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South Atlantic Border Battle: 2019

South Atlantic Border Battle: 2019

On September 27-29 the South Atlantic Border Battle will display the premier players from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & the Mid-Atlantic region for pro scouts plus college coaches to lock in on the top players in the Senior class and Underclassmen too. 2019 will mark our 11th A...

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Summer Rankings: Class of 2021

Summer Rankings: Class of 2021

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

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Summer Rankings: Class of 2020

Diamond Prospects remains so excited about this 2020 class! Quite a few of these names have progressed nicely and we have ide...

Final Rankings: Class of 2019

Final Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of youngsters have historically been a grouping that expanded as the year's pilde up, which proved true each t...

Fall Showcase: 2019

Fall Showcase: 2019

Diamond Prospects announces our 14th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 at Co...

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...

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...

Diamond Notes Part III: How important is Make-up?

Diamond Notes Part III: How important is Make-up?

Compiled By: Austin Alexander - May 29, 2006   A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up”. With the MLB d...

Diamond Notes Part II: Examples of Make-Up

Diamond Notes Part II: Examples of Make-Up

  Compiled By: Austin Alexander - May 22, 2006 A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up." With the MLB d...

Diamond Notes Part I: What is Make-Up?

Diamond Notes Part I: What is Make-Up?

Compiled by: Austin Alexander - May 15, 2006 A term often used among coaches and scouts is “make-up”. With the MLB draft les...

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...

"The WILL"

"The WILL"

{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Wil...

DP Rankings: How they are built

DP Rankings: How they are built

By: Austin Alexander - June 28, 2009 Each time we publish our player rankings in the various classes, we are sure to come u...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2019

DP's All-Academic Team: 2019

By: Jason Kullman - June 18, 2019 We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we do each year, D...

Summer Showcase Recap: 2019

Summer Showcase Recap: 2019

By: Austin Alexander - June 11-12, 2019 When any one of us thinks of June or any form of summer baseball, extreme heat and s...

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2019

MLB Draft Breakdown: 2019

By: Austin Alexander - June 3-5, 2019   In a year that professional scouts will admit there was far less dra...

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2019

MLB Draft: Palmetto State's Finest - 2019

Diamond Prospects congratulates the following young men whose name was called by a Major League team in the MLB Draft on Tues...

Diamond Kings: 2019

Diamond Kings: 2019

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

MLB Draft Preview: 2019

MLB Draft Preview: 2019

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 3, 2019 The workouts have concluded, the notes have been made, scouting miles have been logged ...

5A All-DP Team: 2019

5A All-DP Team: 2019

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

4A All-DP Team: 2019

4A All-DP Team: 2019

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

3A All-DP Team: 2019

3A All-DP Team: 2019

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

2A All-DP Team: 2019

2A All-DP Team: 2019

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

1A All-DP Team: 2019

1A All-DP Team: 2019

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

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2019

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2019

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

The Dirty Dudes: 2019

The Dirty Dudes: 2019

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

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...

3A Finals III: Crescent @ Bishop England

3A Finals III: Crescent @ Bishop England

By: Cory Welch – May 18, 2019 With the final day of the 2019 season upon us, we have one final State Champion to crown. Wi...

5A Finals III: Dutch Fork vs Blythewood

5A Finals III: Dutch Fork vs Blythewood

By: Will Cheatham – May 18, 2019 -Game 3 AAAAA State Championship- DP was on hand tonight at Segra Park for the final and w...

5A Finals II: Blythewood @ Dutch Fork

5A Finals II: Blythewood @ Dutch Fork

By: Robert Hendrix – May 14, 2019   DP headed across the Lake Murray Dam tonight to watch Game Two of the AAAAA ...

4A Finals I: Midland Valley @ Eastside

4A Finals I: Midland Valley @ Eastside

By: Dale Nelson & Cory Welch – May 13, 2019 After a 47.5 hour delay, the AAAA State Championship finally got underway to...

2A Finals I: Oceanside @ Landrum

2A Finals I: Oceanside @ Landrum

By: Taylor Hollifield – May 13, 2019 Tonight DP traveled up to the small town of Landrum in the northern part of Spartanburg...

3A Finals I: Bishop England @ Crescent

3A Finals I: Bishop England @ Crescent

By: Cory Welch – May 11, 2019 The best week of the year on the high school baseball circuit is finally upon us, championship...

SCISA: 3A Championship Preview

SCISA: 3A Championship Preview

By: Charles Assey, Jr. – March 12, 2019 The 2019 SCISA 3A is a showdown of Region 1 opponents as #2 seed Ben Lippen will tak...

State Finals Preview: 2019

State Finals Preview: 2019

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 10, 2019 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams and attempting to provide you with the forecas...

5A Lower State Finals: Dutch Fork @ River Bluff

5A Lower State Finals: Dutch Fork @ River Bluff

By: Will Cheatham – May 8, 2019 -AAAAA ‘Lower State’ Championship- DP was on hand tonight for the end of Game 1 and all of...

Lower State Titles: 2A/3A

Lower State Titles: 2A/3A

By: Lukas Ray – May 8, 2019 DP was in Charleston on Hump Day at two perfect venues for post-season baseball. Our first stop ...

Playoffs: Separation Saturday

Playoffs: Separation Saturday

By: Cory Welch – May 4, 2019  This particular Saturday is one of the most exciting days of the year on the DP landscape...

Playoffs: JL Mann @ Blythewood

Playoffs: JL Mann @ Blythewood

By: Robert Hendrix – May 4, 2019  DP was in attendance at Blythewood High this afternoon as they hosted the JL Mann Pat...

