2017 NPF College Draft
General information
Sportsoftball
Date(s)April 24, 2017
Time7:00 pm CST
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Network(s)NPFTV
Overview
26 total selections
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Teams5
First selectionJessica Burroughs P
FSU
selected by USSSA Pride
Most selectionsAkron Racers (8)
Fewest selectionsChicago Bandits (3)

The 2017 NPF College Draft is 14th annual collegiate draft for NPF. It took place April 24, 2017 7:00 CT in Nashville, Tennessee at Acme Feed & Seed, a downtown entertainment venue. It was available for internet viewing via NPFTV, the league's streaming platform. The first selection was Jessica Burroughs of Florida State, picked by the USSSA Pride[1]

The Draft

With the dissolution of the Pennsylvania Rebellion, the draft was condensed to five rounds and any picks due to trades with the Rebellion were disregarded.

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

Draft Selections

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 Jessica Burroughs+ Pitcher USSSA Florida Pride[R1 pick 1] Florida State
2 Sara Groenewegen+ Pitcher Akron Racers Minnesota
3 Sahvanna Jaquish+ Catcher/Infield Chicago Bandits LSU
4 Sierra Hyland Pitcher/First Base Chicago Bandits[R1 pick 2] Cal Poly
5 Bailey Landry Outfield Texas Charge[R1 pick 3] LSU

Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

6 Katiyana Mauga Third Base Texas Charge Arizona
7 Megan Betsa Pitcher Akron Racers Michigan
8 Danielle O'Toole Pitcher Chicago Bandits Arizona
9 Mo Mercado Infield USSSA Florida Pride[R2 trade 1] Arizona
10 Alex Powers First Base USSSA Florida Pride Florida State

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

11 Chloe Miller Catcher Akron Racers Wisconsin
12 Delanie Gourley Pitcher Scrap Yard Dawgs[R3 trade 1][R3 trade 2] Florida
13 Ali Aguilar# Shortstop Scrap Yard Dawgs[R3 trade 3][R3 trade 4] Washington
14 Haley Chambers-Book# Pitcher Texas Charge[R3 trade 5] SIU-Edwardsville
15 Megan Geer Outfield Akron Racers[R3 trade 6] Tennessee

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

16 Sydni Emanuel# Outfield Akron Racers Georgia
17 Hannah Flippen+ Infield Scrap Yard Dawgs[R4 trade 1] Utah
18 Nikki Udria# Shortstop Scrap Yard Dawgs Oregon
19 Mandie Perez Outfield USSSA Florida Pride Arizona
20 Kelly Christner# Outfield USSSA Florida Pride[R4 trade 2] Michigan

Round 5

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

21 Nicole Schroeder Utility Akron Racers Arkansas
22 Lindsey Cargill# Utility Texas Charge[R5 trade 1] Baylor
23 Maddy Grimm Infield Akron Racers[R5 trade 2] Kent State
24 Alexis Silkwood Pitcher/Outfield Akron Racers[R5 trade 3] Mississippi State
25 MJ Knighten Third Base Scrap Yard Dawgs[R5 trade 4].[R5 trade 5] Nebraska
26 Morgan Zerkle Utility Scrap Yard Dawgs Marshall

Draft notes

Round 1:

  1. ^ Texas Charge → USSSA Florida Pride 11 January 2017: Pride trade Chelsea Thomas and Haylie McCleney to Charge in exchange for Charge's 2017 1st pick in the 1st round of the 2017 NPF Draft[2]
  2. ^ Scrap Yard Dawgs → Chicago Bandits 5 May 2016: Due to signing a franchise tagged player (Monica Abbott) the Dawgs forfeited their first round pick in 2017 to the Bandits.[3]
  3. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Texas Charge 10 May 2016: Due to signing a franchise tagged player (Jolene Henderson) the Pride forfeited their first round pick in 2017 to the Charge.[4]

Round 2:

  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 [5]

Round 3:

