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Develop First, Win Second

Develop First, Win Second

Mike Matheny mastered the position that could be regarded as baseball’s most intricate. Before he took over as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Matheny was a standout major league catcher who earned four Gold Gloves between 2000 and 2005 as the best defensive catcher in the National League. While Matheny clearly und...

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2015 School Dayz

2015 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 Richar...

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Sports Parenting: Realistic Views Of Your Child's Potential

Sports Parenting: Realistic Views Of Your Child's Potential

Jerry Manuel, former MLB player and manager of the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets, says the days of coaches motivating players through fear and intimidation are gone, and believes the same is true for parenting. He advises parents to stay supportive of their children's love of sport, but to view their children's t...

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Back to the Future: Grayson Bailes

Back to the Future: Grayson Bailes

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Grayson Bailes made a name for himself several times over the years as a member of the Laurens Lightning and the Greenville Giants on our site.  Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Grayson Bailes 2007  Bailes is one of...

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10 Pieces of Advice For Baseball Parents

10 Pieces of Advice For Baseball Parents

If you are the parent of a young baseball player, it’s easy to let the hectic nature of a season get in the way of the big picture. For more, click here.

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SC Spring State Championship-Upstate

SC Spring State Championship-Upstate

Spring was in full "swing" this past weekend as U.S.S.S.A. held their Spring State Championships at various locations around the state. Old Man Winter refused to go away just yet in the Upstate at Tyger River Park in Reidville as a strong blustery wind kept the fans under cover and the players moving about just trying ...

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10 Pieces of Youth Baseball Coaching Advice

10 Pieces of Youth Baseball Coaching Advice

Dan Spring was drafted in 2003 by the Detroit Tigers, and has spent the last 10 years providing instruction for over 17,000 youth baseball players. He currently runs the Spring Training Baseball Academy in Palos Verdes, California and runs the Eye Black Academy, a youth baseball instruction site. 10 Things For Coaches...

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2015 Pre-Season Player Rankings

2015 Pre-Season Player Rankings

Junior Diamond Prospects Scouting Director Richard Edwards has kept his finger on the pulse of youth baseball in South Carolina for a long time and his annual "Player Rankings" feature is always a huge hit with our subscribers. This is the fifth year he has rolled out his comprehensive rankings of players he has s...

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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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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Former South Carolina standout and recent inductee into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame and MLB'er, Landon Powell, ha...

Cameron Weston

Cameron Weston

The Palmetto Diamondbacks took home five U.S.S.S.A. titles during the fall season and currently are ranked #2 in th...

Cameron Williams

Cameron Williams

Our next guest in the Junior Diamond Spotlight is currently a “Wrenegade” but one day he hopes to be wearing the bl...

Xavier Anderson

Xavier Anderson

The "X-Factor" has been called the "undefineable something that makes for star quality". It may not be a single thi...

Carson Rowland

Carson Rowland

The Carolina Reds organization has been around for more than a decade, developing some of the top baseball talent i...

Travis Elliott

Travis Elliott

So, what is this young man doing playing on a 13U team with one of the top travelball organizations in the state? B...

Charlton Commander

Charlton Commander

The Junior Diamond Spotlight returns today to feature one of the top young players from the Midlands area of South ...

Jordan Beatson

Jordan Beatson

Our next featured player in the Junior Diamond Spotlight comes from the Midlands of South Carolina. Although his fa...

Kyler Reagan

Kyler Reagan

The film The Natural, starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall, was nominated for four Academy Awards...

James Parker

James Parker

Blue Chip Professional Baseball in Anderson offers quality instruction to those in proximity of the Electric City. ...

Lawson Bagwell

Lawson Bagwell

The Hub City Heat have been nominated for the Junior Diamond Prospects Team of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. This...

Chase Hood

Chase Hood

Baseball players from small towns? Oh yeah, more common than you might think. The New York Yankees Travis Haffner f...

Zachary Cecil

Zachary Cecil

The Carolina A's enter the fall season as one of the top 13U teams in the state. Their success at the lower age div...

Aidan Massey

Aidan Massey

Today, Aidan Massey joins a rather long list of teammates with the SC Crush who have been featured in the Junior Di...

Rylan Brown

Rylan Brown

We haven't featured any young men who could drive a truck, a tractor and an ATV, at least at the time they were fea...

Peyton Nelson

Peyton Nelson

Some kids can't help but have baseball in their blood because they are around the game so much. Our next guest in t...

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usssaUSSSA rankings by age division are now updated!

On Deck: 2015 tournament coverage from around the state of South Carolina, Individual player spotlights including Matt Farrar (Carolina Cyclones), Bryton Ward (West End RiverDogs Blue), Zach Overholt (Next Level A's}, Tyler Overholt (Team Rawlings), 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
Apr 24-26 South Carolina Spring Super NIT Upstate USSSA Click here
Apr 24-26 South Carolina Spring Super NIT Lexington USSSA Click here
Apr 24-26 South Carolina Spring Super NIT Summerville USSSA Click here
May 2-3 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier Lexington USSSA Click here
May 2-3 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier North Charleston/Summerville USSSA Click here
May 2-3 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier Aiken USSSA Click here
May 2-3 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier Upstate USSSA Click here
May 9 Mom's Diamond Classic North Spartanburg USSSA Click here
May 9-10 Mom's Diamond Classic/All-State Qualifier Lexington USSSA Click here
May 9 Mom's Diamond Classic/All-State Qualifier Walterboro USSSA Click here
May 9-10 Mom's Diamond Classic/All-State Qualifier Florence USSSA Click here
May 16-17 State Director's Challenge 12.0 Spartanburg/Tyger River USSSA Click here
May 16-17 State Director's Challenge 12.0 Lexington USSSA Click here
May 16-17 State Director's Challenge 12.0 Summerville USSSA Click here
May 16-17 State Director's Challenge 12.0 Aiken USSSA Click here
May 16-17 State Director's Challenge 12.0 Sumter USSSA Click here
May 16-17 State Director's Challenge 12.0 North Myrtle Beach USSSA Click here
May 23-24 Memorial Day Meltdown Lexington USSSA Click here
May 23-24 Memorial Day Meltdown North Charleston USSSA Click here
May 23-24 Memorial Day Meltdown Florence USSSA Click here
May 23-24 Memorial Day Meltdown Upstate USSSA Click here
May 30-31 SC Intro to Summer Global Qualifier Upstate USSSA Click here
May 30-31 SC Intro to Summer Global Qualifier Lexington USSSA Click here
May 30-31 SC Intro to Summer Global Qualifier Walterboro/Summerville USSSA Click here
May 30-31 SC Intro to Summer Global Qualifier Aiken USSSA Click here
May 30-31  SC Intro to Summer Global Qualifier Myrtle Beach USSSA  Click here
June 6-7 Rawlings Home Run Classic Lexington USSSA Click here
June 6-7 Rawlings Home Run Classic Upstate USSSA Click here
June 6-7 Rawlings Home Run Classic North Myrtle Beach USSSA Click here
June 6-7 Rawlings Home Run Classic North Charleston USSSA Click here
June 6-7 Rawlings Home Run Classic Hartsville USSSA Click here


Todd Jones

JrDP Quote of the Week: “I think humans are underneath a crotchet piece of cloth. We're underneath and we see all the knots and the strings hanging loose, but God is looking from the top of it and sees the picture being knitted around you. We can't see it because we're underneath. God is making this big masterpiece in your life." Todd Jones

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binoculars.jpgWho is looking for players? To view all, click here.

Who is looking for a team? To view all, click here.

 

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