Lon Joyce Pro Day 2024

On Sunday, January 28, Diamond Prospects hosted our 18th Annual Lon Joyce Pro Day at River Bluff High School. Each January this event marks the beginning of baseball season for players and scouts alike, just before prep practices crank up and right at the same time college games begin! This Pro Day dodged serious rain in advance and extreme wind but 75+ pro scouts attended to get their first look this year to see some of the top talent in the Carolina’s. Stay tuned right here as we breakdown tons of data from a tremendous Sunday afternoon! 2024 Roster / Schedule & Player Notes / Event Alumni 2007-2023

DP Pro Day Schedule & Notes: 2024

Lon Joyce Pro Day – River Bluff High School Sunday, January 28, 2024 10:30 AM       Player Check-in begins Players put bags in 1B bullpen, cages are open for swings Scout Check-in begins at Football Stadium entrance 11:30-11:55  Players report to football field for a meeting & stretch (far end zone) 11:55-12:00  Meet with Scouts (near end zone, 10-yard line) 12:00-3:30    60’s on Football Field Defensive Workout: OF/C/INF (Football Field) Batting Practice (Wood) Bullpens {LF-Loosen arms, 3B Bullpen-warmup, Game Mound-live, one P at a time} Miscellaneous Info: OF: 2 throws to 3B, 2 to plate (4 total) C: 4 throws to 2B MIF: 2 at them, 1 6-4-3, back hand, forehand, slow-roller (6 total) 3B: 2 at them, 1 5-4-3, back hand, forehand, slow-roller (6 total) 1B: 2 deep throwing to 3B, 2 off bag throwing to 2B (4 total) BP: 10 swings, all wood, switch-hitters 6/6 Pitchers: 12 pitches, 4 FB / 3 CB / 3 CH / 2 Freebies (FB’s preferred) Most Important Thing: Please stay tuned to www.TheDiamondProspects.com in the days/hours leading up to the event for any last second announcements. Also, in the case of inclement weather before the event, the DP website and Twitter @diamondprospect will be our only way of communicating with you. dp Note I: DP apparel will be available at check in. -Player Notes- Players: You are responsible for bringing baseball pants, HS hat, bat, glove, helmet, spikes, indoor shoes and any other equipment you may need. DP will provide your jersey. The registration tables will be stationed at the River Bluff facility, up the RF line beside the football field and parking lot. Players are allowed to leave once they have completed their portion of the workout. Hitters: Bring wood bats. Cages will be available to hitters upon arrival and throughout the event in the covered facility. Please put all equipment in the 1B bullpen, not dugout. Parking: Please use the second school entrance and park beside/enter thru the football stadium. Parents: Please vacate the area behind home plate during the bullpens to make room for scouts to evaluate. Hotel Info: We have secured a reduced rate at a Columbia hotel, be sure to mention Diamond Prospects for the discount: Sleep Inn – 803.731.9999 $69.99 + tax Directions to River Bluff: 320 Corley Mill Rd, Lexington SC, Use second entrance from either direction. Weather.com: https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/columbia-sc-29204 If weather drives us indoors, we have secured the River Bluff HS covered facility and turfed football field.

