2018 Hot 100: the “Next 100 In” (3/22)

2018 Hot 100: the “Next 100 In” (3/22)

Mar 22, 2015 by Brentt Eads
2018 Hot 100: the “Next 100 In” (3/22)

Today kicks off the fifth class of Full Count Softball Hot 100 lists as we introduce our first ranking of the current freshmen standout softball players – the Class of 2018 – from across the nation.

We started with the 2014 class and proceeded with the 2015, 2016 and 2017 classes (having done an update of the current senior crop, the 15’s). You can access all the lists HERE.

Not surprisingly, the younger we go in evaluating talent, the more difficult it becomes as some players have emerged as standouts already while many more are just starting to hit their stride.

The “Next 100 In”

In this introduction to the 2018 Hot 100 list, we spotlight 100 excellent players from around the country who are have been—and will continue to be—closely watched as we will update the lists in the future.

Hannah Davis of the Louisville Sluggers is Hot 100 material. She already has an offer and is hearing from Big 10 and SEC schools.
Hannah Davis of the Louisville Sluggers is Hot 100 material. She already has an offer and is hearing from Big 10 and SEC schools.

These players are so close to being in the top group, it’s very likely that several will make the jump when the ’18 list is revised.

Until then, if players, parents and coaches want to refer to these athletes as making the “Full Count Softball Hot 100 rankings, 101-200,” we encourage that!

Players: if you’re on the cusp of making the Hot 100, keep working hard because we will watch you and consider you for inclusion in the next go round (and that DID happen with several seniors who made the revised 2015 Hot 100 list).

How Players are Chosen & Ranked

Full Count Softball has a database of thousands of players we track but, obviously, we can’t see and scout every player. We lean heavily on input from club coaches and college scouts get their input and feedback.

We canvass the nation doing our own research and then get with dozens of the top coaches and scouts to start getting opinions to help us narrow the list down and ultimately rank the players.

As we will freely admit, the process is basically taking a big list and filtering down to a consensus of top players which is an inexact science and we know we’re missing players or haven’t rated some high enough… remember: this is a first effort of listing the 2018’s; it will organically change as time goes on!

As always, e-mail your thoughts, corrections or criticisms to Brentt@FullCountSoftball.com


Here then, is the list of the…

2018 Hot 100 “NEXT 100 IN”

(listed alphabetically)

These are the 100 freshmen who were finalists for the Hot 100 and are leading contenders to be included in the next 2018 Hot 100 revision to take place hopefully later this year…

