By: Austin Alexander - November 9-10, 2013
On Saturday and Sunday, picture perfect weather covered Lexington High School and Diamond Prospects' Eighth Annual Fall Showcase. A full house of participants in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 classes were on hand to work out in front of 31 pro scouts and college coaches on a field that was in perfect condition. A solid mix of tunes rang out of the PA system as two sessions of players were paraded through 60's, a defensive workout, batting practice and closing with bullpens before the games opened on Saturday afternoon.
The theme of this weekend was of all of the young prospects that emerged, names unknown to us and most scouts when we all arrived on Day 1. A heavy dose of sophomores, freshmen and even an eighth-grader forced themselves into claiming "follow" status, some with upside that had us very excited... there were some juniors and seniors that enhanced their stock too, including two 2014 grads that bumped 89 and 90 respectively! (L, Marlboro Co. RHP Connor Pate)
What does a fox say? Well, it is safe to assume that if you had never heard the song before this event, you left the weekend knowing every single word and sound... if you came to Lexington High School this weekend really liking the song, you likely left campus hoping you never hear it again! Our DP staff in the booth found it humorous to play the hit tune endlessly, especially when I was trying to address the players. Trust me when I tell you that it is very difficult to hold a teenagers attention with that chaos playing in the background!
DP High Five: Per usual, Lexington was a gracious host providing their immaculate facility that has under-gone a makeover from last year's event. The place could not have been a more accommodating site, Coach Brian Hucks and his entire support staff are always first-class and we sincerely thank them for opening their gates to DP again.