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Brian Flynn

#33 | LHP
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Brian Flynn
Name: Brian A. Flynn
Born: Apr 19, 1990 in Owasso, Okla. USA
High School: Owasso (Okla.) HS
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 7th round (227th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2011 (signed for $125,000)
Though Flynn has been inconsistent at Wichita State, winning just seven games in two seasons sandwiched around a redshirt year in 2010 when he was academically ineligible, he remains intriguing because he's a 6-foot-8, 239-pound lefthander who operates in the low 90s and can reach 95 mph with his fastball. His size allows him to throw on a steep downward plane. Flynn's future depends on his ability to develop his secondary pitches. He scrapped his curveball and had some success with a slider, generating momentum in April that might have carried him into the first rounds had he not slumped in May. His slider isn't always reliable, and neither is his changeup or control. His size and plus velocity still could get him picked in the first five rounds, though teams also may be leery of the extra leverage he possesses as a draft-eligible sophomore.
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