2016 NPF College Draft
General information
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Date(s)April 14, 2016
Time7:00 pm CST
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Network(s)CBS Sports Network
Overview
40 selections total selections
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Teams6
First selectionLexie Elkins C
Louisiana–Lafayette
selected by Pennsylvania Rebellion
Most selectionsAkron Racers, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion, Scrap Yard Dawgs, USSSA Florida Pride, 8 picks each
Fewest selectionsDallas Charge, Chicago Bandits, 4 picks each

National Pro Fastpitch held two drafts before the 2016 season:

First, the 2016 NPF Expansion Draft was held for the expansion Scrap Yard Dawgs to acquire players for their inaugural roster from existing NPF teams.

With the arrival of the expansion Dallas Charge, NPF created a process for expansion teams to acquire talent: choosing either one player via a 'Market Choice Selection' (a college player either who is from the expansion team's state or who played for a college in the expansion team's state) or five players from an Expansion Draft. The Dawgs opted for the expansion draft.[1]

Secondly, the 2016 NPF College Draft was the 13th annual collegiate draft for NPF.

Expansion Draft

On November 30, 2015, it was announced that the following players were selected by the Scrap Yard Dawgs in the 2015 NPF Expansion Draft: (Only Koerner and Washington actually played for the Dawgs; Low and Freeman retired before the season, and Garcia was released.)

Player Previous Team
Megan Low Akron Racers
Sami Garcia Pennsylvania Rebellion
Amber Freeman USSSA Florida Pride
Emilee Koerner USSSA Florida Pride
Breja’e Washington USSSA Florida Pride

College Draft

The 2016 NPF College Draft was the 13th annual collegiate draft for NPF, and was held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00 pm CST at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.[2] Draft order was determined by regular season standings from 2015, but subsequent trades and transactions altered the overall draft order. The draft was broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. The first selection was catcher Lexie Elkins from Louisiana–Lafayette, picked by the Pennsylvania Rebellion.

Drafting an athlete gives an NPF affiliate team the rights to that athlete for two full seasons.


Draft Selections

NPF announced the draft order here With the addition of the Scrap Yard Dawgs, a league expansion team for the 2016 season, the added four additional bonus selections for the Dawgs.

Following are the 40 selections from the 2016 NPF draft:[3]

Position key:
C = catcher; INF = infielder; SS = shortstop; OF = outfielder; UT = Utility infielder; P = pitcher; RHP = right-handed pitcher; LHP = left-handed pitcher
Positions will be listed as combined for those who can play multiple positions.


+ Denotes player who has been selected to at least one All-NPF team
# Denotes player who has not played in the NPF


Round 1

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

1 Lexie Elkins C Pennsylvania Rebellion Louisiana–Lafayette
2 Sierra Romero+ INF USSSA Florida Pride[R1 trade 1] Michigan
3 Jailyn Ford LHP/UT Akron Racers James Madison
4 Sami Fagan+ INF Akron Racers[R1 trade 2] Missouri
5 Kelsey Nunley+ RHP USSSA Florida Pride Kentucky
6 Kiki Stokes OF Scrap Yard Dawgs Nebraska

Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

7 Emily Crane OF Scrap Yard Dawgs Missouri
8 Allexis Bennett[Draft note 1]+ OF Pennsylvania Rebellion UCLA
9 Caitlyn Attfield INF Dallas Charge UAB
10 Alex Hugo INF Akron Racers Georgia
11 Shelby Turnier+ P Chicago Bandits UCF
12 Kelsey Stewart INF USSSA Florida Pride Florida

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

13 Haylie McCleney OF USSSA Florida Pride[R3 trade 1] Alabama
14 Chelsea Wilkinson# RHP Pennsylvania Rebellion Georgia
15 Taylor Gadbois+ OF Dallas Charge Missouri
16 Chaley Brickey INF Pennsylvania Rebellion[R3 trade 2] Kansas
17 Kellsi Kloss C Chicago Bandits LSU
18 Erica Field C/UT USSSA Florida Pride James Madison
19 Lexi Overstreet C/IF Scrap Yard Dawgs Tennessee

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

20 Geri Ann Glasco UT Akron Racers[R4 trade 1] Oregon
21 Lindsey Stephens OF Pennsylvania Rebellion Texas
22 Emily Carosone+ INF Chicago Bandits[R4 trade 2] Auburn
23 Sandra Simmons INF Akron Racers LSU
24 Kristen Brown SS Chicago Bandits North Carolina
25 Kirsti Merritt OF USSSA Florida Pride Florida
26 Christian Stokes INF Scrap Yard Dawgs Kentucky