  1. ^ Gourley traded to the Texas Charge in exchange for Charge's 3rd and 5th Round Picks[6]
  2. ^ Scrap Yard Dawgs → Chicago Bandits 26 January 2017: Dawgs Trade Taylore Fuller, Emily Crane, 2018 Dawgs 1st Round Draft Pick, and $10,000 in Exchange for Bandits Taylor Edwards, Brittany Cervantes, 2017 Bandits 3rd Round Draft Pick (#12 overall) and 2017 Bandits 4th Round Draft Pick (#17 overall)
  3. ^ Scrap Yard Dawgs → USSSA Florida Pride → Texas Charge 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 [5] 18 April 2017:USSSA Florida Pride Pride Trade Lauren Sweet and their 13th and 14th Overall Picks in 2017 Draft In Exchange For Texas Charge 20th Overall Pick in the 2017 Draft and 1st Pick in the 2nd Round of the 2018 Draft
  4. ^ Scrap Yard Dawgs → Texas Charge 24 April 2017: After the Dawgs drafted Delanie Gourley, she was traded to the Charge for the 13th and 25th picks.[6]
  5. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Texas Charge 18 April 2017:USSSA Florida Pride Pride Trade Lauren Sweet and their 13th and 14th Overall Picks in 2017 Draft In Exchange For Texas Charge 20th Overall Pick in the 2017 Draft and 1st Pick in the 2nd Round of the 2018 Draft
  6. ^ Texas Charge → Akron Racers 24 January 2017: Akron Racers Trade Haley Outon to Texas Charge in exchange for Charge's 3rd Round Pick (#15 overall pick) in the 2017 NPF College Draft

Round 4:

  1. ^ Scrap Yard Dawgs → Chicago Bandits 26 January 2017: Dawgs Trade Taylore Fuller, Emily Crane, 2018 Dawgs 1st Round Draft Pick, and $10,000 in Exchange for Bandits Taylor Edwards, Brittany Cervantes, 2017 Bandits 3rd Round Draft Pick (#12 overall) and 2017 Bandits 4th Round Draft Pick (#17 overall)
  2. ^ USSSA Florida Pride → Texas Charge 18 April 2017:USSSA Florida Pride Pride Trade Lauren Sweet and their 13th and 14th Overall Picks in 2017 Draft In Exchange For Texas Charge 20th Overall Pick in the 2017 Draft and 1st Pick in the 2nd Round of the 2018 Draft

Round 5:

  1. ^ Texas Charge → Chicago Bandits 26 January 2017: Texas Charge Trade their 4th Round Pick in the 2018 NPF Draft to the Bandits in Exchange for Amanda Kamekona, 2017 5th Round Pick (#22 overall), and 2017 5th Round Pick (#25 overall)
  2. ^ 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.[7]
  3. ^ Akron Racers → USSSA Florida Pride 11 February 2016: USSSA Florida Pride trade their 2017 NPF College Draft - 5th Round Pick to the Akron Racers in exchange for Jessica Garcia[8]
  4. ^ Pick traded by Charge for Delanie Gourley[6]
  5. ^ Texas Charge → Chicago Bandits 26 January 2017: Texas Charge Trade their 4th Round Pick in the 2018 NPF Draft to the Bandits in Exchange for Amanda Kamekona, 2017 5th Round Pick (#22 overall), and 2017 5th Round Pick (#25 overall)

Round 6:

References

  1. ^ Luis Sanchez (21 March 2017). "2017 National Pro Fastpitch Draft Returns to Nashville". My W Sports. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ "McCleney and Thomas Come to Charge". TexasCharge.net. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ Eric Katz (5 May 2016). "Monica Abbott, Changing The Game, Signs Record $1-Mil Deal". My W Sports. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Pride Solidify Pitching Staff With Signing of Jolene Henderson". USSSAPride.com. 12 May 2016. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ a b c "FSU'S BURROUGHS GOES NO. 1 IN 2017 NPF COLLEGE DRAFT". NFCA Home Plate. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Racers Trade Nerissa Myers to Scrap Yard Dawgs". OurSportsCentral.com. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  8. ^ "USSSA Pride Acquire Jessica Garcia for 2016 Season". USSSAPride.com. 11 February 2016. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.