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NPF Announces 2020 College Draft Details

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(Photo courtesy of Chicago Bandits)

National Pro Fastpitch officials announced the details of the 2020 College Draft on Thursday.

The 2020 NPF College Draft, which will occur March 30, is set to take place in Rosemont, Ill. at the Draft Room at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont’s Entertainment District.

The draft will involve five rounds and 22 picks of eligible college seniors between four of the league's five teams. The Canadian Wild have opted out of the draft, with the team electing instead to solely consist of players from Canada's Olympic softball team for the 2020 campaign.

"As we approach this special season that will include Olympic competition for three of our five teams, we realize we have a lot to look forward to as a league in 2020," NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf said in a press release. "This is the perfect beginning to celebrate the 22 player names we will hear on draft night, and to welcome those players into a unique and exciting season of professional softball once their college careers wrap up."

This season, the NPF will debut a schedule format that features a series-event model. The new format is designed to feature multiple teams at once and will include 81 games between April and August.

The 2020 NPF College Draft will stream live on Facebook for the second year in a row.

See below for the full 2020 NPF College Draft order​.

ROUND 1
1California Commotion
2Aussie Peppers
3Chicago BanditsTrade with Cleveland Comets 1/09/2020
4Chicago Bandits
ROUND 2
5California Commotion
6Aussie Peppers
7Cleveland Comets
8Chicago Bandits
ROUND 3
9California Commotion
10Aussie Peppers
11Cleveland Comets
12Chicago Bandits
ROUND 4
13California Commotion
14Aussie Peppers
15Cleveland Comets
16Chicago Bandits
17California Commotion
ROUND 5
18California Commotion
19Aussie Peppers
20Cleveland Comets
21Chicago Bandits
22California Commotion
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