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DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill All-Star Game

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill All-Star Game

-Winthrop University- Winthrop Ballpark, Rock Hill, SC October 25, 2017  American League (White Jerseys) Coaches: Kelly Clayton, Eddie Tisdale  Name  High School  Michael Angelou  Clover HS  Coby Boan  Northwestern HS  Ryan...

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Fall Showcase: 2017

Fall Showcase: 2017

Diamond Prospects will have our 12th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 at Columbia...

DP Developmental Fall League

DP Developmental Fall League

Diamond Prospects Developmental Fall League Master Schedule / Field Addresses / HR Ticker  Upstate Rosters / Greater...

DP Fall League: Panthers 2 vs Rebels 2 & Wildcats 2 vs Rebels 3

DP Fall League: Panthers 2 vs Rebels 2 & Wildcats 2 vs Rebels 3

By: Cory Welch – October 3, 2017 As we roll into October, DP made a return trip to Byrnes High School to lock in on a doub...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Cougars @ Falcons 2 + Patriots @ Falcons 1

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Cougars @ Falcons 2 + Patriots @ Falcons 1

By: Gary Randall – September 27, 2017 Among a multitude of game postponements & rescheduling due to other high schoo...

DP Upstate Fall League: MC Rebels @ Laurens DH

DP Upstate Fall League: MC Rebels @ Laurens DH

By: Cory Welch – September 27, 2017  At the conclusion of Week 3, DP made its trek to Laurens, SC to check in on the MC...

DP Fall League: Tigers @ Patriots DH

DP Fall League: Tigers @ Patriots DH

By: Cory Welch – September 26, 2017 As the halfway point of the Upstate Fall League is approaching, DP made its first st...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Trojans @ Blue Eagles 1 & Warriors @ Blue Eagles 2

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Trojans @ Blue Eagles 1 & Warriors @ Blue Eagles 2

By: Gary Randall – September 20, 2017 Week #2 Wednesday night games included a double dip at Clover HS, the first ever D...

DP Upstate Fall League: Byrnes vs Woodmont DH

DP Upstate Fall League: Byrnes vs Woodmont DH

By: Cory Welch – September 20, 2017  Tonight, DP strolled up I-85 and took in a doubleheader on the campus of Byrnes Hi...

DP Upstate Fall League: Red Raiders @ Wolverines DH

DP Upstate Fall League: Red Raiders @ Wolverines DH

By: Cory Welch – September 18, 2017  As we roll in the second week of the Upstate Fall League, DP made the trip to Wood...

DP Fall League: Bobcats @ Rams

DP Fall League: Bobcats @ Rams

By: Cory Welch – September 14, 2017 As the first week of the Upstate Fall Week came to a close, DP altered its route due t...

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Opening Night

DP Greater Rock Hill Fall League: Opening Night

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill (GRHL) – Stallions 1 vs Bearcats 2 & Stallions 2 vs Bearcats 1  By: Gary Randall ...

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

By: Cory Welch – September 13, 2017  After a slight delay to the schedule due to Hurricane Irma, the Diamond Prospects’...

Border Battle: Recap 2017

Border Battle: Recap 2017

By: Dale Nelson, Sept 9-10, 2017 In the middle of last week it looked as if Hurricane Irma could pose a significant thre...

How Fearless are You?

How Fearless are You?

By: Austin Alexander - September 7, 2017 Sometimes in life we try to paint a picture or describe what we see. This image lan...

Palmetto Pros

Palmetto Pros

Diamond Prospects is your easiest way to keep up with professional players who have ties to the Palmetto State. If they ...

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2017

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2017

By: Austin Alexander - August 12-13, 2017        -Northeast repeats in dominant fashion among ...

Our Journey: The 2017 Northwestern Trojans

Our Journey: The 2017 Northwestern Trojans

By: John Gilreath - July 31, 2017 When you first step on that high school campus, you've got two things on your mind - a...