Lon Joyce DP Pro Day 2024: Invite List

Saturday, January 27, 2024 @ River Bluff High School Application / Schedule & Player Notes / Event Alumni 2006-2023 -Pitchers- Name High School Grad Commitment Carson Messina Summerville 2024 South Carolina Brady Jones P27 Academy 2024 South Carolina Cole Greer Berkeley 2024 South Carolina Cooper Parks York 2024 South Carolina Austin Laughlin Cardinal Newman 2024 Wofford Jackson Mullen Catawba Ridge 2024 Coll of Charleston Peyton Rogers West Florence 2024 South Carolina Asher Goss Laurens 2024 – Mason Tompkins Blue Ridge 2024 Winthrop Hunter Phipps Dutch Fork 2024 Coll of Charleston Dion Brown Lewisville 2024 Clemson Nolan Alexander Carolina Forest 2024 Lander Jacob Clark Mid-Carolina 2024 Newberry Andrew McLaughlin Ashley Ridge 2024 Lenoir-Rhyne Bryce Harder JL Mann 2024 – Drew Medley Gaffney 2024 Coll of Charleston Maddox Jack P27 Academy 2024 Old Dominion Austin Long North Myrtle Beach 2024 USC-Upstate Thayer Tavormina Summerville 2024 USC-Upstate Walker Coleman Greenville 2024 Coll of Charleston Kaleb Owens Easley 2024 Anderson Ryan Johnson P27 Academy 2024 Western Kentucky Jackson Burton Lexington 2024 – Braiden Eagen Fort Dorchester 2024 Newberry Hunter Howard JL Mann 2024 Radford Billy Robertson Lugoff-Elgin 2024 MD Eastern Shore Matthew Brown P27 Academy 2024 Oklahoma State Scott Doran P27 Academy 2024 Coastal Carolina Matty Brown West Ashley 2024 North Greenville Josh Surigao North Myrtle Beach 2024 Hawaii BJ Etheridge River Bluff 2024 – Daniel Parker P27 Academy 2025 Clemson Luke Roupe North Myrtle Beach 2025 Vanderbilt Drew Hayes Summerville 2025 Coll of Charleston Jace Stancil P27 Academy 2025 – Teddy Garner JL Mann 2025 South Carolina Seth Manning TL Hanna 2025 South Carolina Landon Fowler Powdersville 2025 Clemson Kaden Barnett Nation Ford 2025 North Carolina Sam Bettis P27 Academy 2025 Kansas State Max Bettis P27 Academy 2025 Kansas Jake Morris Lugoff-Elgin 2025 Clemson Brandon Cromer Lexington 2025 South Carolina Dawson Siffri JL Mann 2025 – Carson Boleman Southside Christian 2026 Wake Forest Caden Glauber Catawba Ridge 2026 North Carolina Jackson Robinson TL Hanna 2026 South Carolina Will Fulcher Woodmont 2026 – Sean Jenkins Fred T. Foard (NC) 2025 East Carolina Owen Watts Lexington 2025 – Caden Fragola Oceanside Collegiate 2025 – -Catchers- Name High School Grad Commitment Mitch Wilson Dorman 2024 North Carolina Chone James Socastee 2024 Virginia Mason Salisbury Berkeley 2024 Lander Cade Norton Blue Ridge 2024 Mercer Steele Burd Hilton Head Prep 2024 Clemson Peter Mershon Eastside 2025 South Carolina Caden Reeves Chapin 2025 Troy Noah Franklin West Ashley 2025 Duke Skylar Hegler P27 Academy 2025 Clemson Macon Leppert Blythewood 2025 – CJ Oxendine North Myrtle Beach 2025 Virginia Tech Banks Wickersham Fort Dorchester 2026 – Seven Alemais P27 Academy 2024 Wake Forest Matous Bubenik P27 Academy 2025 – Anthony Martinez P27 Academy 2024 Baylor Efrain Morales Jr P27 Academy 2024 Old Dominion Carson Willis P27 Academy 2025 Arkansas James Perriello P27 Academy 2024 Virginia Tech -Infielders- Name High School Grad Commitment Beau Hollins River Bluff 2024 South Carolina Zach Russell West Ashley 2024 South Carolina Tyler June Laurence Manning 2024 South Carolina Briggs Sullivan PDG Academy 2024 Clemson Rafael Soto P27 Academy 2024 Coll of Charleston Brendan Lawson P27 Academy 2024 Florida Landon Penfield Blythewood 2024 Coll of Charleston Cameron Turner P27 Academy 2024 – Foster Apple Chapin 2024 Stetson Isaac Pena Indian Land 2024 – Coy James Davie County 2025 Ole Miss Andrew Palmer Oceanside Collegiate 2025 – Will Craddock TL Hanna 2025 South Carolina Alex Myers Blythewood 2025 Wofford Jackson Moore Hartsville 2025 Clemson Bo Lowrance Christ Church 2026 Duke Daniel Almanzar P27 Academy 2026 – William Cutshall Seneca 2026 – Braxton Tramel Fred T. Foard (NC) 2024 East Carolina Derrick Layton Charlotte Christian 2024 So. Mississippi Jose Doubront Greenville 2026 – Gunner Jordan Cheraw 2024 Florida SW Cooper Godsave Ashley Ridge 2024 – -Outfielders- Name High School Grad Commitment PJ Morlando Summerville 2024 South Carolina EJ Grant Spartanburg 2024 South Carolina Treion McFarland P27 Academy 2024 Clemson Matthew Dominianni Ashley Ridge 2024 Coll of Charleston Ethan Wagner P27 Academy 2024 – Sean Rouse Sumter 2024 Lander Cody Bradt Hilton Head Christian 2024 Radford Brody Cook West Florence 2024 Flo-Dar Tech Logan Struk P27 Academy 2025 Clemson Jacob Petit Nation Ford 2025 – Ezra Essex P27 Academy 2025 Oklahoma State Stephen Collier River Bluff 2025 – Rett Johnson Wayne Country Day (NC) 2025 NC State RJ Groomster Hillcrest 2025 – Parker Davis Woodmont 2026 – Sterling Coaxum Hanahan 2026 Clemson *Players: Your name on this list serves as an invitation to DP’s marquee event, congratulations! Application is linked here: Coming Soon! *Parents: If your son is not named on this list, please refrain from contacting us to sell your child for an event that is already over the ideal limit of participants. Calls/emails regarding this matter will not be returned. *Parental Promotion: If we have not been clear already… Don’t Do It! Very good players are are left off each year, 2024 is no different… *Bats: This event will require wood bats. *Injury Info, etc: If you have an injury or trip planned that will prohibit your participation at Pro Day, please notify us ASAP.

