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Back to the Future: Bryce Teodosio

Back to the Future: Bryce Teodosio

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Bryce Teodosio made a name for himself several times over the years as a member of the Simpsonville Stars on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Bryce Teodosio   2009 Bryce Teodosio, 1B - Teodosio is unique, in that,...

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Respect your umpire

Respect your umpire

This small gesture means more than you know. It means a lot to an umpire to have the respect of his catcher. #baseball #catchers #respect #maturity #umpires #catcherswag (from Benji Johnson Catching facebook page)

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Why Team Chemistry is So Vital

Why Team Chemistry is So Vital

Team chemistry can sometimes be hard to define, but when it’s absent, it’s readily apparent. Some fans might doubt the importance of having a close-knit team, or how getting along inside the locker room can benefit a team between the lines, but few coaches share that logic.Allen (Texas) High School head baseball coach ...

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Back to the Future: Douglas Angeli

Back to the Future: Douglas Angeli

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Douglas Angeli made a name for himself as a member of the Spartanburg Phillies on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Douglas Angeli   2009 Douglas Angeli - The only solid hitter of the weekend of the weekend for the ...

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USSSA Spring Spectacular Global Qualifier-Upstate

USSSA Spring Spectacular Global Qualifier-Upstate

An 11 team field in the 12U division came together at two venues, Heritage Park in Simpsonville and the JB Owens Complex in Easley, looking to come out on top at the U.S.S.S.A. Spring Spectacular Global Qualifier. Nearly perfect weather conditions in the Upstate made it an enjoyable time to be at the ballpark for those...

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A Batting Stance Doesn't Have to be Rocket Science

A Batting Stance Doesn't Have to be Rocket Science

A batting stance is like a pair of baseball shoes: one size doesn’t fit all. A child who develops a hitting style at an early age won’t necessarily maintain that style as he grows, says Troy Silva, a hitting instructor for Rijo Baseball, a baseball instructional facility featuring online training videos.Developing a hi...

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2016 School Dayz

2016 School Dayz

Attention 7th and 8th grade baseball players: Did you make the junior varsity or varsity squad of a South Carolina high school this spring? If so, we'd like to hear about it! Send us a message on Facebook (search Junior Diamond Prospects if not a friend) or send an email to Richard Edwards at Richard_Edwards@live.com a...

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Cancer at the plate, Miracles on deck, Testimony in the hole, 'W' is outcome!

Cancer at the plate, Miracles on deck, Testimony in the hole, 'W' is outcome!

By: Austin Alexander - September 21, 2015 For the second straight week, an evil disease called cancer has stricken a member of the DP team - this time it is with a heavy heart that that I report my wife Rita and I got the bad news last Tuesday following a series of doctor's appointments and tests. Stage 3 breast canc...

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Area Scouts Wanted!

Area Scouts Wanted!

Would you like to have some extra cash in your back pocket? Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, AAU, Little League or Dixie Youth games? If so, we could use your help to write up contests and identify the top talent in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina. The 2015 season is&n...

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Jr DP Spotlight

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Wil Stewart

Wil Stewart

The Dirt Devils, based out of Clinton South Carolina, are one of the better 11U teams around. Just in the 2015-16 s...

Gray Wells

Gray Wells

There is no "Gray" area when talking about the hitting ability of our next featured player. We dipped into onw of t...

Rocco Reid

Rocco Reid

Every good team must have a solid foundation of arms they can trot out to the mound. Without adequate pitching, tra...

Davis Starnes

Davis Starnes

Our Junior Diamond Spotlight feature returns just in time for Christmas. Our next elite prospect plays for Team Nik...

Bryant Ford

Bryant Ford

Up next in the Junior Diamond Spotlight is one of the top flamethrowers in the upstate. Bryant Ford has been blesse...

Erik Simpson

Erik Simpson

Next up in the Junior Diamond Spotlight is Erik Simpson. This young man leaped onto our radar at a very young age. ...

Jake Eargle

Jake Eargle

The Junior Diamond Spotlight shines down on the Midlands for our next young Palmetto state prospect. This LHP/1B/OF...

Carson Erlewine

Carson Erlewine

Next up in the Junior Diamond Spotlight is Carson Erlewine. He is currently a 7th grader at Bryson Middle School in...

Ben Rollins

Ben Rollins

Our next guest in the Junior Diamond Spotlight is nicknamed "Rocket". How fast is he? Well, this summer he set the ...

Charlie Bussey III

Charlie Bussey III

The next featured prospect in the Junior Diamond Spotlight leaped onto our radar about two years ago. He is not lik...

Connor Droze

Connor Droze

There are not a lot of players in the 11U division that you can call true "power" hitters. Our next guest in the Ju...

