Chafin is 43rd pick of draft, goes to D-backs

The final pick of the night for the D-backs came in Compensation Round A, where they chose Kent State left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin with the 43rd overall selection.

Chafin, who is a draft-eligible redshirt sophomore, pitched the Golden Flashes to a NCAA Austin Regional win over host and national #7 seed Texas. Chafin was 8-1 with a 2.02 ERA this spring for the Golden Flashes, with 105 strikeouts in 89 innings pitched, and was 12-2 in his career at Kent State, with eight saves, a 1.80 ERA and 160 Ks in 124 2/3 innings pitched.

And … video of Chafin, an interview done during the MAC Tournament at the end of May.

The draft resumes on Tuesday at 10 a.m., and we will be following along here on Bird Droppings throughout the day.

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