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Arizona RHP Michael Flynn selected by Pirates in 6th round of MLB Draft

Rachel Huston

Arizona Wildcats right-hander Michael Flynn was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth round of the 2018 MLB Draft on Tuesday.

Flynn was the No. 174 pick. The signing bonus slot value for that selection is $275,600, per MLB.com.

Flynn was Arizona’s No. 2 starter this season. The junior posted a 4.89 ERA in 73.2 innings, with 72 strikeouts to 29 walks.

Here is what Baseball America had to say about Flynn, who it ranked as its No. 193 prospect:

His 89- to 95-mph fastball has good life, and he locates it well to both sides of the plate. Flynn added a change-up last year and the pitch, which has late movement, was his best offering earlier this season. Recent improvements give Flynn a better chance to stick in a starting rotation as a pro. He shows advanced feel and throws all of his pitches for strikes. His delivery is a little rough as he strides short and throws downhill, but he’s able to repeat it.

Flynn still has one year of eligibility left, so he can return to Arizona if he fails to reach an agreement with the Pirates.