College righty Dykxhoorn picked in Round 6

College righty Dykxhoorn picked in Round 6

After a barrage of batters, the Astros selected their third consecutive pitcher in the sixth round (166th overall) with Brock Dykxhoorn in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Dykxhoorn is a 6-foot-8, 240-pound pitcher out of Central Arizona College, where he posted an ERA of 2.77 in 78 innings. Dykxhoorn stuck out 114 while walking 27.

Dykxhoorn, 19, was drafted in the 20th round out of high school by Cincinnati and was a member of Team Canada's junior national team. He pitched in 10 games his freshman season at West Virginia, posting a 3.15 ERA and a 2-1 record. He struck out 20 and walked 11 before moving to Central Arizona College.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at noon CT.

Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.