FirstLastPosYearClub TeamUniversity
MadalynAlexanderP2018Texas Gloryuncommitted
SamAlm2B/OF2018Nebraska GoldCreighton
KloyeeAnderson2B/OF2018Carolina Elite Team MizunoAlabama
JazmyneArmendarizC/IF2018WTX Firecrackers - Estrada/Floresuncommitted
RyleighAungst3B2018Texas Gloryuncommitted
PhoenixBaezP2018OC Batbusters - Briggsuncommitted
KeatonBarnes1B/DH2018Huntsville Sparks Eliteuncommitted
MasonBasdikisP/SS2018Vienna Stars - AdkinsLongwood
TaylorBaumanP/UT2018Gold Coast Hurricanes - Fisheruncommitted
QuinnBiggio2B2018Jersey Intensityuncommitted
BrookeBlackwellP2018Texas Fusion Gold - BrysonTexas Tech
KaysonBoatnerP/IF2018EC Bullets - Kittrelluncommitted
KenzieBollinSS/2B2018So Cal Athletics - TOUtah State
HaileyBosleyC/IF2018Corona Angelsuncommitted
TeAnnBringleOF2018Indiana Magic GoldIndiana
BriannaButlerP/UT2018Atlanta Premier - PerkinsNorth Carolina
RileyCantrell1B/3B/C2018Texas Gloryuncommitted
CameronCecilMIF2018California Cruisers - AEuncommitted
LarissaCesenaOF2018OC Batbusters - Briggsuncommitted
NikkiCochran3B2018Bulls Sox AcademyDePaul
KaitlynCoffman2B/OF2018Central Cal Dirt DogsOhio State
BraelynCooperP2018Charlotte Starz Golduncommitted
KailiCrawleyC2018Tennessee FuryTennessee
IsabellaCurtinOF/SS2018Stateline Fury Reduncommitted
HannahDavisMIF/OF2018Louisville Lady Sluggersuncommitted
OliviaDePewP/1B2018Renegades Blackuncommitted
AlexEchazarretaP/1B2018Vienna Stars - AdkinsCentral Florida
DaniEllisC2018Explosion - FloresGeorge Washington
AvaFairbanksC2018Firecrackers - Brashearuncommitted
KylieFraserC/3B2018USA Athletics - Porteruncommitted
KendallFritzP2018Impact GoldArkansas
JordynGasperOF2018So Cal Choppers - Fausettuncommitted
KristinGieryP/1B2018Vienna Stars - Adkinsuncommitted
LindseyGilbertOF2018Birmingham Thunderbolts 01uncommitted
BiancaGonzalezC2018So Cal Athletics - Myers/McNeeuncommitted
RachelGordonP2018California BreezeSan Jose State
MackenseGreicoP/SS2018Maryland Legendsuncommitted
AnnaGriffin1B2018Tulsa Elite 00uncommitted
ShelbyGrimmC/IF2018Indiana Magic Golduncommitted
FrankieHammoudeC/SS2018Firecrackers - Blanco Northuncommitted
KarlyHeathP/OF2018Carolina Elite Team MizunoSouth Carolina
CheyenneHorbuckle2B2018OC Batbusters - Briggsuncommitted
LaurenHurleyOF/1B2018Ohio Hawksuncommitted
ReagenKanagawaP/IF2018Originals - CKuncommitted
BayleeKlinger2B/SS2018Aces Express GoldTexas A&M
KelliKuftaIF2018Firecrackers - Lutterlohuncommitted
KaitlinLampsonIF2018Oregon BreezeLoyola Marymount
MadelynLibbyOF/IF2018Georgia Impact - Lewisuncommitted
MadisonLindseyP2018Impact Golduncommitted
MakaylaLopez3B/IF2018So Cal Choppers - Fausettuncommitted
TaylorMarciniakSS2018Wagner's 3N2uncommitted
MiaMarinakisP2018So Cal Athletics - TOCal State Fullerton
AlexMassieIF/C2018Angels Premier - Solizuncommitted
SydneyMcKinneyUT2018KC OriginalsMissouri
LillianMetschP2018Power Surge - Bachtelluncommitted
CamrynMichallasSS/3B2018WV Dustersuncommitted
LexyMillsP2018Firecrackers - RedmondKansas
AnnieMoore3B2018Victory USA - Mooreuncommitted
CarleyMorfeyIF/OF2018USA EliteSan Jose State
GracieMortonOF2018Texas Gloryuncommitted
MaeveNelsonSS2018Windmills BlueNorthwestern
ChloeNightingaleP2018Firecrackers - Ensey/Mesauncommitted
MorganNoahSS/P2018Tampa Mustangs - BellFlorida State
SheaO'LearyP2018So Cal Choppers - Fausettuncommitted
DarianaOrmeP2018NorCal Firecrackers 2K - Gablesuncommitted
LexiOsowski1B/3B2018OC Batbusters - Campbelluncommitted
MorganOveraitisSS2018Beverly Bandits - DeMariniuncommitted
GracieOzbourneC2018Southern Forceuncommitted
SavannahParker1B/3B2018Jacksonville StormFlorida State
BaileyPattisonP/1B2018Gold Coast Hurricanes - Cooper/Rodriguezuncommitted
AlexandriaPetrofP/UT2018Pittsburgh Power Golduncommitted
EmilyPiergustavoMIF2018Rhode Island Thunderuncommitted
AlyssaPodhurcakIF2018OC Batbusters - Campbelluncommitted
CharleePondMIF2018California RaidersLoyola Marymount
KaileePowell1B/OF2018Victory USA - MooreGeorge Washington
ArianaQuinonesSS2018OC Batbusters - Campbelluncommitted
BronteRhodenP/1B2018Texas Gloryuncommitted
MariahRodriguezMIF2018Victory USA - Mooreuncommitted
JordynRuddC/3B2018Indiana Magic Golduncommitted
MaddieRuffinOF2018Explosion - Floresuncommitted
SierraSchultzC/2B2018Texas Rageuncommitted
HannahSchurzMIF2018Iowa Premier Blackuncommitted
AbbySettlemyreSS2018Carolina CardinalsNorth Carolina
BaileySmartC/3B2018Huntsville Sparks Eliteuncommitted
JordynSmithOF2018Texas FirecrackersTexas State
MelissaSpencer2B/SS/OF2018So Cal Choppers - Fausettuncommitted
SavannahStewartOF2018Georgia Impact - Lewisuncommitted
PaigeTamayoOF2018Texas Gloryuncommitted
TeraTestaOF2018So Cal Athletics - TOCentral Florida
TeahThiesC2018OC Batbusters - Briggsuncommitted
EmilyTiddOF/3B2018So Cal Athletics - TOUtah State
MeganTurnerSS/P2018Michigan Pride 00uncommitted
ElenaValenzuelaP/1B2018Firecrackers - Ensey/Mesauncommitted
BreannaVasquezP2018So Cal Athletics - TOCentral Florida
KatiWaalkOF/IF2018Minneosta Renegadesuncommitted
AshleyWacoMIF2018Victory USA - Mooreuncommitted
TaylorWatfordP/UT2018Carolina Elite - Fisheruncommitted
JillianWeinsteinP/1B2018Long Island Banditsuncommitted
JoseyWhiteC/IF2018Firecrackers - Blancouncommitted
TateWhitleyOF2018Aces Express Futuresuncommitted
JessicaWilliamsC/3B2018Arkansas Angels Eliteuncommitted
CevanaWoodC/IF2018South GA Lady Sharksuncommitted
MorganWynneC/OF2018California GrapettesKansas
AllisonYoderC/3B2018Iowa Premier Golduncommitted