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dp Watch List: 2021

dp Watch List: 2021

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who have jumped on the radar prior to 2021, or throughout this spring and the list normally gets extended as the games pile up. This is an introductory list that has been cut short; one because we lost a spring like all of ...

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Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2023

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2023

dp's favorite sport in South Carolina is alive and well this week when we look at the young men playing baseball at the pre...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

There are some prospects in these rankings that we believe could become household names eventually, for now they are just l...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

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

Best Tools: Class of 2021

Best Tools: Class of 2021

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

Spring Preview: Greenville Red Raiders

Spring Preview: Greenville Red Raiders

By: Joey Golinski – February 22, 2021 The Greenville Red Raiders are excited to compete this season after the shortened 2020...

Spring Preview: Pinewood Prep Panthers

Spring Preview: Pinewood Prep Panthers

By: DP Staff Writer - February 20, 2021 The Pinewood Prep Panthers started the 2020 regular season with a 3-1 record before ...

Spring Preview: Chapman Panthers

Spring Preview: Chapman Panthers

By: Steven Fusaro – February 19, 2021 The Chapman Panthers enter the 2021 season coming off of a 7-1 start to the 2020 seaso...

dp Pre-Season Rankings: SCISA

dp Pre-Season Rankings: SCISA

-SCISA Overview- Private school baseball has had it's share of high-profile names in the past, we believe that to be th...

dp Power Rankings: 2021

dp Power Rankings: 2021

Overview - Overall While we have already slotted each classification by region and overall, we always find it to b...

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 5A

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 5A

 - 5A Overview - This spring shapes up to be another interesting year in 5A's next season. But a host of suitors...

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 4A

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 4A

- 4A Overview - This classification is VERY loaded with contenders but DP’s toughest predictions in 4A were at the to...

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 3A

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 3A

 - 3A Overview - When DP tried every single way to pick against the reigning champ, we were unable to select a team tha...

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

- 2A Overview - Through the DP lens of 2A baseball it appears that this classification may not be 'up for grabs' in 2021. In...

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 1A

dp Pre-Season Rankings: 1A

-1A Overview- A small handful of programs have had their grips on this classification over the past decade, but we are predi...

The State of DP Address

The State of DP Address

By: Austin Alexander - February 8, 2021 As Diamond Prospects' revs up the engine for our 16th prep baseball year and while t...

Pro Day Recap: 2021

Pro Day Recap: 2021

Talent + scouts = fun; Chilly but baseball season is here! By: Austin Alexander - January 30, 2021 Saturday was another ban...

dp Podcast: Prep Coaches speak on past, present, future

dp Podcast: Prep Coaches speak on past, present, future

January 25, 2021 - Season II, dp Chat 1 (1:08:16): Our first podcast of the new year recaps where we’ve been, how teams are...

Spring Preview: Byrnes Rebels

Spring Preview: Byrnes Rebels

By: Taylor Hollifield - January 26, 2021 The 2021 Byrnes Rebels have an awesome new facility to call home. With ...

dp's Lon Joyce Pro Day

dp's Lon Joyce Pro Day

Diamond Prospects’ 15th Annual was on Pro Day Saturday, January 30 at Columbia's Blowfish Stadium. This year we called it t...

Spring Preview: Dorman Cavaliers

Spring Preview: Dorman Cavaliers

By: Jack Jolly – January 20, 2021 The 2020 Cavalier baseball team was off to a promising start and held an overall record of...

dp Spotlight: Josh Davis

dp Spotlight: Josh Davis

Currently, I am a senior at Stratford High School. The Lord has blessed me since my eighth-grade year to start on varsity for...

Spring Preview: Andrew Jackson Volunteers

Spring Preview: Andrew Jackson Volunteers

By: Mike Lucas – January 14, 2021 The Andrew Jackson Volunteers are looking forward to the start of the 2021 season after a ...

dp Spotlight: Caleb Singleton

dp Spotlight: Caleb Singleton

Caleb Singleton sprinted his way onto the college baseball landscape during the post-Pandemic green light that put him in t...

dp Spotlight: Billy Barlow

dp Spotlight: Billy Barlow

My name is Billy Barlow and I am seventeen years old from Florence, SC. I moved to Little River, SC June 2018 to attend North...

