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Fall Showcase Info

Fall Showcase Info

On November 8-9, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 9th Annual 'open' Fall Showcase at the brand new River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2015-2018 grad that has college caliber ability. One aspect will be for Underclassmen, another for Un-signed Seniors. Our 'open' events are subjuct...

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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...

Summer Ranking: Class of 2015

Summer Ranking: Class of 2015

Twice a year we produce our slotting of each class, beginning with freshmen all the way up to those receiving diplomas. Now i...

Summer Ranking: Class of 2014

Summer Ranking: Class of 2014

Twice a year we produce our slotting of each class, beginning with freshmen all the way up to those receiving diplomas. ...

When DP relaxes...

When DP relaxes...

By: Austin Alexander - July 3-13, 2014 Very seldom do I choose to put personal thoughts on paper...But very seldom do I ha...

What's in the Bag?

What's in the Bag?

-What’s in the Bag?- Non-baseball people, parents, and fans are always asking “What all do you have in that bag of yours”? ...

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,...

Coaches Corner: The Baseball Glove

Coaches Corner: The Baseball Glove

By: John Berrian - September 13, 2007 In this article, John Berrian outlines a piece of equipment that is more than just a p...

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...

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 ...

Pitch Calling Gone Wild

Pitch Calling Gone Wild

Pitch Calling Gone Wild I anticipate this article to be very controversial. My thoughts on pitch calling are very different ...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 11-12, 2014 On Wednesday & Thursday at three-time defending 3A champ AC Flora HS, DP hosted ...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2014

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2014

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

DP's 2014 All-Academic Team

DP's 2014 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 t...

MLB Draft

MLB Draft

The group listed below have all played prep baseball in South Carolina. Our apologies to the players whose DP pics we could n...

MLB Draft Breakdown

MLB Draft Breakdown

By: Austin Alexander - June 5-7, 2014   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dra...

MLB Draft Preview: 2014

MLB Draft Preview: 2014

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 5, 2014 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged...

2014 Diamond King Awards

2014 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 w...

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 ...

Diamond King: Watch List 2014

Diamond King: Watch List 2014

Each year DP follows the top players from a spring ago combined with who has jumped on the radar throughout th...

Gear Grinders

Gear Grinders

Definition of ‘Gear Grinders’ – Certain things, topics, issues that are ‘No-No’s” for baseball players (especially HS players...

The Harrison Experience

The Harrison Experience

By: Austin Alexander - May 23, 2014 In the spring of 2006 I first laid eyes on a Harrison from Hilton Head. It was actually ...

AC Flora at Hartsville

AC Flora at Hartsville

By: Billy Sylvester - May 22, 2014 The Diamond Prospects was in Hartsville last night to cover the A.C. Flora Falcons vs. Ha...

St. Joseph's at Latta

St. Joseph's at Latta

By: Derick Urquhart - May 21, 2014 DP made the trip up to Dillon County Wednesday night to catch game two of the C...

Wren at AC Flora

Wren at AC Flora

By: Tim Perry – May 19, 2014 Falcons Return to State Championship Series for Third Straight Year After the battle between t...

State Finals Preview: 2014

State Finals Preview: 2014

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 18, 2014 Well, here we are now down to eight teams (once 3A is finalized on Monday), providing u...

4A Finals: Game One

4A Finals: Game One

4A State Championship: Sumter at Northwestern Opening game of the 4A State Championship series was on the slate tonight and...

Ninety-Six at Loris

Ninety-Six at Loris

By: Michael McDonald - May 19, 2014 Loris High School was packed and the crowd was electric tonight as Ninety-Six traveled d...

Latta at St. Joseph's

Latta at St. Joseph's

By: Taylor Black - May 19, 2014 In the first game of the A state championship series, DP set up in Greenville as the Latta...

Central Pageland at Ninety-Six

Central Pageland at Ninety-Six

By: Taylor Black - May 16, 2014 It was an intense double-dip as DP got to see the AA upper-state championship. Ninety Si...

