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dp Podcast: Past, Present & Next

dp Podcast: Past, Present & Next

July 10, 2020 - Season I, Chat #18 (40:46): On the first week of July, dp's Austin Alexander & Cory Welch discussed the status of where we have been, where we are & where we are going! Discussed: Summer Showcase (CIU) & players who stood out Coaching demands by dp staff in las...

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Geoffrey Gilbert: Structured Routine

Geoffrey Gilbert: Structured Routine

By: Geoffrey Gilbert – June 19, 2020 Throughout this first year as a collegiate baseball player, the amount of information I...

dp Podcast: Carmen Mlodzinski

dp Podcast: Carmen Mlodzinski

June 13, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 16 (35:35):  dp's Austin Alexander spent some time on Friday chatting it up with W...

Summer Showcase Recap: 2020

Summer Showcase Recap: 2020

By: Austin Alexander - June 10-11, 2020 When you boast of a 15th Annual anything, typically it's a quick copy/paste from the...

dp Podcast: Summer Covidcase20

dp Podcast: Summer Covidcase20

May 27, 2020 - Season I, Chat #16 (21:42): After a ton of calls and work to create Plan B-Z, here is what we have arrived a...

dp Podcast: Landon Powell

dp Podcast: Landon Powell

dp Podcast - May 21, 2020 - Season 1 / Chat 14 (1:02:45): North Greenville skipper Landon Powell joined dp's Austin...

Best Fictional Movie Character

Best Fictional Movie Character

By: DP Staff - April 23-May 9, 2020 Our previous Bracket Challenge fell just shy of 30,000 poll votes, which was very stron...

dp Podcast: Lee Long

dp Podcast: Lee Long

May 13, 2020 - Season 1 / Chat 13 (1:04:40): MLB agent Lee Long of The Ballengee Group & DP’s Austin Alexa...

dp Podcast: Emilio Pagan

dp Podcast: Emilio Pagan

May 13, 2020 - Season 1 / dp chat 12 (1:05:34): dp’s Austin Alexander & Will Cheatham had an awesome chat with San Dieg...

dp Podcast: Kevin Schnall

dp Podcast: Kevin Schnall

May 11, 2020 - Season 1 / dp Chat 11 (58:44): DP's Austin Alexander spent some time recently with Coastal Carolina Associat...

dp Podcast: Sawyer Bridges

dp Podcast: Sawyer Bridges

May 7, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 10 (54:50): Austin Alexander & Cory Welch discussed a number of topics with Student As...

The dp Shredder

The dp Shredder

By: DP Staff – May 4, 2020 If you have ever spent time during an off-season valuing all of the quality content that the MLB ...

dp Podcast: John Rhodes

dp Podcast: John Rhodes

April 30, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 9 (30:48): DP's Austin Alexander & Barry Mabry had an awesome discussion with the 'Go...

dp Podcast: Tim Wallace

dp Podcast: Tim Wallace

April 24, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 8 (1:05:18): DP's Austin Alexander sat down with his mentor Hall of Fame skipper Tim...

DP Q&A: Alex Urban

DP Q&A: Alex Urban

River Bluff HS outfielder Alex Urban established himself as a bonafide bat early in his prep career. The Clemson commit spe...

dp Podcast: Jason Gross

dp Podcast: Jason Gross

April 21, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 7 (31:46): Jason Gross - South Carolina Director of USSSA Baseball, In less than an ...

THE Lineup!

THE Lineup!

Compiled by: DP Staff & More - April 20, 2020 Nothing in sports discussion is a more enjoyable exercise than a 'dream te...

dp Podcast: Dorman 2018

dp Podcast: Dorman 2018

April 16, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 6 (37:44): Austin Alexander & Cory Welch discussed the “All-Decade Bracket Challeng...

All-Decade Bracket Challenge

All-Decade Bracket Challenge

By: DP Staff - April 2-17, 2020 With the calendar flipping to April, here at Diamond Prospects we should be locked in on tra...

dp Podcast: Monte Lee - Part II

dp Podcast: Monte Lee - Part II

April 14, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 5 (1:00:10): Coach Monte Lee at Clemson University covers ground with dp's Austin ...

dp Podcast: Monte Lee - Part I

dp Podcast: Monte Lee - Part I

April 13, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 4 (40:59): Coach Monte Lee at Clemson University covers ground with dp's Austin Al...

dp Podcast: Game of the Decade

dp Podcast: Game of the Decade

April 11, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 3 (26:48): DP’s Austin Alexander goes through a poll revisit of something that no ...

dp Podcast: Charlie Wentzky

dp Podcast: Charlie Wentzky

April 9, 2020 - Season 1 / Episode 2 (35:35): DP’s first guest of the “podcast” era is Assistant Commissioner of the S...

dp Podcasts: Pilot 2020

dp Podcasts: Pilot 2020

-DP Podcasts-  July 10, 2020 - Season I, Chat #18 (40:46): On the first week of July, dp's Austin Alexander & ...

