Chelsea Thomas: The Pride of Pleasantville

Chelsea Thomas is finally returning to 100% health in 2014. Photo by Paige Jones

By: Jami Lobpries Often, when an athlete slips through the cracks of a professional sport draft, experts use the term sleeper pick. When it came time for the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) draft, Chelsea Thomas was no sleeper in the softball world, but the 2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year did slip through the cracks all the way to number 20 [the last pick] and into the hands of USSSA Florida Pride General Manager Don DeDonatis. Slipping through the cracks of the NPF draft wasn’t due to a question of talent, it was more to due with questions concerning Thomas’s health and whether or not … [Read more...]