Recent Commitments

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Mullinax to Saints

On Friday, Riverside HS 2015 RHP/UTL Eric Mullinax made a commitment to play baseball for Limestone College.

McCarson to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, Wade Hampton HS 2015 RHP/3B Jared McCarson made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Crook to Wolves

Crook to Wolves

On Tuesday night, Bythewood HS 2015 C Andrew Crook made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Wohnig to Lancers

Wohnig to Lancers

On Wednesday, West Ashley HS INF 2015 Connor Wohnig made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Knowles to Lancers

Knowles to Lancers

On Tuesday, Gilbert HS INF/RHP Ryan Knowles made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Alley to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Chester HS 2015 3B/RHP Josh Alley made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Firmstone to Cougars

Firmstone to Cougars

On Saturday, Greenville HS 2016 C/UTL Jared Firmstone made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Kuhn to Tigers

Kuhn to Tigers

On Saturday, Pinewood Prep 2016 RHP Kris Kuhn made a commitment to play college baseball at Clemson.

Martin to Stingers

On Thursday, Sumter HS 2015 UTL Javon Martin made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Williamson to Gamecocks

Williamson to Gamecocks

On Wednesday afternoon, Lexington HS 2017 LHP Chase Williamson made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Aldridge to Stingers

On Tuesday night, Sumter HS 2015 RHP Edison Aldridge made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Baker to Lancers

Baker to Lancers

Following the Palmetto Games, Spring Valley HS 2015 RHP/INF Tyler Baker made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Friedholm to Bulldogs

Friedholm to Bulldogs

On Thursday, Riverside HS 2015 catcher Andrew Friedholm made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Asheville.

Lawson to Tigers

Lawson to Tigers

On Wednesday afternoon, Woodruff HS 2015 RHP Graham Lawson made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson.

Pike to Eagles

Pike to Eagles

On Monday, Beaufort HS 2015 1B Mattison Pike made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop University.

Hill to Gamecocks

Hill to Gamecocks

On Monday, TL Hanna HS 2015 RHP Adam Hill made a commitment to play baseball for South Carolina.

Spence to Bulldogs

On Saturday night, Belton-Honea Path 2015 SS/RHP Dylan Spence made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Faulk to Chanticleers

On Thursday, Myrtle Beach HS 2015 OF Shane Faulk made a commitment to play baseball for Coastal Carolina.

 

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff-fieldpicbOn November 8-9, Diamond Prospects will conduct our 9th Annual 'open' Fall Showcase at the brand new River Bluff HS. This event is available to any 2015-2018 grad that has college caliber ability. One aspect will be for Underclassmen, another for Un-signed Seniors. Our 'open' events are subjuct to the first 150 applicants.

Info: Invitation / Application

Baseball Stuff

PClogoblackPC Prospect Camp: The Presbyterian College Baseball Program is having their annual Fall Prospect Camp at the PC Baseball Complex in Clinton on Saturday & Sunday, August 30-31. Other colleges will be in attendance. You can sign up http://collegebaseballcamps.com/BlueHoseBaseball or email Assistant Coach Mark Crocco This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ali Williams Baseball Camp: This camp will consist of every aspect of the game from catching, hitting, bunting, pitching, fielding, base running etc. The mission of the camp is to get kids seen by professional and college scouts. The more kids we get into school the better our youth will become as an whole. For more information about the camp you can go to www.Alicamp.weebly.com

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Quote of the Week: "There is a power to both patience and persistence. Baseball is a game of life. It's not perfect, but it feels like it is. That's the magic of it. We are responsible for giving it the respect that it deserves. Our sport is part of the American soul, and it's ours to borrow just for while, to take care of it for a time, and then pass it on to the next generation. When I say us, I mean as managers and players. If all of us who love baseball are doing our jobs, then those who get the game from us will be as proud to be a part of it as we were." Joe Torre

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.

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.

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 :

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