JY R.I.P.

JY R.I.P.

UPDATED 7/31 4:32pm Jeffrey Joseph Young, 49, passed away from a heart attack on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Greenvil...

Farewell to a Friend

Farewell to a Friend

By: Austin Alexander - July 29, 2017 It is with a very heavy heart that I write this morning, still less than 24 hours a...

The art of receiving & returning recruiting calls

The art of receiving & returning recruiting calls

By: Austin Alexander - August 13, 2008 When college coaches and pro scouts begin making calls to prospective players or dra...

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

DP Q&A - A Life in Baseball: Travis Barbary

My name is Travis Barbary and I currently serve as the catching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m entering my 23rd...

The Science of Scouting

The Science of Scouting

By: Austin Alexander - October 16, 2011 Topic: The art of evaluating and the science of projection. Any scout worth his salt...

Behind the Mask, Part II

Behind the Mask, Part II

By: Tome' Higgins - January 8, 2015 There are a couple do's and don’ts coaches should refrain from when questioning a call. ...

Behind the Mask, Part I

Behind the Mask, Part I

By: Tome' Higgins - January 6, 2015 I often hear people say that they could never be an umpire. The thought of getting hit...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

In the past few years we have made a listing of the freshman group. BUT because we are so excited about this 2020 class, we d...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

Summer 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 ...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

As the year's pile up, so do the names of players we run across that have a chance to make an impact past high school. This i...

Final Rankings: Class of 2017

Final Rankings: Class of 2017

Some of the names on this board have accomplished quite a bit at the prep level and/or on the travel ball circuit, others hav...

Diamond Notes: Was it good for you?

Diamond Notes: Was it good for you?

By: Austin Alexander - August 24, 2006   If you’ve played this beautiful game for anytime at all, chances are you have...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2017

DP's All-Academic Team: 2017

By: Jason Kullman - June 14, 2017 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year,&nb...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2017

Each year DP watches more than a handful of baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see a some ...

Recap: Summer Showcase

Recap: Summer Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - June 7-8, 2017 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and...

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

All-DP: The Dirty Dudes

This DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have caught the eye of...

Diamond King Awards: 2017

Diamond King Awards: 2017

DP Note: With the tremendous assistance of High School coaches and Diamond Prospects' travels this spring, the Diamond K...

All-DP Team: 5A

All-DP Team: 5A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we ...

All-DP Team: 4A

All-DP Team: 4A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we ...

All-DP Team: 3A

All-DP Team: 3A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we ...

All-DP Team: 2A

All-DP Team: 2A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we ...

All-DP Team: 1A

All-DP Team: 1A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we ...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2017

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2017

By: Austin Alexander - June 12-14, 2017   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less d...

Recent Commitments

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Gueldner to Stingers

Gueldner to Stingers

On Sunday, Indian Land HS senior SS Daniel Gueldner made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Carmichael to Lancers

On Sunday, Latta HS senior RHP McLeod Carmichael made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Melton to Bearcats

On Friday, Woodruff HS junior OF/LHP Logan Melton made a commitment to play baseball at Lander.

Jones to Pioneers

Jones to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Dutch Fork HS junior INF Crosby Jones made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Hosley to Macalester

On Monday night, Academic Magnet 2018 C Jack Hosley committed to play baseball at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Matta to Fire Ants

Matta to Fire Ants

On Monday, North Myrtle Beach HS C Craig Matta made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Clark to Stingers

On Monday, Summerville HS senior RHP/OF Cameron Clark made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Hudson to Brunswick

Hudson to Brunswick

On Friday, North Myrtle Bach HS senior INF/RHP Chase Hudson made a commitment to play baseball at Brunswick CC (NC).

Atkinson to Tornados

On Thursday, Wren HS senior OF Jack Atkinson made a commitment to play baseball at Brevard College (NC).

