Each year, TheDiamondProspects.com, a high school baseball website that ranks South Carolina prospects, highlights players in various classifications and age groups that have made impacts for their respective teams throughout the season. During the 2012 season, several Lakelands products were recognized by the website.
In 4A, two Greenwood players were All-State selections. Alex Rhodes, who will pitch for Erskine next season, was a first team selection. Junior Hayden McCutcheon was a second team selection as a utility player. McCutcheon was an All-Region I-4A selection as a pitcher and also saw time at third base throughout the 2012 campaign. McCutcheon is on the Junior Watch List heading into the 2013 season. After seeing time as the starting second baseman as an eighth grader during the 2011 season, Greenwood shortstop Jonathan Wright was selected to the Freshman Watch List following his stellar 2012 campaign.
Emerald High School saw three players recognized in the 2A classification. John Mulkey was chosen as the third best overall position player in 2A. The centerfielder has committed to play at Clemson University next spring. Junior pitcher Matthew Quarles was recognized as one of the top pitching prospects in the state. Quarles is also on the Juniors Watch List heading into next season. Both Quarles and Mulkey received first team 2A All-State selections. Emerald shortstop Bradley Dixon is on the Sophomore Watch List.
Ninety Six High School saw four players recognized by TheDiamondProspects.com. Catcher Joseph Chaney was named first team All-State at the 1A level. Levi Owens was selected first team All-1A as an infielder. Blake Smith and Jacob Childress were selected first team All-State as utility players. Smith is on the Junior Watch List as a pitcher and Childress is on the Freshman Watch List as a shortstop.