How Good Can The Offense Be?
FSU softball had five players listed among the top 100 players nationally, and four play offense. Although, I'd argue Devyn Flaherty belongs among that group, so let's say FSU has five of the top 100 players nationally playing on offense. The Noles batted .301 with 63 home runs, 134 of 153 in stolen bases, and an on-base percentage of .396. They were also among the nationally leaders in doubles with 122. These numbers were with players like Flaherty, Michaela Edenfield, and Mack Leonard struggling through the early parts of the season.
Flaherty rebounded to raise her average to .317, and Edenfield hit 13 home runs, but Leonard didn't match her numbers from 2022. Jahni Kerr, Kaley Mudge, and Kalei Harding hit well over .300, with Harding hitting 10 home runs. That's a lot of returning production on offense, and some talented freshmen incoming. This 2024 offense could feature much more firepower than last season. It may need it since FSU's biggest questions marks surround the circle.