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ Hilton Head

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ Hilton Head

By: Erik Mathisen – May 4, 2019 Weather delays plagued the Lower State Semi-final between Midland Valley and Hilton Head o...

Playoffs: Ft. Mill @ Blythewood

Playoffs: Ft. Mill @ Blythewood

By: Jeff Kerr - May 2, 2019 DP was in Blythewood for Class 5A upper state action on Tuesday night. What promised to be a sur...

Recent Commitments

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Jolly to Wolves

Jolly to Wolves

Following Palmetto Games, Strom Thurmond HS 2020 C Rhett Jolly made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Smith to Lancers

On Sunday, Irmo HS 2020 OF Jackson Smith made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Olmeda to Lancers

On Sunday, Westwood HS 2020 OF Edwin Olmeda made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Stone to Patriots

Stone to Patriots

Following the Palmetto Games, Fort Mill HS 2020 INF Brady Stone made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Wallace to Patriots

On Wednesday, McBee HS 2020 C/INF McIver Wallace made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Folts to Blue Hose

Folts to Blue Hose

Following the Palmetto Games, Spartanburg HS 2020 RHP Ryan Folts made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Pendergrass to Gamecocks

Pendergrass to Gamecocks

Following the Palmetto Games, Hartsville HS 2021 OF Dariyan Pendergrass made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Mershon to Bulldogs

Mershon to Bulldogs

Following the Palmetto Games, Eastside HS 2022 INF David Mershon made a commitment to play baseball at Mississippi State University.

Fahr to Blue Hose

Fahr to Blue Hose

Following the Palmetto Games, Riverside HS 2020 INF Brody Fahr made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Wicker to Patriots

On Thursday, Lexington HS 2020 LHP Will Wicker made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Abbott to Stingers

On Monday, Camden HS 2020 INF Tate Abbott made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Rogers to Lancers

On Monday, Carolina Forest 2020 INF Derek Rogers made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Ray to Lancers

On Thursday, P27 Academy 2020 RHP Josh Ray made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Taylor to Tigers

Taylor to Tigers

On Tuesday, Ben Lippen HS 2021 OF Will Taylor made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Mills to Stingers

On Tuesday, Chesterfield HS 2020 RHP Landon Mills made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Ogden to Stingers

On Tuesday, Lexington HS 2020 RHP Elijah Ogden made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Watkins to Crusaders

On Sunday, Branchville HS 2020 LHP/OF Jacob Watkins made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville University.

Matthews to Patriots

On Friday, Fort Mill HS 2020 INF Patrick Matthews made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

Hutchins to Bulldogs

Hutchins to Bulldogs

On Thursday, Boiling Springs HS 2020 RHP/UTL Ben Hutchins made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Roper to Stingers

On Thursday, Belton Honea-Path HS 2019 LHP Tyliss Roper made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Finster to St. Leo

On Wednesday, Liberty HS 2020 LHP Colin Finster made a commitment to play baseball at St. Leo University (FL).

Land to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Seneca HS 2020 C Trent Land made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Ouzts to Blue Hose

On Monday, P27 Academy 2020 RHP/INF Ryan Ouzts made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Brooks to Cougars

On Sunday, Bishop England HS 2021 RHP/1B Daniel Brooks made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Daniels to Pioneers

On Thursday, JL Mann HS 2019 LHP Myles Daniels made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Palma to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Summerville HS 2020 OF/RHP Logan Palma made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Gross to Buccaneers

Recently, Hilton Head HS 2020 C Colin Gross made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern.

Christmas to Blue Devils

On Thursday, Fort Dorchester HS 2021 INF Tyler Christmas made a commitment to play baseball at Duke University.

Hall to Eagles

On Thursday, Cheraw HS 2020 RHP/UT Tyson Hall made a commitment to play baseball for Winthrop.

Hanvey to Buccaneers

On Wednesday, Walhalla HS 2020 INF James Hanvey made a commitment to play baseball at Charleston Southern University.

Cox to Bulldogs

On Wednesday, AC Flora HS 2020 RHP/INF Harmon Cox made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Tepper to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, Fort Mill HS 2020 RHP Mikey Tepper made a commitment to play baseball at Mississippi State.

Williams to E. Kentucky

On Saturday, Westwood HS 2020 RHP/OF BJ Williams made a commitment to play baseball at Eastern Kentucky University.

Butler to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, Strom Thurmond HS 2019 OF KJ Butler made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Calhoun to Paladins

On Monday, Chapin HS 2020 C Andrew Calhoun made a commitment to play baseball at Furman University.

Fall Showcase

RiverBluff RFpole14dp logo1Diamond Prospects announces our 14th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 at Columbia's River Bluff HS for 2020-2023 graduates. This showcase is designed for the player who possesses the abilities to play at the collegiate level or beyond. If you think you are that caliber of player, it would strongly benefit you to attend this event!

Invite & Info / Application

South Atlantic Border Battle

BorderBattle-logo11On September 27-29 the South Atlantic Border Battle will display the premier players from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & the Mid-Atlantic region for pro scouts plus college coaches to lock in on the top players in the Senior class and Underclassmen too. 2019 will mark our 11th Annual talent showcase! Eight years ago, Major League Baseball partnered Diamond Prospects & Dynamic Baseball to make this event sanctioned by the MLB, since that time The Border Battle has taken on a life of its own even though the alumni list is quite decorated since year one! Who will emerge as we set the stage for another banner weekend?

SABB Website / NEW   Invite List /  Futures Game Application /  Border Battle Application

Baseball Stuff

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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Quote of the Week:  Matthew 7:24-27“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

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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 / Website

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

Something you don't know - How a baseball is made:

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