8. Jayda Coleman
School: The Colony (Texas)
Position: Middle infielder
High school softball statistics among the top talents in the country often look unbelievable, with high batting averages and miniscule ERAs.
Jayda Coleman, an Oklahoma commit considered by many to be the top recruit in the 2020 class, is an outlier even among that top group. Last season, she hit .717 with 86 hits and 83 runs and posted an OPS of 1.981. Amazingly, that’s the lowest OPS through her three-year career, according to MaxPreps.
Coleman has hit .700 or better over the last two years. She had 27 home runs, 53 doubles, 22 triples and 94 RBI over three seasons. Her lowest on-base percentage was .726 as a freshman, and she has slugged above 1.200 all three years.
The Colony ties Calallen 1-1 in bottom of first as @OU_Softball commit Jayda Coleman steals second and comes all the way around to score when throw goes into center field and all the way to wall. #txhssoftball @SportsDayHS @TheColonyHS @TexasGlory @DFWfastpitch @LewisvilleISD pic.twitter.com/7ol1knvFoT
— Greg Riddle (@DMNGregRiddle) May 31, 2019
She’s not just prolific at the plate. Coleman had 72 bases in 44 games last season, according to the Star-Telegram. On defense, she had just two errors — by far the fewest of her career — and had four double plays to go with a .988 fielding percentage.
An amazing statistical accomplishment that’s unlikely but not out of reach — Coleman has a career batting average of .699 and career OPS of 1.988. A .700 BA and 2.000 season OPS is not impossible.
If you’re looking for an athlete who has the potential to excite every time she steps on the field, look no further.