC).

Atkinson to Tornados

On Thursday, Wren HS senior OF Jack Atkinson made a commitment to play baseball at Brevard College (NC).

Thomas to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Greenwood HS senior RHP Walt Thomas made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Mershon to Pioneers

Mershon to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Eastside HS junior SS Joseph Mershon made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Cash to Fire Ants

Cash to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Chesnee HS senior SS Luke Cash made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Golden to Pioneers

Golden to Pioneers

On Friday, North Augusta HS senior RHP Brad Golden made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Pro Day

RiverBluff-RFpole14 dp-prodaylogoDiamond Prospects will have our 12th Annual, Pro Day on January 21, 2018 at River Bluff HS. 155 pro players and 11 Big Leaguers have attended this event in the past, another strong crop awaits their opportunity and if history serves consistent, 30 MLB clubs will be present to weigh in on the premier talent that the Palmetto State has to offer!

Invitees / Application / Schedule / Pro Day Alumni

Baseball Stuff

dp logo1On Deck: Stay tuned to DP during the winter months as we roll out DP Spotlights on the top players from across the state along with Spring Previews written by head coaches...

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Blue Chip Bulls: Blue Chip Bulls Summer 2018 travel team information is available now! Please text or email Seth Brizek at 706-436-5887 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DDlogo17Diamond Devils Tryouts: Diamond Devils 2018 teams tryout schedule has been released. For information on the location in your area and to register please go to diamonddevils.org

USC Sumter Camps: USC Sumter Baseball Camps are open to any and all entrants and is only limited by number, age, grade level and/or gender in accordance with NCAA rules. Link: Click here

CanesLogo17Canes Tryouts: The Canes Baseball program will be hosting tryouts for the 2018 season at LEXINGTON HS (NOV 19), CAROLINA FOREST HS (NOV 11), JL Mann (NOV 12) & SUMMERVILLE HS (NOV 12). All 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 registration information is on the website. All who would like to attend these tryout should sign-up @ www.canesbaseball.net

Rawlings Stars Tryouts:Rawlings Stars Baseball will holding Showcase team tryouts on 12/9 at Midland Valley HS & Carolina Forest Baseball Complex.All registration info is online for 2019-2023 Grads on RawlingsStars.com or call (843) 222-5449 for more info.

Upstate Mavericks Tryouts: Tryout info for the Upstate Mavericks 14U-18U teams, can be found at www.upstatemavericks.org 

Aiken Baseball Academy Tryouts: Aiken Baseball Academy is holding tryouts for a 15u showcase team on Dec 16 @ USCA 1 PM for more info contact David Brinkley 803-597- 5927. Website is Aikenbaseballacademy.com

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Diamond Quote: "Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off...the right pitch will come, and when it does, be prepared to run the bases." -Rick Maksian
 
MLB's Walker promoting Seymour Foundation: To view much more, click here.

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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:

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