Round 5

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

27 Sara Driesenga RHP Scrap Yard Dawgs Michigan
28 Brittany Gomez UT Pennsylvania Rebellion Iowa State
29 Cheridan Hawkins LHP Dallas Charge Oregon
30 Hannah Day C/OF Akron Racers Troy
31 Emily Messer UT Akron Racers [R5 trade 1] South Alabama
32 Heather Stearns# RHP USSSA Florida Pride Baylor
33 Lee Ann Spivey C/OF Scrap Yard Dawgs USF

Round 6

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

34 Taylore Fuller UT Scrap Yard Dawgs Florida
35 Kayla Winkfield INF Pennsylvania Rebellion Mississippi State
36 Bianka Bell+[Draft note 2] INF Pennsylvania Rebellion[R6 trade 1] LSU
37 Hannah Perryman LHP Akron Racers Missouri St. Louis
38 Alyssa Gillespie# OF Dallas Charge[R6 trade 2] Oregon
39 Aubree Munro C USSSA Florida Pride Florida
40 Mikela Manewa INF Scrap Yard Dawgs Oregon State

Draft notes

  1. ^ Bennett did not play for the Rebellion, but did join the NPF in 2017 with the Scrap Yard Dawgs[6]
  2. ^ Bell did not play for the Rebellion, but did join the NPF in 2017 with the USSSA Pride[11]

Round 1:

  1. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Dallas Charge 17 March 2015: USSSA Florida Pride traded 2015 4th overall draft pick for the Dallas Charge 2016 first round draft pick [4]
  2. ^ Akron Racers → Chicago Bandits 18 November 2015: Akron Racers traded Jill Barrett to Chicago Bandits for AJ Andrews and the #4 and #31 overall picks in the 2016 NPF College Draft[5]

Round 2:

Round 3:

  1. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Scrap Yard Dawgs 8 April 2016: USSSA Florida Pride trade Madison Shipman and Brigette Del Ponte to Scrap Yard Dawgs in exchange for the 2016 13th Overall Draft Pick and the 2017 2nd and 3rd Round Draft Pick [7]
  2. ^ Akron Racers → Pennsylvania Rebellion 27 January 2015: Pennsylvania Rebellion traded RHP Sarah Pauly to the Akron Racers for the Racers #8 Overall Pick in the 2015 NPF Draft and the Racers 3rd Round Pick in the 2016 NPF Draft[8]

Round 4:

  1. ^ Akron Racers → Scrap Yard Dawgs 18 January 2016: Akron Racers traded Nerissa Myers to the Scrap Yard Dawgs for the 1st Selection in 4th Round of 2016 Draft and 1st Selection in 5th Round of 2017 Draft.[9]
  2. ^ Chicago Bandits → Dallas Charge 4 February 2015: Chicago Bandits trade Kaylyn Castillo to Dallas Charge in exchange for Charge's 4th Round Draft Pick in 2016[10]

Round 5:

  1. ^ Akron Racers → Chicago Bandits 18 November 2015: Akron Racers traded Jill Barrett to Chicago Bandits for AJ Andrews and the #4 and #31 overall picks in the 2016 NPF College Draft[5]

Round 6:

  1. ^ Dallas Charge → Pennsylvania Rebellion 11 June 2015: Nicole Morgan's contract was reinstated to the Pennsylvania Rebellion, and then Morgan was traded to the Dallas Charge in exchange for the Dallas Charge 2016 6th Round Draft Pick and the Dallas Charge 2017 3rd Round Draft Pick. [12]
  2. ^ Dallas Charge → Chicago Bandits 8 February 2016: Chicago Bandits trade their 2016 NPF College Draft - 6th Round Pick to the Dallas Charge in exchange for the Dallas Charge 6th Round Pick in the 2017 NPF College Draft[13]


References

  1. ^ "Scrap Yard Dawgs Select Five From Expansion Draft". ScrapYardDawgs.com. 30 November 2015. Archived from the original on 11 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2016 NPF College Draft Presented by Bownet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  3. ^ "2016 NPF COLLEGE DRAFT". ProFastpitch.com. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". www.profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  5. ^ a b "Jill Barrett Traded to Chicago Bandits". Justin's World. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Scrap Yard Dawgs Sign UCLA Bruins Standout, Allexis "Chip" Bennett". ScrapYardDawgs.com. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "USSSA Pride Trade Shipman and Del Ponte for Draft Picks". USSSAPride.com. 8 April 2016. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  8. ^ Joe Tuscano (23 January 2015). "Rebellion trade Wiggins to Pride for catcher, picks". observer-reporter. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Racers Trade Nerissa Myers to Scrap Yard Dawgs". OurSportsCentral.com. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Dallas Charge trade for veteran catcher Kaylyn Castillo". Heart of Texas Sports Network. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Bianka Bell Signs with the USSSA Pride". USSSAPride.com. 31 January 2017. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  12. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". www.profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  13. ^ "Charge Trade Draft Picks With Bandits". DallasCharge.com. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.