-Frequently Asked Questions-
Why is Diamond Prospects a subscription-based site?
In order to continue bringing our viewers top-notch coverage statewide, it takes money. Money to cover travel expenses, scouting equipment and to compensate our staff.
How do I subscribe?
If you are not already a PayPal customer, then go to PayPal.com and set up an account. Upon completion of setting up this new account, return to TheDiamondProspects.com and re-register. When you find yourself at the payment options, continue to follow directions, it should take less than five minutes. DP subscriptions are recurring accounts until the buyer cancels his/her account.
How much does an annual/monthly subscription cost?
An annual subscription costs $59.95, a monthly subscription is $10.95
I need help with my account, please fix it:
For us to assist any issue you may be having with your account, we need your name, which website (DP or JrDP) and what your issue presently is. We receive quite a few emails with little, to zero, information - which makes it very difficult to assist!
I would like to upgrade my account from a monthly subscription to a yearly subscription. How can I do that?
The system is not set up to change the terms of an existing account. The only way to do that is to cancel the monthly subscription through Paypal and and re-subscribe for the annual subscription.
How do I cancel my account?
We do not have access to your PayPal account to cancel it, only you can. The subscriptions are set to automatically renew until you go to PayPal.com and cancel your Diamond Prospects account. At that point we are sent an email noting that you have done so. We hope this process makes sense and thank you for your interest in DP.
My DP account was double-charged, please fix it:
We can't, only you can. We do not have access to your Paypal account. If you were double-charged, then the person who subscribed hit one of the buttons twice. Please cancel one of them before being double-charged again. Again, we have zero control over that.
I didn’t know that my subscription was set to renew on a monthly/annual basis, what can I do?
Each new customer is informed by Paypal and Diamond Prospects in multiple places that the subscriptions remain active, and will renew, until the member cancels the account. Once it renews, it is non-refundable.
I lost my user name and password, can you give it to me again?
Probably the question we get the most…First of all, please write the user name and password down when your account is created. Secondly, be sure to click ‘remember me’ on the Login Menu to prevent your having to login each time you visit DP. Lastly, your password is never revealed to us as a protective measure for you. You can try to retrieve it under ‘Lost Password” but in the event you can’t, you will have to re-subscribe.
What will I/my son get out of attending a Diamond Prospects showcase?
Exposure. We don’t sell players, players sell themselves. We give them the stage to do it, however. Each player will be given the opportunity to run, throw, field and hit in front of evaluators. FYI, 137 in-state players taken in the 2007-2016 MLB Draft had previously attended a DP showcase.
What schools will be in attendance at the next Diamond Prospects Showcase?
We have absolutely no control over who attends, or does not attend, a DP event. We can tell you that over 100 different colleges and pro clubs have attended a DP event each year since 2006. Some events are more heavily attended than others depending on various other demands that a college coach/scout face on a daily basis. FYI, we do invite over 200 schools and scouts to attend.
Can any player attend a Diamond Prospects Showcase?
In some cases yes, in some cases no. We host two events that are invitation-only, a player must receive an invitation from us and the application is posted online alongside the invite list. All other showcases are open to any player that aspires to play beyond high school. Any available information on upcoming events can be found at Diamond Showcases on the DP site.
How does a player get named to a prospect list or find their way into a ranking?
We are trying to identify players that project to play beyond high school. Virtually every player named in Palmetto Prospects or in our Diamond Rankings has been seen by a member of our DP staff. In most cases, we have seen those players multiple times. The only exception would be with the recommendation of a college coach and, occasionally, a high school coach. And no, parental requests do not land a name in our database. To view much more, click here.
Does a player have to attend a Diamond Prospects Showcase to be ranked?
Absolutely not. We exhaust a great deal of our finances and time digging around South Carolina for talent. However, we cannot find every good player, attending a DP event ensures that we don’t miss you. To view much more, click here.
Does attending a Diamond Prospects Showcase ensure that I/my son will be ranked?
No, not 100 percent of the players that attend our "open" showcases project to play past high school. To view much more, click here.
I sent in my son's application and payment but have not heard anything from DP?
As stated in multiple places on the application that a parent/guardian must sign, it is clearly said that until all variables are in front of us, all info will be posted on the website at that time, which is typically a week before the event. A cashed check does serve as confirmation that the player's app has been accepted and that he is 'in'. DP is our way to disburse info to everyone versus calling each person one by one.
How are DP's ‘invite-only' events selected?
The Palmetto Games, Border Battle and Pro Day are very strict, invite-only events. Our Diamond Prospects staff saw over 300 prep games during the spring of 2015, a number of our staff members coach and evaluate year around. Additionally, DP is in constant contact with high school coaches, college coaches and pro scouts. Therefore, our high volume of viewings and feedback from multiple others are what we eventually make our decisions based on. We place the majority of value on how a player ‘projects' down the road as a prospect, combined with his performance on the field. Statistics and individual awards do not factor into the invitation process.
How many hits does Diamond Prospects receive?
See for yourself by month and year: DP Hits, 2006-Present