Greg Deichmann selected 43rd overall by Oakland A's

Greg Deichmann selected 43rd overall by Oakland A's

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU junior outfielder Greg Deichmann was selected in the second round as the No. 43 overall pick Monday night by the Oakland Athletics in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Deichmann, the Metaire native and former Brother Martin standout, has provided the power in the LSU lineup this season, batting .320 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI after the Tigers' most recent series against Mississippi State.

He was drafted last season in the 26th round by the Minnesota Twins, but chose to return to LSU for his junior season. Prior to moving to the outfield in 2017, he played first base.

The Tigers will play in Omaha at the College World Series this Saturday, June 17, against Florida State.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, Deichmann is considered a power hitter who has the ability to hit the long ball each time he's at the plate. He was chosen as a first-team All-American this season by Baseball America.

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