Pro Day 2023: Player Breakdown

Key: Position Players – 60 = 60 yard dash run on field turf; Pos MPH = Top velocity when throwing from position; EV = Top exit velocity during batting practice with wood bat per Trackman; MD= Max distance registered off Trackman; Pitchers – Top MPH & spin rate per Trackman -Outfielders- First NameLast NameSchoolYearCommitted60Pos MPHEVMD… The new DP website is here. For all the great DP content, subscribe. If you have any login/subscription issues, please contact our support team. Your feedback on the new experience is appreciated as well. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Pro Day Capsule: 2023

By: Austin Alexander – January 28, 2023 -Velocity, Barrel Juice, Speed, Weather rule the day- Saturday was another banner day for high school baseball, prep players, pro scouts and Diamond Prospects! River Bluff High again played host to our most enjoyable event of the year, the 17th Annual Lon Joyce Pro Day! Heaven shined on us like no other January event that we could recall, all 30 Major League clubs were represented, a top-tier facility and talent on the roster commanded attention too… plus we serviced each player nine minutes ahead of schedule in 2 hours and 51 minutes. It was an immaculate day to be back at the ballpark! DP’s Pro Day has a very decorated list of players over its decade+ of history, 193 performers from this event have been drafted, many of which are still presently playing professional baseball, 22 Big Leaguer’s once wore this same jersey, likely with all of the same nerves and anticipation as this year’s crop. There is a good chance that 2023’s field will add to the growing total of success stories. With around 75+ scouts, we fired off the 60’s promptly at 10 AM and 15 players shot through the finish line under 7.0 seconds; Legion Collegiate 2023 Devin Parks (6.56), left, took top honors in this category edging out Brad Wohlers (Carolina Forest, 2023), right, who posted a 6.65. Another aspect we began four years ago is putting the radar gun on defensive player’s throws. The top outfield bolt came from Alfonsin Rosario (P27 Academy, 2023) at 96 MPH. The top velocity during the infield portion was turned in by Walker Mitchell (River Bluff, 2023), he registered 88 MPH across the diamond. The catchers were also a group that did not disappoint as four of them registering a time under 2.00 seconds. Junior Mitch Wilson (Dorman), left, won the popping contest, followed closely by Brice Estep (1.89, 2023, P27 Academy) and sophomore Peter Mershon (1.91, Eastside; & 6.87/60), right. Wilson also had the best arm strength chiming in at 82 MPH. Then the part we enjoy the most! High school hitters wielding wood in is not always the most endearing of acts to witness, but each year at Pro Day it’s a blast!  Fortunately, this year’s weather permitted us to ‘bang away’ on the field as hitters took aim at the scoreboard, batter’s eye and the huge press box wall in right field and/or the 50-yard line on the other side. PJ Morlando (Summerville, 2024), conquered the brick monster again with three balls clearing the deck, another three clanging off the structure. Devin Parks barreled everything doing his usual thing, Junior Beau Hollins (River Bluff) showed off from each side of the plate and Spartanburg High senior Garrett Fulmer (left) was not to be outdone with his round, losing a few baseballs of his own! Kudos: To the BP machine Thane Maness for pumping ‘cookies’ as always.  DP Disclaimer: The names in this category could be far longer. Please see video when available.  DP Note I: No telling how many baseballs were lost due to the power display, but well-worth the laser show; the above named were three of many that continually found the barrel. DP Note II: Thanks to the handful of parents that helped retrieve some of the longer pokes during the day! The bullpens are what normally pull in quite a few cross-checkers, and even scouting directors this year too. With a minimal list of invited arms each year, we went one at a time on the live mound and a steady stream of 90+ fastballs blew in, actually more than usual. Our Trackman rang out pleasing numbers on our iPad and large display TV; all data will be published this week on the website. To lead us off, Pro Day alum and recent Free Agent Graham Lawson set the tone showing off a 92-95 MPH sink-piece and right behind him, Andrew Bowers (2023, Oceanside Collegiate), left, camped out at 93-94 with secondary stuff to match, arguably the best stuff on the day! Oh, by way, P27 senior Eddie Copper III punched 96 MPH, the top velo recorded. But it did not end there as we paraded one premium arm after another to the bump. For the second year in a row, 2024 Brady Jones (P27 Academy) impressed with a three-pitch arsenal and a fastball topping out at 94 MPH. Most improved stock award has to go to senior southpaw Aydin Palmer (South Florence), chiming in at 90-93 MPH. Shall we go on? In all, on Saturday 20 different guys eclipsed the 88 MPH barrier. Fourteen total moundsmen touched 90 MPH or better, 9 were 93+. Please digest what you just read…quite impressive for a January day on the eve of prep practice! The usual prospects showed up and served as the cornerstone to another successful event, but the new names to pro scouts pushed Pro Day into what we’d consider as another very productive day for high school baseball in South Carolina, again. Based on what the decision-makers saw Saturday, they will have to spend more time in the Palmetto State this spring – which is the goal! NEW! {60’s / MPH / POP & MPH / Defensive MPH } + Trackman Data – Pro Day Memories: Taylor Black –    Video Footage: NEW!  Pitchers / Catchers / Infielders / Outfielders / dp Twitter DP Fist Bump: A special thanks is in order to River Bluff skipper Mark Bonnette, his staff and the High School he represents for once again being wonderful hosts and providing us with their beautiful facility. Every request of ours and more was met by these folks, they even left us the keys to their doors for our DP staff on Saturday evening and Sunday morning as we rounded out our player/team rankings. Often times it’s difficult to find quality venues to play baseball, we are eternally grateful for the opportunity to return to our familiar digs!

