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Summer Showcase: 2019

Summer Showcase: 2019

Once the spring season closes for the high schools & college coaches too, there is one place where the talent & evaluators tend to migrate to – DP’s June Showcase. On Tuesday & Wednesday, June 11-12 at Columbia’s River Bluff HS, our 14th Annual ‘Open’ Showcase will be available...

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Nation Ford @ Ft. Mill

Nation Ford @ Ft. Mill

By: Jeff Kerr – March 12, 2019 DP was in York County at Fort Mill HS for the crosstown rivalry and a region match-up betwe...

Coaches Corner: Pre-game Pet Peeves

Coaches Corner: Pre-game Pet Peeves

By: Austin Alexander - February 4, 2006 Everybody has their own style and thoughts on how to best take a round of pre-game i...

dp Spotlight: Joseph Mershon

dp Spotlight: Joseph Mershon

Eastside High School senior Joseph Mershon is considered a jack of all trades on the baseball field… and is the master of m...

Watch List: 2019

Watch List: 2019

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who has jumped on the radar prior to, or throughout t...

Mauldin @ Riverside

Mauldin @ Riverside

By: Cory Welch – March 7, 2019  Once again, Mother Nature had a say in the scheduling of contests during the first week...

dp Spotlight: Mike Foltz

dp Spotlight: Mike Foltz

My name is Michael Foltz and I am a 2019 LHP at Carolina Forest High School. I am from Cape May, NJ, but have lived most of...

The IP Classic

The IP Classic

By: Austin Alexander & Chris Nall - February 28-March 2, 2019 -Southpaws, diaper dandies, delays theme IP- The 29th A...

Columbia Trifecta

Columbia Trifecta

By: Cory Welch, Mike Williams & Barry Mabry – February 28 – March 2, 2019 Pre-season tournaments got underway this pas...

Coastal Invitational +

Coastal Invitational +

By: Austin Alexander, Mike Williams & Frankie Everitte – February 28/March 2, 2019 -Wood rings loud in Pawleys Island, p...

Peach Ridge Invitational

Peach Ridge Invitational

By: Chris Nall – February 27, 2019 To kick off a weekend loaded with baseball, good tunes, and hospitality, DP made a quic...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

This group of freshmen already has a deep number of guys with previous varsity success on their resume...which has DP so exci...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Like the class ahead of them, this 2021 group appears deep with talent as more continue emerging every single day we are at t...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2020

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2020

One year ago we were so excited about this 2020 class that we decided to go against tradition and slot them by position, foll...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2019

Pre-Season 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 ...

Best Tools: Class of 2019

Best Tools: Class of 2019

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

Crescent Diamond Classic

Crescent Diamond Classic

By: Cory Welch – February 22, 2019 Now that the scrimmage portion of the 2019 season has come to a close, DP will turn its a...

Remaining Spring Previews: 2019

Remaining Spring Previews: 2019

We appreciate the time spent by each coach to send in a preview of their upcoming season. With the 2019 campaign upon us an...

dp Scrimmages: Blythewood Site

dp Scrimmages: Blythewood Site

By: Cory Welch & Austin Alexander – February 15-16, 2019  Last weekend, the first round of DP Scrimmages came and w...

dp Scrimmage: Mauldin @ River Bluff

dp Scrimmage: Mauldin @ River Bluff

By: Austin Alexander & Andy Phillips – February 15, 2019 As February’s DP Scrimmages roll on, Friday had us at River Blu...

dp Scrimmages: S. Florence & Wilson Sites

dp Scrimmages: S. Florence & Wilson Sites

By: Derick Urquhart – February 16, 2019 The weather forecast for Saturday wasn’t pretty.With most of the state calling for a...

dp Scrimmages: Ashley Ridge Site

dp Scrimmages: Ashley Ridge Site

By: Randy Carlson – February 16, 2019 Early morning showers tried their best to put a damper on the day but thanks to one of...

Spring Preview: Byrnes Rebels

Spring Preview: Byrnes Rebels

By: Taylor Hollifield – February 15, 2019 The 2019 Byrnes Rebels will return 5 starters to their starting lineup for the 201...

