Williams is third straight righty Nats draft

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 MLB.com 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 MLB.com. 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 MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.