dP Pro Day Roster: 2023

Lon Joyce Pro Day – 2023 January 28, 2023 – River Bluff HS  Our 17th Annual Lon Joyce Pro Day is a very strict, invite only event designed for the player who possesses a pro tool and/or is a future prospect in professional baseball. DP will not return calls or emails for solicitation into this showcase. Below is the listing of our 2023 invitees, congratulations to each player named! Schedule & Player Notes / Application / Alumni List Pitchers  Name  High School  Committed Graham Lawson Woodruff South Carolina/FA  Andrew Bowers  Oceanside Collegiate    Coastal Carolina   Taylor Rabe    Greenville   Ole Miss   Danny Flatt    P27 Academy   Lipscomb   Matthew Slaton   Pendleton   Lander   Reece Usselman  P27 Academy  Oregon  Kadan Roach   Byrnes   North Greenville   Ian Squires   Spartanburg   North Greenville   William Spang  Legion Collegiate  –  Gavyn Bowen  P27 Academy  UAB  Noah Chapman   P27 Academy   UNC-Greensboro   Jackson Cole   Boiling Springs   Clemson   Michael Kovala  P27 Academy  Georgia Tech  Aydin Palmer   South Florence   Flo-Dar Tech   Jonah Conradt  P27 Academy   Arkansas   Eddie Copper  P27 Academy   South Carolina   Hunter Phipps  Dutch Fork  Coll of Charleston  Brady Jones  P27 Academy  South Carolina  Asher Goss  Laurens  –  Austin Laughlin  Cardinal Newman  Wofford  Teddy Garner  JL Mann  South Carolina Garrett Mackowiak P27 Academy Ga. Southern Tore Indomenico P27 Academy Notre Dame  Catchers  Name  High School  Committed  Garrett Fulmer   Spartanburg   Citadel   Johann Rodriguez   Chapman   Charleston So   Elijah Tiller   Greenwood   –   Brice Estep  P27 Academy    Coastal Carolina   Mitch Wilson  Dorman    –   Mason Salisbury   Berkeley   –   Chone James   Socastee   Virginia   Peter Mershon  Eastside    –    Skylar Hegler   Andrew Jackson   Clemson  Caden Reeves Chapin – Infielders  Name  High School  Committed  Brent Gibbs  Spring Valley   Coll of Charleston   Rafael Soto  P27 Academy  –  Walker Mitchell   River Bluff    Coastal Carolina   John Wimmer   Rock Hill   Citadel   Landon Peavy  Andrew Jackson   North Greenville   Jacob Brown  P27 Academy  Coll of Charleston  Bryson Nuckols  North Augusta  Newberry  Andrew Buffkin   Carolina Forest  Sptg Methodist  Bradleigh Wohlers  Carolina Forest  Flo-Dar Tech  Joey Calabretti  P27 Academy  Seton Hall  Beau Hollins  River Bluff  South Carolina  Tyler June  P27 Academy  South Carolina  Landon Penfield  Blythewood  Coll of Charleston  Briggs Sullivan   Oceanside Collegiate   Clemson Isaac Pena Indian Land Clemson Chris Hacopian P27 Academy Wake Forest Outfielders  Name  High School  Committed  Alfonsin Rosario  P27 Academy  Chipola JC  Devin Parks  Legion Collegiate   Clemson   TJ Aiken   Greenwood   Old Dominion   Cameron Chee-Olay  P27 Academy  Illinois  Keillor Osbon   James Island   Newberry   Thomas Powell  River Bluff  South Carolina  Joe Cash  Spartanburg  North Greenville   PJ Morlando  Summerville    Mississippi State  Ethan Wagner  P27 Academy  South Carolina  Treion McFarland    P27 Academy  Clemson    Sean Rouse   Sumter    –   Matthew Dominianni  Ashley Ridge  Coll of Charleston Stephen Collier River Bluff – Alonzo Jones Jr Columbus (GA) Vanderbilt/Free Agent dp Note: A small handful of pitchers will be given the opportunity to take BP, likewise with position players who will be allowed to throw a bullpen.

