2019 NPF College Draft
General information
SportSoftball
Date(s)April 15, 2019
Time7:00 pm CST
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Network(s)NPFTV
Overview
25 total selections
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
Teams5
First selectionKelly Barnhill P
Florida
selected by Chicago Bandits
Most selectionsChicago Bandits
Cleveland Comets (6)
Fewest selectionsAussie Peppers
Beijing Eagles (4)

The 2019 NPF College Draft was the 16th annual collegiate draft for the National Pro Fastpitch. It took place April 15, 2019 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 Chicago Bandits selected Kelly Barnhill from Florida with the first overall pick in the draft.[1]

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 Kelly Barnhill P Chicago Bandits[R1 trade 1] Florida
2 Amanda Lorenz OF/1B USSSA Pride[R1 trade 2] Florida
3 Sydney Romero+ INF USSSA Pride[R1 trade 3] Oklahoma
4 Alyssa DiCarlo SS Chicago Bandits Georgia
5 Amanda Sánchez 3B Cleveland Comets[R1 trade 4] LSU


Round 2

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

6 Taylor McQuillin LHP Cleveland Comets Arizona
7 Kendall Veach# INF/C Beijing Eagles Auburn
8 Taran Alvelo+ RHP Aussie Peppers Washington
9 Caleigh Clifton INF Chicago Bandits Oklahoma
10 Megan Good RHP/INF USSSA Pride James Madison

Round 3

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

11 Meghan King LHP Cleveland Comets Florida State
12 Casey McCrackin INF Beijing Eagles Auburn
13 Nicole Newman RHP Aussie Peppers Drake University
14 Abbey Cheek+ UT Chicago Bandits Kentucky
15 Lilli Piper SS Cleveland Comets[R3 trade 1] Ohio State

Round 4

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

16 Emily Clark C/UT Cleveland Comets Ohio State
17 Morgan Podany# OF Beijing Eagles Auburn
18 Riley Sartain# INF Aussie Peppers Texas A&M
19 Katie Reed# SS Chicago Bandits Kentucky
20 Shay Knighten INF USSSA Pride Oklahoma

Round 5

Pick

Player

Pos.

NPF Team

College

21 Tara Trainer# RHP Aussie Peppers Indiana
22 Bree Fornis# OF Beijing Eagles Auburn
23 Makayla Martin# RHP Cleveland Comets Auburn
24 Savannah Heebner RHP/1B Chicago Bandits Houston
25 Keeli Milligan OF USSSA Pride Louisiana

Draft notes

Round 1:

  1. ^ Cleveland Comets → Chicago Bandits December 13, 2018: Cleveland Comets traded their 1st overall draft pick in the 2019 NPF Draft, along with Jenna Lilley and cash considerations to the Chicago Bandits, in exchange for Sammy Marshall, Emily Carosone and Shelby Turnier.[2]
  2. ^ Beijing Eagles → USSSA Pride April 20, 2018: Beijing Eagles traded their first pick in the 1st round of the 2019 NPF Draft to the USSSA Pride, in exchange for Angel Bunner.[3]
  3. ^ Aussie Spirit → USSSA Pride April 24, 2018: Aussie Spirit traded their first pick in the 1st round of the 2019 NPF Draft to the USSSA Pride, in exchange for Jordan Taylor.[3]
  4. ^ USSSA Pride → Cleveland Comets March 8, 2019: USSSA Pride traded their fifth overall pick in the 2019 NPF Draft to the Cleveland Comets, in exchange for the Comets' first pick in the 1st round of the 2020 NFP Draft.[3]

Round 3:

  1. ^ USSSA Pride → Cleveland Comets May 24, 2018: USSSA Pride traded their 3rd round pick in the 2019 NPF Draft to the Cleveland Comets, in exchange for Megan Betsa.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Kelly Barnhill Selected First in 2019 NPF College Draft presented by Park Planet". profastpitch.com. April 15, 2019. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Comets Make Blockbuster Trade to Acquire Three All-NPF Players". profastpitch.com. December 16, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "2019 NPF College Draft" (PDF). profastpitch.com. April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 16, 2019.