Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GboroGator, Dec 7, 2018.
Lindaman belted a program-record 20 home runs during her freshman campaign at Minnesota and followed up with 20 more as a sophomore. As a freshman in 2017, she also set the Golden Gophers record for slugging percentage (.899), RBI (tied-76), walks (63) and on base percentage (.598) while also being named Big Ten Freshman of the Week a record eight times.
It doesn't say much about her defense from behind the plate but she certainly could be our DH. 20 HRs a year is fine by me.
• 2018 Second Team NFCA All-American
• 2018 & 2017 First Team All-Great Lakes Region
• 2018 & 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year
• 2018 & 2017 First Team All-Big Ten
• 2018 & 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
• 2018 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List
• 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America
• 2018 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6
• 2018 Academic All-Big Ten
• 2017 NFCA First-Team All-American
• 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• 2017 NFCA Freshman of the Year top-3 finalist
• 2017 Big Ten All-Defensive Team
• 2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient
• 2017 NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete
The Big 10 isn't the SEC, but .361/.532/.832 last year certainly looks tasty.
Great pick up for Florida! Huge bat and will be catching for Barnhill.
...also glad Oklahoma didn’t get another one.
Stephanie Tofft had big stats in the MAC and did just fine in the SEC. I think the 2-time Big 10 player of the year can probably adjust to the SEC as well. I'll take double digit HRs. That is one of the things that has been missing from the Gators recently.
How is she eligible this year? Are there no transfer rules in softball?
not positive but since she is coming from out of conference she may be eligible this season
For those who follow the sport closely how will this effect the lineup and batting order. Do you protect her with Lorenz or vice versa. You have to keep her from being pitched around, don't you?
I can't emphasize enough this is a very big deal.
She is a leader - good all around player that has put up some good offensive stats as well as power numbers. Certainly has the potential to provide a Lauren homer type of impact that has been missing the last several years.
She will immediately provide an impact when the season starts in the next two months.
In effect you are providing an mega booster shot to the offense.
I would think you would want her either hitting 3rd or 4th - I would do 3rd in the batting order.
Would assume she protects Lorenz
have heard we are not done, looking for 1 or 2 more if we can get them. I would love to see another pitcher come in. I dont think anyone is ready to step up to be a #2 yet that we have on campus.
Wonder if she'll take over the 1st base spot or catcher with us having 2 catchers, the top catcher prospect in the 2019 class, and Kvistad having graduated from 1st.
HUGE, great news! I can't wait for the season to start
Yes, great get and am absolutely loving the power bat in the lineup again!
Welcome aboard Kendyl, ( My daughters name also but spelled differently)
GO LADY GATORS!!!! Can't wait 'til Spring!
Any guesses on a lineup?
Copied from another source:
Hannah Adams, 2B, So. (L) .276 BA, .788 OPS
Amanda Lorenz, LF, Sr. (L) .401 BA, 1.221 OPS
Kendyl Lindaman, DP/C, Jr. (R) .393 BA, 1.430 OPS (B10)
Jordan Matthews, 1B, So. (L) .274 BA, .827 OPS
Roberts/Romanello, C/DP, Jr/So. (R/L) .268 BA, .868 OPS/.182 BA, .491 OPS (44 AB)
Hannah Sipos, 3B, Fr. (R)
Jaimie Hoover, RF, Jr. (R) .244 BA, .823 OPS
Jade Caraway, CF, Jr. (L) .327 BA, .831 OPS (ACC)
Sophia Reynoso, SS, RS-Jr. (R), .264 BA, .750 OPS
Pitching Depth Chart with career numbers:
Kelly Barnhill (R), Sr. - .92 ERA, 515.1 IP, 847 K, .124 BAA
Megan Kleist (lolz please)
Natalie Lugo (R), So. - 2.41 ERA, 32 IP, 39 K, .207 BAA
Danni Farley (R), Fr.
Katie Chronister (L), Jr. - 3.00 ERA, 35 IP, 34 K, .226 BAA
Elizabeth Hightower (R), Fr.
Looks like Kleist is projected to U of La to join former pitching coach. Oregon has been totally gutted, pretty sketchy of White to take so many transfers with him to Texas.
U of La also got the Hudek girl from TAMU who I thought was a heck of a player
I find this interesting as CTW has usually kept a smaller roster. Is there anymore smoke out there that we may add a couple of more players would be interesting as to what areas.