Spring Preview: Hartsville Red Foxes

Spring Preview: Hartsville Red Foxes

By: Tony Gainey – January 4, 2021 Hartsville is coming off what was looking to be a promising season in the spring of 2020. ...

dp Spotlight: Tyler Overholt

dp Spotlight: Tyler Overholt

Hey, my name is Tyler Overholt. The baseball world knows me as T.O. I come from a strong-rooted baseball family. I started pl...

Spring Preview: Lake City Panthers

Spring Preview: Lake City Panthers

By: Matt Apicella – December 19, 2020 The Lake City Panthers were off to a 4-1 start with a 1-0 Region VI-AAA record before ...

dp Spotlight: Daniel Brooks

dp Spotlight: Daniel Brooks

I was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC in 2002. I’m now 6’8” 250 pounds. I attend Bishop England High School. I went to ...

Spring Preview: Riverside Warriors

Spring Preview: Riverside Warriors

By: Michael Pettit – December 14, 2020 The Riverside Warriors are excited to get back on the field this Spring after the sea...

dp Spotlight: Cole Messina

dp Spotlight: Cole Messina

Cole Messina landed on the DP scene as an 8th grader and announced his presence with authority at our Summer Showcase. Since ...

dp Tribute: Lon Joyce

dp Tribute: Lon Joyce

By: Austin Alexander – December 3, 2020 On Thursday afternoon a Hall of Fame person and baseball man passed away due to a le...

Spring Preview: Broome Centurions

Spring Preview: Broome Centurions

By: Ben Waddle – December 3, 2020 The Broome Centurions finished 1-1 in Region 2-AAA in 2020 and an overall record of 3 wins...

Spring Preview: Cardinal Newman

Spring Preview: Cardinal Newman

By: Charles Assey, Jr. - December 1, 2020 The Cardinals are coming off a 5-2 season in 2020 cut short due to COVID-19. The C...

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2021

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2021

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

dp Spotlight: TJ White

dp Spotlight: TJ White

My name is TJ White. The T is for Treylen and J is for John after my late great-grandfather. I was born in Spartanburg, SC to...

dp Spotlight: Peyton Nelson

dp Spotlight: Peyton Nelson

My name is Peyton Nelson. I go to Hillcrest High School. I went to JL Mann high school my freshman and sophomore year. I have...

Signing Day: November 2020

Signing Day: November 2020

Compiled By: DP Staff - November 11-18, 2020 Wednesday signaled the next step in the process of an aspiring college baseba...

Recap: Fall Showcase 2020

Recap: Fall Showcase 2020

By: Austin Alexander – November 7-8, 2020 When you boast of a 15th Annual anything, typically it's a quick copy/paste from t...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall-Star Game

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall-Star Game

By: Gary Randall & Jeff Kerr - November 4, 2020 -THE EVENT- There should always be a little sparkle to an all-star ev...

DP Upstate Fall League: Fall-Star Games

DP Upstate Fall League: Fall-Star Games

By: Cory Welch, Taylor Hollifield & Barry Mabry – November 4 & 5, 2020 Fifty-two teams locked horns over the past si...

Recent Commitments

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Yelton to Bantams

On Thursday, Nation Ford HS 2021 RHP Eric Yelton made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Heber to Indians

On Wednesday, Summerville HS 2021OF Jessen Heber made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Guy to Jackson St.

Guy to Jackson St.

On Monday, Legion Collegiate 2021 INF Colby Guy made a commitment to play baseball at Jackson State University (MS).

Erlewine to Patriots

On Saturday, Hillcrest HS 2021 OF Carson Erlewine made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Fulk to Stingers

On Tuesday, York HS 2021 OF Anderson Fulk made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Herndon to Tigers

Herndon to Tigers

On Monday, Lexington HS 2021 RHP Cal Herndon made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Dodgens to Fire Ants

On Monday, Pickens HS 2021 RHP/C Wyatt Dodgens made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Moore, Robbins to Bulldogs

On Thursday, Gaffney HS 2021 RHP Luke Robbins and 2021 LHP Andrew Moore made commitments to play baseball at Gardner-Webb University.