Thomas to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Greenwood HS senior RHP Walt Thomas made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Mershon to Pioneers

Mershon to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Eastside HS junior SS Joseph Mershon made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Cash to Fire Ants

Cash to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Chesnee HS senior SS Luke Cash made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Golden to Pioneers

Golden to Pioneers

On Friday, North Augusta HS senior RHP Brad Golden made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

DeReinzo to Trojans

On Friday, Lexington HS senior OF Ryan DeRienzo made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Kobleur to Pioneers

Kobleur to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Gilbert HS senior RHP Boyce Kobleur made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Durrah to Tornados

On Wednesday, Byrnes HS senior Jay Durrah made a commitment to play baseball at Brevard (NC).

Bodison to Pioneers

Bodison to Pioneers

On Tuesday, James Island HS OF senior Vince Bodison made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

String to New Haven

On Monday, St. James HS senior RHP Tyler String made a commitment to play baseball at the University of New Haven (CT).

Weider to Flying Fleet

On Sunday, White Knoll HS senior OF Parker Weider made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Speedy to Bulldogs

Speedy to Bulldogs

On Saturday, AC Flora HS junior LHP Caleb Speedy made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Harlan to Cougars

Harlan to Cougars

On Thursday, Hillcrest HS junior Trotter Harlan made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Reeves to Bulldogs

Reeves to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Northwestern HS senior RHP Cameron Reeves made a commitment to play baseball for The Citadel.

Richardson to Chanticleers

Richardson to Chanticleers

On Tuesday, Aynor HS 3B Walt Richardson made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Edwards to Thundering Herd

Edwards to Thundering Herd

On Tuesday, Myrtle Beach HS senior INF Luke Edwards made a commitment to play baseball for Marshall.

Byars to Stingers

Byars to Stingers

On Monday, Hillcrest HS senior C Colton Byars made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Crouch to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Lexington HS INF senior Chase Crouch made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Huthmaker to Flying Fleet

On Saturday, Lexington HS senior INF Noah Huthmaker made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Florio to Mountaineers

On Friday, West Florence HS senior RHP Ryan Florio made a commitment to play baseball at Mount St. Mary's University. 

Thomas to Flying Fleet

Thomas to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Myrtle Beach HS senior 1B Jackson Thomas made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Roof to Crusaders

Roof to Crusaders

On Wednesday, Lexington HS senior RHP Nate Roof made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville.

Smith to Stingers

Smith to Stingers

On Tuesday, Strom Thurmond HS senior RHP/OF Payton Smith made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Galloway to Cobras

On Friday, Thomas Sumter Academy senior INF Joshua Galloway made a commitment to play baseball at Coker.

Harrison to Pioneers

Harrison to Pioneers

On Friday, Eastside HS senior RHP/INF Tank Harrison made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Fowler to Stingers

On Thursday, Spartanburg HS senior RHP Triston Fowler made a commitment to play baseball for Florence-Darlington Tech.

Alberson to Flying Fleet

Alberson to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, Palmetto HS senior SS Hagan Alberson made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14 Diamond Prospects will have our 12th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 at Columbia's River Bluff HS for any 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates that believe they are college-bound players! Historically, quite a few household names actually landed on the radar at our fall showcase! We look forward to seeing which participants will jump onto the scene this November...time will tell!

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USC Sumter Camps: USC Sumter Baseball Camps are open to any and all entrants and is only limited by number, age, grade level and/or gender in accordance with NCAA rules. Link: Click here

CanesLogo17Canes Tryouts: The Canes Baseball program will be hosting tryouts for the 2018 season at NORTH HENDERSON HS, NC (NOV 4), LEXINGTON HS (NOV 19), CAROLINA FOREST HS (NOV 11), FURMAN UNIVERSITY (NOV 12) & SUMMERVILLE HS (NOV 12). All 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 registration information is on the website. All who would like to attend these tryout should sign-up @ www.canesbaseball.net

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