Spring Preview: Carolina Forest Panthers

Spring Preview: Carolina Forest Panthers

By: Joey Worley – February 14, 2019 The 2019 Panthers will have to fill some holes in a few positions as the season draws ne...

The State of DP

The State of DP

By: Austin Alexander - February 13, 2019 As Diamond Prospects' embarks upon our 14th prep baseball year, and as the Holiday ...

dp Scrimmages: Lexington Site

dp Scrimmages: Lexington Site

By: Will Cheatham – February 9, 2019 DP was on site at Lexington High School for three games between a group of six quality ...

dp Scrimmages: Dorman Site

dp Scrimmages: Dorman Site

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – February 9, 2019 DP hosted three scrimmage sites across the state today allowing us to ...

dp Scrimmages: Hartsville Site

dp Scrimmages: Hartsville Site

By: Derick Urquhart – February 9, 2019 A cool and windy day in Kellytown greeted the opening of baseball season in the Pee D...

dp Power Rankings: 2019

dp Power Rankings: 2019

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

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 5A

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 5A

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

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 4A

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 4A

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

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 3A

2019 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...

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 2A

- 2A Overview - Through the DP lens of 2A baseball, it appears that this classification is a bit Upper State heavy at the to...

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 1A

2019 dp Pre-Season Rankings: 1A

-1A Overview- A small handful of programs have had their grips on this classification over the decades. Is this year the one...

2019 dp Pre-season Rankings: SCISA

2019 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 th...

Pro Day Overview: 2019

Pro Day Overview: 2019

Scouts return, top talent shines! By: Austin Alexander - January 28, 2019 Sunday was another banner day for high school bas...

Spring Preview: Mid-Carolina Rebels

Spring Preview: Mid-Carolina Rebels

By: Lindsay Stribble – January 28, 2019 The Mid-Carolina Rebels finished the 2018 season 18-9, (8-2), in region play while...

Spring Preview: Andrew Jackson Volunteers

Spring Preview: Andrew Jackson Volunteers

By: Mike Lucas – January 24, 2019 The Volunteers enter 2019 with high expectations of competing at the top of Region 4-AA an...

Spring Preview: Airport Eagles

Spring Preview: Airport Eagles

By: Tim Perry – January 23, 2019 The 2019 Eagles return 15 players from a 4-A State Runner-Up team that have worked tireless...

Spring Preview: Nation Ford Falcons

Spring Preview: Nation Ford Falcons

By: Stas Swerdzewski – January 22, 2019 The Nation Ford Falcons look to build on a successful campaign from a year ago tha...

Spring Preview: Westwood Redhawks

Spring Preview: Westwood Redhawks

By: Vince Connor - January 20, 2019 The 2019 Westwood baseball team looks to build on a solid 2018 season. The Redhawks wi...

Recent Commitments

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Palmer to Stingers

On Tuesday, 2019 Ridge Spring-Monetta HS C Kelson Palmer made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Bryant to Stingers

On Monday, Sumter HS LHP Josh Bryant made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Kershaw to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Union County HS 2019 OF T.T. Kershaw made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Holladay to Fire Ants

Recently, Sumter HS 2019 OF Jacob Holladay committed to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Taylor to Crusaders

Taylor to Crusaders

On Sunday, Boiling Springs HS 2019 LHP/OF Dawson Taylor made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville College.

Loving to Stingers

On Saturday, Summerville HS INF Jordan Loving made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Canino to Saints

On Thursday, Blythewood HS 2019 RHP Alex Canino made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Warrick to Hornets

Last week, Ninety Six HS 2019 C Tyler Warrick made a commitment to play baseball at Delaware State University.

Aden to Lancers

Aden to Lancers

On Tuesday, Wando HS 2019 RHP Jared Aden made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Searson to Warriors

On Friday, Orangeburg Prep HS 2019 LHP Josh Searson made a commitment to play baseball at Southern Wesleyan University.