Watch List: 2020

Watch List: 2020

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who have jumped on the radar prior to 2020, or throug...

2020 & You: Now What? Part II

2020 & You: Now What? Part II

By: Austin Alexander - March 27, 2020 Part I Recently, we ran a piece to assist prep players in terms of how to adjust to t...

Whose Arrow is Pointing Up?

Whose Arrow is Pointing Up?

While February rain and this virus pandemic have derailed what we had hoped to see by this date, we did see 100+ teams plus s...

2020 Team Rankings 2.0

2020 Team Rankings 2.0

Even though it is a snapshot, DP has decided to shake things up and give an updated version of our state rankings following s...

2020 & You: Now What?

2020 & You: Now What?

By: Austin Alexander – March 19, 2020 Part II In times that we have never seen the likes of before, the question remains ...

Covid-19 & dp

Covid-19 & dp

By: Austin Alexander – March 16, 2020 What a wild last week we have all experienced! From seeing sports ripped from the la...

Wade Hampton @ Laurens

Wade Hampton @ Laurens

By: Cory Welch – March 13, 2020 With the future of the high school season still in question, DP took a trip down 385 to Laur...

The IP Classic: 30th Version

The IP Classic: 30th Version

By: Austin Alexander & Chris Nall – March 6-7, 2020 -Rain vacates, Power arms, prospects galore, IP wins again- The 3...

803 Coverage

803 Coverage

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – March 6 & 7, 2020 With the scrimmages behind us, everyone across the state has turn...

Coastal Invitational 2020

Coastal Invitational 2020

By: Tyler Vick & Austin Alexander – March 6-8, 2020 As it seems to every year, Mother Nature had a say in when baseball ...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2020

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2020

Diamond Prospects remains so excited about this 2020 class, now littered with college signees! Quite a few of these names h...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Like the class ahead of them, this junior group appears deep with talent as more guys continue emerging every single day we a...

dp Scrimmages: Dorman Site

dp Scrimmages: Dorman Site

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry February 29, 2020 The last of DP scrimmages wrapped up this Saturday at Dorman HS as six ...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

This group of sophomores already has a deep number of 'guys' with previous varsity success on their resume...which has DP s...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2023

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2023

Our favorite sport in South Carolina is alive and well when we look at the young men playing baseball at the prep level. Pe...

Best Tools: 2020

Best Tools: 2020

Each year, our favorite 'ranking' to produce is this one. We surveyed some pretty important people in the baseball universe a...

dp Scrimmages: Mauldin Site

dp Scrimmages: Mauldin Site

By: Cory Welch – February 22, 2020   Once again, Mother Nature wreaked havoc on spring sports trying to get their ...

Recent Commitments

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McFarland to Tigers

McFarland to Tigers

On Tuesday, Hartsville HS 2024 C Treion McFarland made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Cotten to ETSU

Cotten to ETSU

On Tuesday, P27 Academy 2022 RHP Andrew Cotten made a commitment to play baseball at East Tennessee State University.

Dorrell to Bulldogs

On Saturday, Northwestern HS 2021 OF Will Dorrell made a commitment to play baseball at Gardner-Webb University.

Evans to Vols

On Friday, JL Mann HS 2021 LHP Wyatt Evans made a commitment to play baseball at the University of Tennessee.

Aiken to Cougars

On Friday, Greenwood HS 2023 OF TJ Aiken made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Tiller to Cougars

On Wednesday, Greenwood HS 2023 C Elijah Tiller made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

King to Mountaineers

On Tuesday, Brookland-Cayce HS 2022 OF/LHP Skylar King made a commitment to play baseball at West Virginia University.

Rogers to Lancers

On Monday, West-Oak HS 2021 RHP Kurt Rogers made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Morris to Spartans

Recently, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2021 INF Will Morris made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Johnson to Bearcats

On Monday, TL Hanna HS 2021 RHP Luke Johnson made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Holmes to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Boiling Springs HS 2021 LHP/1B Will Holmes made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Becker to Gamecocks

Becker to Gamecocks

On Tuesday, Chapin HS 2021 LHP/1B Matthew Becker made a commitment to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Davis to Tigers

On Friday, Stratford HS 2021 RHP Josh Davis made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Bissetta to Tigers

Bissetta to Tigers

On Friday, JL Mann HS 2021 1B/OF Tristan Bissetta made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Gentry to Rams

On Thursday, Saluda HS 2020 INF Cade Gentry made a commitment to play baseball at Columbia International University.

