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Keller the first prep pitcher D-backs take

Keller the first prep pitcher D-backs take

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Keller the first prep pitcher D-backs take

PHOENIX -- After taking their first three pitchers of the Draft from the college ranks, the D-backs selected right-hander Brad Keller 240th overall from Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch, Ga., with their eighth-round pick on Friday.

A Presbyterian College commit, Keller has an imposing frame on the mound, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 230 pounds. His three-pitch arsenal includes a fastball, curveball and changeup.

He also used his height on his school's football team, catching passes as a wide receiver.

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

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