Pooser to Stingers

On Wednesday, Hanahan HS 2019 RHP Trey Pooser made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Romanoli to Senators

Romanoli to Senators

On Tuesday, P27 Academy 2019 RHP Andrew Romanoli made a commitment to play baseball at Walters State (TN).

Bond to Warriors

On Monday, Easley HS 2019 LHP Devyn Bond made a commitment to play baseball at Southern Wesleyan University.

Windham to Stingers

On Monday, Robert E Lee Academy 2019 RHP Austin Windham made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Perdue to Saints

On Thursday, Northwestern HS 2019 RHP Kyle Perdue made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Johnson to Wolves

On Wednesday, Riverside HS 2019 INF Braden Johnson made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Rushing to Mighty Oaks

On Sunday, May River HS 2020 C JT Rushing made a commitment to play baseball at Salem County (NJ).

Hester to William Peace

On Tuesday, Carolina Forest HS 2019 INF Joshua Hester made a commitment to play baseball at William Peace University (NC).

Cumbee to Fire Ants

On Sunday, Nation Ford HS 2019 OF Xavier Cumbee made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Yates to Stingers

On Sunday, Sumter HS 2019 OF Trey Yates made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Roberts to Ospreys

On Sunday, Hilton Head HS 2019 OF Jake Roberts made a commitment to play baseball at Stockton University (NJ).

Fine to Southeastern

On Wednesday night, North Myrtle Beach HS 2019 C Austin Fine made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern CC (NC).

Bridges to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Ware Shoals HS 2019 1B/RHP Evan Bridges made a commitment to play at Erskine.

Alexander to Cougars

On Monday, James Island HS 2019 RHP Bobby Alexander made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Gainey to Eagles

Gainey to Eagles

On Monday, Hartsville HS 2019 LHP Garrett Gainey made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop University.

Hinson to Crusaders

On Saturday, Blythewood HS 2019 OF Nate Hinson made a commitment to play baseball for North Greenville University.

Fenton to Pioneers

On Friday, Greer HS 2019 RHP Josh Fenton made a commitment to play baseball for Spartanburg Methodist College.

Fisher to Flying Fleet

Spartanburg Methodist 1B Kane Fisher made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College. Fisher prepped at Chapman HS.

Ellis to Eagles

On Monday, Abbeville HS 2020 OF/RHP Matthew Ellis made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop University.

Reeves to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2019 C Dalton Reeves made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Jeffcoat to Augusta

On Thursday, North Augusta HS senior INF Logan Jeffcoat made a commitment to play baseball at Augusta University (GA).

Johnson to Warriors

On Tuesday, Manning HS 2019 RHP/INF Sandy Johnson made a commitment to play baseball at Southern Wesleyan University.

Stegar to Stingers

On Monday, Fox Creek HS 2019 RHP Hunter Steger made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Sullivan to Stingers

On Monday, North Augusta HS 2019 OF DJ Sullivan made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Evans to Saints

On Thursday, Manning HS 2019 RHP/INF Chandler Evans made a commitment to play at Limestone College.

DP Summer Showcase

diamond prospectsRiverBluff RFpole14Once the spring season closes for the high schools & college coaches too, there is one place where the talent & evaluators tend to migrate to – DP’s June Showcase. On Tuesday & Wednesday, June 11-12 at Columbia’s River Bluff HS, our 14th Annual ‘Open’ Showcase will be available to the first 150 players in the Classes of 2020-2022. If you aspire to play at the next level, see info below:

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Pre-Season Checklist: As every spring rolls around, coaches across the country ready their teams for the upcoming season, optimistic about what is right around the corner! Pre-season practice usually begins with endless fungos hit, countless hours inside the cage and fly balls lifted to our outfielders as the pitchers gear up in the bullpen. As players begin to cross that line from rusty to ready, and opening day sits two weeks away, any coach worth his salt now begins to ponder, “What else do I need to do to make sure my team is ready when that first bell rings?” To view checklist, click here.

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Baseball Quote: "I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be.

-Frank Robinson

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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.

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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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