Pro Day Schedule & Player Notes: 2023

-19th Annual Lon Joyce Pro Day- River Bluff High School – January 28, 2023 Invitees 9:00 AM        Player Check-in begins Players put bags in 1B bullpen, cages are open for swings Scout Check-in begins at Football Stadium entrance 9:35-9:55      Players report to football field for a meeting & stretch (far end zone) 9:55-10:00    Meet with Scouts (near end zone, 10-yard line) 10:00-1:15    60’s on Football Field Defensive Workout: OF/C/INF Batting Practice (Wood) Bullpens {LF-Loosen arms, 3B Bullpen-warmup, Game Mound-live, one P at a time} 2:00             University of South Carolina pregame followed by intra-squad (Founders Park) Miscellaneous Info: OF: 2 throws to 3B, 2 to plate (4 total) C: 4 throws to 2B MIF: 2 at them, 1 6-4-3, back hand, forehand, slow-roller (6 total) 3B: 2 at them, 1 5-4-3, back hand, forehand, slow-roller (6 total) 1B: 2 deep throwing to 3B, 2 off bag throwing to 2B (4 total) BP: 10 swings, all wood, switch-hitters 6/6 Pitchers: 12 pitches, 4 FB / 3 CB / 3 CH / 2 Freebies (FB’s preferred) Most Important Thing: Please stay tuned to www.TheDiamondProspects.com in the days/hours leading up to the event for any last second announcements. Also, in the case of inclement weather before the event, the DP website and Twitter @diamondprospect will be our only way of communicating with you. dp Note I: Sunday is reserved if weather forces us to back it up. dp Note II: DP apparel will be available before noon -Player Notes- Players: You are responsible for bringing baseball pants, HS hat, bat, glove, helmet, spikes, indoor shoes and any other equipment you may need. DP will provide your jersey. The registration tables will be stationed at the River Bluff facility, up the RF line beside the football field and parking lot. Players are allowed to leave once they have completed their portion of the workout. Hitters: Bring wood bats. Cages will be available to hitters upon arrival and throughout the event in the covered facility. Please put all equipment in the 1B bullpen, not dugout. Parking: Please use the second school entrance and park beside/enter thru the football stadium. Parents: Please vacate the area behind home plate during the bullpens to make room for scouts to evaluate. Hotel Info: We have secured a reduced rate at a Columbia hotel, be sure to mention Diamond Prospects for the discount: Sleep Inn – 803.731.9999 $69.99 + tax Directions to River Bluff: 320 Corley Mill Rd, Lexington SC, Use second entrance from either direction. Weather.com: https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/columbia-sc-29204 If weather drives us indoors, we have secured the River Bluff HS covered facility.