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A's pick Deichmann at No. 43 to close Day 1

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OAKLAND -- The A's added a power-hitting outfielder with their final Draft pick on Day 1, choosing Greg Deichmann with the No. 43 overall selection in the second round.

Deichmann recently helped the LSU Tigers clinch a College World Series berth with a remarkable junior season that saw him hit .320 and lead the team with 19 home runs and 72 RBIs. He also led the state of Louisiana in home runs for three straight years at Brother Martin High School.

OAKLAND -- The A's added a power-hitting outfielder with their final Draft pick on Day 1, choosing Greg Deichmann with the No. 43 overall selection in the second round.

Deichmann recently helped the LSU Tigers clinch a College World Series berth with a remarkable junior season that saw him hit .320 and lead the team with 19 home runs and 72 RBIs. He also led the state of Louisiana in home runs for three straight years at Brother Martin High School.

:: 2017 MLB Draft coverage ::

He joins No. 6 selection Austin Beck and No. 33 pick Kevin Merrell in Oakland's haul on the first day.

A's sixth overall pick: Austin Beck
A's 33rd overall: Kevin Merrell

The 2017 season was Deichmann's first year as a full-time right fielder, after he spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career bouncing between corner-infield positions. A's scouting director Eric Kubota believes Deichmann has "the athletic ability to play the corner of the outfield."

Deichmann, selected in the 26th round by the Twins last year, returned for his junior season with improved plate discipline to accompany his power, drawing 47 walks after tallying just 19 in 2016.

Video: Draft Report: Greg Deichmann, College outfielder

The Draft continues on Tuesday with Rounds 3-10. The MLB.com preview show begins at 9:30 a.m. PT, with exclusive coverage beginning at 10 a.m. PT.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.

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