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Williams is third straight righty Nats draft

With the No. 184 overall pick in the sixth round of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Nationals selected Austen Williams out of Texas State, the team's third consecutive right-handed pitcher in as many rounds.

The Draft concludes on Saturday with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 1 p.m. ET.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Williams started the season throwing a fastball that ranged between 91-94 mph, but it tapered off to 87-90 mph, according to Jim Callis of Williams also throws a hard slider.

The 21-year-old was the ace of Texas State's pitching staff this season and led the Bobcats with eight wins and 98 strikeouts. He compiled a .239 opponents' batting average, which ranked fifth in the Sun Belt Conference, and a 3.65 ERA.

On April 5, Williams pitched a shutout to lead Texas State past South Alabama, 2-0. He only allowed six baserunners on the game and struck out seven batters.

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for
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