Brian Flynn (baseball)

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Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn.jpeg
Brian Flynn in 2013
Kansas City Royals – No. 33
Born: (1990-04-19) April 19, 1990 (age 24)
Owasso, Oklahoma
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 2013 for the Miami Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 0–3
Earned run average 8.64
Strikeouts 21
WHIP 2.20

Brian A. Flynn (born April 19, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.


Flynn attended Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma, where he played as a pitcher for the school's baseball team. In 2008, he was named The Oklahoman '​s all-state player of the year.[1] After graduating, Flynn enrolled at Wichita State University, where he played college baseball for the Wichita State Shockers.[2] The Detroit Tigers selected Flynn in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[3] He signed with the Tigers, beginning his professional career.[4]

On July 23, 2012, Flynn was traded to the Miami Marlins with Jacob Turner and Rob Brantly in exchange for Omar Infante and Aníbal Sánchez.[5] Flynn split the 2013 season between the Jacksonville Suns of the Class AA Southern League and the New Orleans Zephyrs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL). He was promoted to the majors on September 3, 2013,[6] and made his MLB debut the next day.[citation needed] After the season, Flynn was named a PCL All-Star. Flynn made two appearances for the Marlins in 2014, spending the majority of the season with New Orleans.[7]

On November 28, 2014, the Marlins traded Flynn and Reid Redman to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Aaron Crow.[7]


  1. ^ • (June 1, 2008). "Owasso's Flynn an intimidating forceLeft-handed pitching ace stands 6–8". News OK. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Suellentrop, Paul. "Shockers' Brian Flynn fires two-hitter for WSU's second straight over Redbirds | Wichita Eagle". Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Seven Baseball Shockers Selected In MLB Draft". June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Owasso Star Signs With Tigers – – Tulsa, Oklahoma – News, Weather & Sports". Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Frisaro, Joe and Tom Green. Marlins deal Anibal, Infante for Tigers prospects Retrieved July 23, 2012
  6. ^ Rodriguez, Juan C. (September 2, 2013). "Miami Marlins to promote four more players from Triple-A New Orleans – Sun Sentinel". Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Royals trade reliever Aaron Crow to Marlins for two minor-league pitchers". Retrieved November 28, 2014. 

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