Lyon to Cougars

On Thursday, White Knoll HS 2021 RHP Alex Lyon made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Simpson to Trojans

Simpson to Trojans

On Wednesday, JL Mann HS 2021 INF Erik Simpson made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Sloper to Bearcats

Sloper to Bearcats

On Wednesday, Mauldin HS 2021 RHP Bennett Sloper made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Proctor to Tigers

On Tuesday, Berkeley HS 2023 OF Jackson Proctor made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Way to Bearcats

On Tuesday, Dorchester Academy 2020 LHP Landon Way made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Bear to Fire Ants

This weekend, Belton Honea-Path HS 2020 INF Ben Bear made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Smith to Trojans

On Tuesday, Wren HS 2020 RHP Landon Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Bruce to Bearcats

Recently, Ninety Six HS 2020 INF Logan Bruce made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Calhoun to Terriers

Calhoun to Terriers

On Saturday, Chapin HS 2020 C Andrew Calhoun made a commitment to play baseball at Wofford College.

Tolleson to Augusta

On Saturday, Chapman HS 2020 C Paxton Tolleson made a commitment to play baseball at Augusta University (GA).

LeBron to Wolves

LeBron to Wolves

On Wednesday, River Bluff HS 2020 OF/LHP Jacob Lebron made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Chandler to Indians

On Monday, Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS LHP/1B 2020 Bryce Chandler made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Smithwick to Rebels

Smithwick to Rebels

On Saturday, Conway HS 2023 C Campbell Smithwick made a commitment to play baseball at the University of Ole Miss.

Stokes to Crusaders

Stokes to Crusaders

On Thursday, Blythewood HS 2020 INF Jansen Stokes made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville University.

Thomas to Razorbacks

Thomas to Razorbacks

On Wednesday night, Brookland-Cayce 2023 LHP Hayden Thomas made a commitment to play baseball at the University of Arkansas.

Shelley to Patriots

On Tuesday, Florence Christian 2020 INF Braxton Shelley signed to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Waldrop to CIU

On Thursday, Blue Ridge HS 2021 OF Nicholas Waldrop committed to play baseball at Columbia International University.

Gregory to Fire Ants

On Tuesday, Blythewood HS 2020 UTL Michael Gregory committed to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Loggins to Trojans

This weekend, Walhalla HS 2020 RHP Corey Loggins made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Causey to Patriots

Recently, Dillon Christian 2020 C Barnes Causey made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

The Palmetto Games

PalGmsLogoThe Palmetto Games: Our 13th Annual marquee event will have a drastically different look than every previous year. For the first time we are having to move it away in 2020 from the loyal hosts at RileyPark Sum20USC and sliding down Hwy 378 to a brand new partner in Historic Riley Park, right in the heart of Sumter, SC. The dates will be Saturday & Sunday, August 22-23 and the format is going to be the exact same as year's past. We intend to put on another star-studded display of talent as the future of our game goes head-to-head over the weekend! The very strict, invite-only  list has now been prepared and is ready for you to dissect. Stay tuned in coming days to DP for plenty more details! 

-Parents: Please read the NOT SO FINE print at the bottom of the invitee page...& there is NO waiting list-

 NEW!  Invite List  / NEW!  Application - Deadline Aug 7Coming Soon!  Schedule /  @diamondprospect  /  Event Alumni

Baseball Stuff

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Mlodzinski to Pirates: Diamond Prospects congratulates South Carolina RHP Carmen Mlodzinski on being selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st Round, 31st overall pick of the MLB Draft! Mlodzinski prepped at Hilton Head HS.

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On Deck II: While uncertainty surrounds sports and our society Diamond Prospects will have all of your prep needs taken care of. Tough times demand creativity, so we have put our seamheads together for you to enjoy our new podcasts, next: 1-Stuart Lake (USC), 2-Scott Foxhall (Mississippi St), 3-Jonathan Johnson (Columbia International) etc... {MORE}

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Quote of the Week:  'If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house can not stand.' Mark 3:24-25

WatchList logo20HS Coaches: With the limbo we all find ourselves in, & though it's a small sample size, if you have access to your stats, could you email your Watch List guys numbers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.? Pls just the requested players vs team stats: [Click Here]

DormanBubba bp19HITTER'S VIDEO/REVIEW SESSION @YOUR FACILITY: A convenient way to help your team and players become more consistent at the plate is provided by C. "Bubba" Dorman, former collegiate, high school, American Legion and Travel Baseball head and assistant coach for over 30 years. He will come to your facility and video each hitter, then review the video with each hitter, one on one, as they are viewing their swing on video. For more, click here.

TheWill 19{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Will to an automobile accident in 2010, he knew almost immediately he wanted to create a baseball complex for him. For much more regarding this inspirational story, click here.

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Attention HS Coaches:BeckleyDavid Cit11 After 16 years as a baseball coach at The Citadel, David Beckley has landed on his feet and has launched mPower6...a new model to raise funds for your program. It's in your best interest to read the linked press release and/or website to learn more about an incredible opportunity for your baseball organization! Press Release / RecentWebsite

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.

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.

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 baseball is made:

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