James to Stingers

Recently, Conway HS 2021 C Mac James made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Goings to Bantams

On Friday, Union County HS 2021 RHP Connor Goings made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Huff to Bantams

On Monday, JL Mann HS 2021 RHP Jaymeson Huff made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Robinson to Indians

On Tuesday, York HS 2021 INF/OF Hudson Robinson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Mullennix to Fire Ants

On Friday, Northwestern HS 2021 RHP Sydney Mullennix made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Phillips to Indians

On Sunday, Andrew Jackson HS 2021 C Gavin Phillips made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Aiken to Stingers

Aiken to Stingers

On Saturday, Mauldin HS 2021 RHP Davis Aiken made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Worrill to Saints

On Tuesday, James Island HS 2021 INF Chase Worrill made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone University.

Phillips to Cougars

Phillips to Cougars

On Tuesday, Andrew Jackson HS 2022 RHP/OF Ashton Phillips made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Bright to Stingers

On Sunday, Byrnes HS 2021 RHP/INF Andrew Bright made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Morrison to Indians

On Thursday night, York Comprehensive HS 2021 UTL Alex Morrison made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Howard to Catamounts

On Thursday, Lancaster HS 2022 OF Buddy Howard made a commitment to play baseball at Western Carolina University.

Thurston to Stingers

On Wednesday, Hillcrest HS 2021 RHP Landen Thurston made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Metts to Bantams

On Wednesday, White Knoll HS 2021 RHP Bryce Metts made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Murray to Stingers

On Wednesday, West Ashley HS 2021 RHP/INF Garrick Murray made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Wallace to Pioneers

This weekend, Beaufort HS 2021 C/OF Rhogue Wallace made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Crosby to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Daniel HS 2021 OF Jackson Crosby made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

LeBron to Wolves

LeBron to Wolves

On Monday, River Bluff HS 2021 LHP Ethan Lebron made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Skipper to Crusaders

On Thursday, Lake View HS 2021 RHP Thomas Skipper made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville University.

Gentry to Wolves

On Tuesday, Landrum HS 2021 INF Cooper Gentry made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Smith to Georgia

Smith to Georgia

This weekend, Boiling Springs HS 2022 LHP Ashton Smith made a commitment to play baseball at the University of Georgia.

McCormack to Stingers

On Friday, Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2021 INF Joseph McCormack made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Compton to Toccoa Falls

Compton to Toccoa Falls

On Friday, Northside Christian Academy 2021 1B/RHP Charlie Compton made a commitment to play baseball at Toccoa Falls College (GA).

Bagwell to Lancers

On Friday, Boiling Springs HS 2021 1B/RHP Jamison Bagwell made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Smith to Tigers

Smith to Tigers

On Thursday, Boiling Springs HS 2022 LHP Tristan Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Dantzler to Indians

On Thursday, First Baptist 2022 RHP LT Dantzler made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Holbrook to Commodores

Holbrook to Commodores

On Thursday, Porter Gaud 2022 1B Cooper Holbrook made a commitment to play baseball at Vanderbilt University.

dp Summer Showcase

RiverBluff RFpole14dp logo1Diamond Prospects will have our 16th Annual Summer Showcase this year at Columbia’s River Bluff High School on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 22-23. NCAA coaches are prepared to finally hit the ground again this summer and so we will conduct our first 2021 “open” event when their season concludes. Further info and the application is coming soon but lock in those dates now if you/your son aspires to play baseball past high school!

Coming Soon! Information / Coming Soon! Application

Baseball Stuff

Quote of the Week:"People ask me what I do when there is no baseball. I tell them what I do. I stare out the window and wait for the spring. -Rogers Hornsby

Prep Schedules: We will get out and see as much as we can this spring, but we need to know who, where and at what time. When your games are finalized, please email it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and submit it here: http://thediamondprospects.com/dp-scoreboard/prep-schedule

OnDeck MantleOn Deck I: DP Spotlights with Ethan Salak (St. James), Rocco Reid (Greenville), Chase Loggins (Bishop England) and many more... Stay tuned to DP!

DormanBubba bp19HITTER'S VIDEO/REVIEW [email protected] 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

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