Zach Overholt

Zach Overholt

Baseball talent seems to run in the Overholt family tree. Earlier this year, we spotlighted Tyler Overholt, a LHP/C...

Rawlings Stars

Rawlings Stars

It is not general practice that we at Junior Diamond Prospects cover 8U teams. In fact, we set out to cover 9U thro...

Davis Wilson

Davis Wilson

His last name is Wilson but he plays for Rawlings and boy, does he play. Our next prospect in the Junior Diamond Sp...

SC Hooks

SC Hooks

The 11U SC Hooks, currently registered as a 12U team, have been around since 2011. The Midlands (Irmo/Chapin) ...

Tyler Overholt

Tyler Overholt

11U Team Rawlings, based out of Greenwood, is one of if not the top team regardless of age division, in South Carol...

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usssaUSSSA rankings by age division are now updated!

On Deck: 2016 tournament coverage from around the state of South Carolina, Individual player spotlights including Gray Wells (Hooks) updated pitcher peak velocities and flamethrower recognition, the JrDP Photo Gallery of the top prospects... and much more!

Upcoming tournaments:

Dates Tournament Name Location Organization Link
May 21-22 Battle of the Bats Aiken USSSA Click here
May 21-22 Battle of the Bats Florence USSSA Click here
May 21-22 Battle of the Bats Walterboro USSSA Click here
May 21-22 Battle of the Bats North Charleston USSSA Click here
May 21-22 Battle of the Bats Spartanburg USSSA Click here
May 28-29 Memorial Day Meltdown Lexington USSSA Click here
May 28-29 Memorial Day Meltdown Summerville USSSA Click here
May 28-29 Memorial Day Meltdown Upstate USSSA Click here
June 4-5 South Carolina Summer State Championships Lexington USSSA Click here
June 4-5 South Carolina Summer State Championships Sumter USSSA Click here
June 4-5 South Carolina Summer State Championships Walterboro USSSA Click here
June 4-5 South Carolina Summer State Championships Spartanburg USSSA Click here
JUne 4-5 Double Point Ring Championship North Augusta USSSA Click here
July 22-24 Top Gun Wood Bat World Series North Myrtle Beach Top Gun Click here


Travis IshikawaJrDP Quote of the Week: "In baseball, it’s easy to find value in performance. I was so used to being a perfectionist, crushed by all my failures. (And that isn’t healthy in a sport like baseball!) My faith in God has given me freedom from that. Trusting His plan—not hard work or love of the game—has helped me persevere through all the ups and downs of my career. I know who I am in Christ, and that means so much more than whatever my stat line says about me." Travis Ishikawa

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boy_flipping_ball.gifWatch baseball, earn ca$h! JrDP Scouts needed: Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, Nations Baseball, Little League or Dixie Youth games tournament? If so, we could use your help to write up contests in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina, especially in the Florence, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston areas. The 2014-15 season is upon us with tournaments in every part of the state. What better way to earn some extra spending money than watching Americas pasttime played by the stars of tomorrow. Anyone interested in being an area scout for Junior Diamond Prospects - and being compensated - should contact Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

heritage_park_scoreboard.jpgJrDP Scoreboard: In our continual efforts to improve the visibility of youth baseball in South Carolina, Junior Diamond Prospects is very excited to introduce the website's newest feature! Subscribers now have the ability to post game information on JrDP's Scoreboard for everyone to view...Go to the scoreboard.

Polls: Tournament brackets are now up. Chime in on who you think will take home the top honors each weekend in our JrDP Polls. These can be found under the advertisement on the right side of each page.

jrdp_logo.pngAdvertise on JrDP: Looking for widespread visibility? Want to sponsor an upcoming Junior Diamond Prospects event? Your business could possibly prosper from our rapidly growing exposure. For more information, click here.

 

Does your team/organization have a web site? Email your link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put it on our team page. To view "Team Links", look under Teams on the front page or click here.

 

Baseball paraphanalia.jpgLooking for players or a team in 2014-15? Are you looking for a player for the 2014-15 season? Are you looking for a team to play with? Maybe Junior DP can help. Send us what you are looking for and we will publish it. Please include city team is based out of or area that you live in, age group of the team or player for the 2014-15 fall season, and contact information (email address and/or phone number). Also, if your local league is having registrations, send us that information and we will publish it as well. Email Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


JrDP Spotlights:
We've featured many talented players over the past several months, and we plan to bring you more and more spotlights as we move through the 2014-15 season. In this Junior Diamond Prospects feature, our subscribers will learn more about who the better players are, what they like about the game, what they like to do off the playing field, and more. Stay tuned